Author: Lea Emerson

Extraordinary begins with ordinary

We all want something extraordinary to happen with our lives. And, it’s crazy how quick and easy it can be to get sidetracked and disheartened; to become overwhelmed by life’s obstacles/burdens/trials/hardships/etc. This is what usually keeps us from stepping into God’s extraordinary plans for our lives. The challenge for most of us is it’s often the unknown of the start that stops us. We want to be finishers, but we don’t know how to get there, and so we don’t start. And as obvious as it sounds, you will never finish something that you don’t start. What I do...

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Caregivers need a plan, a Care Plan

November is National Caregiver Awareness Month, a time to highlight the many people across the nation that are looking after a family member, a friend, or a person in need. Caregivers are the unsung heroes of many people needing extra help to get through the daily tasks that we often take for granted. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention recently highlighted the importance of a care plan for caregivers to better balance and manage both personal life, and the life of those you are providing care for. What’s a care plan? A Care Plan Form summarizes the person’s health conditions...

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Tis the season for scamming

It’s holiday shopping season and criminals are getting ready to do a little “shopping” of their own.  There are a number of scams around that are designed to steal your money and personal information, especially while you’re shopping online. With Cyber Monday approaching you might have big plans to get Christmas shopping smashed out, but it is important to stay aware of who might be gathering your information online. A few tips to cover yourself: Make sure it’s a trusted company Ensure the site is secure and reputable before entering credit card info If entering a website through a...

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Flirting with danger, social media is risky business

Social Media. The fastest and easiest way to communicate, make your friends jealous and keep up with long-lost friends (or enemies) from high school. Whether your considering deleting facebook due to all the drama and negative news or your wall is thriving with exotic beach photos, just remember, hitting “Post” isn’t always the safest way to communicate in today’s world. By telling people where you are and more importantly, are not, you are giving criminals a jump start advantage. Even checking in to a restaurant lets others know where you are, who you’re with, what you’re wearing, and most...

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The iBug is frustrating iPhone users after new update

If you’re an iPhone user that recently updated to iOS 11.1 you have probably noticed a small bug resulting in the letter “i” autocorrecting to “A” followed by a symbol.  Apple announced on their website on Saturday that there is a workaround for the bug using the Text Replacement feature on the iPhone. You can set up the text replacement by: Go to Settings>General>Keyboard>Text Replacement. Tap + to add new text replacement For Phrase, type upper-case “I”. For Shortcut, type a lower-case ‘i”. Click here to view on the Apple website. Apple has not released an official update to...

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