Published June 26th, 2014 by

 There are some things that are not in the manual. 

There are some things a quote will not resolve. 

There are some things that the word of the day will not encourage.





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Published June 26th, 2014 by






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Published June 25th, 2014 by

By Clark Howard

For some people, half of what we spend on food is often spent eating out. We all know eating out can be tough on a diet. Yet there are free apps and websites to help shift the balance of power in your favor by connecting you with healthier eating choices — no matter where you are.The New York Timesrecently ran a story that explored how hard it can be to control what and how much you consume when you dine out. But they noted how technology is stepping into that breach to come to the rescue.

Check out these apps and websites to help you eat healthy when you eat out


Food Tripping app – Find great alternatives to fast food wherever you are. Food Tripping locates the closest eateries, juice joints, farmers’ markets, microbreweries, and more

Healthy Out app – Find a healthy meal. Free online ordering from NYC’s best restaurants. Create an account so we can personalize your healthy menu

Gluten Free Restaurant Items app – Provides you with gluten free food items of over 150 most popular restaurant and fast-food chains

Find Me Gluten Free app – Helps you eat gluten free. We have free iPhone and Android apps that help you find gluten free businesses and products

DINE Gluten Free app – Lets you access our huge database of Gluten Free Dining & Travel REVIEWS from the U.S. — and around the world — when you’re on-the-go

Websites – Find nutrition information for Healthy Dining-approved restaurant menus, Sodium Savvy and Kids LiveWell choices – If you are managing food allergies or are a restaurant professional, SafeFARE provides tools and resources to help you create a safer, more enjoyable dining experience – Guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the United States, rated by people with food allergies – Safely eat and serve foods free from gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, corn, egg, soy, and more

Don’t forget the java!

On the fun side, there’s also a NYC startup with an app called Cups that is like the anti-Starbucks. It puts together a consortium of indie coffee shops, then you pay a subscription and can drink all you want for a flat rate per month. Of course, we’re talking New York prices, so this service will set you back $45 a month for unlimited coffee!

Avoid the Bermuda Triangle

Some years ago, I wrote in Clark’s Big Book of Bargainsabout how to eat out at restaurants the Clark Smart way. At the time, I discussed the Bermuda Triangle of the restaurant industry where restaurateurs make their biggest profits: Appetizers, desserts and alcohol.

Now the Bermuda Triangle of dining is snaring diners because the price of wine is up. The Los Angeles Times reports wine production is at the lowest level since 1975 at the same time that consumption is up. Hence the squeeze play leading to higher prices.

This is a time to product substitute. You may need to become more selective about the wine you choose to drink and look for the deals.

Or why not have that glass of wine at home instead of at the restaurant? Or why not look for discounts on sites like or use a site like that lets you make reservations online and earn points toward free meals?

And if you’ve ever wondered how much to tip when eating out, you may want to read this article about the new normal when it comes to restaurant tipping! But don’t read it on a full stomach; I want you to enjoy that meal when you go out and take the trouble to eat healthy!

Published June 25th, 2014 by




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Published June 24th, 2014 by

Redemption in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Published June 23rd, 2014 by

The Lord the Shepherd of His People

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord

Published June 22nd, 2014 by

You know what is stupid? A lot of stuff.

You know what is brilliant? A lot of stuff.

You know what is love? Those that love themselves.

give your self a hug

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Published June 22nd, 2014 by

Are You Grateful Today? If so, what are you grateful for?


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Published June 21st, 2014 by

Accusation, whether direct or veiled is diabolical. Its goal is to diminish well-being, by attacking your identity, eroding any sense of wholeness that can be experienced by grace. To subject yourself for even a moment to such abuse is to allow your back to be walked on by tormentors that delight in ruling over you with manipulation and control. Their intimidation is earthy and demonic. Learn to say, “Get behind me”.

– Bishop Mark Chironna

Published June 20th, 2014 by

The word dominate is often used in a negative content.  However, it can be used in a positive depending on the subject, direct aim at a specific goal.

Have you ever experienced a person with a dominate personality?  Yes, me too.  And most often, I either move out of their way, leave their presence, and or change the subject and talk about the weather.

Dominate.  Allow this word to be a positive statement by allowing the Word of life to dominate your life.  In this book of 66 chapters, it has every life changing antidote ingredient that will dominate to change a negative into a positive for a better day.


Bring The Best You Today

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Published June 20th, 2014 by




Be Blessed

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Published June 18th, 2014 by

There are times where the only place to hide is within self.  It is the only place where peace resides and answers are given to explain the outside chaos that never seems to take a seat of order.

I would like to share this to a troubled soul – reaching inwardly to the depth of a place called the Throne room of Heaven. The  place that awaits you , the Father that welcomes you,  and a love that fill every missing piece of your puzzle…. He completes you.

Ephesians 2:18

For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.


-Comforting Promises





Published June 18th, 2014 by

When one forgets who they are, they’re driven to achieve in order to be approved, because their identity is bound up in performance. Performance-driven behaviors always leave the performer “infirmed”, not “affirmed”. The infirmed soul’s hunger for identity can only be satisfied in the presence of genuine, loving affirmation, that touches their essence, who they are, not what they do. So remember: identity is destiny.

-Mark Chironna









Published June 17th, 2014 by

This is a story that will touch a heart and maybe understand others little better.  We are living amongst great people in a world that house 7 billion people.  However, we as a people have a difficult time accepting sexual orientations when this subject should be a private matter with those that are family and loved ones.

Take a watch at the video. It will soften your heart.

Be Blessed,

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Published June 16th, 2014 by

Success comes with hard work, focus and luck. The luck comes to those who seek it out. If you are not in the game, you cannot get lucky.

-Donald Trump

Published June 15th, 2014 by

men ties

You are the leaders that lead.
 You are the support that bridge.
 You are the strength that carries.
Your scent is the aroma of The Father in heaven, Elohim that Loves.

You are the eyes that sees danger to protect.
   And most of all, You are the childlike heart that never grows up from the happiest moment as when you were a child that relates.

  A Father’s love is beyond a simple explanation to the natural ear.
Its a spiritual bond that only a heart can know its sound.

Father’s Day is everyday. 

-Comforting Promises/Sonya Buchanan

Published June 14th, 2014 by

It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts. -Addison Walker





Keep the Faith!

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Published June 14th, 2014 by

The world should make Father’s Day a weekend celebration.

Do you all remember this episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air when Will’s dad leaves. Watch the episode and try not to cry.




Happy Father’s Day,

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Published June 14th, 2014 by

Hello World,

We are officially back on the scene.

Most often during transitioning, you find it difficult with unanswered questions to a lot why’s.   After the transition has run its course, the unanswered questions becomes a flood gate of answers.

In life, you may not receive your questions at the time you desperately need them but when the storms of life settles….you’ll get the understanding that recon’s the mysteries of life.

Keep the faith,

Comforting Promises/Sonya Buchanan