Prayers Of A Nobody

It has been a few weeks since I last posted here and a lot has happened. Most of you who have been reading my posts know that I have not been able to work since last September because of an injury that happened at work. So I had decided to try and use my down time to do something productive. I began writing ‘Prayers Of A Nobody’. Over the past month I have faced many obstacles due to what I was told a computer error that had terminated both my employment and workers comp claim. Which also interfered with my writing time since my pain level limits my computer and writing time. I am happy to say that with God’s help I endured and not only was reinstated and my medical care has begun again, I was also able to finish writing this short book on prayer.

Now it is not your conventional prayer book and will probably not be accepted by those in the religious field. It is a book for those who feel that they cannot pray. Some feel that they are not good enough and that God wants nothing to do with them. Others may look at the what happens in this world and think if there was a God why is He letting all these terrible things happen. Others are too angry or depressed to pray. The list goes on. This book is for them and for those of us who want to reach out and let them know that God does love them, and He is listening.

This book is raw and filled with emotions that most do understand. The prayers included are not religious but they are real, and from the point of view of people who struggle with pain and suffering. People who feel rejected, unloved, and unwanted. You can find it on Amazon kindle books. Until this Friday June 18th you can get it for free. I hope that many of you will take some time and read it. I am sure there is someone you know who this book may help. Please feel free to share. Thank you and God bless.

Free for until June 18.

Pilgrim’s Progress / Movie and Book

In 1664 John Bunyan was in prison for holding services outside of the Church of England. while in prison he began writing, ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’. This book is one of my favorite christian books that I have read. I have also enjoyed the movies made based on this book. A book written over 400 years ago is still speaking to us today. It has withstood the test of time. In short it is the story of a man named Christian, who goes on a journey. This journey is one we are all on, whether we realize it or not. I can relate to the trials he faces on this journey. I don’t want to go into too much detail because if you have not read it or seen any movie based on it, I do not want to spoil it for you.

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Revelation Media has produced the most recent version of the movie and it is also animated so your children will enjoy watching it with you, as I have watched it many times with my grandson and highly recommend it. I have enjoyed every production I have had an opportunity to see.

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Here is a link if you would like to purchase a copy. https://www.revelationmedia.com/donate/thepilgrimsprogress/

You can currently watch it on youtube as well as this version with Liam Neeson who plays Christian.

I hope you will take time to check the book out or watch anyone of the movies based on it. There are many things you can learn from it.

 

Gary Roe / Suicide Prevention

Gary Roe / Suicide prevention

https://www.garyroe.com/the-suicide-prevention-project/

Gary Roe, an author and grief counselor has a web page to help those who are battling with suicidal thoughts, and for their loved ones. His goal is to reach as many people as he can to help prevent this tragedy. For someone who has battled with depression and suicide attempts, I am grateful for the support I have received through his counsel and his books.

His latest book ‘Living on the Edge’ Teen addition is one I recommend to anyone. We all have teenagers in our lives and this is a useful tool to help you recognize and hopefully prevent a loss of life. You can find it on Amazon. There are 3 more books that will be released over the summer which I am looking forward to reading myself. With so many dealing with depression, anxiety, and grief, we are losing loved ones to suicide. We have to do everything that we can to fight this. We need to not only be there but we need to be informed in how we can best help.

I survived my suicide attempts, which I have shared in my testimony, “I gave up on life and survived’, but many who are on this path don’t make it because they are fighting a battle they can’t win on their own. Be the one who can make a difference, because you may be the only one to reach that person who is at the end of their rope.

Check out Gary’s website and get a copy of his book.

Book Review / Parents Rising author Arlene Pellicane

IMG_0001I do not normally write reviews for books I have read, so if I do it is because the book really had a message that is needed to be shared. I recommend reading ‘Parents Rising’ ¬†8¬†¬†strategies for raising kids who love God, respect authority and value what’s right. I have read my copy of this book and even though my children are grown and one even has a child of their own, I still found this book to be a must read. Arlene not only shares what she has learned in raiding her own children but teaches us how to apply the lessons she has learned in this very informative book

Each chapter ends with a question, a prayer, and an action step, giving you a way to immediately put into practice the strategy she had gone over in that chapter. The discussion questions in the end of this book makes it a wonderful book to share with others and would be a great tool to use in a Bible study.

I Recommend you buy at least two copies. One for yourself and the other to give as a gift. It is published by Moody Publishers, and can be found on Amazon. Parents, soon to be parents, grandparents or any of you who have children in your life this is an excellent addition to your library.

 

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