Friday, May 8, 2020

Remembering Ahmaud Arbery



Jehovah-Shaphat
(the God who Judges),
We know you have not
forgotten us,
nor have you forsaken us. 
Your WORD says that you are with us always.  We ask you, HOLY ONE, in the name of Jesus,
to forgive us of our sins, 
to have mercy upon us,
to protect our children from evil,
and
to cover us with your shield of protection.
We thank you for granting us peace during this time of anger, frustration, and turmoil.

-In the name of Jesus, AMEN.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Integrity

Do the businesses that you patronize walk in integrity?  I value good customer service which is one of the reasons that I prefer online shopping over in-store shopping (I realize that some online businesses are rip-offs.  You must do your homework.)  As a whole, online shopping allows the consumer the opportunity to avoid the pitiful customer service that is often associated with some businesses.  Three brick and mortar businesses that consistently provide excellent customer service are Chik-Fil-A, Publix and Starbucks.  (I am talking about my own personal experiences with these businesses.)
Tips to Consider Prior to Making a Purchase

  1. Before purchasing goods and services, check out the company’s exchange/return policies.  Unfortunately, I have purchased items that I was unhappy with (for one reason or another) that I could not return.  If I had carefully read the exchange/return policy, this could have been avoided.  
  2. Read reviews.  (Have an open-mind when reading reviews.  Read the pros and the cons.  Then choose wisely!)
  3. Check out the customer service.  Do they respond to calls, emails, texts?  Do they do their best to please the customer? OR, Do they refuse to acknowledge calls, emails, texts once they’ve gotten your money? (Reviewers often point out bad customer service.)

How To Avoid Doing Business with a Company that does NOT walk in Integrity
  1. Try not to buy on impulse.
  2. Try not to be pressured into making a purchase.  This is especially important when passing by a kiosk in the mall during the holidays.  Remember that the sales rep at the kiosk has been well-trained to make a sale.  And, there is usually something at the kiosk that grabs your attention.  Before making the purchase, ask questions:

  • How long will you be here?
  • Will you be here tomorrow?
  • How long does this deal last? (The sales rep will more than likely try to convince you that it's now or never.)
  • What if I'm unhappy with the product/service?
  • Can I purchase online?  If the sales representative is unsure or you are still hesitant about the purchase after asking questions, keep your money in your pocket!
    
Finally, integrity goes a long way.  Certain brands are known for their integrity.  They stand behind their product or service.  We often make repeat purchases because of a brand’s quality.  On the other hand, if you’ve been burned by a brand, it is very difficult for anyone to convince you to repurchase that good or that service ever again.

Food for Thought
Every cheap deal is not a bad deal and every expensive deal is not a good deal!


Monday, April 27, 2020

Meatless Monday


     It's been quite a while since I posted a Meatless Monday Meal.  So, today, I'm posting a yummy black bean/pinto bean burger and fresh strawberries.  I cooked these beans a couple of days ago.  After deciding that I had eaten enough of the beans, I decided to transform the beans into a breakfast burger.

Recipe
  1. I mashed the beans in a bowl until they were a mushy consistency.  NOTE: Some like a firmer  
    consistency.
  2. Then, I added smoked paprika, onion powder, poultry seasoning and celery salt.
  3. So that they would stick together, I added about a tablespoon full of cooked rice and a tablespoon full of bread crumbs.
  4. Afterwards, I formed them into patties and pan fried them in garlic spread.





Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!


This is a new day that God has given us - one that we've never seen before and
 one that we will never see again. Find something to rejoice about!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

8 Covid-19 Myths


Wisdom is the principal
thing; Therefore get
wisdom. And in all your
getting, get understanding.


Proverbs 4:7 NKJV


Covenant Grace Ministries



To read details concerning
The following myths, please 

Myth #1
Covid-19 is no worse 
than the seasonal flu.
Myth #2
Seniors and the elderly 
are the only ones that 
should take extra 
precautions.
Myth #3
You’re contagious only 
if you have symptoms.
Myth #4
The virus will disappear 
when it gets warmer.
Myth #5
Staying at home is 
necessary only if 
you’re sick.
Myth #6
Everyone’s symptoms 
of Covid-19 are similar.

Myth #7
Covid-19 only lives 
in the air minutes 
after a sneeze or cough.
Myth #8
Once you’ve had
Covid-19, you are
safe and will 
not get it again.

















Monday, March 30, 2020

GOD wants us WELL!


Beloved, I wish above all
things that thou mayest
prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 2

Check this video out by Dr. Bill Winston. Be blessed!


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year - 2020!!


So, I learned a new nugget 
that I will add to my life lessons. 
 I want to share it with you.

Everything is “figure outable.”
There are solutions.  
Whatever it is - it CAN be figured out!


Enjoy your day!