Adversity Seemed to Make Me Stronger

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Another shocking announcement! ( That got your attention!) “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, ” is in eBook form, at all the eBook outlets. It was $4.99 compared to $19.99 in the bookstores. But now it is only $2.99, and 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 compared to the $19.99 price in the retail stores.

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I haven’t posted for almost two months. I have had adversity in its highest form, and it has slowed me down.

I lost my mother on February 1st. She was 95 years old, but there is still a time of grieving when you lose a loved one. I also had some health issues with my heart. I have A-Fib, and a damaged heart from a previous heart attack.

I also lost a dear friend within hours of my mother’s death.

I am back now, and still strong with the Lord.  All this adversity seemed to make me even stronger. It made me think of how short a life time we have on this earth, and that we need be thankful for every day we have.

As I mentioned up in the lead in area my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, has been out in eBook form for about a year. However, we just lowered the price from $4.99 to $2.99. That is quite a savings. Please check it out by clicking on the Amazon icon on the right. Think of Easter coming and how it could help many through the storms of life.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

God is Just a Prayer Away. God is Listening. He Cares.

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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.

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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

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I just bought a “generation 4,” I-Pad. I am kind of lost right now, but through trial and error I will do just fine eventually. I am trying to hook up the router today, but no success. Yes, I know, routers are one of easiest things to get started. However, I am a dinosaur when it come to computers, and electronics.

I have a friend coming over tomorrow morning to help me get everything hooked up. I even have a new wireless printer. I am trying to catch up fast, and when I have learned all of this I will be an official member of the geek squad!

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 It can be devastating when someone you cares about has a stroke, or a heart attack. I have three close friends have a stroke. One passed away. the others and mending slowly. I also had a dear friend that had a heart attack about five months ago. he was close to death, but God pulled him through it. He is so thankful today, that he spends much of his time praising the Lord, and giving Him all the credit for still being on this earth.

Have you had this happen to you? Has a loved one been stricken?

When it first happens, our world, as we know it seems to stop. We can’t function very well. We go into doubt, and even anger.

We have no control of the outcome. We feel helpless.

My father died in 2001, and I was at the hospital with him when he died. I just sat there by his bed, and felt hopeless. I held his hand, and he squeezed it once and a while.

Then he stopped doing that and he was gone. I had mixed emotions right then. Part of me was relieved that he wasn’t suffering anymore, and was at peace. The other part grieved that he had left me.

I know that many of you have been through the same thing.

I pray very hard for a peaceful passing of my loved ones when something happens and they know it won’t be much longer. I pray with earnest love, when they tell me that there is hope. I prayer for strength when they are gone, and I am left alone.

Do you see a pattern here? Prayer is the direct communication line to God. There are no rate fees, special charges, or long distance fees. He is on speed dial 24/7.

He is just a prayer away. He is listening. He cares.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

How Can I be Over-Joyed When Trials Come?

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  1. The is a new trailer of the book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It is on the right side under the Amazon icon. Click on it to see what the book is all about.
  2. There is a new page forming called, “All About Writing.” That page will talk about publishing; have guest authors share, and discuss writing trends. It is in a baby stage, so bear with me as I slowly develop it to my and your liking.
  3. I have posted two 5 star reviews of my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” on the “All About Writing” page. I will be add others as the days go by. Click on the All About Writing tab to also see all my other places you can connect with me.
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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. I You can acquire it at all the eBook outlets. It is only $4.99. Help it climb the www.amazon.com best selling list.

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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 street running: goo.gl/WGTF7

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Thoughts just for you….

James 1: 2 says, ” Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

How can we accept that? We are suppose to get all excited with joy when a trial comes our way? Tough assignment at best.

I can truthfully say that I have had my share of trials in my life. I am a heart patient that has had to have quadruple by-pass surgery; had to have a pace maker implanted, and I have had to go through two cardio versions. (Shock treatment of the heart.)

It would be very easy for me to complain, cry, be bitter, etc. There were some close calls with at least two heart attacks, but I AM over- joyed that all this has happened to me.

Because of all the trials I have gone through, I have been able to witness to many others who have gone through the same things I have. I can share with them how God’s love for me, has helped me make it through the muck and mire of life. I share that I wouldn’t haven’t made it if I didn’t think He was by my side the whole way.

Trials help mold us. Sure, we have to face adversity when they come, but when you are able to persevere and move on, you have a positive memory of defeating the adversity.

I know it is hard when trials comes, but rely on God to see you through and use them to grow, and witness to others.

Remember:

You are not alone.

You are not forsaken.

You are not unloved.

Above all….never, ever, give up!