We Have Winner for the “What’s so Great About Christianity Book!”

The time has past for our second giveaway! A winner has been selected, and they will be notified.


Now I have another free book to give away! The book is called, How to Win Over Worry. It is written by John Edmund Haggai. He is the founder of Haggai Institute for Advanced leadership Training. He has written eleven other books. This particular book is very timely, because of the situations you and I have to go through because of the economy. It is very easy to fall into self doubt, anxiety, low self esteem, fear, depression, etc.

How to Win Over Worry, Has over 2 million copies in print. This shows us many people are getting it to help them cope in their lives.

You can have it free! Just sign up for my free newsletter by going over to the right sidebar, and click on “Sign up of my free newsletter,” and your name will be put in a drawing for the book. For every new person you get to sign up, you have another chance in the drawing. So if you get ten people to sign-up you will have eleven chances.

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I have some exciting news about my book, Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life beyond Bumper Stickers. People are starting to endorse the book. That is why I just added the endorsement tab at the top of this site for you to check them out as they come in.

I have eight people reading the manuscript, and I am hoping they all like the book. I can’t tell you the names of the people who are considering endorsing the book because that would be wrong. They wouldn’t want me to falsely claim they endorsed the book.

You can read excerpts from the book when you sign-up for my free newsletter. I will have a chapter in each newsletter.

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I am loving this!! I haven’t had so much fun since I first realized I could walk as a little child. A whole new world happened to me back then, and a whole new world has opened up for me now. I hope you will join me on this adventure. Give me feedback when you start receiving excerpts from the book in the newsletter. My email address is at the bottom of the newsletter.

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What in the World has Come Over You?

I have spent many years trying to figure out why I do things that I do. I use to let the wind take me where ever it wanted to. Often it was not in the right direction. I have learned from all those side streets that I have traveled. I am giving you a synopsis of some of the chapters from the book to let you know some of the things I felt were important to talk about:

  1. Have you been there? Do you sit back and let the world go round and round, not ever caring what happens next? I think that we ALL need to stop running in the rat race, because even rats rest once and a while. I have a chapter in the book on this subject. It talks about what really should be important in our lives. It suggests ways to get out of the fast lane and enjoy the view.
  2. Have you ever been to a funeral? Isn’t it a depressing place? Why they have the word “fun,” in funeral, I will never know. Read about how we can make it a better experience for those that are mouning at a funeral. I know because I was the mouner at one of them.
  3. Have there been times when you had no one to turn to? Did you find yourself facing a crises, and felt alone? Did you wish someone would have come to your rescue? There is always someone to turn to. You are never alone.
  4. Have you stumbled in your life, and felt like you have failed? I tell a story about a little girl that I met who “stumbled” in front of 100 onlookers, and came out a winner in the end.
  5. Is family important to you? Do you have a close relationship with all of your relatives, even down through the cousins? If not, I share where you can see just how important they really are to you.
  6. I know you have wondered why God allows so many horrible things happen in the world from people like: Hitler, Saddam Huissan, Ben Laden, and many others. I discuss this with examples in the Bible on why God allows things to happen.
  7. Do you see people wearing the cross around their neck? Even athletes kiss it as they get up to bat. My question is, do they really know the meaning of the cross they are wearing? I write a stirring, vivid, discription of what I think the cross really means.
  8. Does prayer really work? Has it ever really helped anyone? One chapter is full of stories of how prayer has worked in people’s lives, and even saved many of them.
  9. Do you share your joy of being a Christian. If you were put on trial for bring a Christian, would you get convicted? There is a list of questions for you to answer to see if you are guilty.
  10. Do you know the top twenty reasons why you should be free of depression? There is a “Tonight Show,” countdown of the top twenty reasons we should be thankful for the life God has given us.

If you want to see these chapters and 62 others like them, you will need to sign up for my online newsletter where I will be placing actual excerpts from the book, Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life after Bumper Stickers. You just click on the icon on the right side bar that says, Sign up for my free newsletter, and put in your email address. You will then receive a new excerpt about every two weeks.

I have 340 subscribers that are doing just that. That is how many have signed up in the first 100 days of this site being up and running. I am very proud to have that many sign up in such a short time. It shows that something is going right with this site.


Insiders OSU Report

Insiders OSU Report

Am I an insider? No, but it sounds good!

This will be the most important game of the year! We need

to beat ASU!

This will be the statement for the rest of the year.

“This will be the most important game of the year!”

Every game from now on is the most important game of the year.

We control our own destiny. If we win out, we are

in the Rose Bowl. If we lose the rest we will have one

of the worst seasons in a long time.

Not to worry! I see into the future, and we will win at

least two more games, and we will be going to a bowl.

The ones that are in question of course are the Arizona

game that we play at their house, and the Oregon game

that we play at our house. We have the following schedule:

1. This week: Home against ASU

2. Next week: At UCLA

3. Then we play Cal. at home

4. The following week: At Arizona

5. Then we end up with Oregon at our house.

Yes, I see that we could win all of those, but the game

that I am most worried about is the Arizona game.

