Blog Administration, Daily Work

January 13 – Where Does Sunday Go?

So today, there won’t be any bird pictures. If you came here looking for them, I apologize, but Sunday is a busy day. Last week I tried to get some pictures in, but right now, there aren’t enough birds flying around to make it worthwhile. What takes so much time on Sunday? We leave the house around 7:45 to go to church. I usually have duties at church that require me to be there from 8:00 AM (or earlier) until our second service lets out around noon. Of course, we talk to our church family until about 12:30 before we head out. Today, my duties included photography for a special commitment service. I used the church’s camera, so I don’t have any of those pictures to share.

When we got home, I fixed a quick lunch and did a few things before leaving again about 1:40 to go to a retirement center where I lead a Bible Study. I do that for half an hour, and then head back home where I have to do family things and write my devotional, except today, I had a rough time putting my thoughts together. Then, it’s time to prepare supper and at this time of year, it gets dark early enough that I can’t go out and take pictures.

My devotional, by the way, is called Daily Enduring Truth, and is available every day at the link in the text. I share one of the things that I learn from my personal Bible reading. This year, I’m doing something different by making the devotional an evening devotional with the idea of having people reflect on their day and see how they can learn and grow from the issues of their day. It’s a new concept for me, but I began thinking about this late last year when I thought about how the Bible describes a day. Each time, it begins in the evening. “It was evening and it was morning, the first day.” or “Evening, morning, and at noon will I pray.” My first set of devotional books is based on the same Bible readings, but meant for the morning. The possibility exists that thee will be a second set, but I have other writings to work on.

Now, one last bit of news. A short story I wrote has been accepted for a charity anthology. We will be supporting Alex’s lemonade stand. So, in addition to Bird Brain Chronicle posts showing up here, I’ll even be including some other bits and pieces of my writing and promoting the books that I have short stories in. I may even have some excerpts from the story of the journey my wife and I took as she battled breast cancer. Thanks for reading here and following here.

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Daily Enduring Truth books on Sale!

If growing spiritually is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, then I have a deal for you! The Daily Enduring Truth eBook for January – February is on sale for $0.99 until January 5! The paperback version is on sale for $4.99 for the same time. You can click on the picture and it will take you to the Kindle page for this book. Oh, and the other eBooks in the series are only $1.99. The paperbacks are all $4.99 until January 5. Check it out!

 

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Need Recommendations: What Would You Want in a Newsletter

Greetings folks! I’m in the process of developing a newsletter to highlight my writing. What would you like to see in such a news letter? Please comment and give me suggestions. I will be sending out free Kindle ready copies of my May June edition of Daily Enduring Truth to those who comment. Thanks for your help!

Daily Work

April 29 – A Giant Step Forward

Sunday. Wow. There’s so much going on that I didn’t finish my devotional until almost 10:00 PM. We left the house at 7:30 for church because I had to set up the slideshow. We were there until after 12:00 Noon and then I had to leave for the Nursing home at 1:45. I left later because I was trying to fix an email situation for my wife. While working on that, I had to deal with a couple of issues related to my books on Amazon. (More later.) When I got to the Nursing home, we had a delay in starting because of some issues there. So, I got home late and we had to turn around almost immediately – ok – I kept working on the email thing – and get to church. My wife had handbells and I was setting up for Financial Peace University. Setting up and taking down lasted from 4:00 to about 7:00, then a quick trip to get groceries for dinner and medications and it was about 8:00 before I started working on any writing.

The first thing I worked on was my biography for my Amazon Author page. That became my challenge writing project for the day. And, I now have an Amazon Author Page! I also got the paperback and Kindle editions of the May June devotional series published.

Then, I finished my devotional (449 Words) – April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That

There’s still so much to do!

Daily Work

April 26 – Back in Time

Today almost was a repeat of yesterday. Thee were some tense times at the house as my wife dealt with some issues. Lately, it seems like every time something seems to happen to give her hope, the rug is pulled out from underneath her – at work and in her doctoral project. Today it was a work issue. (No, don’t ask, I ain’t saying anything more about that.) I had to leave for tutoring today before I finished my devotional. I wasn’t happy with the direction it was taking anyway. I got an idea on my way to tutoring, and I liked it better than what I had been doing. Overall, let me just refer you to the last sentence. I didn’t finish that til after 8:00 PM. When I did my challenge writing, I went back to my Time Travel short story, so I’m back in Time, and got almost 575 words done. I’m making some major changes, but I think it’s going well.

I didn’t even look at the critique of my descriptive writing course. And tomorrow’s gonna be a long day also.

Today’s devotional (496 words) – April 26 – All You Really Need Is (A Changed) Heart