Time to be Strong in a Not so Friendly World

It has been an interesting two months. I have been grounded in my home because of underlining problems with my health. Can’t go to a restaurant. Can’t meet friends and talk. Can”t hug my kids and grandchildren.

There are many other no, noes. However I am sure you know them.

So what can we do?

Some suggestions:

  1. Yes, you can watch TV all day.
  2. Go for walks. My wife and I went walking this afternoon. It was hot, and I struggled, but I am glad I went.
  3. Call ALL your family and friends and see how they are doing. Yes, this may take several days. Here’s what happens: You put a smile on their face, and because of that you have one too.
  4. Read! What a perfect time to sit in your favorite chair and read. I can recommend my first book, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World. I am sold out, but it is on Amazon as an e-book. I also suggest the Bible. Lots of drama, happy endings, sad endings, and lots of hope.
  5. Get creative around your house. I took on cleaning out two cupboards in the bathroom. They both were a mess. When I was done they were well organized, and I felt proud.

As a veteran what is happening is very hard on me. I am use to structure, but not this bad. I would rather be able to go where I want to when I want to.

How are you doing?

Are you climbing the walls? Is your temper a little loose? Do you want to stay in bed instead of facing the day. You aren’t alone. There are many other veterans in the same boat with you.

Stay Strong!

Be an asset to your family not a hindrance. Show leadership and keep your family happy.

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You are never alone.

You are never unloved.

You are forsaken.

And above all…Never, ever, give up!

Life is, at Best, Uncertain

Yesterday was a beautiful day. Lots of sun, and in the 70’s. Today is dark, and rainy. What can I say….it is Oregon. We have the saying here, “wait five minutes,” as far as what the weather may be from minute to minute.

That happens in our lives. We never know from one minute to the next what we may be facing. Life is at best uncertain.

How do we cope with days like this?

It is called prayer. We should start out each day sharing our needs, and be praising God for His love, before we enter the daily rat race. God is there to listen, and will be with us where ever we go.

With God on our side, who can be against us?


The sales of my new book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” is still going well. I just had a signing at a local winery and did quite well.

Why is this book doing so well? It is because it shares ways to cope in that rat race above I was talking about. It helps those who are battling anxiety, fear, depression, hopelessness, addictions, self-doubt, etc. It starts out telling my own story of how I was at the end of my rope, and was considering checking out of this hotel called earth.

It then sends out messages to help the reader find ways to battle the trials and storms of life.

You can have this book for s special price right now. In the stores the book price is $19.99, but if you order from this site it is only $15.99. The shipping has been cut in half as well. A total savings of over $6.00.

When you order you will also be sent an autographed copy with a personal note.

I hope you will at least go to the top of the page and click on the “Bookstore,” tab, and read to description of the book. You might also check out some impressive endorsements, by clicking on that tab at the top.

Stay strong, and never ever give up!