I Was Ready to Check Out of This Hotel Called Earth

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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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Wow! What a response for the last post. 5,099 hits for one day is a record that will be hard to beat. What was the title? “We Never Have to Carry Our Sins With us.”

People wanted to know how to get the burden of sins out of their lives. Sins can pull you down like a huge magnate. It doesn’t matter who you are. You could be a teacher, doctor, garbage truck driver, soldier, or a pizza delivery guy.

Satan doesn’t care what you do. He just wants to control you. He uses guilt to push you down, and he hopes you stay down.  He delights is seeing you in pain. He delights in seeing you ready to give-up. I know I have been there.

I was at the end of my rope, and ready to be placed on Satan’s trophy wall. He had me right where he wanted me. I was Sitting in my Ford Explorer ready to check out of this hotel called earth.

That is where God came to my rescue. I should have known He was there all the time waiting for me to cry out to Him. That is exactly what I did. I said, “GOD I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!

There was an instant calmness in my Explorer. It was as if God was saying, ” IT’s about time you came back to me.”

Yes, I was and the end of that thin rope, but what I didn’t know was that I was really holding on to the hem of God’s robe.

There is never a time when God isn’t near you. If He feels far away, guess who moved.

Always depend on God to see you through your storms and trials. It is when those storms come that He is nearest. He allows them to happen, but He helps calm them.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

We Never Know When the Storms of Life Will Hit

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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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We are very lucky in that we have life that God has given us. We can enjoy the many creations He has done, and get our nourishment from the food He provides in the fields.

Sometimes we aren’t so lucky. There are storms and trials that come our way. Just today, I learned that one of my good friends had a stroke. It was unexpected. I visited him at the hospital and he was upbeat, but bewildered by the chain of events. He wasn’t depressed, but it was one of those “why me” times.

Also today, my nephew had to go in for a fourth surgery on his neck, because staff infection attacked his neck after a routine neck surgery where he should have been back to work in a few days. He is a young man, and yet he is fighting for his life right now.

Think about these two situations. Can you see that we never know when the storms may hit? We may feel everything is wonderful and then the darkness comes.

Be prepared for the trials that throw us into the muck and mire. Always remember that God is always there for us. he will allow the storms, but He helps calm them.

Stand strong in the Lord, because with Him on our side who can be against us?

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

If You Feel God is Far Away, Guess Who Moved.

There is been a steady surge in subscribers to our RSS feed lately. We now have 204 subscribers. That is wonderful. Keep up the great work by helping us climb up in the Google Search Rankings. Just click on the icon right after the title to do that.

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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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When you write a book that finally gets published, you are so excited that you feel you have accomplished more than you could ever dream.

That isn’t where it ends. I have had so many comments through letters, phone calls, emails, and in person about my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” since it has been published. The comments are on how the book has helped them.

This is what writing is all about. You work hard to get your manuscript in good order, and then one day your work pays off. You get published. But, then the rewards of your labor start coming in when people make positive comments about your book.

Keep plugging away at writing that book. I know it’s hard work,  but in the end you will receive many positive rewards.

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How do we we deal with pain that is around 24/7? I can relate to that because I have had chronic back pain for almost a month now.

God didn’t promise a rose garden. He didn’t say we would never face trials and storms. He did let s know that He will help calm the storms.

What we need to do is pray for comfort from God through our time in the muck and mire. He is there to hold our hand and be there for us. Never assume that God is far away. If you do, guess who moved.

Stay strong through your storms and you will be a positive example to others who are going through their own trials.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!