God’s Grace is Sufficient to Take on All Trials You Face

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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.


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


Having a blog or an authors site is a must for marketing in the day and age. With all the social media outlets, you need to have a steady place for your followers to go to where they can get to know you better.

Through your blog, you can talk about many things, and show the readers more about you. On your author’s site you can talk directly about your books, and promote them.

If you don’t have both going for you right now, I strongly suggest you consider it. WordPress is an excellent source to get started with your own outlet source for your readers. That is what I am using here.


 My mother’s name is Grace. Her middle name is Angelia. Both those names fit her so well. She has been my pillar of strength for over 70 years.

She is still with us at the age of 95. She isn’t as “graceful,” as she was fifty years ago, but her constant love, and caring ways still fill my heart as I see her each day.

The name Grace is also another word for God’s reservoir of strength and protection.  Not occasionally or miserly but constantly and aggressively, wave upon wave.  We barely regain our balance from one breaker, and then, bam, here comes another!

We dare to stake our hope on the gladdest news of all:  if God permits the challenge, he will provide the grace to meet it.  We never exhaust his supply. “Stop asking so much!  My grace reservoir is running dry.”  Heaven knows no such words.  God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face, wipe every tear that you cry, and answer every question you ask.

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all. How will he not also graciously give us all things?  (Romans 8:32).

Having given the supreme and costliest gift, how can He fail to lavish upon us all He has to give?

Don’t think God isn’t listening to your cries. He knows your hurts, and with His grace and love will see you through. Just like my mother’s love and grace see me through.

God’s grace is sufficient to take on all walls, and trials you face. Turn to Him when the dark clouds come.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Social Networking Can Change Your Future in Writing

Facebook is an Outstanding way for Authors to get Known.

Social networking wasn’t very will known as few as five years ago, as far as authors using it to promote their books.

Now there are thousands of authors using this approach to reaching out to readers.

My Space, Twitter, You Tube, Friendster, Linkedin, etc, have become an important part of an author’s publicity kit.

On Facebook you can show videos, pictures, images, audio, and media, that will give the “friends,” plenty of information  on the author’s book.

On Twitter, you reach millions of people with one push of a key.  You can also promote your book there, but many use it more for social contact, and then “lure,” the contacts into their websites, or onto Facebook.

If you can build each of your Facebook, Twitter, Blog subscribers, My Space lists to over 2,000, you will do very well when your book finally comes out.

Having these many “followers” on each of these avenues, will also impress agents and publishers.

If you haven’t started working with these promotional techniques, I strongly suggest you look into each of these channels and see if they are for you.


There are six more days left on the latest book give away, of the book, Moments This Good: The Softer Side of Alzheimer’s, Written by Bonnie Nester. Bonnie wrote about her mother Ruth.

Here is a review about the book:

“Nester offers the reader a path to gentle acceptance, and even moments of playfulness and joy-and always, always models profound love and respect for her mother.”

                                                                                                        Ellen Waterson

                                                                                           Author of the award-winning memoir, Then There was No Mountain and I am Madagascar.

Bonnie has many examples for caregivers on how to be loving, and understanding at the same time.

I know the need for that as I have a 92 year old mother that battles dementia.

I highly recommend her book, and Bonnie has autographed it along with a personal note to the reader.


To have a chance to win this book, go to the right side bar and click on the icon that talks about subscribing to my free newsletter, Signs of Hope Press. Notice that it also says that you will be able to download a free eBook I have written called, The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a Troubled World. You can down load it when you receive the first newsletter.

So you get a free newsletter with several pages of good information. A free eBook with ways to cope, and chances to win free top selling books with many them having the author’s autograph, and personal note in them.

Go ahead and try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.