Do You go Through Life Wondering Why me?

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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: 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. 


It has been a while since I last posted. I have had some health issues, and have been spending the bulk of my time on my blog at, that has over 44,000 followers. I plan to spend much more time here now, because I am free to talk about my books, and other subjects I think you will enjoy.

The book I mentioned above, “Signs of Hope: For the Weak Days,” (Working title) reaches out to those who are battling anxiety, depression, self-doubt, fear, hopelessness, addictions, and the many other usual suspects. My co-author Dennis Booth, and I have been there and done that. We have been through the same storms that you have been through. We can relate, and share our thoughts on how to cope in this not so friendly world.


Do You go Through Life Wondering Why Me?


One of the many things I have faced are many illnesses. I am sure some of you have been there as well. I have had seven surgeries; some of them serious. I have another one coming up on October 7th for a bone spur in my neck.

It is hard, at best to keep going sometimes, when all this mounts up on us. We wonder if God cares. We question, “WHY ME!”

I can’t say I have the perfect answers. I can just share with you how I am able to cope.

When I first started having the many different ailments, including quadruple by-pass surgery on my heart, I was depressed. I was full of anger. I didn’t understand why such a loving God would allow so much pain.

Then as I made it through each storm I started gaining mental strength and stopped having the pity parties that no one wanted to come to.

I finally woke up and realized that God was using me to glorify His name through my afflictions. Each time I had another ailment, I was able to help others who were going through the same thing. They found comfort knowing that there was some one there who had been there and done that.

So I smile when something new comes up. I know that God has a new adventure for me to go on and use it to comfort others. Does this sound like a sadistic view on life? Maybe to some, but I am humbled that God would directly use me to help others through my own problems.

Think on this:

  • God loves you
  • Here considers you His child.
  • He created you in His own image. If He would go that far don’t you think he would want the best for you, even if it means being an example.
  • With God on your side, who can be against you?


I encourage you to go back up to the top and click on the icon right after the title so you can come back and read more thoughts on how to cope in a troubled world.



You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Last days of The Missionary, Promotion

The drawing for the book, The Missionary, will be held on September 14th, at 6:00pm Pacific time.

You do not want to miss out on this great opportunity to win a book that is autographed by William Carmichael, and is one of the best Christian fiction books in a long while.

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              The front page will have the latest news, plus excerpts from, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.

               Another page for now will be a travel page. I will have about three more issues with guest traveler Ron Keleman sharing his travels to India. The first installment was int the last issue. If you want to read that let me know by emailing me at the address at the bottom on the newsletter, and I will get it to you.

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