Slipping Into the Darkness

Diablerie by Walter Mosley

Diablerie by Walter Mosley is a dark, haunting story about life recall. Diablerie means ‘the act of  mischief or associated with demonic practices.’  It is our past that can affect our future. This book is for mature audiences only. When Benny runs into Star someone in his forgotten past, his life begins to unravel. This unfortunate meeting causes his past to come back to haunt him which may even cost him his life.

To Benny ‘Ben’ Dubbik his life was going ok. Despite the fact that he felt a depressed, empty and unhappy daily existence, he was somewhat happy and had a lot to be thankful for. He had a daughter, Ciela that was independent and going off to college. A wife of twenty years, Mona that was not only beautiful and looked younger than her age but held a prestigious position at the publication, ‘Diablerie.’  A lover/mistress, Lana that was young, in college and was comfortable with their routine tryst. And a comfortable friendship at work with the security guard, Cass.

One day all of this changed when he decided to accompany his wife to an event and Ben met Barbara ‘Star’, Noland.  It was twenty years ago that Ben had been a functioning alcoholic that would black out on occasion.  He decided to leave Colorado twenty years ago to change his life, this is where he met and married Mona.

Ben had no recollection of Star but she seemed to know him very well? One day Ben overhead Mona talk about having Ben investigated? Why? What happened?

One thing that did continually occur was that when Ben had that brief encounter with Star he began to start to recall things from his past. Did Mona know something that he didn’t? Is she in cahoots with Star?

What is going on? Get a copy of this great novel and find out how it ends. I recommend that you get the audiobook to encounter the whole haunting and suspenseful experience.

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Vernita Talk Policy in D.C. (GoFundMe)

Vernita Naylor (JEGroup) has been selected along with 49 other prominent business owners nationwide to speak in Washington, D.C. on policy issues pertaining to business owners. In today’s climate, it is important that business owners have a voice and that those voices are being heard. We have been invited to attend a Small Business Policy Forum where we will be sitting down with subject matter policy experts and legislative staff to engage in a conversation on policies surrounding tax reforms, Affordable Health Care (ACA), access to capital, hiring and other small business pain points. We need your financial support within the next two weeks to assure that our expenses for the Forum are met. Please visit our GoFundMe campaign and provide your support today.

As a Small Business Ambassador we have been contacted to speak on behalf of and have advocated for business owners on several occasions. Please join us for the continual fight to improve the conditions for small business owners throughout our Country.  For an example of our work pertaining to small business efforts, please visit (14:32/21:51)

If you are a business owner and you have a specific pain point pertaining to policy matters, please email us- Subject: Business Pain Point with a brief description of your concerns along with your name, company’s name, and the city and State that you are representing. We will make every effort to post the response to your question in our November blog,

We truly appreciate your financial support to help keep our economy thriving and the ability to implement policies that will continue to help small businesses with the ability to operate and serve you. Once again, on behalf of myself and the small business owners throughout the Country, we thank you in advance and appreciate your support. We couldn’t have done this type of work without you.

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Blessed With A Gift

Gifted Hands (Dr Ben Carson)

Did you know that everyone is blessed with a gift? Gifts can vary from being an advocate for change like Caesar Chavez, and a good parent to being an inventor that helps to improve the environmental climate like Nikola Tesla.  Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Dr. Ben Carson is an autobiography about the ebbs and flow into the life of Dr. Ben Carson. From the beginning, it appeared that his life would have taken a turn for the worse from learning challenges and self-esteem issues to having a violent temper but one-day things changed. It was partly due to his spiritual connection that helped him to hone not only his temper but his gift.

What’s beautiful about this book is that here is an African-American man that defeated the odds that were stacked up against him. It displays an example of someone that minority children can look up to and see someone with brown skin like them that have been able to hold several prominent specialty titles under his belt from neurosurgeon, plastic surgeon, oncologist, and pediatrics to the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins Medical Hospital. Now, isn’t this an excellent example of overcoming?!

There are some principles that you will learn in this book about how Dr. Carson was able to overcome those challenges. The strategy that Dr. Carson utilized is called the THINK BIG principles. Let me give you a little teaser about what these principles stand for:

  • NICE


  • GOD

There you have it, now go out and THINK BIG.

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

Back to Basics For Health

back to eden (jethro kloss)

Your health is important. How you eat and what you eat is crucial to your quality of life. As a child struggling with asthma and living with eczema I had to stay on a schedule of natural and clean eating throughout my childhood.

It appeared that I was allergic to everything from the environment I was inhaling, the clothes that I wore, and how the clothing was stored and washed to the food and beverage that I put in my mouth. I lived in the health food stores and grew up on a lot of the teachings that are contained in Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss. Ironically, these practices are still what I live by today.

These principles contained in the book are what I have passed on to my daughter and how I have raised her which has caused her to obtain a strong healthy immune system instead of a compromised immune system, she can eat everything. As you look through the book you will notice that it contains some of the same remedies, foods, and practices of what is popular today. You will discover herbs for healthy living, treating diseases naturally, how your body functions, how the foods that you eat affects your health and well-being, food preparation, and why water is important.

We live in a stressful environment and everything affects us. I can honestly say that using these type of practices has allowed me the ability to maintain my quality of life. Also, I have been able to live a healthy life free of asthma and eczema. Ask yourself what choices are you making about your health?

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

Get An Attitude Check

Fish Boost Morale and Improve Results (Stephen Lund)

Come with me and let’s partake in the atmosphere at the Famous Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington. First, do you love what you do for a living or do you despise your career or job? Is everyone engaged and on board in obtaining the team’s mission or is there someone that needs a little stimulation or refocus to help reach the team’s goal?

FISH: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen is about collaboration, leadership, and seeking innovative ways to improve the team’s spirits and accomplish team goals. If your team needs a boost to become involved in goal setting they will surely learn a lot from reading this book.  Mary Jane received a promotion but to her surprise, it could be considered a kiss of death, she was responsible for those on the third floor.

The third floor was considered so dead that it would suck the life right out of you. The promotion was great but how could she turn things around in working on the third floor. She found her answer when she visited the Famous Pike Place Fish Market. This fish market was known for its energy, teamwork, and creativity but she wondered how could she transfer what she saw there to the people on the third floor. Mary Jane continually visiting the fish market and created a memorable process that she was able to use and effectively transform the third floor.

Personally, I know how hard it can be to educate and train people that have been conditioned to think and operate in a specific fashion. People get in a rut and become robots on their jobs, which makes it difficult to incorporate anything new into the process. In  FISH: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen the steps that were outlined in the book can be paramount in helping any type of  team to make a paradigm shift:

  • Choose your attitude in how you show up and perform
  • Implement fun and playtime which improves the energy of the team
  • Make the customers’ day
  • Be present at work

Providing team with tasks and action items, enforcing accountability, and creating expected deliverables are the ways to bring unity, improve morale and obtain the desired results. What strategies are you using to motivate your team?

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)

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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