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Highlights ~ Four Years of Blogging!

Yes, that’s right! It’s been four solid years that I have been bringing you news of my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland along with many new resources plus some fun little fufu things too!

Hi! Come on in and visit for a while. I’ll put on the tea kettle and we can just chat away! Here are a few of the highlights from the 13 months. I’ve marked them if you want to read the entire blog post. Ready?

Only 29 Days Until Spring! Hurray!

Have a great day tomorrow!

God Bless You!



 Highlights ~ Here we go!

1. Get your taxes done for free

2. Inspiration

3. Enjoy a Good Laugh!

4. Gratitude

5. The Wonder Drug

6. Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce

7. Mental Health

8. Drug Muggers

9. Headaches

10. The 5 LOVE Languages

February 18, 2014 at 9:04 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

Christmas Budgeting Tool ~ just for you!

~ More resources to help you just like in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Shopping within your means is a smart thing whether it’s Christmas or any other time of year. You don’t want to be a slave to your credit cards.

Today I’m introducing you to Dave Ramsey, financial guru. His website has lots of ideas to help you plus something really beneficial for the holiday season.

Come back next week when I introduce my new series: Love is More Than Just a Feeling — that’s what I’m calling it now!

Make it a great week!

I hope you voted today!

God Bless You!



Ready or not, the Christmas shopping season is here. Fortunately, Dave Ramsey has created an awesome FREE tool to track your budget and shopping list, and you can take it with you anywhere you go!

Go to: Dave Ramsey’s website (Google) ~ Search: Christmas Budget Tool

You’ll also find FREE printable gift tags there too ~ now that’s living!

Note: Sorry I cannot give you the link to Dave’s site as it has things to purchase on his site and that would get my blog suspended.


Last year I gave you recipes for Christmas and things you could make to keep your Christmas spending down. Check these posts out:

1. Gifts You Can Bake:

2. Gifts You Can Make:

November 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Be a Blessing ~ Wisdom for a Tough Economy

~ More resources to help you just like in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

I posted the message below on Facebook yesterday. Many of you don’t have access to Facebook so I wanted you to be aware of this as well.

The next several years may be difficult ones due to cuts in government programs like food stamps, Obamacare rollout, fallout from Obamacare, continued unemployment, and our government’s debt and shutdown crisis issues which are pending as of January 15. It’s obvious that long-term solutions need to be found to keep this country from further decline. In some ways as you live your life this may seem like the best of times — yet for our country it may be the worst of times as Shakespeare once said. While things change on a daily basis around the world and throughout the United States including our government, one thing alone does not change: God. And so as you read the rest of the post below, remember that there is Hope and Good News for all of the world’s citizens. Why? Because you can always choose to put your faith and trust in God. For more see the Relationship with God tab on this blog.

Thanks so much ~ Make it a great day!

God Bless You!



Due to the Instability of the Economy (From Facebook):

Some single ladies and I were talking about the economy yesterday while attending a special program at someone’s house. We agreed that things may get to the point where people will have to double up in their living situations.

~ so if you have an extra room or a big house, think about getting it ready for others that may need help. I think we are in for a rough ride this next year.

~ and if you aren’t affected by the economy, look around to see how you can be a blessing to someone else who through no fault of their own is struggling. Thank you!

October 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

A Website with Great Insight

~ More resources for you just like in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Here’s another post for you all today! Happy fall! I love fall but not what follows!


I came across a great website today ~ Market Watch. (Google to get the address)

There are two great articles there for October 7, 2013, that are really worth reading. One is advice for those job hunting and is called Job Hunting? Forget the job ads. The other is entitled Social Security issues debt ceiling warning. Many other personal finance things on that site as well.

Make it a great evening!

God Bless You!


October 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

A Bit of Everything ~ More Resources to Help You!

~ More about my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland and other NEW resources to help you.

Summer’s about gone in Cleveland except it’s going to be  93 degrees here today. So summer has made a brief return. Labor Day has passed and you can’t wear white, yesterday was Grandparents Day, and today it’s National Boss/Employee Exchange Day – a day for employers and employees to see each other’s point of view. Wow!

As the kids head back to college (my niece and her boyfriend flew from Seattle to England for graduate school on Sunday) and life settles down a bit, I thought I’d share some very helpful people in the financial, medical, and spiritual realm. I’ll give you a bit of what they have to say and you can Google their websites. Some of them have products for sale, so that’s why I can’t provide a link for you. But, if you are interested, head on over to your Internet browser to get all the details.

