Archive for July, 2012

Save These Dates: Nanci to Teach “free” Classes from her book

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

Come for coffee, teaching, and discussion.

Join author Nanci Gravill as she teaches a three-part series of classes from her new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times.

All classes will be taught at The Coffee Club located at 500 E. Royalton Road (Rt. 82 ~ 2 miles from I-77) in Broadview Heights, Ohio, from 7:15  to 8:40 p.m.

Class Dates + Section of the Book being taught:

Friday, August 17 – Creative Living Ideas

Friday, August 31 – Soothing the Soul: Tips for Emotional Well-being

Friday, September 7 – More Fresh Hope Resources + Something More


Additional Information:

  • Books can be purchased for $20 ~( cash or check to: Fresh Hope LLC ~ watch this blog for $2 off coupons!)
  • Colorful brochures are available for $2/Black-n-white $1 (helpful information for you or a friend  ~ they make great gifts or put in a card!)
  • Note: if you need a book but really can’t afford $20 ~ let Nanci know ~ she can work something out for you!

Please RSVP if possible ~ on Nanci’s blog.

For more information: See the Book Signing + Events tab on Nanci’s blog at

Please Bring Your: 1). Questions 2). Challenges and 3). Your ideas to share!

Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you on these Friday evenings!

God Bless You!


July 31, 2012 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

Need Help? Drug Discounts ~ Home Heating Program (HEAP) + More

~ More in  keeping with Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times!

Today I’m bringing you five great resoures right in your own backyard and beyond. Here they are!

  • Free antibotics at your local Giant Eagle pharmacy
  • Free  (selected) Diabetes medications at Giant Eagle pharmacies
  • Home Heating Program for Ohio (HEAP) ~ time to apply now ~ see below
  • United Way’s First Call for Help ~ see below
  • Pray! Prayer opens the door for God to work in your life

Home Heating Program (HEAP) ~ for Ohio: What a hot summer we are having here in Cleveland and all over the United States. So far in my area we’ve had 20 days of temperatures in the 90’s! Oddly enough one of the things I’m sharing today concerns keeping you warm in the winter months through the Home Heating Program (HEAP). This program is for all residents of Ohio who qualify.

Even though you are wearing your shorts and eating lots of ice cream, it is time NOW to do your paperwork in order to receive assistance with your home heating needs. The sooner you submit your application the better so funds don’t run out.

Most Cuyahoga County libraries will soon have applications. I checked at my library and haven’t gotten the new applications in yet. For more information on income guidelines and how the process works contact the Ohio Department of Development at 1-800-282-0880 or online at

United Way’s First Call for Help – several Ohio counties ~ call 2-1-1 (That’s all you dial!)

The operator will first ask you for your zip code. Then they’ll want to know what type of help you need and then give you all sorts of places to call. Have your pen and paper handy. They can give you information on food pantries, food stamp programs, feeding programs for children, counseling, renters assistance and help with utilities if there’s a shut off, legal assistance, and help for medical and cancer resources  as well + more!

I hope this information is a blessing to you or someone you know!

God Bless You!


NOTE: I’ll be adding to the Book Signings + Events tab on this blog for the months of August and September in the next couple of days. Please reserve these Fridays: August 17 + August 31 + September 7. Look for the all the details very soon! Thank you so much!

July 27, 2012 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

A Different Twist = Success

~ More on Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland! It’s not just for Cleveland you know!

Short and simple post today. However, I do believe it’s very helpful for your life!

Food For Thought! 

You’ve heard this saying I’m sure. “If you always do the same thing, you’ll always get the same result.”

QUESTION: What one thing can you do differently today (and beyond) to get more of the results and blessings you’d like to see in your life?

NOTE:  I’d love to hear what you did differently and the results you received!

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!


July 24, 2012 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Recognize the Value of “Fresh Hope … Cleveland!”

~In Nanci’s book Fresh Hope … Cleveland you’ll find all sorts of things that are important and of value for your life!

It’s sad to say but I believe that most people miss the value in everyday things and events that occur that could make their life better and easier. Why is that? I think it’s because people minimize the importance or the effect something can have on their life. It also has to do with a whole lot more like how we are raised and what we draw from our upbringing, circumstances, experiences, personality, and culture. That’s a discussion for another today!

For those who can or can’t RECOGNIZE the value of what’s in my book, here’s why my book will have a very positive effect on your life:

  • Speaks to every area of your life ~ so you can succeed!
  • Saves you time so no research and hunting for phone numbers or contacts are required!
  • Provides you with answers so you can move forward!
  • Inspires you ~ the author came through her difficulties; You can too!
  • Brings you wisdom at a time when it’s needed most!

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!


July 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Keep Cool Today with “Fresh Hope … Cleveland”!

~ More on Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland!

With the weather we’ve been having lately, the best place to be these days is in your backyard pool! If you don’t have a pool, there are six beaches (three are state parks) stretching from Sandusky east to near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line where you can go to keep cool today. Today I’ll introduce you to two of the six beaches.

Cedar Point Beach

To the west of Cleveland is a private beach within Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. You probably didn’t know the amusement park even had a beach! Besides swimming and sunning yourself, here you can also enjoy various aquatic activities such as fishing, scuba diving,  hiking, and rowboating. Visitors of Cedar Point Amusement Park, Cedar Point Resort, or Cedar Point season pass holders can access the beach.

Geneva State Park Beach

Stretching off to the east is another great beach located in Geneva State Park. This beach is east of Cedar Point and very near the Pennsylvania border. Many things to enjoy at this state park including: boating, fishing, picniking, and walking the trails. On the weekends a natualist provides information on the area.

Yes, of course you got it, all the six beaches are listed in my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland in the section called Affordable Entertainment!

Keep Cool!

God Bless You!


July 17, 2012 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

“Fresh Hope … Cleveland” Lunchtime Tip

~ More today from the pages of Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland!

Here’s a great tip for not only the summertime but all year round.

Pack your lunch and take it to work. During the spring, summer, and fall months find a shady spot outside to eat like the park or the picnic area at your company. That will make your lunchtime something more to look forward to as well.

Did You Know? The experts say by packing your lunch you will not only save about $1,200 a year, but you’ll eat healthier too!

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!


July 13, 2012 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

A Slice of Fresh Hope for You Today!

~ More right from the text of Fresh Hope … Cleveland today!

If you’re in a job search or struggling with another challenge, it may be a while before the tide turns for you. So, in that interim period how will you wait? What will you do? How will you remain positive and upbeat? What types of attitudes will you hang on to? How will you exercise your faith? The plain truth is, how will you cope? (Excerpt from the Preface of Fresh Hope … Cleveland)

 Fresh Hope Today

My book shares all sorts of ways to get through those interim periods in your life. It shares how to wait with hope ~ which is the expectation that the answers will come and things will unfold in just the right way for you!

Keep your hope alive! The answer could come tomorrow or at the end of this week. You just never know! God is good and He loves you!

July Events

Keep checking the Book Signing + Events tab on this blog for July events. They will be posted very soon.

My Prayer for You Today

I pray that you will keep pressing in and keep keep doing what you know to do. Also say positive things to  your self (self-talk). Above all else, keep trusting God. He has a great plan for your life. “For I know the plans that I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!


July 10, 2012 at 9:13 am Leave a comment

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