How Is Your Outerward Appearance?

Kingdom Woman of God - Tony Evans

Exactly what does it mean to be a kingdom woman? A kingdom woman is known not only by what she is seen doing but also by what is unseen. “But the Lord said unto Samuel, look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth for the man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looked on the heart.” I Samuel 16:7 (KJV). As you see, people see things from a superficial perspective but God is cognizant of the things unseen.

Kingdom Woman: Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities is a beautiful collaboration between Dr. Tony Evans, Founder and Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and Founder and President, Urban Alternative in Dallas, Texas and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst. This book is power-packed with the insight and knowledge necessary to help women to walk into who God has called them to be, kingdom women. Dr. Evans and Chrystal have provided pages upon pages of how women can create a foundation, purpose, faith, power, and embrace the fruit of possibilities in their everyday lives.

I am a part of women’s group at church where Kingdom Woman: Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities was our assigned book. Each month we were assigned a Chapter to explore individually. Then we connected collectively to discuss the contents of the Chapter and delved deeper into our experiences with what we read for that month.

While I loved the book that Dr. Evans and Chrystal developed a few Chapters that resonated with me personally was A Woman of Commitment, The Possibilities of a Kingdom Woman’s Faith and A Kingdom Woman and Her Church because of the messages that these specific Chapters conveyed for me at this moment in my life.  These Chapters offered me an anecdote that I can use immediately. When we have questions, we need answers and Kingdom Woman offers that and more. If you are seeking ways to become a kingdom woman this is the book for you.

B.E.S.T. Publishing (A Division of Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)

Baby Boomers & Millenials Mix

A Man Called Ove

Ove is a whimsical story about a middle-aged man whose world as he knows it has drastically changed and he doesn’t know how to navigate through what he sees. Swedish New York Times Best Selling Author, Fredrik Backman is back again with A Man Called Ove (pronounced ‘ou’ ’va’ – like the words ‘you’ and ‘variety’).  To the outside world, Ove is seen as a bitter, anti-social, and critical man but how did he get this way? One Monday morning, Ove is let go from his job of over 33 years.  This came approximately four to six months after his wife, Sonja, died what is Ove to do now?

The next day, on Tuesday Ove, tries to work through his usual routine after being forced to retire but he can’t.  As Ove looks out into the world he discovers that his neighborhood has been saturated with self-employed, foreign car drivers, undesirables, that lack responsibility, violates the rules of the neighborhood and allows their dog to handle their business on his lawn.  To Ove’s dismay, as he continues throughout his day, he grudgingly encounters the Overweight Man, Blond Weed with her dog,  the Lanky Man and the Pregnant One with their two children and let’s not forget his nemesis neighbors Rune and his wife, Anita.

Believe it or not, Ove was once a hopefully and happy man. His dad was his hero, mentor, and friend. Through his father, Ove learned a lot about life, responsibility, and truthfulness.  His dad passed when Ove was 16 years old and immediately something also died within Ove that changed his life forever. But one day his life became hopeful again when he met and married his wife, Sonja. People had always wondered why she married him because they were like night and day. Despite his behavior, she had her reasons for marrying him and despite his grumpiness, she made Ove happy.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is about change, hope, chance encounters and love restored. If you want to really enjoy A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman listen to the audio,  narrated by George Newbern. George is an excellent storyteller and you will enjoy hearing him cleverly and effortlessly transition to the various characters in the story which will not only keep you engaged but laughing continuously. The combination between an excellent piece of work and a funny storyteller makes A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman a winner.

B.E.S.T. Publishing (A Division of Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)

Stand Up For Change

Recently, I was sworn in as a Park, Historical, and Recreation Commissioner. Anyone that knows me understands that I have always not only advocated for the needs and the rights of others but have made a difference in a variety of arenas from the foster care system and public lands to education. Join me in keeping our parks safe, maintaining the historical value of our buildings, sites, and structures and assuring that funding is available for our parks, historical and recreational integrity.

Thank you for letting me serve you.

Commissioner Naylor

Make Your Vision Come to Life

Gordon D'Angelo Book Cover (Vision)

Everyone has something that they’re passionate about. Do you possess the passion necessary to turn your vision into a reality? Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo, is a how-to-guide that is designed to help map out the steps necessary to turn your vision into a reality.

In Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo you will learn how to use the Strategic Visionary Planning process that Gordon D’Angelo has created especially for you. You can tell immediately just by reviewing the Table of Content in Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo that this book is power-packed with helpful and resourceful information to help you to jumpstart your intended purpose. The various types of exercises from the Visionary Template, Creating a Magnetic Force, and Preparation to Power In Numbers will assist you in not only establishing great success but in creating a mental paradigm shift in how you visualize your destiny.

Gordon D’Angelo is a success story in his own right from the NEXT Financial Group, Inc Co-Founder and Chairman and seven-time Broker/Dealer of the Year Award Winner to Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Founder and Director. Gordon D’Angelo is sharing his success by assisting others in Vision: Your Pathway to Victory in showing them the best practices and ways available to becoming successful. While success is relative to the individual you can use these principles for your destination goal.

Visions can be applied to anything from a business venture and a personal endeavor to improving the world that we live in today. In Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo you will discover templates that will be useful in creating your Strategic Visionary Plan. Your success is in your hands go out and make a difference.

B.E.S.T. Publishing (A Division of Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)
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Learn, Grow, Connect & Have FUN

The Princess Club (Sunni H) June 3 (Saturday) Event - Rancho Cordova

Join me, Vernita Naylor (JEGroup), Published Author Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government  Contracting and other industry experts as we answer your questions about how to grow your business, on Saturday, June 3, 5-8pm at the Rancho Cordova City Hall.  Let’s relax, laugh and enjoy each other as we eat hors-d’oeuvres and drink beverages of several vendors from the Northern California area while we learn, grow, connect and have fun together. Click here to join us.

Hope to see you there!

It’s Never Too Late

My Grandmother Said to Say Sorry Book Cover (F Backman)Elsa is what you would call a mature seven-year-old. Why wouldn’t she be, since she spends most of her time around adults, particularly her Granny? In My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman, Elsa is aware that something is going on with her Granny but isn’t sure exactly what. What Elsa does realize is that she has a special bond with her Granny more than she has with her father or mother, Granny is her world. One day Granny tasks Elsa with a task that no seven-year-old should be tasked with, making special deliveries, to right the wrongs that she had created during her lifetime. When Granny passes away, Elsa sets out on a mission to make those special deliveries.

I enjoyed reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Fredrik Backman is a Swedish New York Times Best Selling Author, Fredrik Backman with several books under his belt from And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and The Man Called Ove to Britt-Marie Was Here. Take a journey with Elsa as she makes several unsuspected deliveries to right the wrongs of her Granny. This journey has many surprises for not only Elsa but the receivers of the special deliveries. If you enjoy reading books about life, risks and repentance I am sure that you will enjoy reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry and adding Fredrik Backman to your library repertoire.

B.E.S.T. Publishing (A Division of Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)

Expand Your Horizon To Grow


For some people change can become a scary act.  But did you realize that with the changes that you experience that it can actually help you to grow to your fullest potential?  Everything that you touch, every incident that you encounter and everything that you do, can help to expand your horizon.

Perform this quick assessment to see whether you are stagnant or on your way to expanding your horizon. Be honest about your answers.

A.When you meet someone new do you

  1. Try to engage in a conversation with them
  2. Act like you are engaged but tune out
  3. Try to avoid them
  4. Position yourself to at least listen to what they have to say

B.When you encounter a process that is unfamiliar to you do you

  1. Act like you are learning and interested but have no interest at all
  2. Attempt and make an effort
  3. Position yourself to learn how to understand it
  4. Try to avoid it

C.When you are working with a new client do you

  1. Repeat back what you hear
  2. Assume that you know what they are asking for
  3. Engage with another person and obtain their interpretation of the conversation
  4. Proceed according to your understanding and do not acquire additional feedback

D.Your employee or subcontractor did something unethical do you

  1. Suggest some corrective actions
  2. Immediately confront them about it
  3. Avoid the incident at all costs
  4. Try to smooth over the act

E.You discover that there is a new way of performing a process that you and others have been performing regularly for several years, do you

  1. Inform others about the new process
  2. Pretend like you weren’t aware of the process and go back to your old way of performing the process
  3. Keep the new process to yourself
  4. Discuss the new changes with management

Adding up the numbers that you circled will help to determine where you are in the growth process. If your score is over 12 you have great potential for growth and you are on your way to developing a habit of expanding. If you score below 12 then you can begin working on ways to improve yourself. Either way, it is important to know where you are and begin expanding your horizon for growth.

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“Be transparent in how you conduct business or perform.” Vernita Naylor