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Monday, June 11, 2012

Motivation and Promises

Thought-gathering process this morning seemed to take efforts. I stopped by Venture Galleries to read Stephen Woodfin's latest blog entry. He spoke about a tragic event over the week  that had him thinking about how brief life is and we really don't know how much time we have on this earth. It brought him to the realization that what he writes should speak to the readers, touch those deep emotions and have lasting effect. Something I've always kept in mind when I sit down to write.

Checking Duane Scott's Scribing The Journey, I found his invitation to share my thoughts on the promises of God. What an abundant well to draw upon!

I'd planned on sharing the news about my latest publication, Walking In His Steps. It's a collection of stories telling how the progression of my Dad's Alzheimer symptoms affected the both of us. These were special anecdotal stories originally written only for family members. Lately, I've come to realize how many people are affected by this disease. I also have a sister a year younger who is entering the last stages.

I put all the pieces together and realized the publication of this little book exemplifies what Stephen wrote about: what motivates your writing. My hope is that these stories will bring encouragement and hope to others in the same situation.

And...it also relates to Duane's call to ponder the promises of God. Throughout the final years until my father's death in 1999, I leaned heavily on His promise that His Peace is always available. I saw that reflected in my father's acceptance and, hopefully, others saw it in me.

Here's the link to Walking In His Steps - http://amzn.to/KVCm2x

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