When you find yourself in a fight, what battle strategy do you use?
No matter the battleground . . . Marriage challenges. Child struggles. Health trials. Overwhelming circumstances.
How do you maneuver the daily attacks that rob your joy and peace?
Today’s guest is Jan Greenwood, author and Pastor of women at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. In 2009, Jan was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. After the first battle, she experienced years of healing. Then four days shy of her 6 year recovery anniversary, cancer resurged in her body.
In this episode, Jan shares what God’s taught her about waging war. And how the football term #squareup impacted her battle strategies differently from the first and second time she fought cancer. Jan shares what it means for her to rest and let God fight for her. And encourages each of us to get a word and direction from the Lord for our unique situations.
Y’all know how much I love a wise woman leading us with fresh perspective and insight. Jan does not disappoint.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from this episode:
This time my mindset has had to become one of agreement and not one of opposition. And squaring up is not about being steadfast in the Word of God, but its really about can I square up in such a manner that I can look at Jesus and trust Him.
I’m not very brave and not very strong. When I’m weak there’s a strength that shines through. And when I’m afraid, He makes me courageous.
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Store thefts have definitely diminished – due to the ever-increasing security measures that store owners have adopted – but there are still people who continue to try to steal from unsuspecting shop owners.
The technique is always the same! They take advantage of a moment of chaos to put their hands in the cash draweror implement strategies to distract sales assistants or store owners.
The woman secretly filmed in the video uses a technique that is very dangerous and risky but simple and effective when it works! In fact, it is she herself who entertains a conversation with the store owner while with her right hand, she is rummaging around in the cash drawer!
The store owner must have noticed a steady decrease in the daily cash intake, which eventually convinced him to install a hidden camera – probably a smartphone.
The store owner starts the camera when a woman, the alleged thief, enters the store. But, he does not know yet whether or not she is really the one stealing the money, so to find out he decides to film everything.
In addition, he decides that in order to make sure that no more of his money is stolen, he substitutes the money with a mousetrap! Consequently, when the woman puts her hand in the cash drawer, she will find a surprise, and it will not be in cash!
The woman started talking to the store owner as she extended her arm towards the cash drawer, then she slowly opens the drawer … and fell right into the trap! More than likely, she was totally not expecting it, given the jump she makes right at the moment when the mousetrap snaps and closes on her fingers.
Hearing the noise, the store owner has identified the thief and puts an end to the game by approaching the cash drawer. The woman has removed the mousetrap from her hand and with an excuse, she leaves the store. We do not know if the store owner then took the evidence to the police, but we can say that the thief has already got what she deserved!
A cash drawer is a big part of most businesses that deal with face to face customers. But cash drawers can be a pain to get going due to the systems required to make them work. You can’t just hook it up to your laptop and expect it to work. But first, what is a cash drawer and how do they work?
How does a cash drawer work?
Cash drawers store cheques, cash, coins and other valuable items. They work in conjunction with your Point Of Sale (POS) system, which has a receipt printer which sends a signal to the cash drawer, signalling it to open when a sale is put through. This means that the cash drawer can’t just be opened at any time. You can also get others that can connect to your POS computer through a serial port and get signaled to open that way. Most cash drawers will have key override, however.
Due to the design of these systems, the cash drawer has to be physically connected to your POS system in order for it to work and be able to be opened. Which leads to the question, is there a way to do this wirelessly, through the cloud?
Accessing the hardware via a browser, is it possible?
This is an issue that the cash drawer needs to be connected physically by means of a cable to your POS, which means that opening it wirelessly is not an option. So is there a way to get the drawer working remotely?
The question is really is it possible to send a hardware command via a browser to a local PC where the POS software is not hosted? In other words, can I trigger a command using a cloud hosted POS system. Many would say this is not possible, in fact we have had discussions with senior developers that have stated that is would not be possible to trigger the hardware if it’s not connected to the machine hosting the POS software. This has long since been a debate between developers that this is not a possible option. Many developers all over the world have been at work on this issue, trying to “crack the code”. And up until now, it wasn’t. YHP have come up with a unique method to enable this to be done by using Chrome extension ability and the right code.
