Asked God What he is Doing With Your Life? Wrong Approach

I had a very good day today with promoting my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.”

I left six at Rainbow West, a christian bookstore in Salem, OR.  I happened to actually meet with the owner (Dave Adams) of not only that store, but six other stores he owns in the Northwest.

He gave me all the managers names, and told me to contact them using his name as a reference.

I had lunch with a friend and he bought a book.

Got a check in the mail for the books I sold at the Oregon Christian Writer’s Conference last weekend.

Sold another one to friend that emailed me. I will give it to her tonight at a dinner.

Eight books in one day. I can accept that.

You can order one right now from this site. The books are selling for $23.95 in the Christian Bookstores, but you can have it for $19.99 plus $4.50 shipping which is just a little higher than  what the stores are charging.

Just go to the tab at the top and click on “Boostore,” and go from there.

If you order from this site, you will get a personal note and an autograph.


Have you ever asked God what He is going to do with your life? That’s not the right approach. God knows what He is doing. You and I don’t. God will lead us to do the right thing.

We need to be willing to go where ever God needs us, and trust Him Completely.

Worrying about what you are to do next is dishonoring God. We need to trust Him and go out to do what ever He calls us to do without fear.

Social Networking Can Change Your Future in Writing

Facebook is an Outstanding way for Authors to get Known.

Social networking wasn’t very will known as few as five years ago, as far as authors using it to promote their books.

Now there are thousands of authors using this approach to reaching out to readers.

My Space, Twitter, You Tube, Friendster, Linkedin, etc, have become an important part of an author’s publicity kit.

On Facebook you can show videos, pictures, images, audio, and media, that will give the “friends,” plenty of information  on the author’s book.

On Twitter, you reach millions of people with one push of a key.  You can also promote your book there, but many use it more for social contact, and then “lure,” the contacts into their websites, or onto Facebook.

If you can build each of your Facebook, Twitter, Blog subscribers, My Space lists to over 2,000, you will do very well when your book finally comes out.

Having these many “followers” on each of these avenues, will also impress agents and publishers.

If you haven’t started working with these promotional techniques, I strongly suggest you look into each of these channels and see if they are for you.


There are six more days left on the latest book give away, of the book, Moments This Good: The Softer Side of Alzheimer’s, Written by Bonnie Nester. Bonnie wrote about her mother Ruth.

Here is a review about the book:

“Nester offers the reader a path to gentle acceptance, and even moments of playfulness and joy-and always, always models profound love and respect for her mother.”

                                                                                                        Ellen Waterson

                                                                                           Author of the award-winning memoir, Then There was No Mountain and I am Madagascar.

Bonnie has many examples for caregivers on how to be loving, and understanding at the same time.

I know the need for that as I have a 92 year old mother that battles dementia.

I highly recommend her book, and Bonnie has autographed it along with a personal note to the reader.


To have a chance to win this book, go to the right side bar and click on the icon that talks about subscribing to my free newsletter, Signs of Hope Press. Notice that it also says that you will be able to download a free eBook I have written called, The Top 25 Ways to Survive in a Troubled World. You can down load it when you receive the first newsletter.

So you get a free newsletter with several pages of good information. A free eBook with ways to cope, and chances to win free top selling books with many them having the author’s autograph, and personal note in them.

Go ahead and try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.