He’ll Draw Near, April Showers Pollen, True Friends

Today’s Quote: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”Draw-Near-to-God-James4_8

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April Showers Wash Away the Pollen:
Rain, Rain Come This Way, We Need Our Pollen Washed Away. Spring not only brings April showers and May flowers. It also brings sniffling, runny noses and itchy eyes to thousands of allergy sufferers.
Today: Pollen levels ranges this morning include many Medium-High Ranges for Today, The cause for the rising pollen levels is strong winds and decreasing humidity. If you do suffer from allergies, tomorrow could be more difficult.

Definition of Friend has Changed: Nowadays there are different kinds of friends thanks to all the social media options.

    TrueFriendsAreHardToComeBy

  • Friends for life,
  • Friends who will give you a ride to the airport,
  • Friends who help you move,
  • Friends who meet you for lunch,
  • Friends who come and go,
  • Workplace friends,
  • Neighborhood friends,
  • Church buddies.

And then there are the Social media friends. Facebook friends have their own category of description. You get to know new people from their responses and they really get to know the person you want them to know. You can tell a lot by just a few words. Some of you have the ability to upload cool emotional content and that’s awesome.
So here’s the question:
Do you have a love hate relationship with Social Media?
You can give your comment below.

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Please continue to pray for Chiann….she is still hurting…she begged to go to school today so we let her…please pray the pain stops…i hate seeing her in pain…

120910, Strength to Endure, 10 Tips To Save Money, 350,000 Christmas Lights,

Power Thought

  • “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~ (Harry S Truman,  US President)
  • “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” ~ (William James)
  • “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” ~ (William James, American Philosopher)

Strength to Endure: You may think that when God comforts you, the hardships will go away. But we must understand that comfort means receiving strength to deal with our hardships.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3 NLT

10 Tips To Save Money This Christmas: If you follow these money saving tips, the author of this story guarantees you will put more green — and less red — into holiday shopping this year. (Yahoo! Finance-moneywatch.com)

  1. Plan It: Before you shop, take ten minutes at home to create a spending plan that lists who you need to buy for and how much you will spend.
  2. Use Discounted Gift Cards: $100 worth of gifts for $80. You can purchase discounted gift cards from hundreds of online/offline retailers including the Apple Store, Radio Shack, Sears, Home Depot, and others. 5%-30% off – GiftCardRescue.com and GiftCards.com.
  3. Use Social Media: Before you start shopping, start following your favorite retailers on Twitter and Facebook. A quick search of their recent posts may reveal money-saving discount codes.
  4. Barter Via Online Chat: When you’re shopping online, look for a “chat” or “live help” button. Tell the customer service rep you’d like to shop with them but you want a 15% discount. Ask them to check with their manager or you will abandon your shopping cart and click over to their competitor. This won’t work all of the time, but when it does it will save you money.
  5. Find Discount Codes: I never buy anything online without trying to find a discount code first. I’ve literally saved hundreds of dollars and it doesn’t take more than a minute. Simply go to RetailMeNot.com, SecretPrices.com, and FreeShipping.org. Use durng the checkout process to get free shipping or to save 20% or more.
  6. Get Cash Back: I’ve used ebates.com (affiliate link — all proceeds will go to charity) for some time and have received several rebate checks.
  7. Bring on the Envelopes, Chuck the Credit Cards: Leave your credit cards and debit cards at home. Allocate an amount of money for each gift, and put that money in separate envelopes marked with the recipients’ names.
  8. Give Group Gifts: When exchanging presents within large groups of people, even “token” gifts can really add up. Try a “white elephant” exchange, a secret Santa strategy, or going in with co-workers on a gift for your boss.
  9. Make a Promise That You Won’t Buy Anything for Yourself: When you’re shopping for gifts, it’s easy to be tempted to buy for yourself. Make this season about others, not you — and remember that the items you want for yourself will likely be less expensive during the after-season sales.
  10. Avoid the “10% off, buy more” Phenomenon: Stores often offer great deals when you sign up for their credit cards, but beware the high rate of interest these cards charge and ask yourself if you’ll really be saving money in the long run. And don’t spend more than you intended just because you’re now getting a discount on your purchase.

350,000 Christmas Lights Illuminate N.M Home: This is the second year Joe Novak has synchronized Christmas lights to music. (KFOX TV)

Attitude Gratitude, A Happy Ending, Save On Black Friday

Power Thoughts

  • “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”  ~John E. Southard
  • “If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”  ~Robert Quillen
  • “Gratitude is the best attitude.”  ~Author Unknown

Attitude Gratitude: As we give thanks this holiday season, many of us are believing God for more and to go “Beyond” where we are right now, especially in our finances.

