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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Book Review: Scale or Fail: How to Build Your Dream Team, Explode Your Growth, and Let Your Business Soar by Allison Maslan ISBN: 9781119461012





Are you ready to take your business to the next level?  If so, Scale or Fail: How to Build Your Dream Team, Explode Your Growth, and Let Your Business Soar by Allison Maslan will help you get there.

You may not want to be the next Microsoft, but you do want to grow your business.  In order to get to the next level, you need to scale your business.

This book will give you some ideas about how to approach going to the next level. You know you need the people, processes, and plans in place to grow, but how do you do that?

Scale or Fail is well written and explains in a reasonable amount of detail what you need to do to go to the next level with your business.






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Monday, January 21, 2019

Book Reviews: The Tears of Gethsemane by Deborah Faulks ISBN: 978-1-9736-0786-1



The Tears of Gethsemane by Deborah Faulks was a difficult book for me to read and review.  It is very different from most books regarding Christianity.

When I first started reading this book, it was difficult for me to concentrate on it.  I started it over several times because I just wasn’t getting it.

I started to just set it aside for later, but then a prompting told me I really needed to get into this book.  I said multiple prayers and then dug into it.

Once I was able to quiet my mind, I was able to really understand what the author is trying to say.

Suzanne and I are from a charismatic, fundamentalist background.  This being said, we a have a few fundamental theological differences, but the overall feel and message of the book is completely in keeping with our beliefs.

This is not the kind of book one should just plow right through,  It is the kind of book that one should read with a lot of prayer and reflection.  One should keep their favorite translation of the Holy Bible handy and probably another translation to help when one has questions.

The Tears of Gethsemane would make a great small group Bible study. This would probably be the best way to approach it.  

Perhaps a group of Christians should take one chapter at a time and spend a week reading and re-reading it as well as prayerfully considering it.  Then, they could come together and discuss it in more detail.

If you miss this book, you have probably missed a blessing.


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Book Review: Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers: All-New Easy Everyday Recipes by Emily Richards and Sylvia Kong ISBN: 978-0-7788-0610-3



When you don’t know what to make for supper and everyone is bugging you to feed them NOW, what do you do?

You could go scream into the clown’s head and get some robot food, or you could pick up your copy of Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers: All-New Easy Everyday Recipes by Emily Richards and Sylvia Kong and you are ready to go.

You probably have everything you need to fix most of these recipes.  There are even recipes for dessert in here.

These recipes are easy to follow.  Well, not really. The problem will be when the recipe says to cook the bacon and set it aside.  What cook is going to allow bacon to just sit there without eating it?

If you can resist the bacon long enough for it to actually make it into your recipe, you have the makings for some very tasty meals.

The spiral binding on this book makes it easy to follow the recipes because it doesn’t change the page while your back is turned.  Who hasn’t had the page turn on them while they are making a recipe? This makes for some interesting meals.

This easy to follow book will make a great addition to your cookbook collection. Even a husband can follow these recipes.  Get your copy of Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers today.




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Thursday, January 17, 2019

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1. Hot dogs and coleslaw go hand in hand.


Back home in Anderson, South Carolina, we make the best hot dogs on
the planet.  There is a small, family-owned chain of hot dog restaurants
where all they sell is hot dogs.  The place is named Skin’s, after their
founder Skin Thrasher. Come on now, it is the South, where we have
unusual names and nicknames.


If I remember correctly, Skins started out as a walk-up kind of
restaurant, like McDonald’s used to be.  You would walk up to a window
and place your order. You would walk down to the next window and
pick up your order.  The hot dogs were/are inexpensive and very good.
Around there, all the way means chili, mustard, and onions.  They have
potato chips in bags and soft drinks in cans. You can get a side order
of their world famous cole slaw.  If you miss the cole slaw, you missed
the best part.


We also had a place in Greenwood, South Carolina, called Barretts.  This
was a mom and pop kind of convenience store. It sat right across the
street from Greenwood Memorial Gardens, where I used to work.


First thing in the morning, they would make a crock pot of chili and
soon would start the roller grill.  The hot dogs were inexpensive and
very good.


And then there is The Dump.  If you have ever watched my video called
Newspaper Diapers, you know all about The Dump.  Well, The Dump
had some very good hot dogs, too.


Suzanne says I eat my hot dogs like a Yankee because sometimes I like
to have a hot dog with a bun, wiener, mayonnaise, and coleslaw on
it.  Don’t make the mistake of ordering a slaw dog. Don’t make the
mistake of ordering a chili dog if what you want is a hot dog with chili
on it.


