Do You face More Than Your Share of Ailments?

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Exciting news! We have a new book on the way that I am writing with Dennis Booth, from New South Wales, Australia. It will be called, “Signs of Hope: For the Weak Days.” (Working Title.) It is a compiling of posts that Dennis and I have been doing on my blog at: www.dailysignsofhope.com. There are 0ver 57,000 followers on that site, and it is because so many people are seeking hope and it is provided there.

*Update: 4-4-14. 

We have a big delay in writing our book right now. Dennis and I have been going through some physical ailments. I have had to have a defibrillator placed in my chest, and I am struggling with a viral infection. Dennis had surgery last Wednesday on his hip and will down for a while. So the writing process has been slowed a great deal. 

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I have had quite a ride since I last posted here. I have received some awards for my book, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World:

  • I have received six new 5 stars awards for my book. Check them out on Amazon.
  • I received a national award from the Reader’s Favorite Awards.
  • I was a runner-up in the MARsocial Author of the Year Awards. (This is like American Idol, except it is for authors.)

All this can be done by anyone of you. It is just doing the hard work of promotion, and persistence. (Like….go to the top of this page and click on bookstore to find out about the book that is receiving so many awards.)

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I mentioned above about having some health issues. I seem to have new ones every time I post here. I have had a bad couple of months.

I started feeling exhausted all the time, about two months ago. My cardiologist was seeing me and I told him it was getting worse. he tested my pacemaker and it seemed to be working fine. I continued to feel too tired to even get up each day.

Finally the doctor did a scan of the heart and he had to inform me that my heart was only working at 30% capacity. he felt there need to be something done right away to correct that.

He decided that I need to have a defibrillator placed in my chest. It would function in a manner that would surpass the pacemaker, and would provide a shock treatment if the heart stopped.

I had it put in and the energy went up quickly. I thought we had finally found what I need to enjoy life, and live it on my terms.
Then two weeks later I felt pain going down my left arm. I made an appointment with my cardiologist and he discovered that I had a hematoma forming in the surgery area of my chest. He said it wasn’t life threatening, and It would be OK in a couple of weeks.

I went home and the next day I cam down with a viral infection, and I am just getting over that.

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because I have found that when I start feeling sorry for myself, I go into depression, and battling the usual demons of anxiety, fear, self-doubt, etc.

I give all my pain and agony over to God, and I am able to withstand all the storms and trials that come my way. Is it that simplistic? Yes, it is. God is a very loving God. He cares. He is always there for you. If you ask Him for help he will be there walking with you.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above ll…never, ever, give up!

 

 

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A Book Can Transport You Into Another World

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Exciting news! We have a new book on the way that I am writing with Dennis Booth, from New South Wales, Australia. It will be called, “Signs of Hope: For the Weak Days.” (Working Title.) It is a compiling of posts that Dennis and I have been doing on my blog at: www.dailysignsofhope.com. There are 0ver 54,000 followers on that site, and it is because so many people are seeking hope and it is provided there.

*Update: 12-22-13. I have have over one half of my share of the book done. We still don’t have a publishing date yet, but stay tuned to see what is happening. I will try to have an update often. 

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I am finding more time to write on this site lately. It could be because God is telling me I need to spend ore time with you here.

This Site will have two functions:

  • Share with you what the latest news is on my writing, and new books that are coming out.
  • Write words of hope at the end of each of my post that you can cling to help you through those cloudy and stormy days.

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Only three more days until Christmas. I had a wonderful day today. My granddaughter turned eighteen today. It is now past the shortest day of the year, and we can look towards longer days and summer. I also bought the last of my Christmas presents today. A perfect storm for what I needed.

Are you caught up in the rush of Christmas? Have you forgotten what the true meaning of Christmas is? It is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, and it is the time of giving.

When I was out shopping today, there were tons of cars trying to find that one parking spot. God was good to me, because as I turned one corner in the lot there was a lady ready to pull out. It was right next to the entrance to the store I wanted to go in.

I am always thinking of buying books for people. I did that again today. I know that it can be a lasting present, and the enjoyment goes on for a long time.

Books may be moving to different forms like digital, or in tablets, but for me the hard copy is the true way to read a book. I do have a Kindle, and I have many books on it, but my shelves are full of books that I bought, and acquired an autograph from the author that wrote the book. That is one of the benefits of being an author. We look out for each other.

Books can transport you to another world. They can give you visions of beauty. They can scare you out of your wits. The unknown is lurking on that next page.

Think about buying a book for someone today. They will enjoy it , and you will know that they have gotten something they will remember you by every time they see the book.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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I need Help With The Daily Storms in my Life

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Exciting news! We have a new book on the way that I am writing with Dennis Booth, from New South Wales, Australia. It will be called, “Signs of Hope: For the Weak Days.” (Working Title.) It is a compiling of posts that Dennis and I have been doing on my blog at: www.dailysignsofhope.com. There are 45,900 followers on that site, and it is because so many people are seeking hope and it is provided there.

*Update: 10-25-13. I have about one half of my share of the book done. Dennis is rolling in the devotions now after a computer break down. We still don’t have a publishing date yet, but stay tuned to see what is happening. I will try to have an update often. 

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It has been a long while since I last  posted here. I have been through some health issues that have taken me away from my work here.

I had surgery earlier this month, and ran into some complications. I had neck surgery to have a bone spur removed. That part seemed to heal OK. However, I am still having serious trouble swallowing any solid food. I am on a “liquid,” diet of milkshakes, soups and juices. I like the milkshake part, but it is hard when my wife has a steak at a restaurant and I only can have soup.

I assume you have had some storms like this in your own life. Many people have had trials come their way.

I am a walking dictionary for those who suffer. I can say I have been there for many of the ailments people have faced. I have had six major surgeries, including quadruple by-pass surgery. I am able to relate to those who have been through the same things.

That is why I am putting this new book together with my friend Dennis Booth from Australia. He also has been through some huge storms in his life, and we are writing some devotionals from our blog at www.dailysignsofhope.com.

The book will be called, “Signs of Hope: For the Weak Days.” (Working title) It will have actual posts we have been putting up on the Signs of Hope site to help those who have been struggling with pain, fear, anxiety, depression, addictions, self-doubt, and the many other usual suspects.

It is a follow-up of my first book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It continues on with more words of comfort, and guidance, for those who need to find way to cope in this not so friendly world.

Keep looking here for updates on how it is doing, and when the release date will be. I know you will be blessed, as much as Dennis and I have been while writing the book.

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BTW…you can order the book “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” right from this site. It is cheaper to order from here than the book stores and on Amazon. There is no shipping fees, and it is only $15.99. I know you will blessed, when you order one for yourself, or someone you know is suffering.

(Think Christmas!)

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are  never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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