Close your eyes and picture your future. If you see yourself lonely, sick or slaving over work that you hate while barely making ends meet, then your life is headed in the wrong direction. Your vision for the future should match God’s plan for you—He’s already made preparations for your success. Today, you can begin to pursue the love, fulfillment, enjoyment and empowerment God has designed for you by adjusting your attitude and embracing the future God has planned for you. Your future is worth the effort it takes to change the way you think. This Thanksgiving—and all year long—begin to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

“Happy are those who don’t listen to the wicked, who don’t go where sinners go, who don’t do what evil people do.  They love the Lord’s teachings, and they think about those teachings day and night. They are strong, like a tree planted by a river. The tree produces fruit in season, and its leaves don’t die. Everything they do will succeed.” ~ Psalm 1:1-3

A Happy Ending: A Homeless Man’s Good Deed brings Further Blessing (CBN) “It really is a lesson to keep your faith in people, and that character exists no matter what the circumstances are… “Love bears up under anything and everything that comes and is ever ready to believe the best of every person…” 1Cor.13:7

When Dave Talley, an Arizona homeless man ran across a lost backpack containing $3,300 in it, he was faced with weighty moral decision. According to reports, Dave had gone through very difficult times—drug addiction and the loss of his home which had left him on the streets. An amount of money like that would go a long way for him. But Dave did the right thing. “Not everybody on the streets is a criminal,” he told reporters who caught up with him later. “Most of us have integrity and honor.” Dave brought the backpack to a worker for a homeless advocacy group and together they found its owner. “It’s not something I’d wish anybody to have to go through… There are a lot of things it could have taken care of. But, the fact of the matter was, it was not my money, I didn’t earn it.”

The owner of the backpack and the money—Arizona State University student Bryan Belanger—was amazed that it was turned in, it had been 5 days since he’d lost it and he didn’t expect to see it again. “This is the greatest thing I’ve ever experienced. It really is a lesson to keep your faith in people, and that character exists no matter what the circumstances are.” The student was planning on using the cash to buy a car. Bryan rewarded Dave for his good deed with an “undisclosed amount” of money, and Bryan says he will be volunteering at the local homeless organization.

Save Money: Black Friday Shopping Strategies for Big Savings (RD)

  1. First Things First: Be Prepared: The first rule of Black Friday and Cyber Monday: do your research and be prepared! It’s a great time to score some unbeatable deals, but not every deal is a real bargain. Don’t get caught up in the excitement of the deal: compare prices using sites like Pricegrabber.com and read product reviews on sites like ConsumerSearch.com to make sure you’re getting reputable products.  If you have an Ipone or Android that compares prices across 20,000 retailers.  All you have to do is scan the barcode and it will tell you if it’s worth driving across town for a cheaper price or ordering online to save money.
  2. Think Outside the Gift Box: Cassie and Alex Michaels, The Thrifty Couple, suggest that put together a practical products list. “A lot of people think Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just for holiday gifts, but if you look through the ads, you’ll see it’s the best time of the year to stock up on practical items for your home or office that might need to be replaced – vacuums, blenders, printers, hard drives and more.”
  3. Click To Save Big: “Online flash sales have really taken off this year,” says Mir Kamin of Want Not. “Retailers send out emails to their newsletter subscribers announcing timed sales that usually don’t last more than a few hours. Amazon, Lands’ End and Overstock.com will have tons of Lightning Deals. Prepare in advance by adding items to your shopping cart that you know you want to buy, and keep checking back throughout the day until the price drops!
  4. Save More In-Store: If you do decide to brave the crowds on Friday morning, there are a couple more helpful tips you should know. Jennie Sanford of Bargain Blessings says that some retailers will let you buy your items ahead of time and get them price-adjusted on Black Friday! That means, come Friday morning, all you have to do is bring in your receipt, and they’ll refund the difference between the sale price and the price you paid. But pay attention to the fine print and review the store’s price adjustment policy. Also make sure you are buying the exact same product that is in the ad, right down to the UPC and product number.
  5. For more smart spending tips, follow the 2010 Savings.com DealPros on Twitter at http://twitter.com/savings/su10, where they’ll be sharing their best finds throughout the day on Black Friday.

Interview Big Daddy Weave, Earn Cash, Heart Smart, Box Office, Memory Verse


Listen for interview with Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave (recorded interview)


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Get Heart Smart: Women’s heart disease awareness still lacking (KTRE)


Box Office Report: What’s Family Friendly? (Plugged In) Yahoo Box office Report (Yahoo News)

Memorization Project  Week Three: How are you doing? We have been studying and learning some things … including a sense that we need to know more of God’s Word. Since the Bible says hiding the Word in your heart is health … (Proverbs 4:20-22) WE are on a quest to memorize more.  I found some tips we’re going to try. Will you join us?

We are extending the time to memorize “last” Week’s Verse: Psalms 121 (NLT) … Yes the whole chapter … But, it’s not long…

1 I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!

3 He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.

5 The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
6 The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.

7 The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.