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The Top 10 Reasons to Love “Fresh Hope … Cleveland” ~ #4

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

Today I’m continuing the countdown of The Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope …. Cleveland. Here we go with Reason #4…

Reason # 4: Lots of Great Resources to help you s-t-r-e-t-c-h your dollars and more!

Just now putting away my lavender bonnet and finishing my last cup of tea after watching the Royal Wedding. But oh yes, you’ll find jolly good resources in my book – all kinds of things right in your own backyard!

In Part I of Fresh Hope … Cleveland, you’ll find resources that will help you save money and will s-t-r-e-t-c-h your dollars. It will help you with other tangible things like, medical and dental services, affordable entertainment, health and wellness ideas, classes, books, and Internet web sites just to name a few. But my book also helps you with intangible resources – things you can’t see or touch like faith, gratitude and hope, laughter, or the way we respond or react to events. Both kinds of resources are important. Why? Because the issues you face in your life will require a variety of solutions and that means you’ll need a variety of resources. Here’s something more to put under your bonnet, every challenge has both a practical and an emotional component to it as well. So both issues need to be given equal consideration in order for you to success and move forward.

My royal carriage is waiting ~ so I’ll leave you right here until next Tuesday. That’s when I’ll bring you Reason #3 on this series, The Top 10 Reasons to love Fresh Hope …Cleveland.”

Enjoy your weekend!

God Bless You!

Nanci

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April 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

The Top 10 Reasons to Love “Fresh Hope … Cleveland” ~ #5

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

Today I’m continuing the countdown of The Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope …. Cleveland. Here we go with Reason #5…

Reason #5: Great Quotes

The easiest way to be encouraged is by reading and absorbing the words of others. Words of truth can bring light to your path and open your heart to receive a huge bit of wisdom. The beauty in a great quote is this: it can take you on a journey without you ever having left your home. A great quote teaches you something and can point you in the right direction because it works to encourage and lift you higher at any time ~ wherever you are. Great quotes can take you to the moon Alice! And they can certainly bring you back down to Earth as well. Here’s a great example of that in this quote. “Our problem is really not our problems: it’s how we respond to them.”  ~ Joyce Meyer, Christian speaker and author as heard today on her TV show “Enjoying Everyday Life.”

Yes, this next thought will be very predictable. Here goes! There are lots of great quotes in my book to help you. They will bring you wisdom, make you laugh, and will enrich your life as you read my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

See you here on Friday (in between the Royal Wedding) as our countdown continues to Reason #4 of the Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Have a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

April 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

Amazing! Reverse Beliefs ~ What Do You Believe? Happy Easter!

~ More next week from Nanci’s new book and the series the Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Reverse Beliefs  .  .  .

This is a very creative video. I am sure the writer was divinely inspired. You must listen to the first half which is about one (1 ) minute long ~ until the real beauty and power of the message kicks in. Stay tuned for something that is nothing more than amazing!

More….

In order to see the message of this film you have to get through the first half to see the reverse. From Sinner to Saint, Unknown to Known, Death to Life, Christ restores us and reverses the way we were. This short video is a poem that demonstrates how God reverses the way we see things.

 

See you back here on Tuesday for #5 of the Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Happy Easter! He Is Risen!

 

*****Video ***** ~  http://sermonspice.com/product/28742/reverse. To watch, please paste in your brower.

April 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

The Top 10 Reasons to Love “Fresh Hope … Cleveland” ~ #6

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

Welcome back! I’ve got something great to share with you today. Here’s reason #6 in this series. It’s another great reason you’ll want to get my book.  

Reason # 6: Workspaces

Hey, now we’re on a roll and almost half way through the great reasons to love my book. Well, really, the book is pretty special for lots of reasons. And one of the things that makes it so unique, special, and helpful are the workspaces I’ve provided throughout the book. They are like lemon pie: cool, light, satisfying, and refreshing. They are there to make your life easier –better.

What Are Workspaces?

There are a total of 14 workspaces or pages I’ve strategically placed throughout the book. They are there to help you the reader. Think of the workspaces as your office in the book. They are places where you can store more information, organize your ideas and thoughts, and build a powerful reservoir of ideas to helpful you deal with your challenges. Workspaces are great because you don’t have to have a pad of paper and therefore you won’t forget the breakthrough idea you just had! Hurray!