Great Resources:

1. Financial: You can be a student without a student loan. You can buy a car or even a house with cash. Don’t let debt become a way of life.  Check out financial guru Dave Ramsey’s website. His Financial Peace Universities are offered around the country. The seminars are based on financial concepts Dave developed after losing it all. Classes are offered around the country so you can know how to manage your money and have confidence for the future.

2. Medical: Alzheimer’s disease affects almost 40 million people worldwide, including over 5 million Americans. One in 8 people over age 65 are afflicted with this devastating brain disease.  See Dr. Don Colbert, Dr. Oz, and Dr. Andrew Weil, Ph.D, all have websites. Learn more about them there. Dr. Weil also has a Ph.D. in biology and knows many natural remedies.

Dr. Eric Braverman is very knowledgable of spices and how to use them effectively. He also tries to get this patients off medication if possible and use herbs and such. He’s an extremely smart doctor (graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University and graduated with honor’s from NYU Medical School.) He is one of the foremost experts in Integrative Medicine, and recognizes the brain’s global impact on illness and health. He has a bend toward psychiatry so he knows a lot about Alzheimer’s disease and everything else under the sun! No kidding!

You’ll also like the book, The Drug Muggers. It’s all about how prescription drugs rob our bodies of valuable vitamins and minerals.

3. Spiritual: All of these folks practice what they preach. Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer Ministries is practical, wise, helpful, and very funny. Men and women love her messages. She has authored lots of wonderful books and she’s lived the experiences she shares with her audiences. You can request prayer on her website too. Today on Facebook she left this message:

“Don’t get stuck thinking that things will never change because the only thing that never changes is God.”

Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston. He is a great encourager. He has a world-wide ministry and is the author of many books. I never miss one of his weekly broadcasts because he helps me set the right tone for my upcoming week. On this website and blog he said: “Today, know that what begging won’t do, praise will. Don’t be a beggar. Instead, be a believer. When you pray, switch over into praise which is what opens the door for God to act.”

Dr. Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministries. He’s like a caring and wise grandfather. Many great resources on his site. Dr. Stanley is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries. As a New York Times best-selling author, he demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically based principles for everyday life. He has a great broadcast every Saturday night on Trinity Broadcast Network at 8 p.m. and on several networks on Sunday mornings.

Max Lucado is not only a pastor and author many times over — writing about 100 books. He’s also considered America’s pastor. He has cards, stickers, small books, and all sorts of encouraging things that have been drawn up for purchase from his words of care and encouragement. In his tweet today he said this: The lesson we learn from Joseph (in the Bible) is surprisingly simple: do what pleases God. His new book You’ll Get through This is for everyone who is experiencing tough times. You can download the first chapter for FREE!


If things in your life just aren’t working, here’s a short message from Joyce Meyer. Paste the link into your browser ~ you’ll want to hear it ~ Life’s Instruction Manual .

I have more but I’ll have to share that with you next time.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!


September 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Furniture Banks All Across the US: Donations + Place to Shop

~ More great resources like you’ll find in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland
Today, here’s a way to help others + it’s also a great place to shop!
Thank you  … God Bless You!
Here’s  a Great Resource: Did You Know?

Furniture banks can be found in every major US city. Today I’m introducing you to The Cleveland Furniture Bank (CFB). CFB recently relocated to Southland Shopping Center in Middleburg Heights.  The move allowed them to consolidate their operations under one roof, expand their thrift store, and provide more space for needy clients to see and select from a greater array of furniture as they rebuild their lives.

Started in 2006,  the Cleveland Furniture Bank depends on donations of furniture and other items to help those in need.  Home pick-ups are available for a small fee in all of Cuyahoga County, most of Lake and Geauga counties, northern Summit and Medina counties and eastern Lorain County. Another aspect of the Cleveland Furniture Bank is their thrift store that offers a great selection of new and gently used furniture, clothing, household goods, and much more. Come in and visit or shop Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Cleveland Furniture Bank is located at 13360 Smith Rd  in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 44130. It’s probably best to call them before coming with your donations — (216) 459-2265, Ext. 101.
Not from Cleveland? Google Your city + furniture bank ~ most cities have something of this nature to help you s-t-r-e-t-c-h your dollars or help you get on your feet! Nearly every major city I checked from Seattle to Dallas, to Atlanta and Tampa right up the east coast to Portland, Maine, you’ll find a furniture bank to help those who at this particular time in their life — need a little extra help and care.  If you are from a smaller town and can’t locate one nearby, call a few of your local churches and I’m sure you’ll find just want you need.
May you or a friend be blessed by this information today!

August 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

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