Our daughter’s pet hamster died today. She’s an adult, a school teacher, and it was expected. But it caused me to reflect on the brevity of life and why Mary and I write.
It is possible to know things. This might sound silly, but movies such as the Matrix are confusing more and more people. They want to know if there is a reality. Yes, reality exists and we are responsible to explain reality to people.
Since reality exists, there are standards for evaluating what is and what is not true. Mary and I have written chapters on this. When you study history, then you must recognize that the Bible is authentic, that is, it was written by the people who claimed to write each book or each part of a book, such as the Psalms, when and where they claimed to write it. If you deny the authenticity of…
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I have an amazing friend who is going through a very difficult time. He has chosen to video blog his experience with Hepatitis C and issues with Social Security disability in Florida. I respect my friend for sharing his struggles with all of us.
My heart was heavy as I watched the video blog posted by Coleman Weeks, and I invite you all to take a look and say a prayer for my friend. I am asking you to please post his blog to Facebook, tweet the link, and share it however you can. This is his first video blog of the series. He could use your support right now, and you can contact him through his blog, Facebook, Twitter @colemanjweeks, and through his website, “How to Feed the World’s Starving.” It’s amazing that people can be so altruistic while fighting difficult circumstances themselves, but that is what God calls us to do.
Coleman is also a very talented author. You can check out his books at Amazon. “The End of Humanity” is one of the best books I have ever read. It is unique in the fact that Coleman presents life and situations between God and Jesus from a human perspective. Author/blogger Annie Edmonds gave a review at Amazon, and I think she said it best.
A fresh take on how God made the universe, January 4, 2014
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a different and interesting take on the bible.
From fish, birds, cats & dogs, to Good & evil,Kane & Able, its all here. You will actually come away with a better sense of the bible explained to you in a way that even kids can understand.
This book is a breathe of fresh air where religion is concerned. Try the sample you have nothing to lose. Maybe you’ll even gain a different perspective and start looking at things and life in a whole new way, I did.”
Sometimes in life we see the struggles of others and wonder what bigger plan God has in store for them. It is so hard not to question God as to why bad things happen to good people, but He tells us His grace is sufficient for us. He never gives us more than we can handle, but sometimes I wonder if He gives us far too much credit in that department. All I know is that God is God and we aren’t. We cannot understand His ways, because they are not necessarily our ways.
Do you have a friend that is going through an extremely difficult time? Coleman is a very inspirational friend and blogger, and I consider it an honor and blessing to know him. These are the times when God gently reminds me that no matter what I am going through, someone else always has a more difficult struggle. In this day and age, it is hard to not get wrapped up in our own lives and trials, and the situation with my friend reminds me to do what Jesus did: put others first.
Coleman, know that you are being upheld by Jesus, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
The Bible, NKJV
I was invited to participate in this blog hop review by my friend, Rubianne Wood. Thank you, Rubianne! She is a talented writer of paranormal mysteries.
What am I working on?
I just published my new book, “Graze the Night.” It is about a police officer who finds himself on the wrong side of the interrogation desk after several murders happen during a 911 call he responds to. Right now I am working on the second book in the “Lexie’s Journey” series. “The Tibuens: Lexie’s Journey, Book 1” will be followed by “Threads of Reality: Lexie’s Journey, Book 2” and I hope to publish it in the fall of 2014.
Also, I am working on the paperback versions of my first two books, which I hope to release in the fall of 2014. I will also be doing some additional editing on “The Tibuens” before I publish it in paperback version.
2. How does my work differ from other of its genre?
“Graze the Night” is a paranormal/psychological thriller, and “Threads of Reality: Lexie’s Journey, Book 2” is Christian paranormal/horror.
3. Why do I write what I do? I didn’t pick my genres. They picked me. I write what comes naturally, and it’s a lot of fun! It can be emotionally and mentally taxing, though. Writing in opposing genres is like walking on a tightrope…there is a lot of balance required.
4. How does your writing process work?
“Writing process?” What’s that? 🙂
The ideas hit me whenever they choose to. Many times, it’s like watching fragments of a movie in my head. The story tells itself-I just write it out.
I don’t sit down and tell myself I will write for “x” amount of hours. It doesn’t work like that for me, but I wish it did. Rather, I write when it hits me. I can be doing something totally different, and an idea will hit me, so I carry a pen and paper with me everywhere I go.
When I wrote newspaper articles and such, that is exactly what I did-wrote on a time schedule. For my more creative writing, such as song lyrics, poetry, and books, I just write when it hits me. Sometimes that means hours and hours in front of the keyboard, and at other times, just a few minutes.
Generally, though, when I do get to have some uninterrupted time writing, I like to make ‘Dunkin’ Donuts’ donut-flavored coffee, listen to “Don’t Look Back” by Boston, then hit the computer hard.