Archive for January, 2011

Need Some Encouragement?

~ More on Nanci J. Gravill’s new book Fresh Hope Cleveland.

I’ll share some book news next week ~ particulars on how things are progressing.

We all need encouragement from time to time. And some of you may need an extra dose of kind words and a handful of ideas to help you right now. Here are a few powerful ideas that can help you stay positive and encouraged each day.

1.Make your own encouragement file. Anytime someone has great things to say about you or what you have done, write them down. You can also put in notes or cards that share good things about you. When you are feeling low or need a lift, pull out your encouragment file.

2. Speak positive words over your life.
This can help keep you in a good mood and encourage you even through the most difficult times. Why? Because more than anything else, you will believe what you tell yourself.

3. Be around people.
Each individual has ideas, interests different than your own, and passion and enthusiasm from their corner of the world which can bring to you a wealth of encouragement.

4. Keep your focus on the good things in your life. These will also bring you encouragement. Because the glass is half full ~ isn’t it?

5. Seek encouragement from God.
He has the power, the knowledge, and the ability to bring about your miracle. Research too has shown that those who regularly connect to a community of faith are healthier emotionally, mentally, and physically — they also live longer!

Whatever you are facing today, don’t give up! You may be closer than you think; the answer could show up later today or tomorrow!

All Things Are Possible With God!

God Bless You!

January 25, 2011 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

FREE Cleaning Help ~ Women on Chemotherapy

~ More on Nanci J. Gravill’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

My book Fresh Hope … Cleveland is about RESOURCES. And here’s a Great Resource for Any Woman Currently on Chemotherapy.

Cleaning for a Reason ~

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning – once per month for four (4) months while she is in treatment.

All she has to do is:
1. Sign up
2. Have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment

Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It’s our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care.

Please be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.

God Bless You!

January 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm 5 comments

Ways to Save Money ~ Video

~ More on Nanci J. Gravill’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

I found this cute video that shares several ways to save money. A few of these ideas are already in the text of my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland. You might want to have a pen and paper ready to write down a few of the money-saving ideas.

I hope you enjoy the video.

I will be back later this week to share a FREE service for women who are now in chemotherapy.

Have an awesome day!

God Bless You!

January 18, 2011 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

FREE Seminars for Job Seekers

~More on Nanci J. Gravill’s book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Please share this information with anyone you know who is searching for a job.

Important News For Job Seekers:

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) in Brecksville has FREE career seminars scheduled January 22, February 26 & March 19, and April 16. A variety of job search skills and strategies will be shared. For more information, see CVCC’s web site at

NOTE: Space is limited so you need to register now by contacting Patricia Coyne at or by calling 440-746-8233.

I hope this was helpful.

Look for more Fresh Hope tips and information each month.

God Bless You!

January 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Decide What Kind of Day You’ll Have

~ More on Nanci J. Gravill’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Fresh Hope Cleveland is a book of RESOURCES. Today I’m sharing about ATTITUDE.

The holidays are behind us and winter can be a little gloomy. But it’s as simple as this: In the morning you can get up and be depressed or You Can Get Up and Be Happy!

You have a choice each day no matter what the circumstances are in your life. God knows your needs and He promises to meet them. Walk tall, put on a smile, and believe that your prayers have been answered ~ for what you need is coming your way right when you need it most.

My high school friend and college roommate shared this statement with me a while ago and now I’m passing it along to you. If you are in need today or in pain, focus on this great and important thought:
God is seldom early, but He’s never late!

God Bless You!

January 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Welcome 2011!

~ More on Nanci J. Gravill’s new book Fresh Hope Cleveland.

It’s a new year with a fresh calendar ~ the old year is behind you.

Driving to a New Year’s Eve party I shared a wonderful example of hope and inspiration with the passenger in my car. You may have already heard this. The message goes like this: Why do you think the rearview mirror in your car is so much smaller than your windshield? It’s because what’s in the past is not nearly as important as what’s in front of you right now.

This is a new year. The past is gone and you will never be able to redo any of it. Instead, focus on what’s right in front you today. Today holds all the power and strength you need to accomplish everything that is important and worthwhile.

You only get one life; make it a good one!

Happy New Year!

God Bless You!

January 4, 2011 at 11:30 am 1 comment


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