Take Inventory of Your Life. What Do you See?

I want to let you know that I will  be doing an interview with a guest author coming up soon. His name is Thomas Blubaugh. He is a novelist, and has some interesting thoughts on writing.

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The countdown is on for my new adventure of signing my book: “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” There are just 20 day left until I will be at the Oregon State Fair, and the Oregon Author’s table. The fair runs from August 26th- September 5th. If you live near come by and see me. I would love to chat with you.


What can we do as parents to be a good example to our children? We should realize that everything we do is being watch by them.

We are living in an, “Monkey see, monkey do,” world. If you are a kind and understanding parent, your children will probably be kind and understand. If you drink, your children will probably drink. If you take drugs, your children will probably take drugs. I think you get the picture.

Take an inventory of your life. What do you see? Is your life one you would be glad for your children to have?

I wasn’t always the perfect parent. Sometimes far from it, but I stuck to my Christian principles, and raised children that did the same. All three of my children are Christians, and they married Christian spouses.

You can say my job is done here on earth, but we are to be examples until we take our last breath.


“Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” is a book I wrote sharing some of the, not so wonderful, sides of my life, and how I coped.

I was once sitting in my Explorer and deciding if I wanted to check out of this hotel called earth. the book talks about that, and gives hope to those who may be near the same spot. It also helps those who may be struggling with, anxiety, fear, depression, self-doubt, addictions, hopelessness, and many other of the usual suspects.

You may fit into one of those afflictions, or know someone who is. This books has been helpful to hundreds of people who have sent me emails, called me, or met me in person telling me it helped them cope, and changed their lives.

The book is selling for $19.99 on the retail stores, but if you order off of this site, you will get the special price of $15.99. The shipping has been cut in half as well. A total savings of over $6.00.

When you order you will also receive a copy with an autograph plus a personal note.

If you are interested, click on the tab at the top of this page that says, “bookstore.” you will then see a description, and a copy of the cover. If you also want to see some great endorsements, click on…you got it…. “endorsements,” at the top as well. I hope you will at least check it out, and see why “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,”  has helped so many people.

“Fear Not, For I am With You.”

I had a great time at the Oregon Coast over the weekend. I did absolutley nothing, but read books and watch old movies with a friend.

I was in Newport, Oregon. What a wonderful coastal town. Not too big, but big enough to have everything you need.

The weather was pretty good, and I enjoyed looking out the window at the ocean.


What things cause you fear? Why do you fear them?

Even Jesus Christ faced fear. He prayed so hard for God to take his cup away from Him that He sweat blood.

Many people’s fear is facing death. I have been close to facing death two times.

The first time was July of 2004. I went in for a routine stress test, and when it was done I was on a gurney being taking from my doctor’s office to the hospital. I had four arteries blocked in my heart. I was told by the heart surgeon that it was amazing that I hadn’t had a heart attack.

The second time was sometime int he last two years. They can’t pinpoint it because all they found on my last stress test was scar tissue from a heart attack I had since my last stress test. They said it was a moderate heart attack. It could have been my last heart attack, but I am still here to type this post.

Do I fear death? Only in the fact that I feel I have so many things I still want to accomplish.

I have written and published my first book, and have at least two others in the making.

But, fearing actual death is not my concern anymore. Why? Because I know I will be going to be with the Lord. I will be with the one person who cared enough to die for me.


My book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” is on sale right now. It was $19.99. Now it is $15.99. The shipping is alos cut in half. A total savings of over $6.00.

The books talks about out fears and how to handle them. It talks about fighting anxiety, depression, addictions, self-doubt, hopelessness, and the many other usual suspects.  

If you would like to see the cover, and read what the book is about, go to the top of this page and click on the “bookstore,” tab. There will be a description, and how to order the book.

I hope you will check it out. If you order one and like it, telling others is the best marketing tool and author has.