A Book Can Transport You Into Another World

We have had a big increase in subscribers lately! We just passed 733 subscribers! Time for a celebration! We have had 500 new people since the first of 2013.  This is wonderful for our site. I wonder if we can make it to 800 by January 1, 2014? Only 67 to go. We only have 9 days left to make it! You can make that happen. Please help us to continue to grow by also subscribing. You can do this by clicking on the icon right after the title.

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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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All Storms End and Then There is the Son

We have had a big increase in subscribers lately! We just passed 630 subscribers! Time for a celebration! We have had 400 new people since the first of 2013.  This is wonderful for our site. I wonder if we can make it to 800 by January 1, 2014? Only 170 to go. You can make that happen. Please help us to continue to grow by also subscribing. You can do this by clicking on the icon right after the title.

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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 50,000 followers on that site, and it is because so many people are seeking hope and it is provided there.

*Update: 11-22-13. I have about 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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I have had a hectic time as of late. I am spinning around in my head trying to decide what my next book will be after we finish my second book called, “Signs of Hope: For the Weak Days.” My co-author on this book, Dennis Booth, came up with the word weak in the title. It symbolizes the theme of the whole book, The book will be reaching out to those who suffer from anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejection, self-doubt, hopelessness, and the many other usual suspects.

We are nearing the half way point in getting the book done, and I hope you keep checking here to see the progress.

I also am looking ahead to what I need to write after this book is published. Here is where you the reader comes in. I am going to list several ideas I have for books in the future, and you tell me which one you would like me to write next:

  • Signs of Hope for Seniors: The Alligators that Chase us. This book will be dedicated directly to my fellow senior citizens who are the fastest growing population in the world. It will share thoughts on aging, financial concerns, illness, ways to cope, death, rejection, anxiety, or fear. There will be other topics, but I wanted to give you a taste of the food before it is even cooked. 🙂
  • Signs of Hope for the military: This one has been burning on my heart fro several months. I keep reading about how many suicides there are in the military. It is so sad. I am a veteran, and my son is a career soldier. He is an executive officer for an general at Ft Lewis Washington. This book will share my own stories while I was in the service; not getting letters from home; being isolated from others while on duty, the self-doubt, and loneliness. There are other stories that will help the soldiers or veterans cope  in a world that doesn’t always understand the way of a soldier.
  • Signs of Hope for the caregivers: I was a caregiver for my mother for several years before she passed. I will talk about the mental strain of seeing your loved one slowly lose their desire to want to go on. There will be stories of daily things that happened while caring for her. I will address the issue of the need for the caregiver to take care of themselves, even though it may seem selfish. May more thoughts and ideas will come out in this book.
  • Other books down the road that are just in the thinking stage: Signs of Hope for: teachers, mothers, dads, teens, etc. But first I need you to comment on the top three I have mentioned above. Which one do your think is the most important one to write next? Please respond. I do need you guidance.

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Now for some thoughts for you to use to make your day go more smoothly, and give you comfort:

  • God made you in His own image. If He cares enough to do that, He will certainly care for your needs what ever they are. All you have to do is ask.
  • With God on your side, who can be against you.
  • 99% of what we worry about never happens. Turn the other 01% over to God.
  • Jesus is always there by your side. He will comfort you during your storms, and rejoice with you during your victories.
  • All storms end, and then there is the SON.

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

We have had a big increase in subscribers lately! We have had 350 new people since the first of 2013. We now have a total of 565, and rising fast! This is wonderful for our site. I wonder if we can make it to 800 by January 1, 2014? You can make that happen. Please help us to continue to grow by also subscribing. You can do this by clicking on the icon right after the title.

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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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