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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

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

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

Thinking of Retiring? Read This.

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


Book News:

1. Book Signing ~ March 23 ~ Friends & Family Christian Bookstore ~   Walton Hills, Ohio

2. Book Give-away ~ April 1 – April 7 ~ See: Win a FREE book tab.


If you are thinking of retiring soon, read this information from financial guru Dave Ramsey’s website. Here’s the link:

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!


March 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Sneak Preview: Tax Prepartion Done for Free

~ More resource as in keeping with all the resources in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Taxes 101 ~ Not for Dummies but for Real Smart People Like You!

Look for tomorrow’s post. It will share with you a resource right in your own backyard where you can get your taxes prepared for FREE. This resource will save you money so you can s-t-e-t-ch your current resources even further.

One thing with this tax preparation service, you must call for an appointment as soon as possible.

Organizing Your Tax Information:

For some very helpful information before you see your tax preparer, see January 29, 2013 Post — 5 Simple Steps to File Your Taxes.

See You Tomorrow When I Share a Very Helpful Tax Resource With You!

Keep Warm!

God Bless You!


January 31, 2013 at 9:24 pm Leave a comment

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