Writing Potpourri

 

Last Monday I got online to look for opportunities to write for income. I felt a check in my spirit, so I turned to other things. Unfortunately, I got lured into some internet sites that were interesting but robbed my time.

I had a reasonable list of items on my to-do list. Then I pulled up some book buying sites to get a Bible study book, Totally Forgiving God, by R. T. Kendall:Totally Forgiving God - When it Seems He Has Betrayed You ebook by R.T. Kendall

It’s published by Charisma House, Lake Mary, FL, and copyrighted in 2012.

For some reason I struggled with one of the sites. The second site only offered the book as an e-book and I’m going to share the book with my husband. The definite advantage of an e-book – it would be available right away. I’m still waiting for the paperback. The e-book would have saved me about four dollars, too. I would have liked that.

My granddaughter and I both like real books. The feel of the paper and the look of the letters on the page as compared to reading from a screen appeals to me. As a writer, I pay attention to changes in book formats and to new technology the best I can.

I began reading a book today by Eve Bunting. I love her books. She writes for children and this one happens to be a Young Adult book entitled, S.O.S. Titanic.S.O.S. Titanic ebook by Eve Bunting  I got a blue and black covered book from the library, copyrighted in 1996 and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Boston, MA and New York, NY. Eve Bunting is a great writer. If you’ve never read her books, I hope you’ll do so. She writes wonderful picture books as well.

May God bless you!

Forgiving God

Totally Forgiving God - When it Seems He Has Betrayed You ebook by R.T. Kendall

A retired pastor at our church started a Bible study last week based on the book, Totally Forgiving God by R. T. Kendall, copyrighted in 2012 and published by Charisma House, Lake Mary, FL.

It’s not like God is capable of making mistakes because He is perfect. With our human thinking, we can’t understand why He made mankind with the ability to act in an evil manner.

This author brings up lots of things to think about. God is perfect but He allows things we can’t fathom. Forgiveness always releases the person doing the forgiving from bitterness and depression and stress and sometimes a devastating illness.

Thelma Wells spoke to a large gathering of women in Syracuse, N.Y. I was privileged to attend with over three years ago. She related about an offense she carried against three women at her church. Not the details of the hurt, but how a really good friend approached her.

She told Thelma something to the affect that Thelma may not want to hear this, but she thought God wanted her to forgive these three ladies.

Thelma wasn’t ready to hear her at that time, but the friend brought it up again later. When she finally took action to forgive the women, something happened.

Thelma had been battling a life-threatening illness that puzzled the doctors. Suddenly, she began to heal and that didn’t make sense to them either. After a total healing over a bit of time, she decided to let the doctor know about her act of forgiveness and that God had healed her!

She wrote a book with many anecdotes and lots of Scripture entitled, Don’t Give In, God Wants You to Win. I also purchased the DVD to show at our church. Harvest House Publisher, Eugene, OR published both items and they were copyrighted in 2009.

She is a great speaker, if you ever get the chance to hear her, I think you’ll be blessed.

Well, tomorrow is a full day and once again, it’s after midnight, although not far past midnight. So may God bless you and keep you in the palm of His loving hand.

“God is love,” 1 John 4:8a (CEV).

Don't Give In God Wants YOU to Win!