How to be Strong and Courageous in the Lord

2 How to be Strong and Courageous in the Lord 2. 1 My Story One of the first thoughts I had when my wife received the diagnosis that she had stage three Melanoma was how am I going to care for her and love her unconditionally until she dies. I knew the Melanoma was going… Continue reading How to be Strong and Courageous in the Lord

It’s Okay to be Afraid

1 It’s Okay to be Afraid 1.1 My Story My eyes locked on to the bloody spot on the lower left front of my wife Benita’s blouse. “What’s going on? What’s with the blood?” I asked pointing to the half-dollar sized strain. My heart was aching. It looked terrible, scary. I knew this couldn’t be… Continue reading It’s Okay to be Afraid

Keep On Hanging On

Hang On Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness understands the value of hanging on to God. You will get to the point in caregiving that only with God’s help can you make it through the next few minutes or day. You are exhausted mentally, physically, and spiritually. All you… Continue reading Keep On Hanging On

Thanks for the Memory

The Value of Giving Thanks  Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness understands the value of giving thanks for what you have. When you care for a person with a chronic illness, too often you focus on the negative and the bad. Instead of focusing on the adversity of the… Continue reading Thanks for the Memory

Do Not Lose Heart

Not Losing Heart Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness is not losing heart. Your maintaining a positive attitude helps you to provide the best care. To keep an optimistic attitude, it is helpful to maintain our outlook from an eternal perspective. In today’s verse, God is pointing out we… Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart

God’s Comfort

God’s Comfort is Available to You Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic illness is understanding God’s comfort is available for you.  Have you ever been overwhelmed by your thoughts of how you will be able to handle or manage your loved one’s chronic illness? Have the “what ifs” overtaken you?… Continue reading God’s Comfort

One Great Way to Discipline Yourself for Success

Below is a little guide I put together. I call it “One Great Way to Discipline Yourself for Success.” 1. You must master your moods. Proverbs 25:8 – Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. 2. You must watch your words. Proverbs 13: 3 – He who guards his… Continue reading One Great Way to Discipline Yourself for Success

Creativity and More: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Albert Einstein said, “The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.” My undergraduate education is a liberal arts education. My major was history and my minors were English and military science.… Continue reading Creativity and More: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

I Believed I Could Fly

Greenville, South Carolina In 1956, my father returned from a one-year tour of duty in Turkey. Our family moved to Greenville, South Carolina. The United States Air Force stationed dad at Donaldson Air Force Base, a C-124 airfield that emphasized air transport and called itself the “Airlift Capital of the World”. My first memories are… Continue reading I Believed I Could Fly

Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams

Have I mentioned I’m writing my fourth novel?  Oh, I know, everyone is either writing a novel, plans to write a novel or has the next great story idea.  So, with that in mind, I’ll start over. Writing My Fourth Novel Did I mention I am writing a novel? Yes, I am. While I’ve published… Continue reading Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams