Character is Uncovered During a Storm

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Another shocking announcement! ( That got your attention!) “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, ” is now out in eBook form. You can acquire it at all the eBook outlets. It is only $4.99 compared to $19.99 in the bookstores. You can even order it right from this site by clicking on the Amazon icon on the right.

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I have learned some truisms in this last year:

  • Character is uncovered during a storm.
  • Adversity brings opportunity.
  • Testing produces testimony.
  • Everything happens for a reason. Everything happens for us to reason.
  • It takes time to form character. It is like a diamond in the rough. It takes time, pressure, and heat to make the perfect diamond.

I have been tested and put through the heat. God is using my trials and storms to help me build a strong character, which I can use to help others going through similar things.

Never feel that God is punishing you if you face adversity. He is using the circumstances in your life to mold your character into what God wants. He will use your trials and storms to reach out to those who feel abandoned.

I know it is hard to feel the pain and frustrations that come with the trial and storms, but be thankful that they are really going to be working for the good of someone else or yourself.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

It Always Hurts When You Lose

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Another shocking announcement! ( That got your attention!) “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, ” is now out in eBook form. You can acquire it at all the eBook outlets. It is only $4.99 compared to $19.99 in the bookstores. You can even order it right from this site by clicking on the Amazon icon on the right.

If you want a hard copy, with the autograph of the author on it, just click on the bookstore tab at the top of this page to order one. It is only $15.99 plus shipping compared to the $19.99 price in the retail stores.

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I have a podcast here that I did with John Kremer, the marketing guru. He invited me to share unusual places to sell books. Take a listen and hit those streets running: goo.gl/WGTF7.

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I will be doing a short post tonight. I am ill with some kind of crud.

I got the crude from a plane ride full of sick people. Talk about a trapped environment.

I was coming home from San Antonio, Texas, after my team, The Oregon State University Beavers football team lost to Texas, in a heart breaker. We were ahead the whole game except for the last two minutes. We lost 31-27.

It was a great trip except for that loss. Lots of great restaurants, and many fun times with friends.

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How do you handle a loss? In our lives we face many losses and victories. The victories are nice, but those losses seem to come around when you least want them to.

I was devastated for a while. Especially after the game when we had to hear the taunts from the Texas fans.

The hurt was hard to handle, but I regrouped and went on.

That is what we need to do with life in general. “Things,” will happen to us. We will feel devastated. That is the point we will have to get ourselves up off the ground and keep going.

By the way… God is always there for you. He won’t stop the trials and storms, but He will be there to calm them.

Remember:

 You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

 

The Events that Caused so Many Deaths Have Saddened Many

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Another shocking announcement! ( That got your attention!) “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, ” is now out in eBook form. You can acquire it at all the eBook outlets. It is only $4.99 compared to $19.99 in the bookstores. You can even order it right from this site by clicking on the Amazon icon on the right.

If you want a hard copy, with the autograph of the author on it, just click on the bookstore tab at the top of this page to order one. It is only $15.99 plus shipping compared to the $19.99 price in the retail stores.

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I have a podcast here that I did with John Kremer, the marketing guru. He invited me to share unusual places to sell books. Take a listen and hit those streets running: goo.gl/WGTF7

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I had the joyous moment of being able to tell my children that my books has received a national award. I wasn’t bragging, I was wanting them to know that hard work will lead you to rewards like this.

You too can get a few treats, and endorsements if you also work hard and apply to the many award programs.

My award is from the Reader’s Favorite Awards. It gives out awards every years for the top books in various categories. My category was Christian self-help. They sent me stickers to put on my books, and it will help in the sales of the books in the future.

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I am so saddened by the recent events in the United States where the shootings took so many lives. The last one there were 20 children between the ages of 5-8 years old.

Why did these horrendous acts happen. Why would God allows this?

I can only say that our God is a livening God. he is such a loving God that He allows us to make choices, and then we have to face Him later for the decisions we make.

God will deal with the people who caused these horrible acts, and since some were little children, I am sure He won’t be very understanding with the people who caused their deaths.

God made you and I in His own image. he didn’t even do that for the angels. If he loves us that much, you can know that he wants only the best for each of us. You can also knows that he is very sad about the happens not only in the United States, but around the world.

Remember:

You are not alone.

You are not forsaken.

You are not unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!