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Just A Boy! It’s Here!

Just A Boy - Cover“JUST A BOY”—my new book—is now available! The paperback can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and through the publisher, Outskirts Press. Now available on Amazon Kindle, too!





Click on any of the four links above to purchase your copy!





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A Pretty Sweet Deal

When my book of daily encouragements, Be Still, came out, my publisher encouraged me to do the whole advertising, book signings, etc., thing, and I did so with great expectations. Visions of grandeur danced in my head, as I bounced merrily on the springboard of what I perceived to be success, fame and fortune.

sweet dealUnfortunately, no one had filled the proverbial pool, and I hit bottom hard and quick. It was painful, but then, gradually, God began to remind me of something I’d lost sight of. I heard His voice–a loving whisper–telling me, “It’s not about you, Charlie.”

No, it’s not about me, it’s about God, it’s about each one of you, and it’s about each and every person I come in contact with for the rest of my days.


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“JULI” ~ How Low Can It Go??

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! JULI - COVER

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.

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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!!

Click here to check it out —> JULI 


JULI isn’t available on Kindle yet, but should be available soon!

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“JULI” IS HERE! (It’s about time!)

I wrote the first two installments of a series of novellas I call “A River Between” several months (maybe longer) ago, and due to many factors, was unable to get them published. But, at last, here is the first in the series, “JULI”!

JULI is available through AMAZON for the super low price of $6.56!

Click here to check it out —> JULI 


JULI isn’t available on Kindle yet, but should be available soon!

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Maybe This One

Sometimes opportunity knocks and for varied reasons we choose not to answer. The usual excuse is fear—fear of failure, or of being disappointed. And then there are those times when we choose to move across the room of safe familiarity and open the door; perhaps due to encouragement from a well-meaning acquaintance, only to find beyond the open door a world not meant for or perhaps simply not ready for us or what we have to offer. But if we love to ride, we must climb back into the saddle and continue down the path. We will never reach our destination if we cease to move toward it. Read the rest of this entry »

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San Marcos Library Event!

For all my friends in the San Marcos, Austin, and San Antonio area, we will be at the San Marcos Public Library this Sunday, October 30, 2011, from 2-4 P.M.. If you have time, please stop by for a quick visit. Tell your friends and family about the event, too!

8TH ANNUAL TEXAS AUTHOR DAY Sunday, October 30 – 2:00 – 5:00 PM Read the rest of this entry »

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Look At This!

I am pleased to forward to you the link to an interview posted on the Bluebell Books website today featuring my book, Be Still. It is a wonderful surprise that it happened to come out on my birthday! I am honored to participate on their awesome site, and to be able to contribute my stories and poems with others from all over the world. Please stop by and visit Bluebell Books when you have time. Read the rest of this entry »

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That’s it For Now

We’re back from the Odessa book signing, and, once again, the dog was sure glad to see us!

We held our eighth and last book signing event Saturday for my book of daily encouragements, Be Still. It was at the Hastings in Odessa, Texas, and was one of the best we’ve had; not because we sold a lot of books—which we did—but because it was the end of an experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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