God is There For You in the Good Times and the Bad

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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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This has been quite a week. I have been in  Texas since Wednesday enjoying the warmer weather and all the great restaurants. Tomorrow is the big game for my alma mater Oregon State University to play the University of Texas. We will be there cheering our team on.

At this time I wonder what the outcome of the gae will be. Will we win, and have us all very happy, or will we lose, and make us feel down.

Life is like that. We sometimes get an outcome we really didn’t want. We lose our job; we get bad news from our doctor, or our health insurance is no longer with us.

That is the time to concentrate on God more. I said more, because we always should be keeping God in mind, in the bad and the good.

Many people only turn to God when the trials and storms come. They feel they can make it on their own just fine the rest of the time.

Remember, God is there for you now. He was there yesterday, and He will be there tomorrow. He is just a prayer away.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.   

 

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!

What Happens When Life Doesn’t go Your Way?

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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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Why would you want to enter a contest with your book? It costs you some money and your chances aren’t very good.

That was my feelings until I entered the “Reader’s Favorite Awards,” contest. I think it cost me around $25.00.

The results turned out much better than I could have ever dreamed. I received a 5 star review, and was a finalist in the category of “Self Help.”

Because I was a finalist, I also received stickers to put on my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It is now considered an award winning book, and I have sold many books by being able to show my 5 star reveiws and have an award sticker on the book.

Don’t pass up this kind of opportunity. Check out the people who put on the award to make sure the are for real, and then go for it.

My $25.00 investment paid off in a big way through many more sales because of the 5 star review and being named a finalist.

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What happens when life doesn’t go our way? What do we do when the clouds come and darken our day?

I have been there. I have had many disappointments and failures in my life. At one  point I was overcome by all the trials and storms I had to go through, and was extremely depressed. I was to the point where I was sitting in my Ford Explorer, and considering suicide.

What stopped me, and changed my life?

As I sat in that rig crying my eyes out, I yelled out to God, ” I can’t take this anymore.” At that moment there was a calmness in my heart, and it was then I knew that God was saying, “It’s about time you cam back to me. Now let me carry you the rest of the way.”

God is never far away. If He is, guess who moved? My desperate prayer was heard and God saved my life.

Don’t ever give up. Always know that you have someone to turn to in your darkest moments.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!