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Save it Don’t Misuse it, the Power of the Dollar.


The dollar, the piece of paper that it’s made on is oftentimes abused. The dollar cannot stay in a place for a long time. It’s looked and there is a plan already arranged for it why?Saving the dollar is the problem. There are plans for the dollar once the dollar comes with more dollars and the amounts become larger. The dollar is misused in many ways we cannot fathom it.

Instead of abusing the dollars that you have why not invest in a savings plan using the daily dollar a day challenge. You can watch many dollars grew. You can surprise yourself how much you can save and guess what? We spend more than a dollar a day why is it so hard to save a dollar rather than let it burn through your pockets.

I want to challenge you to see the Dollar in a new frame of light. It’s measly but it can work and more dollars can come behind the next one. Today make up your mind you will pay attention to how the dollar is spent and maybe you can save it. Take the challenge.


Dr. Joness

Beneath the Grief Ministries



Why Doesn’t It Stop?

It’s too much when is it going to stop, why are people just hating so much. What difference it makes regarding one’s color. Nothing is going to change that it’s who you were created to look like. Talk everywhere and many feel absolutely helpless. Now they are in grief. People lost loved ones and families were put in positions they now have to mourn over their loved ones.Why doesn’t it Stop? what is it going to take to make it stop? Daily in the news on social media and word of mouth the word has gotten around Why Doesn’t it stop. Who is going to step up and say enough is enough? Who’s going to be the one who puts their life on the line and say; it will stop.

The Charlotteville Va incident brings memories of so much that is going on in the world today. The mind is taken to a grievous moment for someone that was affected by this terrible act. Why Doesn’t it Stop? A few simple steps to follow when in thought about this.

  1. First Pray it’s needed more than ever before. Read your scriptures for comfort and ask God to intervene to heal and strengthen and walk among those in need. Ask God for his guidance of any help you can render.
  2. Think before you think of what it should be like? What would it be like?  and what it will be like?
  3. Think about how you can be a force in some way to make a united stand. Each one can reach one and where there are numbers there is a strength.
  4. If you have children educate them on rights and wrongs  Don’t promote any racist behavior among them but to promote peace and understanding.

Why doesn’t it Stop? It won’t stop if people display no care. Show some today.


Dr. Jones.




Take a look at what can Grieve You…. Money

Taking a look at the power of one dollar for the past few blogs I have done. My mission was to talk to people about the power of one measly dollar. The dollar may not have much value to anyone but if you don’t understand the discipline of money then you can miss a point. Money is not the problem it’s how it is viewed in the mind. If you fear money then you will get it through your hands and spend it fast like eating an ice cream cone before it melts.

Money is definitely a grievous issue in the lives of many. The phrases are “I don’t have any money or I don’t have enough money” Let’s face it everyone grieves something and money can be grieved too. As we see, some will do anything to get a dollar in their hands even if it means hurting someone to get it. The principle of 1 dollar can help you see the importance of the dollar but also not to spend it so fast. It’s so small can’t you save that little amount over a period of time? Why not?  The mindset has to be challenged to see the dollar differently then the effects of spending it won’t be so hard. Take the one dollar and put it away with a determination you are not going to spend it.

The grief in the money is that you want it so when you don’t have it, it can create a stress, and make one feel depressed. Yes, there are people that get depressed when they do not have any money. So take a look at what can grieve you, money. Don’t let it happen, do something about it. See money differently and change your mindset about it.


Dr. Jones.


The positive influence Saving the One Dollar

The dollar challenge for many seems almost like an impossible task. Why is that? Due to not having sufficient knowledge about saving and spending habits, one can be lost in really how much they can see money in a positive manner. Money should not be used as a manipulation tactic but where one can buy what they desire with having to question how much more they need. The power of saving one measly dollar is one everyone in society needs to grab ahold of.

The dollar is seen as measly and not enough and more is needed. Let’s not move so fast to get the principle around saving a dollar. The discipline is what is needed to be able to see the dollar and the power it has. A measly dollar one says a dollar is a dollar. Don’t have a dollar and imagine how it feels. The value of the dollar is definitely not high at all. in fact it’s at it’s all time low peak. However, the dollar needs to be seen for its simplicity and not only that it has no value or meaning to it. Let’s remember what we don’t know about a dollar and the teaching you may have received about a dollar.,

Let a dollar be seen in a new way. First, think about something you want to save for. Get a book, a nice designed box or a can even, dress it up and take a dollar and save it. Try it. Get into the mindset of saving a dollar. Think about what you don’t know about saving and let the dollar be the first step to getting free.


Dr. La-Renda Jones




Making a Matter complicated saving a Dollar

Saving money can become complicated.The complication comes when it comes to discipline. Families that have not trained children from childhood what to do with money and how to treat it; the injustice is done to that child already. Children need to see money as simple, not complicated. If they sense the fear in spending it, they will also sense the fear in saving it. Adults struggle every day with money issues but the efforts to start saving one measly dollar needs to go into effect.