What does this mean?
This solution will allow you to manage a cash drawer without the use of a POS system or printer. Up until now, POS developers have essentially “locked in” customers into buying a printer and POS to manage their cash drawers, which can cost up to thousands of dollars. Now, this is no longer necessary!
With YHP’s cloud solution, we allow you the ability to bypass the printer and POS system entirely, giving you full control of the cash drawer through the means of cloud technology and any computer equipped with Chrome. This means that you can run your business for your laptop should you wish. It also means that you can access your cash drawer remotely, or with a different device, should you need to. And, if you system goes down, you no longer have a disaster. Simply log into a different computer and you can carry on business as usual!
Naturally, the first question would arise is would this not make the cash drawer very vulnerable? We have taken steps to ensure they your cash drawer is as protected as possible. There are two steps to the security verification when it comes to accessing the drawer.
Step one: Online login. You will need a user name and password to access the cloud based POS system which will allow you to access the cash drawer. Being a cloud based system, it can be accessed from any computers with Chrome. However, access can be restricted to only specific machines by means of step two.
Step two: Optional 256bit security tokens can be placed to specific devices and coded to your POS system to only allow the devices with the tokens to connect. So even if you have the username and password, you still won’t be able to log in and access the POS system if your device doesn’t have the token. This prevents the system and cash drawer being tampered with, even if someone manages to crack the login.
Your cloud POS system will be designed around the type of business you run and will a custom solution for you, so we can integrate a range of features you may need for your business into the system. This ensures a fully tailored solution which will go what you need it to. If you would like to begin designing a POS system for your business, talk to us at YHP today!
Shooting on film continues to get more and more expensive, especially for fans of instant cameras like the reborn Polaroid. Sixteen bucks for just eight shots was far too pricey for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to instead spit out images on cheap thermal paper, the same kind used in cash registers to print out your receipt.
Authorities said the man bought something, but when the clerk opened the register, the thief grabbed the cash drawer.
After you have implemented POS system, you might need a reliable printer which will help you print sale receipts. You can go visit and buy one from shops near you or order online from your favorite online shopping site. The problem faced by many is the decision of buying the right receipt printer. The printer …
SOPHIA, N.C. – Deputies are looking for a man accused of robbing a Randolph County business by allegedly distracting the clerk and taking the money. The suspect entered the Mountain View Market at 3712 Caraway Mountain Road shortly after 5 p.m.
The data are clear: Paper receipts coated in toxic chemicals pose risks to our health and have huge environmental impacts. That’s why Green America is advocating for a wider use of paperless solutions, while also ensuring recyclable, phenol-free paper will be used for customers who still request a paper receipt.
Nearly every U.S. consumer handles a dozen paper receipts every week, and retail store employees may touch thousands in the same time. But few are aware of the toxic nature of the paper receipts, which utilize Bisphenol-A (BPA) or Bisphenol-S (BPS). Even fewer know of the major environmental and climate harms linked to the receipts, which are an easily avoided now that non-BPA receipts and digital sales confirmations are readily available, according to a new report from Green America.
Titled Skip the Slip, a new Green America analysis available online at which finds:
The Skip the Slip report highlights cost-effective digital and non-toxic solutions for retailers to protect their employees and customers, and reduce their impacts on the environment, while reducing fraud and increasing sales.
It finds that Walmart, Walgreens, Target and Petco are among the retail laggards, while Apple and Best Buy are taking steps to be leaders.
A related infographic highlighting the costs of paper-based receipts coated in BPA and BPS is available https://www.greenamerica.org/report-skip-the-slip.
Consumers and employees who are concerned about the impacts of paper-based receipts and associated toxins can take action to encourage retailers to move to digital and non-toxic options here.
Green America is the nation’s leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides economic strategies and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today’s social and environmental problems. Green America is a Steering Committee member of the Environmental Paper Network – North America. More at: http://www.GreenAmerica.org