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Thankful Tuesday: What are you thankful for?

~ More thoughts in keeping with Nanci’s new book of resources  Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Somewhere down the line they made the attitude of being thankful a national holiday. That says a lot about the importance of chosing ‘thanksfulness” for our lives doesn’t it?

After a little research I found that the United States first began to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday during President Lincoln’s term in office. It actually took 242 years to make Thanksgiving an official holiday. Here’s more from Wikipedia.

History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.

The First Thanksgiving

The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621.  This celebration lasted three days, and was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. Back in the day, the New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought, though the 1621 events were likely not a religious observation.

Thanksgiving Today

Our country was founded as “One Nation Under God” and Thanksgiving originally was all about “Giving Thanks” to God. Today it’s sad that the orginal idea of acknowledging God has given way to turkey, football, and Black Friday. And by the same token, it’s given way to living our lives without God.

Thankful Tuesday ~ Share  Your Thoughts

What are you thankful for today, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving? I’m a nine year breast cancer survivor and I’m thankful to God for making these last nine years possible. I’m also thankful that God loves me and has a wonderful plan for my life. He loves you too and has a wonderful plan for your life as well.

What about you? What are you thankful for? Does God fit into that plan? If you’d like to know more about having a personal relationship with God, please see the Relationship with God tab on my blog.

Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour

Be a part of the Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour between December 1 – 5. Make someone’s life brighter and filled with “Hope” this year for a single mom, family with kids, or someone unemployed — buy them a copy of my new book Fresh Hope …. Cleveland. See the Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour tab for the details.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

God Bless You!


November 20, 2012 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Buy a Book Friday + Saturday ~ Grace Church’s “Once Upon a Christmas”

~ Learn more about my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Part of the “Thankful” Holiday Book Tour ~ Weekend Edition

I’ll see you this Friday, November 2 and hopefully Saturday, November 3, at Grace Church’s holiday craft show “Once Upon a Christmas.” I’ll be there to share my  book, answer questions, sell books, and sign your book too! If possible, I’ll wrap it for you if it’s a gift. Free admission both days.

This is part of my “Thankful” Holiday Book Tour ~ which means you can come to Grace Church and buy a book from me in person then GIVE it to someone else for Thanksgiving. You gotta love the “Giving” in Thanksgiving!

Location: Grace Church ▪ 7393 Pearl Rd. ▪ Middleburg Hts., Ohio

Hours: Friday  3 – 7 p.m. for me (open til 9)  Saturday  10 – 1 p.m. for me (open til 5)

Grace Church Website: ~ events on right side

For More Info: Author’s blog (Book Signings + Events  tab & Thankful Book Tour tab)

Thank you !

God Bless You!


November 2, 2012 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

“Thankful” Holiday Book Tour ~ November 3 – 4

~ More to celebrate about my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

With Thanksgiving coming in the next few weeks. I had an idea — a way each of you could give “thanks” and help someone else this Thanksgiving — especially now with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Here it is ~ the Fresh Hope … Cleveland “Thankful” Holiday Book Tour this weekend!

November 3 – 4 ~ “Thankful” Book Tour

Celebrate all you have to be truly thankful for this holiday season. BUY a signed copy of my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times then GIVE it to someone you know or needs help like a single mom.

3 Different Ways to Participate

1. ~From Home via  Facebook Invite + Internet ~ this way you don’t have to leave home to participate. See the Book Signing + Events tab and then go to the ORDER tab and purchase.

2. ~  In Person ~ You can participate by buying a book from me in person on Friday and maybe Saturday at the Grace Church “Once Upon a Christmas.  Cash and Checks (Fresh Hope LLC) only accepted. See the Book Signing + Events tab for more information.

3. ~ From My Blog ~ Find out more at the Book Signings + Events tab at THEN go to the ORDER tab to purchase a book.

Fresh Hope … Cleveland will be a great gift for someone this Thanksgiving.

How My Book Can Be Helpful + ORDERING Details

As you may know, my book “Fresh Hope … Cleveland” shares lots of resources that came from my own personal struggles (Job experience). It will give your friend some ideas and HOPE. More about my book  can be found  on this blog (
  • Go to the ORDER tab here on this blog for full details

Mark Your Calendars and Help Spread the Word ~ This is how you can help someone else this Thanksgiving.

Praying for you America after the storms and Hurricane Sandy!

God Bless You!


October 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment


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