Archive for January, 2014

Love is More Than Just a Feeling ~ Part 6

Hi! Today I’m bringing back the series I started before the holidays — Love is More Than Just a Feeling. I hope your heart and soul will be nourished by these thoughts today. I hope they also keep you really warm especially if you are in the deep freeze like we are here in Cleveland, Ohio.

Have a great day!

God Bless You!



Here’s More …..

We’ve all heard the Biblical comment to “love your neighbor as yourself.” But have you ever stopped to think about how profoundly this attitude would change the world if we all carried it out each and every day?

Jesus summed up the entire point of God’s law in two phrases. Both of them loving God, and loving your neighbor(s)–are all about putting the needs of others before our own.  Matthew 22:37-40 ( ~ November 3, 2013).

Man’s nature is inherently self-centered, selfish. But the moment you put your focus on someone else, watch how your life changes. I’ll give you a big hint. What you’ll experience is joy!

Challenge: This week I challenge you to reach out to others — think of someone you know that could use a blessing — and be one!

January 28, 2014 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Simplifying Your Life

~ Today another great resource similar to those in Nanci’s book Fresh Hope … Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times.

A simple life has a different meaning and a different value for every person. For me, it means eliminating all but the essential, eschewing chaos for peace, and spending your time doing what’s important to you. It means getting rid of many of the things you do so you can spend time with people you love and do the things you love. It means getting rid of the clutter so you are left with only that which gives you value.

~ Leo Babauta


It’s the start of a new year. Maybe you’ve thought about simplifying your life. I know I have! Today I share with you some key points from Joyce Meyer’s book, 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life. Try them. They’ll make your life better so what’s left will be those things that you truly value!

Ways to Simplify Your Life in the Practical Sense:

  • Establish boundaries
  • Learn how to say “no”
  • Choose your battles
  • Believe the BEST of others
  • Be Positive
  • Plan Ahead
  • Wise up before you burn out
  • Get rid of junk mail ~ Clear out the clutter
  • Be easy to get along with
  • Tackle each day as it comes

Ways to Simplify Your Life Spiritually:

  • Keep God first
  • Get your mind off yourself
  • Don’t worry about tomorrow
  • Be merciful
  • Trust God to change you
  • Be thankful
  • Be faithful
  • Keep prayer simple
  • Pray about everything

Make it a great day and keep warm Cleveland!

God Bless You!


January 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

Clothes Mentor ~ Find a Store Near You!

~ More resources to help you just like in Nanci’s book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Ladies, I found a cool new place to shop and there are stores all over the United States. It’s a women’s fashions resale store like you have never seen before.  If you want the best at great prices, you’ll love Clothes Mentor. Check out their website. Here’s a bit more about who they are and what they do.

Enjoy your evening!

God Bless You!



~ Clothes Mentor ~

Used Women’s Clothes, Used Designer Clothing

Clothes Mentor deals in a variety of women’s fashion products, but our main focus has always been in clothing. At Clothes Mentor, we are always dealing in the newest styles of clothing. Whether you are looking for something casual or something classy, we have options for you. Clothes mentor is here to provide women with an affordable way to be fashion forward. Selling the latest fashions is only half of what we do, as we also buy clothing as well! If you have gently used designer clothing, Clothes Mentor will pay you cash for them on the spot. Clothes Mentor is a great way to trade in clothing for cash, which you can use to buy more new styles!

January 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm Leave a comment

Help From ~ A Food Bank Near You

~ More resources just like the ones in Nanci’s book Fresh Hope …. Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times.

If you need help in this new year, a food bank may be the answer to your prayers. Below are the criteria that will qualify you for some assistance for the Cleveland Food Bank. However, every large city in every state in the United States has a food bank to help you. Check the Feeding America website for more information on how to find a food bank near you. I love their slogan,  “Through a nationwide network of food banks, Together We Can Solve Hunger.”

Feeding America site:

But  in the meantime, keep WARM Cleveland! Don’t forget your hat, scarf, and gloves. Exposed skin can freeze in about 8 – 10 minutes with the -12 temperatures + windchill we and other parts of the East are having.

Stay Warm!

God Bless You!



Bringing Help and Hope to You in Your Area:

Bringing Help and Hope to You in Cleveland, Ohio:

  • In Cleveland, Ohio, if you make less than these amounts (below) each month, you may qualify for food assistance.

1 Person: $1,211 per month

2 People: $1,640 per month

3 People: $2,069 per month

4 People: $2,498 per month

5 People: $2,927 per month


Contact the Cleveland Food Bank at:

15500 S. Waterloo Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Monday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm



January 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment


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