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Wow. What an amazing, uplifting, and detailed article on last night’s special mission trip to and from China to get much needed PPE (N95 masks) In the USA. Hats off and much thanks to The Kraft family and The New England Patriots. Read the full story from the ESPN and the Wall Street Journal here: https://es.pn/2R4G7cw Raymond Reggie www.RReggie.com
Reboot your Priorities Reboot your Faith Reboot your Life In these challenging and uncertain times, we are taught to Be Still. In reviewing Psalms 46 (NJKV), importantly, we see that the point of view changes in verse 10, where the voice becomes clearly an echo from God. No longer is it written about the Lord, instead, it is written by the Lord himself, as HE directly says: “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” Psalms 46:10 (NKJV) Experience tells us that in poetry when a pattern is broken, it forces the reader to pay attention. Something important is about to be communicated. The change of voice tells us to pay attention, then to Be Still. As we sit still, it’s time for a “when all else fails… reboot.” As we all know, we “reboot” or “hard reset” our computer when it freezes or doesn’t operate correctly, it’s time that we Ctrl Alt Del and reboot the human-computer. We need a human Ctrl Alt Del – a complete reset. We need a Ctrl Alt Del, a complete reboot of our lives, and we need it now. Reboot and set priorities. As my good friend, Bryan Sibley, MD, a solid man of God writes: “God first, family second, everything else third” The first step in our reboot is to Be Still, then reboot and make God first! With God as our priority, everything else will fall into place. Only second to God is our family. If we are not solid in our family relationships, it’s time to reconcile and reboot the relationship. As we learn in 2 Corinthians 5:17 – 21, God has made us new creatures in Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. We are “ambassadors for Christ, as though God was pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” God has given HIS representatives a message of peace and of reconciliation. Are you fulfilling your commission as Christ’s ambassador? During this Ctrl Alt Del, hard reset, we need to rise up and become the ambassador we are called to be. The time for the hard reset is now. Time to set your priorities. The uncertain times have been a wake-up call for me, I hope it has been for you too. As we learn to “social distance” we need to learn to gravitate to HIM. If you need a hug and need to be close, be close and embrace Our Savior, embrace HIM. Be safe, hit the hard reset (Ctrl, Alt, Del) and start fresh, with God first. Love, Ray Reggie www.RayReggie.com God first, setting life’s priorities, by Bryan G. Sibley, MD. Dr. Sibley is a highly respected pediatrician who practices in Lafayette, Louisiana, is also a very trusted and respected published author, and serves as a Certified Lay Minister in the Church. ISBN 0925417637
A hard hat that fell into the Mississippi River in 2015 is being mailed back to its owner after being found 4,300 miles away on a beach in Ireland. Liam McNamara, a member of the Burren Shores Beachcombing & More Facebook group, said he found the hat on a beach in Fanore, County Clare, and sought help from social media in tracking down the original owner of the headwear. The hat’s custom paint job, in the purple and gold colors of Louisiana State University, and an intact sticker bearing the name of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 25, helped McNamara get into contact with Matthew Bonnette. Bonnette said he had been working in 2015 in Belle Chasee, La., near New Orleans, when his hat fell into the Mississippi River. McNamara said he is mailing the hat back to Bonnette in Louisiana. – Ray Reggie www.RReggie.com
We’re turning the corner into prime festival season, and there’s no better way to kick things off than with some mouthwatering good BBQ. Hogs for the Cause returns to the UNO Lakefront Arena March 27-28, 2020 and this year promises to be one of the best yet. Not only will you be feasting on some of the best BBQ from pitmasters across the country, but Bacon Night delivers an extra special twist to an already amazing festival, with over two tons of bacon in some of the most unique bacon-themed dishes you’ve ever tasted. Scroll down to read all about the event courtesy of your NOLA Friend – Raymond Reggie! Back for another year of finger-licking fun, Hogs for the Cause is the largest BBQ and Music festival in the country. One of the best local charity events in New Orleans, Hogs for the Cause works with local and national children’s hospitals to offer relief to families with children with brain cancer. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and you’ll want to be first in line with this tasty festival. And you’d better come hungry! Click here to purchase your tickets, and be sure to follow them on Facebook so you can stay up to date on the latest news regarding the festival. Address: 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA
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For hours and hours of fun, look no further than Optimus Entertainment, a brand new entertainment facility in New Orleans. This new attraction promises to be the go-to destination for families with kids of all ages looking to release a little energy, play games, and have some good old-fashioned fun. Let’s check it out. Optimus Entertainment is open seven days a week.
Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 11 p.m. For more information, be sure to check out their website and give them a follow on Facebook. Address: 9820 Lake Forest Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127, USA – Raymond Reggie www.RReggie.com
I sat down with the Mostly Automotive Marketing with Matt Wilson podcast where we discussed chatbots, chat forms, and how Chat is Dead! If you’d like to listen to the interview or read the entire article I wrote titled Chat is Dead, simply click on the link below and you’ll be sent to my website. Listen to the podcast interview here: https://bit.ly/39u4183 Read “Chat is Dead” by Ray Reggie here: https://www.rreggie.com/chatisdead
In New Orleans, a city that is known for food, I find the biggest challenge is finding enough time to enjoy restaurants. With 1,300 restaurants in Metro New Orleans alone, time is the biggest obstacle. So many people fall into routines, or what I call “restaurant ruts,” when you frequent the same eating establishments over and over. It’s easy to fall into that “rut” since so many our local places have such great food, you want to go over and over. I have fallen into that rut a few times. In my opinion, the key to eating out in New Orleans is to make a plan to try a set number of restaurants per month that you have never been to, or that you haven’t been to in over 5 years. One of my favorites is solid, all, New Orleans food places named Jack Dempsey’s. Jack Dempsey’s has been serving amazing and excellent food in New Orleans for over 30 years. I first went there about 30 years ago and after talking with so many friends, it’s time to for a return. It’s just a short jump from my home in Mandeville to 738 Poland Avenue in the Bywater area of New Orleans. They are open every Tuesday – Saturday for lunch and dinner. My favorites are the baked macaroni and cheese, the stuffed artichoke, and the (fried) crab claws. All the platters are huge. The portions are very large! The Po-Boys are also very good. I like their veal cutlet po-boy and their soft-shell crab po-boy is terrific. Read more: https://bit.ly/2HbO6iK View Menu: http://jackdempseys.net/menu/ www.RayReggie.com Ray Reggie
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