I used to keep notes taped to my computer monitor, so much so that I could not even see the screen. Now I keep my notes, using “sticky notes,” on my computer desktop where I can view them when I want and hide them when not in use. Take a look at my inspirational post-it notes.
I am very excited and thankful to God for guiding me into the publication of this book. God Speaks: Let Us Reason Together, is a merging of bible study journals from before 2001 through 2015. It is derived from the study of scriptures through references, and includes notes and poems written by the author. It is an incredibly personal narrative, which allows us to see clearly what God sees and feels about mankind. I hope that through this book, you will hear God Speak to you, as he has spoken to me, through His Word.
So, I’ve got the writing itch. Even after I typed up the entire manuscript (360+ pages), it is the editing that is getting to be a real challenge! My new project is a book entitled “God Speaks” which is a merging of all my written journals (bible studies since before 2001). I am self-publishing with Lulu.com, which is great, but I advise anyone interested to really study the templates, and other write-up requirements closely, before starting your project, including the limitations of your software (i.e., word-processing and PDF creating software).
What I especially like about lulu.com is that they offer options for children to publish their own books. Anything that involves encouraging and exposing children to look at the many options in life for good works, I’m down with it. I may make that a future project for my nieces and nephews.
Oh, well (sigh), pressing on…
I started writing a book in 2008. I have done so many bible studies and, in doing so, I found out a lot of useful information that I was not hearing about by way of church members, TV ministries, or the like, a lot I hear is not biblical. I decided to share some of the knowledge I gained in my studies.
I found seemingly easy and affording distribution online, but as I looked at the recommended formatting and editing stuff, I found out it is harder than I thought. The content pages have to be changed, over and over again. I am using Microsoft Word 2013 to format my document and it is so confusing. Try to add page numbers to start on the 5th page of the document and leave the first few pages without numbers. I have searched and searched for a way to do this and I have not found it yet. Meanwhile, every formatting change I make causes me to have to reformat each and every page.
Lord, help me! Why can’t it just be printed the way I typed it?
Aside from writing and producing music, art by faith, the LOV fellowship, and the myriad of other projects, I am writing a book. This book is something I started back in 2008 through 2011 and I am just now getting back to writing again. Right now the title is “Bearing the Cross.” I wanted to write down the results of my studies and views of being a follower of Jesus Christ, and expose truths I haven’t heard discussed elsewhere. I’ll write updates on my progress here.
I have also produced an E-Book of the Kingdom of God.
I was watching a PBS-NOVA program on “Petra: Lost City of Stone.” This Petra was located in the midst of a desert, where early engineers carved huge tombs out of rock cliffs and funneled water into the city. I was fascinated at the ingenuity of men to accomplish great creative feats and it came to me that all knowledge comes from our God. He is the greatest creator and imparts this creative wisdom to men.
It is written in Isaiah 28:24-29 KJV, … For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him. And, Jeremiah 32:33 … I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
In all our work, we should not forget to give glory to God.