Don’t let Afflictions Overcome You

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I had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Went to the Oregon coast, and had dinner. Sat by a huge window and was able to see the sun set while I enjoyed my dinner. Doesn’t get much better than that.


We all know that we don’t always have special days. Some days seem like eternity. They have several storms come through to ruin your day. I know you have been there. I certainly have. You turn down the wrong street and then are late to work. You forgot you have steaks on the BBQ and now you have black  squares of nothing. The dog bites the neighbor, and they are suing.

I am sure you have many other stories to share. What does this do to people? I know what it does! It causes anxiety, fear, depression, self-doubt, low self-esteem, and even hopelessness.

You don’t have to let any of these afflictions overcome you. 

You know that you have a heavenly Father who will be there to hold your hand through all the storms. He doesn’t stop them, He is just there to help calm them.

I have written a book called, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” that speaks to all of these afflictions and more. It has chapters on persistence, prayer, and perseverance. It covers ways to cope, and how to be strong during the trials of life.


Right now there is a big sale going on for the book. In the retail stores it prices is $19.99, but on this site it is only $15.99. The shipping has been cut in half as well. A total savings of over $7.00.

To order go up to the top of this page and click on, “Bookstore.” You will see a description of the book, and a copy of the cover. If you want to read some endorsements of the book you can click on…. you guessed it….”endorsements” at the top as well.

Hope you will take time to check it out.

Never, ever, give up.


Surfing Sized Waves on Oregon Coast

I went to the Oregon Coast today. What a beautiful day! Not a cloud in the sky and the waves were like the size of surfing waves; big and majestic.

I was able to stop by one of the bookstores called Canyon Way Bookstore in Newport, Oregon where I have my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” I was pleased to find out that they had sold a book, and gave me a payment for it. Always a pleasant surprise when that happens.

I also found out that I had sold four books at Eola Hills Winery, in Rickeall, Oregon this week. I will drop by there to give them a new supply.

The book is selling on a steady pace. However, I expect it to really start selling right here on this sight, since I announced a couple days ago, that I lowered the price from $19.99 to $15.99, and cut the shipping cost in half as well.

The really good news is that everyone that orders from this site will get an autographed copy of the book.

All you have to do is go up to the tab that says, “Bookstore,” and click on it. That will take you right to the page that has a full description of the book, and how to order.

Take advantage of this special offer. The book is still $19.99 in the store outlets through-out the Northwest. PLUS you get an autographed copy if you order here.  

Updates on the Marketing Plan for Signs of Hope

I have started a new marketing plan for 2011. I am now “hitting,” all the bookstores, and gift shops in Oregon that I can, in person, to see if I can place, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” in them.

If you are a store owner, or know someone who is ine in the Northwest area, please make a comment and let me know the contact information.

I will offer a 40% discount just for the store, and even go on consignment. That means no money out of the store owners pocket unless the books sell.

I placed two books in the Oregon State Capital Building gift shop this last week, and I have 24 books placed at the Women’s Assistance league gift shop at the Daue House location in Salem.

I have books in all of the Rainbow West Christian bookstores, which are in Albany, Salem, Gresham, and Oregon City in Oregon, and two locations in Vancouver, Washington. One store is at the Vancouver mall.

There are books at the Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon.

On the Oregon Coast, there are book in Newport at the Canyon Way book store, and in Waldport at the New Creations Beauty Salon.

You can order it online at,,, and on this website at:

On my site, I will be changing the price, in the next week. I will let you know when it has been changed. The price will be lowered from $19.99 to $15.99. A four dollar savings.

The books ordered from my website will have a personal note and an autograph.

I will have some exciting news in a future post about a contest for self published books I am entering. (News at 11:00 Pm. 🙂 )


Also check back for updates on new signing  times and locations I will doing this year. One is already scheduled at Border’s Bookstore In Salem, Oregon on April 16th, from 2-4 P.M. The location of the store is on Lancaster.