Workspaces make this book a workbook. I’ve anticipated your needs and when you are inspired by something you read, presto, you can let your ideas and dreams flow! Now you can capture those special creative moments ~ Oh yes you can George!

I’ll see you back here on Good Friday when I reveal Reason #5 to love Fresh Hope …. Cleveland.

God Bless You!

Nanci

April 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

The Top 10 Reasons to Love “Fresh Hope … Cleveland” ~ #7

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

Today I’m sharing Reason # 7. It’s another great reason to love my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland!

Reason # 7: Vignettes

What! Vignettes! Don’t look so perplexed Fred! Vignettes are actually very friendly things and they have nothing to do with salad! That vinaigrette. I’m glad we got that cleared up aren’t you?

In literature, vignettes are short descriptive segments or sketches. I think of the movie “When Harry Met Sally.” Remember how the director introduced those married couples in short segments throughout the film? Those vignettes, the stories of those great couples, connected the film and gave it some warmth and charm. You’ll find the same warmth and charm in Fresh Hope …. Cleveland with endearing stories before each entry in Part I: Creative Living Ideas.

Some vignettes in the book are just a sentence or two. Other vignettes are about a paragraph in length. Emma, my little field mouse, is the best example of a vignette in my book. And she’s become quite a little character in both my book and on my web site!

Pretty cool huh!

I’ll see you back here on Tuesday when I reveal Reason #6 of the Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope …. Cleveland.

Have a great weekend!

God Bless You!

Nanci

April 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

The Top 10 Reasons to Love “Fresh Hope … Cleveland” ~ #8

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

Today I’m talking about reason #8 … of  the Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Fresh Hope …Reason #8:  Even the Seven Appendices in the Book Are Full of Great Stuff Too!

Appendices can be so boring. They are neatly printed with some scientific explanations and are hidden away in the back of a book; appendices are dry like stale cornbread! I tell you Mabel, who reads those things? Well, in Fresh Hope … Cleveland even the back of the book is full of Fresh Hope goodies for you! The appendices in my book provide you with even more detailed information than what’s up front! I’ve put page numbers in the text and in the appendices so you can turn to either one and get the information you’re looking for. In these pages you’ll find help right at your finger tips. All you’ll have to do is dial a number or make a check on the list for what you need. Yes, it’s really that easy! All the legwork has been done for you. That’s why is this book is full of Fresh Hope!

Stay tune this Friday when I share with you Reason #7 of the Top 10 Reasons to love Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Looking forward to seeing you here on Friday!

Have a great week!

God Bless You!

Nanci

April 12, 2011 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

The Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope … Cleveland ~ #9

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

Today let’s explore reason #9 … of  the Top 10 Reasons to Love Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

 

Fresh Hope … Reason #9: EMMA!   

Who’s Emma? Emma’s my little field mouse and she introduces the social service agencies in the book. She knows that asking for help when you need it is the very best thing you can do. The global economic crisis is making things tough on man and mouse alike! If Emma didn’t ask for help in the midst of her challenges it would probably be because of her pride. And pride can really hold you back in life. In Emma’s case, her pride would cause her to have a stuck-on-herself-kind-of attitude. She would not be cuddy. She would not be charming. No, she’d be like Miss Piggy ~ some kind of porky diva who always wants her own way! And then she’d be a mouse that didn’t need anybody. Fortunately though, my little Emma’s willing to do what’s necessary even to the point of being vulnerable. She says to me, “Who cares Nanc!? “I’m not here to impress anybody!” And she’s right! “I’m here to do what I need to do to help myself and my family. I need to make it through these difficulties. And I will with God’s help!”

Love Note ~ Each and every one of us will need the help of someone else at some point in our lives. Allow others the grace to help you so that your life will continue to flow and connect with the blessings you were meant to receive. Why? God intended for us to help one another ~ and to need one another.

See you back here for reason #8 next Tuesday.

Have a great weekend!

God Bless You!

Nanci

P.S. – Emma, the little dear, will have her own page on my web site.  You can also read a little more about her on the May 5, 2010, post: Meet Emma.

April 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

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