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The Joy of Speaking

Public speaking is a big fear for many people. It’s been shown in some studies to be our greatest fear. Most people I know would rather do anything than get up in front of an audience to talk. Even celebrities get nervous when they’re on stage to speak or sing. A few...

The Empty Cross

Easter is one of our favorite holidays. It’s a time to reflect on the past and think about the memories, traditions, and God’s blessings that are associated with this important time of year. We celebrate Easter in many ways. For some people it’s a time for hiding...

The Gift Is You Journey Continues

After The Gift Is You was published on July 29, 2014, Sales, Marketing, and Promotion became my focus. This new component of the book writing world opened up for me with excitement and unexpected joy. I must admit – there’s been some anxiety too. Book signing events...

A Christmas Message

Christmas is almost here! Spotlights shine brightly on Nativity scenes in front of churches. Homes and businesses sparkle with Christmas lights, wreaths, and poinsettias. Christmas songs can be heard on many radio stations. Salvation Army volunteers ring their bells...

What Does Being Thankful – Really Mean?

Thanksgiving Day is one of the great American holidays.  It’s a day of relaxation with family and eating delicious food. And for many, it’s a great day to watch college football games.  I look forward to this day each year. On Thanksgiving Day, what if someone asked...

What a Year It Has Been

Last year at this time, I was wrapping up plans for my book launch to be held on the 13th anniversary of my go-kart racing accident. Connie Hurn and I worked hard for seven years to write The Gift Is You, and it was finally time for people to read our story of hope in...

All Things Are Possible

Easter is the most significant of all the Christian holidays. Jesus led a pure life and then he died on the cross for you and me. God gave us His only son, so you and I would be saved from our sins and have a blessed life on Earth and eternal life! People have many...

The Season of Hope

Dear friends and loved ones: It is almost Christmas. The weather is getting colder here in Michigan. The Christmas trees are up and all the decorations are so beautiful. The Christmas songs are being played. These songs always bring back so many memories. This is the...

Why a Book

Dear friends: Sometime during our lifetime, many of us have had a desire, whether strong or faint, to write a book. When we were young and going to college it may have been a textbook about the area we were interested in, such as history. As we grew older maybe it was...

Conversational Question

A phrase in the Lord’s Prayer says: And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors … Matthew 6:12 My question is this: Do you sometimes have more trouble forgiving yourself than you do forgiving others?

Bible Verse

Hmmmm … negative prayer? Any thoughts? Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Matthew 6:25