Creating Book Clubs

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same Book Blog Tour… I asked a friend, an avid reader who had moved to a new city, if she would be my BETA or test reader for my upcoming release, God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same. As someone with an extensive book collection, physical copies.. read more →

The Real Birth Order Theory

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same Tour Book Blog Tour… Alfred Adler’s birth order theory is absolutely fascinating. So fascinating that while this theory wasn’t the biggest focus for Adler in his work, it is the one part of his work for which he is generally recognized.  Unfortunately, this widespread popular theory.. read more →

The Power of the Review

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same Book Blog Tour… For some it happened quickly and for others it was a slow moving awakening. The only thing that was clear was that when the publishing revolution began, there was no turning back. The traditional business model had to evolve. Much like the music.. read more →

The Unexpected

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When I came to the food distribution center preparing to spend about 6 hours on my feet, I was met by Rogelio. I had never seen him before and was quite surprised when he grabbed me and hugged me. He thanked me for coming to help out and we got to chatting. He had a.. read more →

Kayla

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When I walked into the home of a family member, I immediately saw the young couple standing at the end of the living room. I was introduced to the couple, Scott and Kayla, and then I made my way into the kitchen to offer my help getting things ready for the grill. Scott had been hired by.. read more →

Grace and Grits

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The Wednesday night meal service organized by Grace and Grits ministry under the direction of founders Ernie Manders and Bettie Sonnenberg had not yet began when I entered the civic center. It was well organized, which is to be expected since this outreach in Sanford, FL has been serving meals to the community since 1992… read more →

Lawrence and Mark

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Today I decided to stand in line at the food box distribution center and talk to a few people waiting for the program to open. I first meet Lawrence Young, a regular who comes for a food box each week. For him the food he receives is a necessity. He is on a fixed income.. read more →

Ways to Help

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Each year at the holidays, there is a flurry of articles written about how to help the needy during the holidays. While I understand that it’s the mood of the season and that special help may be warranted, to me it also seems to imply that helping others is seasonal. Organizations receive an abundance of.. read more →

Jamie – Portrait of a Volunteer

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I arrived at the Reach In Action distribution location around 12pm not realizing many volunteers spend around seven hours working there from set up to break down. All seven hours are spent on their feet – without a planned break or lunch. Of course as volunteers, the amount of time you work, how fast you.. read more →