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Support For Our Rwanda Trip

I’m posting this on all my blogs because I want to give you a different kind of opportunity to help us on our way to Rwanda.

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Greetings folks!

We’ve been grateful for the support we’ve received so far for our trip to Rwanda. Please remember that the most important gift you can give to speed us on our way is your prayers. Some have found unique ways to help us. Our coffee company, ours as in “we love the people who run this company and won’t buy elsewhere,” is called Driftwood Coffee Company. Driftwood sources their coffee ethically through direct trade agreements and the coffee growers get paid reasonable rates for their work.

They have made a commitment to give us proceeds from sales from their website. The people who own Driftwood have a heart for the Lord and love to find ways to give. We’re grateful for their support. So, buy a coffee cup. Buy a T-shirt. Try their great coffee! Use the link above to order, or click on the pictures.

  

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April 23 – Another Day, Another Book Cover, Moving Along

Today was a busy day. You’d think a guy could take it easy when he gains a year, but nope, still a busy day. Devotional was written, then after making arrangements and acknowledging birthday wishes on Facebook, I went to do laundry. I did about half of my writing challenge there while waiting for laundry to finish. (We have an issue with our washing machine and dryer now, so everything’s at the laundromat.) Then, lunch, a bit of work around the house, reviewing the covers for my edited devotional books (!!!), and on to chess clubs. After that, I had a fundraising banquet to attend. No, I didn’t fall for a trap pitch. I knew what it was going into it. This was to support Baptist Student work in Texas. Back when I was in college (TCU) it was called Baptist Student Union. It was there that I met Jesus Christ and gave my life to Him. It was there I met my wife. I owe that ministry for some wonderful things in my life. I’m happy to help support their work. When I got home, I finished my writing challenge. I’m completely reworking my short story involving time travel.

Today’s Devotional – April 23 – Proclaiming the Kingdom of God

 

 

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April 22 – Making It Through the Day

Sunday’s become an extremely busy day. I need to have my devotional written by about 7:00 AM so I can finish getting ready for church. We leave the house by 7:45 and today I worked on the screen presentation. I was done before 8:15 for our 8:30 service. Then, I worked both worship services and went to Sunday School in between the two services. Then, it was on to home for lunch, then leave for the nursing home Bible study. I got back home in time for a little rest before I went back to church for our Financial Peace University class. Then, a quick run to the grocery store to get stuff for dinner, cook dinner and then, and only then do I get a chance to start writing. Today, the situation wasn’t normal, so it took me longer to do my challenge writing. Tomorrow’s a busy day, also. Laundry day…just sayin’. Then chess.

Today’s devotional was about the length I’d envisioned for this year: 390 words. April 22 – Don’t Forget to Thank God

 

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April 21 – Catching Up With College Friends

No, I didn’t post last night. No, it wasn’t because I was celebrating, nor was I even observing 4/20 at all. A good friend from college and his wife came to town. Last night we stayed at our table after supper talking a long time. a LONG time. We were at a new restaurant in Corpus Christi called Shabu Shabu. This may be the only place I’ve ever been to eat that required instructions on how to eat their food. Patrons actually do the cooking at the table. It was fun. We’d probably have more fun if we knew what we were doing. I got home so tired that I couldn’t write my Challenge words, let alone a post last night, so I took the night off. I worked the food pantry this morning, stopped in at a chess tournament to check on my kids and then went to see my friend at work. He’s an officer of a tugboat company and they were having an open house. He invited my wife and me to go with them. So, we got a chance to tour a tugboat. (In the picture below, I’m not really skippering the tugboat, just sitting in that chair.)

When I got home, I was able to get my challenge writing done. Yesterday I was trying to think about how to deal with some criticism (asked for) on part of the story I’m working on now. I thought I had a great idea for a catch. I thought the criticism I got was because this younger generation, both critics actually, didn’t understand what I was doing. When I sent a video link to my most recent critic (again, I solicited this criticism) she pointed out why my idea didn’t work. I grumbled for about ten minutes because she was right. Then, I began thinking of ways to redo the problem. My cousin’s wife even helped by giving me some info about the area where she lives.

Oh, I did write devotionals for those two days.

Yesterday’s devotional – April 20 – Learning to Rejoice in God’s Forgiveness … For Others

Today’s devotional – April 21 – You Get to Choose Your Reward!

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April 19 – A Rest, Then Development

Still smarting from the writer’s block yesterday, after I finished my devotional of 582 words, I relaxed. I did some walking, some exercising, some playing and some reading, I finished The Venom Protocols by John Murray McKay. I left a short review and a 4-star rating. There were one or two issues I had with the book, but overall, it’s a good action-packed read. I continued reading through God Dreams. I walked. After a late lunch, I ran an errand trying to get some giveaways for a career fair I’m going to present at in about a week. I failed. Miserably. Then I got my haircut. Very much needed. Rolling around in the back of my mind was how to approach this time travel short story. As I came up with an idea, it fit into the online class I’m taking and I used the first page as my homework. Then, I finished another page and a few lines onto page 3. I had to add/rewrite a lot, but I’m happy with the direction the edits/rewrite is going. Oh, and while I researched something else, I found out that someone had left a good review of my first devotional book. It was nice to see that. Book 3 in the series is about ready to put online. Then I’ll go back and finish editing book 2 and the final re-edit of book 1. I have one step to finish for book 3. Then, I’ll run it through the Amazon publishing process and it will be orderable.

Today’s devotional: April 19 – Light the Lamps and Sweep the House

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April 18 – Moldy Molasses

When I was in High School, I played in the band. I can’t tell you how many times I heard the director say to the whole band something like, “That piece is supposed to be lively. You folks made it sound like moldy molasses.” That’s how my writing flowed today. The devotional went fine, 581 words. Then, after doing a few things around the house, I started trying to work on a piece I’m trying to submit to an anthology on Time Travel. I had gotten some notes back from an editor, and as I tried to incorporate them, nothing flowed. I wrote enough words to cover my challenge, barely, and left it til tomorrow because … well … because.

While dealing with the writer’s block, I read some more of the Venom Protocols and of God Dreams. I also played Splatoon, trying to free my mind. Have I told you that I’m not a gamer? Anyway, I finished the writing after church and watched my daughter play Splatoon the way it’s supposed to be played.

Today’s devotional: April 18 – Gaining Focus in the Middle of a Carnival