Archive for March, 2014
To Turn the Page
Some of you may have noticed I recently stopped posting daily encouragements. There were many things behind my decision to cease posting them, but in the end it came down to the simple fact I feel it’s time to turn the page. Read the rest of this entry »
Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews on my new book, JULI, we’ve dropped the price of the Kindle version to a rock bottom $2.99! If you haven’t read it yet, you best git with the program!
It will also be available soon in “autographed” paperback at Texas Trading Post-Fun Texas Stuff–the best on-line store for EVERYTHING Texas! I’m not kidding, Linda sells all things Texas, and she has some cool stuff! If your a displaced Texan, or just a fan of our great state, take a look at her site. (You can also buy signed, paperback, copies of my book of daily encouragements, Be Still, from Texas Trading Post-Fun Texas Stuff.
Growing up I heard more than once, “A person is innocent until proven guilty.” It seems to me , somewhere along the line, this notion has been reversed, and I think part of the blame—maybe most of it—can be placed on the Internet.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Internet, and can’t imagine not having it. But! I believe there is such a thing as too much “information”. And to illustrate, I point out two key words in that last statement: “I believe.”
Most people—I’m definitely one of them—are pretty set in their ways, and have already made up their minds about the subjects most important to them. Politics, and religion, are two that come immediately to mind, and if you really want to get someone up on their soapbox, combine the two.
Getting back to the Internet and its roll in the debate/argument, I notice an ever increasing plethora of information being posted on social networking sites that is often untrue, or at the least, tells only a portion of the story. In either case, the person posting the information is pointing an accusing finger at the subject person and/or idea in the post, and, declaring (simply by posting it, or with a lead-in statement) their information to be true.
We have many huge issues in our country today, and some of them are very important to me, but the overload of information we receive on a daily basis can be confusing and, all too often, misleading. I’m trying (it’s not easy to do) to be more open-minded about things, and instead of taking each and every article—many of which I immediately agree with—as truth, doing research on it, to confirm whether it’s true, half true, or neither.
It’s not my business to teach or preach, and I have no desire to change your mind about anything. I’m simply encouraging you to take what you read or hear with a grain of salt, and find out if it’s true before you spread it around.
The truth matters.
I walk beside the river most days, and on many of those days I stop at the place where I’ve watched some folks walk across it to the other side—the side where God waits patiently for us to come and join Him. Over the past few years, I’ve begun to notice things—things that had somehow slipped past me before—and one of those things is that the river is never the same. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s different for each of us, and the reason is we fill it with our own thoughts and deeds, hopes and dreams, fears and confusion. The river can be peaceful and serene, it can be raging and angry, or it can be something in between or on either side of those things. In a nutshell, it is what we allow it to be, because in the end, it’s all about choices, and we’re the ones making them. And the biggest choice we will ever make is whether or not we cross that river.
I’ve got a lot more to say about “The River Between”, and you’ll find some of it in the first book in the series, “JULI”.
JULI is available through AMAZON for the super low price of $6.42! And! It’s also available on Kindle for only $3.45!!
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JULI isn’t available on Kindle yet, but should be available soon!
Cherish Is the Word
I use to describe… Read the rest of this entry »