Around our parts back in South Carolina, if you said you wanted a slaw
dog you got a bun with coleslaw in it. If you said you wanted a chili dog,
you got a bun with chili in it. You would not get the wiener unless you
said you wanted a hot dog.


2. Jesus makes my heart happy.


I serve a Risen Saviour who is always here for me.  It makes me happy
to know that He has my back in anything.


Music also makes my heart happy.  I love to listen to music. When it
is good old Southern Gospel music, it’s even better.  If you get a chance
to listen to Catlin Tierce, you have a rare treat.

3. Don’t be afraid to speak up and say what is on your mind.


Too often people put up with crappy service. Recently, our two daughters
went into Walmart to get some specialty food items we needed for
making a video. Before we went, we verified that the store had the
items in stock by checking the website and the app.


Our daughters asked for help in finding the items from several different
employees, who each told them that Walmart did not sell the items and
that they should go to H.E.B. to find what they were looking for.


Suzanne and I were waiting in the car because I have problems with my
feet.  The girls called the car and so I went in the store. I went to
CUSStomer service and told the worker that I wanted to speak to the
store manager or the assistant manager on duty.  I told her not to
bother me with anyone who wasn’t the highest ranking person in the
store at that time.


It turns out that the assistant manager in charge was one of the ones
who had not helped our daughters and told them to go to H.E.B.  He
and I had a word of prayer. I told him that I was not aware that
H.E.B. had bought out Walmart. I told him that I was going to go
back the the shelve and look at every item in the grocery section and
when I found it, I would let him and Walmart know what bad service I
received.


He finally decided he should actually go look.  I followed along on the
handicapped cart, which does not move very fast. Just as I turned onto
the aisle where he went, he found it.  I said to him, “Welcome to H.E.B.”


If I go in a restaurant and get bad food or bad service, you can bet I
will speak out about it. In this little town, Suzanne and I were searched
out by the owner of the Denny’s.  He came in the convenience store
where I was working and asked us to go to his Denny’s and try it. He
gave us a copy of his business card with a note on the back that got us
a major discount on the food.


We soon discovered that when either he or his sons were not there, the
service was great.  If he or his sons are there, the service is terrible.
I told him so. We haven’t been back in years.   

4. If running my mouth was a sport, I would win hands down.


My kids hate it.  If we go into the Walmart, H.E.B., or any of the
convenience stores owned by the family we used to work for, I will get
into a conversation or ten or twenty, that will each last at least 20
minutes.


Sometimes I will get into conversations with people I don’t even know
and they will last that long.


I guess I am an oddball. I am one of those people who can go into a
room full of strangers and not open my mouth.  I will just sit and listen.
But, if called on to speak, I am not backed up about standing in front
of the room and giving an impromptu talk about whatever.


I remember once inviting a friend to youth night at our church.  The
youth pastor is a good friend of mine and we are closer than some
brothers.  At the end of the service, the youth pastor, Eddie, called
on me to give the closing prayer  My friend told me afterwards that if
that ever happened to him at his church he would just die. He would
crawl up under the pew and die.


There is actually a whole lot more to this story that I will tell someday.
 Like in the movie The Beverly Hillbillies, someone asks Jed how he got
to California.  He says, “That’s a long story.” Granny pipes up and says,
“But he don’t mind tellin’ it.”  I don’t mind telling you a long story.






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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Book Review: The Herbal Medicine Cookbook: Everyday Recipes to Boost Your Health by Susan Hess and Tina Sams ISBN: 978-1-64152-264-9





Cholesterol too high? Take a pill.  Blood pressure too high? Take a pill. Got a cold coming on? Take a pill.  So many pills cannot possibly be good for us.

Modern medicine has an answer for just about everything.  But at what cost to your health?

The Herbal Medicine Cookbook: Everyday Recipes to Boost Your Health by Susan Hess and Tina Sams provides you some simple, relatively inexpensive ways to help you stay healthy.

This book is a step-by-step guide to eating in such a way that you give your body what it needs to heal itself.

You don’t need to replace your doctor or other health care provider, unless that is your goal.  You can help yourself feel better by following the recipes in this cookbook.

The Herbal Medicine Cookbook takes the idea of Chinese medicine and makes it easy to understand and easy to follow.  You won’t need a lot of fancy herbs or other ingredients. You probably have just about everything you need to follow most of these recipes right now.

This book tells you what equipment you need to get started.  Most modern kitchens have all of it or, at least, most of it anyway.

By following these easy recipes, you will give your body what it needs to feel better and healthier.


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