They played USC very though. They are a much better

team than in the past. They can beat any team in the PAC-10.

When we play down there, it is always a close, nail biting game.

We should beat ASU and UCLA. Those are the two games

I mentioned as the ones we will win up above. Cal. has beaten

us badly in our own house, but I just have the feeling that we

will prevail this time.

So that comes down to the Oregon game. They have an awesome

offense. They have a “quarterback,” named Jeremiah Masoli

that is leading the team in rushing the last two games. He had

170 yards against UCLA and 147 against ASU. I mean he is almost

rushing as well as our own Jacquizz Rogers. (Almost) They have two Jeremiah’s in the back field,

must be the year for that name.

Wouldn’t it be a dream situation if that final game with Oregon would

be for the Rose Bowl? It could happen. Then when we beat them it

will not only get us into the Rose Bowl, but we will once again send the

Ducks waddling to a lower bowl.

Notice the yardage Jeremiah got against those two teams mentioned

above. The next two games we have is ASU and then UCLA.

Jacquizz will have real fun running against those two teams. If they

concentrate on him, then the passing will have a field day. I really

like our chances in both of those games.

ASU can’t run the ball, andtheir quarterback, Carpenter, gimps around

almost as much as I do. They allow lots of yards rushing. Any questions?

UCLA has had teams score many points on them every game.

I mean like, 59-0 pounding by BYU. Our defense is not going to allow a lot

of scoring. So if we can get in 20 points against them we will win.

The rumor birds are flying all over the place. Is Athletic Director Bob

DeCarolis leaving? Who will replace him if he does go? Can we still

entice him to stay? How long will he stay if he is hired somewhere else?

Forget all of that! He is not being considered for the position at Indiana any more! However,

he is a hot item in the Athletic Director world, so his name will come up any time there is an

opening in the NCAA.


Lute Olson retiring? Yes! Two of the reasons for his retirement; his health, (he had a stroke) and his

personal life.

Olson had a great career. He was always mentioned along side the names of, Dean Smith, Bob Knight,

and Mike Krzyewski. He built a horrible program to one of the elite teams in the NCAA.

No new coaches are being mentioned as his replacement, but it is obvious

that Kevin O’neill should be the front runner. He has gone on to an NBA job, but

the University should do what ever they can to get him back.

We need to do some voting before the presidential election next Tuesday!!

Jacquizz Rogers is the front runner in voting for the national freshman of the

year. However, the gap is closing. He only has 54% of the vote now. The next

closest has 27%. That sounds like a huge lead, but Jacquizz had 98% about two

weeks ago. The bye week may have hurt him So go to:

This Sunday is your first chance to see the “new style,” of play by the men’s

basket ball team. It is an exhibition game, but we will be able to see what type

of offense and defense that Coach Robinson will be using. Show up and show

the team that we are behind them, and get them started on a good note for the

whole season. Their game is against Saint Martins, on 11-2-08 is at 5:30 P.M.

and then they play at home again on 11-8-08 against Concordia (Oregon) University,

at 7:00 P.M.

The sports schedules for all sports for the month of November are:


November 1st- Home against ASU 7:15 P.M.

November 8th- At UCLA

November 15th- Home agaisnt Cal

November 22nd- At Arizona

November 29th- Home against Oregon


November 2nd- Saint Martins 5:30 P.M.

November 8th- Concodia (Oregon) 7:00 P.M.

November 14th- At Howard 4:00 P.M.

November 22nd- At Nevada 7:00 P.M.

November 24th- Yale 7:00 P.M.

November 26th- Montana State 8:00 P.M.

November 30th- At Fresno State 2:00 P.M.


November 2nd- Lewis & Clark 3:00 P.M.

November 11th- Concordia (Oregon) 7:00 P.M.

November 16th- Sacramento 5:00 P.M.

November 19th- Houston 7:00 P.M.

November 28th- At the Bahamas, against Arkansas 3:15 P.M.

November 29th- At the Bahamas, against North Carolina/Pacific TBA

The rest of the teams are either done for the year, or do not have any action

until after the first of the year.


That is about it for the Side Bar this week. Remember there is just this and one more

newsletter, and then the only way you will be able to get it is by subcribing. I am doing this

because of the huge effort that goes into to emailing the “old,” way. I take too many hours

to get it out through Comcast. I know, I am whinning, but I have many other projects that

I am working on, such as writing for magazines and newspapers. I got my first article

published, and received a huge check of $6.07. Times are also tough for the magazines

these days because of the economy.

Don’t wait until it is too late. Just go over to the side bar to your right and click on the icon

just below the two Amazon icons. Once you click on it, just put in your email address, and you

are in!! No more trying to remember to do it. No more feeling upset, because you forgot, and

for some reason you are not receiving the greatist newsletter on OSU sports you will ever see.

There is not one newsletter that comes to you that is FREE that has all the inside information

that you will not find any other place. You may be able to find some of it if you read all

the papers in Oregon, or scan the OSU website everyday. I have already done that for you.

So march right over to the side bar right now, and get it done. I do not want to lose even one

of you. We have had a long realtionship the last five years, and I hope we have many more.