Last year we were dragging ourselves out of a financial mess. After many months of being severely underemployed, our situation was slowing improving with new jobs. But we didn’t yet have any funds for Christmas. I wondered if I could generate a few dollars to provide Christmas for our family of eleven—nine children, plus an … Continue reading Thanks, Etsy shoppers, for my inability to sleep!
As Christmas approaches, we'll be inundated with ways we can spend our few dollars. For some reason this year, my heart is particularly tender as I see how many people in the world--nearby and half-way around it--are suffering. I'm reminded of these attitudes, and I pray that I'll maintain the correct one:
At a neighborhood dinner I sat by a woman whose daughter had just gotten married. Since my oldest was planning her wedding, the conversation naturally turned to expenses. I told her we were investing in buying decorations since we’d have more weddings in the future, and were trying to keep down costs by doing everything … Continue reading What you should say to people who offend you
If you go to Amazon/Smashwords/and-the-like you'll see that my four books are now all available as FREE DOWNLOADS, and this is a PERMANENT change. (The paperbacks still cost money, because I'm unable to give those away, but I adjusted the prices so that I make nothing from them. Literally nothing.) Why the heck did I … Continue reading Why I made all my books free (and title release for book 5!)