Find Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World

I am enjoying some time visiting my daughter-in-law in LaPine, Oregon. It is way out in the middle of central Oregon away from any big cities, and at night there aren’t any city lights. I am able to type this around a camp fire tonight, and be able to see the Big Dipper about as clear as you could possibly see it. The stars tonight are aglow with the splendor that only our God could create.

Do you see the lights well? Is the hindrance from outside sources making your view of the lights dim?

Many of us have been there. At one time I was totally in the dark, feeling around trying to find my way in life. I battled depression, anxiety, fear, self-doubt, and many of the other afflictions that block our view of life.

Then I opened my heart to the LORD, and the lights came on. I could see for ever. I knew that the LORD took on all of my afflictions  so that I would have the burden of them anymore.

Stop letting the world pull you down like a huge magnate. Turn all your worries over to the LORD.


Many of the afflictions I spoke of above are part of a new book I have written called, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.”

This book covers ways to cope, if you have faced any afflictions that are causing you to only see foggy days, and dreary nights.

There is a special sale going on right now. The regular price in the stores is $19.99, and juts on this site it is $15.99. The shipping cost has been cut in half as well. A total savings of over $6.00.

You can check it out by going up to the top of this page and clicking on “Bookstore.” It will shows you a description, and a picture of the cover. I hope you will take a second to do that. There have been some wonderful reviews coming in for the book.

If you want to see some endorsements, you can also go to the top of this page and  click on “endorsements.”

God bless…. AND never, ever give up!

I was Ready to Check out of This Hotel Called Earth

I want to thank a reader from Wisconsin for ordering one copy of my new book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” Let me know what you think of it by sending me a comment, or emailing me at


I just lost a very close friend this last week to a sudden death. He was only 59 years old. He had no signs of illness. He just sat down in his recliner to take a nap, and never woke up. 

We never know when God will call us home. It doesn’t matter what your age is, there is never an assurance of tomorrow on our time line of life.  

What have you been putting off that is your dream? Do you think you have something that will benefit many people, but have put it on the back burner? Do you feel you aren’t capable of making your dream happen?

Many of us have been where you are. I had a dream over ten years ago of writing a salesman’s book on how to win more clients, and make a lot of money. I had a rough draft in my drawer, and had forgotten about it.

On March 31st, of 2001, I felt lost, full of self-doubt, and battling severe depression. I was even sitting in my rig in a high school parking lot considering if I wanted to check out of this hotel called earth. God had other plans for me and stopped me while I sat in my Ford Explorer crying my eyes out. He came into the rig and calmed the storm. It was like He was saying, ” It is about time you let me carry you the rest of the way.”

I went home and prayed, seeking why God saved my life. I instantly thought of that rough draft in my desk drawer. I pulled it out and thought, “This isn’t what I want to write about. I don’t want to try to convince anyone to be a better salesman. What good is this manuscript to me?”

Then God opened my eyes. I looked at the chapter titles and they fit perfectly into a Self Help Christian book. Each chapter said something that would cause the reader to think about what their life should be like.

One example was, ” Need Directions?” That title was asking potential salespeople if they knew what they were doing to win a client. The new thought was that people need to read the Bible to find out what they needed to do to have eternal life. Every chapter of that book was converted into the book I mentioned in the entry to this post.

I got the needed directions from God and I am here today being able to type this, because God gave me a new gift of life, and I followed His calling.

Don’t let a call from God pass you up. That dream you have is probably from God, and He is waiting for you to realize that and go for it.

Step up to the plate and hit a home run for God, using the gift He has already given you!


The Book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” is on a special sale right now. In the retail stores it is $19.99, but if you order right from this site it is only $15.99. The shipping has been cut in  half as well. That is a total savings of over $6.00.

There’s more… ( sounds like an infomercial!) If you order from this site you will get an autographed copy, and a personal note from me.

How do I order? ( I thought you would never ask!) Just go to the top of this page and click on “Bookstore,” and go from there. If you want to read some strong endorsements for the book, you can also click on “endorsements,” at the top. There are many endorsements from all over the United States.

I hope you will at least check out the book and read the description. I think you will see that the book helps those who suffer from anxiety, fear, depression, self-doubt, hopelessness, and the many other usual suspects.

God bless….. and never ever give up!! Continue reading “I was Ready to Check out of This Hotel Called Earth”

The Younger Generation is Drifting into the Twilight Zone

*It has been a few days since I last posted. It has been busy, and also I had some doctor issues. I hope to post much more often in the future.


I went and watched a “punk Rock,” band last night. It was my very first time I watched this kind of music. (Probably will be my last too.) The reason I went to watch is that my nephew was the drummer in the band. I was amazed at his energy through the whole,”gig.” He never let up and was in full movement the whole hour and a half they played. He was very good, and I actually enjoyed a couple songs. I started to get up to jump up and down like the groupies were doing, but my back said “No way!” I sat back down, and just tapped the table with my fingers.

The younger generation has slowly drifted into the twilight zone with music. I listened very carefully and tried to understand their strange movements, and gestures as they sang, but I am a dinosaur in Jurassic Park, trying to fit into the modern world when it comes to the new kind of music we hear today.

Do you feel the same way about fitting into the new wave, or the “new religions?” Are there some movements you see rising up that scare you, and make you wonder what this world is coming to? You certainly aren’t alone.  

There are many new sects, and religions that are popping up because there are many people interpreting the Bible to their own liking. They pick out a few versus, and base their new religion on them out of context.

The bottom line is that the Bible cannot be torn apart and made into to what ever we want it to be. God wrote the Bible, and the words will not change. The meaning seems to change with the people translating it into a version to helps them with their own philosophy.

Does all of this cause you frustration, anxiety, self-doubt, etc? I can really relate to that. I have been there. I had my doubts in the past.

Remember, the Word of God never changes. People change. All we have to do is believe, and let the rest of the people argue over what the right outcome will be. (I know the outcome. I’ve read the end of the book!)


Speaking of books, I still have a sale going on for my new book called, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It is listed  in the retail stores, at $19.99, but if you go to my “bookstore,” tab at the top of this page and click on it, you will be able to buy the same book for $15.99. The shipping is also cut in half. A total savings of over $6.00.

You will also receive an autographed copy with a personal note from me.

This book has received some highly rated reviews. You can also see some of the endorsements by clicking on the “endorsement,” tab at the top.

I hope you will take a couple of minutes and check out this book. It helps those who are suffering from anxiety, fear, depression, self-doubt, addictions, hopelessness, etc. If you feel like you don’t fit into any of those descriptions, then you must know someone who needs help in some of these afflictions.

God bless…