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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: www.dailysignsofhope.com. There are 0ver 55,000 followers on that site, and it is because so many people are seeking hope and it is provided there.
*Update: 2-7-14. I have have over one half of my share of the book done. 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.
I am finding more time to write on this site lately. It could be because God is telling me I need to spend ore time with you here.
This Site will have two functions:
- Share with you what the latest news is on my writing, and new books that are coming out.
- Write words of hope at the end of each of my post that you can have to help you through those cloudy and stormy days.
I am very excited to share that my book, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” has received a national award. The award is from The Reader’s Favorite Awards. I also received a 5 star review from them. (Makes a nice sticker on my book!)
I also entered a competition called MARsocial Author of the Year Award. There were 168 entrants. I didn’t think I would do well, because the majority of the entries were fiction, and my book is non-fiction. This competition is like American Idol except it is for authors.
I was very amazed when they announced the top 80 and I was one of them. I thought the was very nice of them to let me hang around for the second round of cuts. Well, I was even more amazed when I found out I had made it to the top 40. I felt I had accomplished about as much as I could. Wrong! I had another announcement that I had made it to the top 20! I actually began to believe in my work and the possibilities.
Just last week the competition ended and a miracle occurred. I was named runner-up! Out of 168 entrants I was runner-up! Remember, I am a non-fiction writer and I passed up dozens of fiction authors.
The winner is now the executive producer of a new movie in the making called, “Disturbed.” She deserved it when I read her book.
Why am I “bragging,” and telling you all of this? There was a time when I didn’t even think I was worth a cent. I thought I wanted to check out of this hotel called earth. I was full of self-pity and doubt.
God changed that for me by taking me by the hand and pulling me out of the muck and mire I had allowed myself to get into. I found out I didn’t need to have self-pity. Besides, people don’t like coming to your pity parties. It gets very old real quickly.
Always keep this in mind:
- God is never far away. If he seems that way, guess who moved.
- God loves you very much. You are His child.
- If you let God guide you, the skies the limit.
- Take on the dream you felt could never be accomplished and do it today!!
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken,
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!