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The something I have to share is the new back cover copy for my new book, “Take a Seat  on this Park Bench.” Still much to do on the book. It will probably be ready this May — I’m hoping! The text is below.

Make it a great weekend!

God Bless You!



Hanging out with friends, that’s cool. Yet in this busy and chaotic world another much more trusted friend is calling you. You may have forgotten Him. But He has not forgotten you. Now is the time friend to learn about God and experience Him in a real and authentic way.

Have you ever wanted to have just a few quality minutes to sit by yourself and reflect on your day or things that you’re passionate about? Well, here’s a way to get your wish and more. Nanci’s new book Take a Seat on This Park Bench is a unique devotional book which shares a collection of essays. The book is divided into four different sections sharing messages of strength, encouragement, well-being, and personal development. Devotional pages for reflection appear after each essay and in the back of the book. They provide you with ways to nourish your soul through reading, writing, meditating on scripture, and praying. Through the pages of the book, hang out with this trustworthy friend — God. You’ll not only learn about Him, but you’ll find He’s a God who loves you and longs for you to draw near to Him.

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

James 4:8a – English Standard Version (ESV)


February 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Looking for the Light: Good Health


Last night I heard a very healthy message at my favorite grocery store, Heinen’s. Jordan Rubin spoke and promoted his new line of products, Get Real Nutrition.

Jordan Rubin is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and certified nutrition consultant. At 41 years of age Rubin is regarded by many as the most respected and beloved natural health expert in America. His personal account of his battle and triumph over Crohn’s disease has resonated with millions around the world and is one of the most dramatic natural health stories ever told. He’s a successful entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, international motivational speaker and television personality (TCT). And …. I might add, he’s also an organic farmer with lots of rolling acres in southern Missouri and papa to six kids of which five are adopted. As a follower of Christ his message of health and wellness is one of HOPE.

Jordan will be at Heinen’s downtown Cleveland location today; 900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115. Call for a reservation as seating is limited ~ (216) 302-3020.


Make it a great day today!

God Bless You!



March 30, 2016 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

More Wisdom ~ Inner Beauty

~ More about my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland

A simple message today ~ but these pictures are worth a thousand words.


Inside every person flows a river of beauty.

About 20 years ago someone told me this about myself. I thought it was a wonderful thing to say about someone. I was deeply moved.

Each of the 12 rivers below has its own beauty ~ people have their own beauty too. Have you noticed that? If you look beyond the imperfections and see the hidden beauty in a person, you’ll see them as God’s sees them. Everyone has worth, value, and beauty ~ you just have to take a moment to find it.

God Bless You!



River Thjorsa — Iceland

Location ~ unknown

River in Hawaii ~ USA


Location ~ Heaven on Earth

Akerselva River, Norway


Lappland ~ Norway






Beiar River, Norway

Idaho ~ USA

Salmon River, Idaho ~ USA

Kennebec River, Maine ~ USA





May 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

More Wisdom ~ Ways to Enjoy Today!

~ Hi! Thanks for coming by!

Today I’m sharing some great and simple ways to enjoy your life and reduce stress each day. These suggestions are WISDOM for your life. It’s great information for your life just like the great things featured in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland. You can still buy a copy of my book on or from my publisher at

I’m taking off a few weeks so I can work on my new books ~ I’ll see you next time on April 15th.

Have a great day!

God Bless You!



 W I S D O M … W I S D O M … W I S D O M

Here are just a few ways to help you enjoy today!

▪ Call a friend

▪ Pet a dog

▪ Do something new

▪ Eat a meal by candlelight

▪ Get enough sleep

▪ Know your limits

▪ Smile

▪ Exercise

▪ Say something nice

▪ Be generous

▪ Prepare ahead

▪ Get up earlier

▪ Avoid negative People

▪ Say “no” more often

▪ Look for the silver lining

▪ Listen to music

▪ Look at challenges differently

▪ Talk less and listen more

▪ See problems as challenges

▪ Praise others

▪ Visualize winning

▪ Unclutter your life

▪ Ask a friend for a hug

▪ Schedule playtime

▪ Do something nice for someone secretly

▪ Pray!

March 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

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

Love is More Than Just a Feeling ~ Part 7

~ Here’s something similar to what you’ll find in the second part of my book, Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Today, more from the series Love is More Than Just a Feeling.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!



I saw this posted on Facebook about a week ago. and since we are talking about THE most important four-letter word ever — I thought I’d share this with you today.

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive ~ Mother Theresa

Is there someone you need to forgive in this new year?

February 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

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

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