Does God Owe you Something?

Have you ever thought that God owes you something? Did you do some good deeds and expected something in return?

You are probably saying that you wouldn’t think of ever doing that. However there seems to be many people today who do try to do that.

They want God to jump through their hoops, and not try to merit any reward from God.

Many people pray for God to “give,”  them something.

We all pray to have God heal the sick, and dying. We all pray to have God help us cope through each day, but do we go too far sometimes?

Think on this:

  • We can’t make God jump through our hoops, but we try all the time.
  • Religion is not how we get God to do what we want, But how we learn how to do what God wants.
  • No one can save us from the quicksand of sin, except our LORD and Savior.
  • Sins destroy your relationship with God,  but confession restores it.
  • Confession is the reset button in our lives. All we have to do is push the reset button. Jesus will do the rest.

Let’s talk more about the last point. Have you ever played a video game, and a I-Box game, and saw that when you were about to die, all you had to do was hit the reset button and you are alive and well again, and can start over.

Wouldn’t that be great for our lives? Well, it is there for the taking. We sin many times, and feel that there is no way that god could loves us after all of that. It is not true. God will allow us to confess our sins and start over. We have our own built in reset button for our own lives.

Some thoughts on how we benefit from the love of God:

  • True abundance is found in the everlasting love of God.
  • True satisfaction ifs found in listening to; trusting in, and obeying God words.
  • God’s perfect peace is always found in God’s accessible presence.

Always plan to do everything for God, and not expect anything in return. His love  will come even more to you if you do.


99% That we Worry About Never Happens. Give the Rest to God

I just a check in the mail for selling four more books. I am very pleased at the rate the books are selling. My book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” has sold 204 books in just over four months. That is an average of about 50 a month. I certainly would like more sold, but I am thankful to God for the consistency.

My next goal is to sell 500. That officially gives you the right to say your book is a best seller. (Don’t ask me how that could be. It is in all the marketing books.)

You can certainly help with that by clicking on the tab at the top that says “bookstore,” and ordering a book yourself. I have just been lowered the price from $19.99 to $15.99, AND the shipping price has been cut in half to $2.35. That is a total of $6.00 savings if you order now.

Think about Easter coming up next month. This would be a wonderful gift to give out as an Easter present. It is full of uplifting thoughts, and talks about our risen Savior.

There is only one way this book will be a success, and that is through people like you buying the books, and then telling others. Word of mouth is always the best marketing tool.


I want to tell you about another book I am starting, but this is called a “teaser.” My next post will give you more details. Just one more teaser… it will be about sports.


Think on this:

  • 99% of what we worry about never happens. The other 1% you can turn over to God.
  • When two or more gather together to pray, God will be there with you.
  • When you smile at someone they usually smile back. This gives them more face value.
  • When you make it through a storm in your life, you are that much stronger for the next one.


I am asking for prayer for my good friend Michael Clark, who is my partner on our blog: www.dailysignsofhopecom. He has a very serious surgery coming up, and please pray that God will hold his hand throughout this ordeal and make him whole again.



You Could Change a Life by Caring

Things are really jumping right now. I have started a full promotion campaign, and I am overjoyed with the results.

Waldport, Oregon City, Gresham, Salem, and Albany, Oregon are all carrying the book. I also have books in two places in Vancouver, WA.  I am sending promotional books to Asheville, NC, and Saddleback, CA. Both places show great interest in carry my book.

The big possibility is a distributor called, Choice Books. They are a national outlet for Christian books. They have circular displays in all the grocery stores and gift shops through-out the nation.

I am sending them a copy, and suggesting they carry my book in all of their clients stores. If they agree it is a minimum 5,000 book order.

This all is happening in the first two weeks since the book was published. Pray that God will grant these opportunities. Not for me, but for all the people that will find hope through the book, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.

You can order the book for your self right off of this site. Just go to the tab at the top that says “Bookstore,” and click on it. There is a 50% cut in the shipping cost from now until the end of the year. This helps you with Christmas shopping.

The book deals with anxiety, fear of failure, depression, addictions, self-doubt, and the many other usual suspects.

You can see the many people who have endorsed the book, by clicking on the tab that says, (you guessed it,) ” endorsements.

Now you may be thinking. I am feeling OK. I don’t need a book to help me with all those afflictions you mentioned. Try to think of those around you in your own world.

Is there someone you now who lost a loved one? Did some one just go through a divorce? Is someone battling a serious ailment? Do you have a family member or a friend who is struggling with an addiction? How about a family that has had a foreclosure on their home; a friend who just lost their job?

There are many other afflictions that I haven’t touched on, but you get the picture.

Think of what a wonderful gift it would be if you bought the book;  gave it to someone, and it changed their life? It could happen and you could be the messenger.