It has been sometime since I wrote anything in here. I appreciate those of you who have stuck around to see what’s next. So, this blog will be mostly an update and then I will polish it off with a short word that I think we all need to hear.
God has been doing many, many things. Saturday will be 5 weeks that Nancy and I have been married. I still have no idea how I managed to catch such an amazing woman. God. That’s the only answer to that question. He has been pouring out on us so much lately that I have almost no words to describe it! He is indeed a good God!
As you know Crazy Amazing Love: 31 Pieces of Love is out there and can be purchased for $8.35 on Amazon. Why the odd price? Because that is what Amazon charges. I do not charge anything. This book and the entire series will always be at cost. In fact if a person asks me directly, I will send them a copy for free. Signed (for whatever that is worth). Click here for more info and here to go directly to the book on Amazon.
My first novel, Ketchwood: Curse of the Everstone, is a story of a man and his children who find themselves in a world trapped in the middle ages. He learns the value of his kids, his friends, and what it takes to be a dad. Sometimes, we fight dragons to prove our love. In his case, literally. Click here to get more information on Ketchwood. It is also on Amazon here.
There are currently several books that are in the works. The next to be published is called “Hutch.” A detective of the Los Angeles Police Department ends up dumped in the mountains of Alaska. He fights off everything from wolves to a rather desperate rabbit to survive.
Then the first “sequel” to Crazy Amazing Love comes out. 31 Pieces of Joy. Like the first, this will be available on Amazon and at the least cost possible.
The book I am currently somewhere around half-way through is called “Blaqwatch.” Two 12 year old boys happen upon a car accident and discover the only occupant has a few last words. Of which lead these two into the adventure of their life. One that might be responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives.
And then there are three on the “billet.” Next to be written after Blaqwatch is “My King.” Then we’ll be working on “Crazy Amazing Love: 31 Pieces of Faith.” And last on the “current” list is “The Solomon Files.” Lots to be written. Now you know why I have such a hard time getting a blog done!
It is without a doubt that God loves me. The Word of God says it repeatedly. In fact, it says that God is Love. It is His nature to love us.
We love for ulterior motives. Sometimes those motive are good. But every relationship starts out, in some fashion, for selfish reasons. Something we can gain from it. You might not agree, but have you ever began a relationship with someone simply for their benefit? In some way, we benefit. Even if it is knowing we have done something good. That relationship might turn into something that benefits the other entirely. But it’s hard to honestly say any of my relationships ever began with that other person in mind 100%.
Unless you are Jesus.
He really does reach out to us solely for our benefit. He doesn’t work any other way. That love comes across in many ways. And contrary to some who think we are meant to always be impoverished, He blesses us in the flesh and with physical “things.” It’s not the focus, of course, but it is true that He does do that.
I have found that as I “count my blessings”, I find that He is really there for me. I’m not rolling in the dough, but much has been given to me. Not because I have earned it, but because He loves to bless.
I think one of the biggest keys to living in God’s blessings is to acknowledge those blessings. Before you close your day, stop and think of three things you are thankful for. Acknowledge them. There are many blessings we are unaware of because we experience them and then forget them. Make sure that when you are blessed to remember and give a thank You for it.
In a passage where Paul reminds us to be wise, he concludes with these words:
“Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20
Sounds like thankfulness is part of wisdom. And who wants to be dumb?