Friday, October 10, 2014

Apple Mortgage Cake

“I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” - Philippians 4:13

Angela Logan is a struggling woman with three sons, a crippling mortgage, and her grandmother’s recipe. She is so far behind on her mortgage that she cannot even afford a cell phone or to fix her car. Despite it all, she still prefers to volunteer to help people over working herself to death for a salary. And she refuses to lets her sons drop out of school to get jobs.

That is until she gets the foreclosure notice that gives her ten days to pay $4000. However, she refuses to give up on her dream.

“You gotta have faith,” she tells a homeless lady under her tutelage.

Too stubborn for her own good she continues in her refusal to ask for help, even from her best friend or her old flame who desperately want to help her. However, she settles for “bake sale.” One apple cake for $40 to save her home. One hundred cakes are all she needs.
                                                           
Apple Mortgage Cake is an inspirational true story with the ability to strike the heart of any struggling American. In today’s world, most everyone has wound up in Angela’s shoes. We all go through times of unemployment. We all get behind on our bills. “Rough patch” seems like a gross understatement.

It takes a highly motivated, hard-working person to make an opportunity out of so little. In Angela’s case, it was her grandmother’s recipe, some devoted friends, and a prayer that eventually turned into an enterprise. All you need to do is ask yourself what you have to offer, and you can find a way to rise above your circumstances.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

End the Silence

Phones have become a vital part of our everyday lives. With every passing year the technology industry surprises us with amazing, useful upgrades. I wouldn't be surprised if laptops and tablet become obsolete in a few years. We love upgrading our phones.

In the meantime, I'm sure a majority of you have a few (or maybe a lot) of outdated, usable phones lying around, and it presents a wonderful opportunity to made a nice profit. In fact, ebay made an impressive offer of a $100 coupon if your cell phone doesn't sell. That's an amazing offer. It's hard to resist an offer like that.

On the other hand, there is something much more noble to do with your used phones.

DONATE.

Several co-operations, including Verizon and Dr. Phil's End the Silence, collect old cell phones to give to victims of domestic violence.

There are few things I find more noble than efforts to end domestic violence. There are fewer things that boil my blood more than a "man" who thinks he can bully and beat those weaker than he. Therefore, I urge my readers, believers and unbelievers alike, to do everything within their abilities to join forces against domestic violence.

Psalm 11:5 states, "The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence."

Also, chapter 3 in 1 Peter says, "In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered."

I have been married to an amazing Christian man for three years, and I wouldn't trade those three years for anything. I have a husband who uplifts and respects me. I would never have married a man with whom I could not be a true equal partner. I can't even imagine having a relationship any other way.

My wish is that all women can understand and experience my marital joy.

Donate your phone. Save a life.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Back in Action

Praise be to God. The website  is back in action with no harm done. On the other hand, I expect not every website that has fallen victim to these ruthless hackers had the same pleasing experience. As I have mentioned before, I do not require credit card numbers from my readers. Few websites can make that claim. Therefore, I URGE you to be very cautious about your online activity. It is dangerous out there. This kind of thing happens all the time, and it won't be the last.