It is Hard to Cope When we Are Rejected

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the Oregon State Fair, where I will be doing a signing for my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.”

The fair will be in Salem, Oregon and runs from August 26th-September 5th. I will be there everyday, except the last day, from 10:00am-10:00pm. I will take a meal break sometime during each day.

This is a great opportunity for me. I hope you will drop by and say hello if you are in the area.


When we have so many rejections in our lives, it is hard to keep our heads up and face the world. It is hard enough when we live in the economy we live in now.

So many people out of work. So many people losing their homes. So may people dealing with anxiety, fear, depression, self-doubt, hopelessness, addictions, etc.

Do you fit in there somewhere, or you do you have another affliction I didn’t mention? 

The book I have written, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” talks directly about all of these usual suspects. It covers ways to cope, and to climb over those walls that stop us.

The book has a special price on this site right now. In the retail stores it 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 $6.00.

If you or someone you know is dealing with the burdens of this world, and need thoughts and ideas to help you cope this is a must read.

There have many people who have already bought the book who say that it seemed to be written just for them and that it helped them cope.

I hope you will at least take a look at the book by clicking on the “Bookstore,” tabd at the top of this page.

It will have a description of the book, and a copy of the cover for you to see.

If you also want to see some outstanding endorsements, click on, “endorsements,” at the top as well.

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Remember: Never, ever, give up!

Do the Dark Days Seem to Come More Often Than the Bright Days?

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I also thought I would let you know that I will be at the Oregon State Fair in Salem, Oregon, from August 26th-September 5th this year signing my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” If you live close, I hope you will drop by and say hello.


It is raining outside here in the Willamette Valley of the State of Oregon. It is dark and dreary.

This is the 17th of July and it is suppose to be beautiful weather here in Oregon this time of the year.

Does your life seem that way? Do the dark days seem to come more often than the bright days? Do you feel there is too many trials and storms in your life?

You are not alone. I have been there and so have many of the people reading this post right now.

There are some things we can do about it:

  1. Never light the darkness overcome you. God is always there for you.
  2. It is time to stop the pity parties, and become the positive person in other people’s lives.
  3. By being a friend to someone, you can change their lives and help them to enjoy life.


I wanted to update you on the sales of my new book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” There are steady sales going on. I seel at least three or four every month. I just sold two yesterday.

The total now is over 300, in less than a year. It has been said that if a first time author sells 100 books, he/she should feel succesful. I more than feel successful, because my book is helping people cope.

I get emails, calls, and personal testimonies from people on how the book has helped them.

I would like you to check out the book by clicking on the tab that says, “bookstore,” at the top of this page. You will see a description of the book, and a picture of the cover.

If you want to read some endorsements you can click on “Endorsements,” at the top, and read them as well.

I hope you will take a couple of minutes and do that. I am sure you know someone who is suffering from anxiety, fear, self-doubt, depression, addictions, or hopelessness. This book speaks to all those issues and more.


Never, ever, give up!

I Never Thought I Could Accomplish Anything

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Yesterday I talked about worry. I suggested we stop wasting time worrying, because with God on our side, who can be against us?

Today, I am suggesting that we stop letting worry sway us from our dreams. If our dreams are in God’s plan all we have to do is have at it, and God will guide us through the process.

I am a living example of that. I was once a weak, poor me, kind of guy. I never thought I would accomplish much in the eyes of my family and friends.

I was a successful teacher with 22 years of teaching elementary kids. That should be considered a success in many people’s minds, but I was seeking more. After I retired, I wondered what was left? What else could I do?

I got so depressed that on March 31st 2001, I was parked in a high school parking lot considering if I want to check out of this hotel called earth.

God put a dramatic stop to that by calming me down in my Explorer. I knew He was in my presence. The air even seemed to be fresher, and I could feel the love surrounding me.

My life changed that day, and I eventually knew that God had a plan for me to write the book, ” Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” 

It is a book that reaches out to others that may have gone as far as I did with my pain of depression, anxiety, fear, self-doubt, and even hopelessness.

The book is selling well, and the people who are buying it have let me know that the book has helped them cope.

You can also have this book by ordering it right from this site.

“Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” is selling for $19.99 in the retail stores, but if you order from this site it is only $15.99. The shipping has been cut in half as well. A total savings of over $6.00.

We live in a world that seems to pull us down like a huge magnate into the muck and mire of life.

There is the mother who lost her job, and has children who will not have any health insurance. How about the elderly man who is just given some bad news from the doctor?

There are so many stories in this bad economy, and world situation.

“Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, ” addresses these issues and many others.

If you click on, “Bookstore,” at the top of this page, you will read a description of the book. If you also want to see some wonderful endorsements, click on “Endorsements,” at the top as well.

I wish you the best in your life, and if you are struggling, I hope you will check out the book, and see how it can help you cope.