Objects can be used in creative ways that one can use to save one dollar and it doesn’t have to be complicated at all.  The mind has to say, I will do this and I will not back up from it. The results can be seen at the end but you first have to say within the mind this is a task I must overcome.  Often one hears, oh a dollar means nothing and what can you do with it. The last time I checked: 100 pennies add up to a dollar and 10 dimes add up to a dollar.  Once the money is saved and counted that’s when one sees how easy it is and then because they have a few dollars in their pockets, now they can buy something. You could not buy anything if you didn’t have a dollar now, could you?

Matters are made too complicated when it comes to saving a dollar. We spend more than a dollar. Let us wake up and see the fact. We need to see the dollar is not the complication it’s the discipline.


Dr. La-Renda jones


Tackling the Challenge of Saving the Dollar

The saying is always said ” I don’t have any money” The saying is used so much until guess what? You don’t have any money; you basically don’t have any. I wondered if someone took the time to add up 100 pennies, what does that amount up to? Right, 100 pennies add up to 1.00.  Oh, what’s a lousy penny, no one really looks at that. When you buy an item, do you think when the cashier says that is .54 cents? I know the small stuff doesn’t really count right? Wrong when you are tackling the challenge to save the dollar.

One dollar like $5.00 or $10.00 is still broken down to be dollars. The challenge is who is paying attention to how to go about gaining a skill of discipline to save a dollar. One has to start somewhere. It starts in your perception of money. If you think money is for the fast spending, it won’t matter how much you have, your mindset will be spending it. Money has to be viewed differently, for example, to desire something and don’t want to be in debt to get it. Are you willing to save for it, no matter how long it takes?  Another question, how long can you hold a dollar in your possession? There’s a challenge to take.

One good way to begin to look at the challenge of tackling of saving a dollar is to have someone you can talk with that can make you accountable. I would suggest a friend you really have trust in and a coach who specializes in finances or the therapist who can help with helping you process your thoughts and feelings about money. Money sometimes scares people especially when they don’t have any. There goes a sense of insecurity when a person does not have money. The fear will not allow one to look at the dollar at all but fear it and the mind will say “I have to just get it and then there becomes the mindset of getting the amount, then what happens? There goes the mind saying going to go get this and that. The money goes out the window and then the cycle starts again, right back to the beginning no money, not even a measly dollar.

Tackling the challenge of saving one dollar is that for you? Do you think you can do it? I would strongly suggest it to you.


Dr. La-Renda Jones

Beneath the Grief Ministries.


Money Problems Anyone

Tossed lately with this issue regarding finances. So many are struggling in this area of their lives. We refuse to look into it, discover it’s feared and why? Many use money to manipulate others how to give it to them. Can you believe one of the largest problems people have, have to do do with saving money? It only takes up a made up mind you will save something. Not what you are not able to.

 Proverbs 22:7

The rich ruleth over the poor and the borrower is a servant to the lender. What do we think about this? The Bible is truth right there. Someone has to be challenged to get out of this mind of thinking regarding money being the problem. 



Acts 20:35 35 I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. You better believe this is the truth indeed. But if one is fearful to bless the person because of the word and what’s it about, then the motive to give is minimized. 

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Now there is your problem right there.  Many don’t realize they have fallen into this trap. You can have millions and give it away, or even $5 with the heart to keep it and hoard it and then here comes the sorrows why?

I want to speak to those who want to save money. Money problems anyone?

1.   I love my plan as a Christian do you want to take the challenge? I dare you to do it. I am a proof of it, Using the Power of the Dollar. It’s simple and just takes you to have a made up mind.Take your Bible: the one you use or another one. Put 1 dollar into your Bible every day. You open it every day don’t you?  You looked at all the pages after, didn’t you? Ou said this will take a long time… Well what’s your excuse not to take this challenge? Get through that inner grief/Sir/Maam. Maybe you need some counseling here.

2. Simple every day you place the dollar in your Bible and you struggle with leaving it there recognize there is the problem.  The goal is to let it sit until every page has it’ dollar. So you might say, I might not live to see my benefit of saving the dollars. Why are you worried about that? When you see Jesus, and you are in the grave, your money is not going to make a difference anyway.  Get out of the mindset about something so simple.

3. When you have covered every page, remove your dollars. Buy yourself something, do something with it, donate to something, go somewhere but don’t spend the entire amount. Take the remainder and put it back in the Bible.  You just did something that you wanted or bought something you wanted, gave some to someone in need.

4. Reflection time. So what’re your thoughts? Time to deal with that!



Money Problems anyone? Hopes this helps

Dr. La-Renda Jones