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And Now – My Second Short Story Is Being Released

The date is Tuesday, August 7. My story is entitled, simply, “Coffee.” We’re having a Facebook Party to celebrate the release of the Anthology called Counterclockwise. I just gave you the Kindle pre-order link and will post the link for the paperback when that’s available. Here’s my description of the festivities

I’m so excited Folks! This begins at 3:00 Eastern, or 2:00 Central if you live in a civilized area. And, for one hour I can claim to be the best host for this Party! (That’s because I’ll be kicking off the kick off.) I hope you’ll plan to stop by online. Don’t ask me what I’ll be doing – I’ll know about 2 minutes before I do anything. Don’t ask me what I’ll give away. I’ve just begun working on that! I just know that you’re going to have a lot of fun ALL day with the great authors in this anthology. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll want to travel back in time to do it again!

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April 7 – Scattered Priorities

Today was a day I touched on all the different areas that are important to me…well…except for one or two…. I began the day by working at a food pantry. I left the house before I did my devotional, so today’s devotional was late getting posted. At the food pantry I either help prepare bags of breakfast meat or do that and lead a devotional today. Today, someone from the church that does the pantry led it. I prefer that because it comes closer to where the people are. The cold (yes, I said the cold in South Texas in April) may have kept our numbers down lower than normal. I got home and worked through my devotional. Sometimes I struggle, like today, because the “through the Bible” program I’m using this year doesn’t jump around…so I’m getting all the gospels at the beginning of the year. I feel like I’m reading and writing about what I wrote about last month. In the middle of today’s writing, it was off to get coffee for my wife. I didn’t get it after the food pantry like I normally do because the local convenience stores were selling commemorative Selena cups. I couldn’t find a parking place, let alone imagine standing in line for that long for coffee!

Lunch today was targeted buying. A local 12-Step group with a strong Christian emphasis had a barbecue to raise funds. I’ve had many friends and family members who were friends of Bill W, and I appreciate this particular organization also. We ate barbecue for lunch! Then, it was off to our writers’ meeting – the first Saturday of the month. The only other person there today was the other leader. We talked for a while, then broke things up early. He always teaches me something when we talk! Then it was time to come home, and I tried to write, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open…so a quick nap. Errands, supper, and finally some editing happened after the nap. While editing, I realized that I had skipped a day of my devotionals. So, to finish that month off, I need to write a new one. Ah, this is the life!

Today’s devotional (543 Words) – April 7 – Let It Go….Let It Go (Yes, I did go there!)

Reading today – with everything else going on – it didn’t happen.

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March 31 – Ending the Month Strong

Today was a nice, carefree day. I had no responsibilities, nor did my wife, so we slept late, not waking up til just before 8. Then coffee and a late breakfast after finishing devotionals. My wife writes a much shorter one, posted only on Facebook. Mine was 514 words long. After breakfast we ran errands. I love having that time together with my wife! I began editing after we got back home and spent a couple hours editing. I did six days worth, some of them had some areas that needed extensive editing, just saying, and then did some work around the house…the kind that I was supposed to be doing in retirement. I do have a lot of editing to do, so I may need to spend a lot more time editing in April and May.

Today’s Devotonal – 514 words: March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

I should point out that a friend is doing a special promotional deal to help us go to Rwanda. If you go to Driftwood Coffee Company and make any purchase, they will give a portion of the proceeds to us in support of our work in Rwanda. They have great coffee – we’ve been buying from them since the beginning of their company, and the owners are amazing people. They ship anywhere in the country. They use a direct trade approach so they get to know the farmers they purchase from. Check them out!

If you don’t know about our upcoming Rwanda trip, The post is located here.

Daily Work, Request, Rwanda Trip

March 21 – Re-imagining and Writer’s Block

Timing worked better this morning. I got the devotional and the challenge writing done early today. Then, I went to my short story where I’m dealing with notes from an editor that are causing me to make some changes and I stared at where I left off. Then, I did something else. Then I went back, and I did something else. Finally, I wrote about 350 words…and every one of them was a struggle.

Devotional: 415 Words –  March 21 – Out With the Old, In With the New

Challenge Writing / Back Story – 556 words

Main Short Story – 350 words.

I need to keep on writing…..

I did get a nice offer to help us with our trip to Rwanda. Driftwood Coffee will be helping us out of the proceeds from their web based sales from April and May.  Fine coffee, beautiful mugs, and cool T-shirts. Check them out!