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July 2008 Blog Posts (183)

The Gift

But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23



Once upon a time there was a King of a mighty kingdom. He was a good King and he loved his people very much. One day he called twelve of his top leaders to come to him. He had a surprise for them. He gave them each a gift. A fabulous, marvelous gift. A gift like none they had ever seen before. He told his men to go out and share this gift with the rest of his people... the gift was limitless. They would… Continue

Added by Joyce Schneider on July 31, 2008 at 8:58pm — No Comments

My Sin Is Better Than Your Sin

My Sin Is Better Than Your Sin

July 31st, 2008

“My sin is better than your sin, my sin is better than yours, you should be punished but me forgiven, ‘cuz my sin is better than yours.”



Can you hear that in a sing song, you know, like ” My dad is bigger than your dad…”, or “My dog is better than your dog…”.



I think we have a lot of people who walk around singing that song in their head. They seem to think that the things they fail and stumble at are small, really… Continue

Added by Barbara Smith on July 31, 2008 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Help Needed for Military Spouses – Especially During Deployment Times

This week An Army Wife’s Life blog is having a giveaway contest for MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL (see http://tinyurl.com/5gay8z). To be eligible for the giveaway, people must leave a question for me. And after the giveaway is over I will answer some of the questions.



I’ve been keeping an eye on the comments, most of which fall into the following categories:



What prompted you to… Continue

Added by Phyllis Zimbler Miller on July 31, 2008 at 1:43pm — No Comments

I was interviewed by L Diane Wolfe

Please check out where I was interviewed by L Diane Wolfe. She has posted the interview at the following links:



http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/2008/07/lynn-tincher-author-extraordinaire.html http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=279357374&blogID=419830620 http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=39090942056 http://bookmarket.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=523145%3ABlogPost%3A108949… Continue

Added by Lynn Tincher, Author on July 31, 2008 at 12:57pm — No Comments

My book Afterthoughts was selected for the Kentucky Book Fair

Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce that my book Afterthoughts has been selected for the Kentucky Book Fair. It made it through the selection committee! The Kentucky Book Fair will be held in the Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky on November 15th. I will send out more information when it becomes available!

Added by Lynn Tincher, Author on July 31, 2008 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Ever Wanted to be a Cartoon?



Here I am. I'm a Cartoon.
This will soon show up on the cover of my book.



"See You in the Funny Papers" - a bit of Good News.
Stories to Make you Smile.

Added by Pam Kumpe on July 31, 2008 at 9:48am — No Comments

Extraordinary Author, Lynn Tincher!

Recently I was blessed to meet a new author & friend and she agreed to answer some questions. Her path into the world of EZines intrigued me, as it is yet another opportunity for authors to reach an audience. She is involved in many other areas, including the American Cancer Society and the Kentucky Humane Society. I was touched by her caring attitude and know many will benefit from her today as well! Welcome, Lynn!



From where did the inspiration for Afterthoughts come? How… Continue

Added by L. Diane Wolfe on July 31, 2008 at 4:58am — No Comments

Book Excerpt From: Prospecting with Referrals by Devin Bull

Referrals are every salesperson's greatest ally. Simply put, a referral is

the most powerful lead you will ever work with. You will obtain more

clients, with less effort, through referrals than through any other

marketing tool. In fact, the value of a qualified referral is so great

that one seasoned sales veteran has commented as follows: "A qualified

referral is more valuable than a thousand gold-leaf brochures."



From: Prospecting with Referrals by Devin… Continue

Added by Devin Bull on July 31, 2008 at 12:21am — No Comments

Book excerpt from: Overcoming Objections by Devin Bull

The simple fact that a prospect shows resistance or raises objections during

your presentation doesn't mean that they aren't interested in your services.

Actually some form of resistance is a sign that you have awakened a degree

of interest in the mind of the prospect. It shows that they are thinking

about what you are saying, but they need more information from you in order

to be fully convinced. An uninterested prospect will usually listen quietly,

but politely,… Continue

Added by Devin Bull on July 31, 2008 at 12:20am — No Comments

Devin Bull on "It isn't what you know, it's who you know"

It isn't what you know, it's who you know. That's mostly how much of the

third world operates. People get ahead in their social status, their careers

and their economic development based on who they know, who their friends

know, etc. In Western developed economies, although externally shunned

because of its political incorrectness, this concept largely thrives behind

a facade of smiles and obedience to the system. Sure, some people who

follow the system according… Continue

Added by Devin Bull on July 31, 2008 at 12:19am — No Comments

Devin Bull on the Bidding Process

How often do contracts get awarded to the lowest bidder? And how often does

that lowest bid run into cost overruns, unforeseen expenses, etc. which

produce a final price tag more in line with the higher quality, more honest

and professional companies you were previously considering? -- the

companies that it would have been way more painless to have dealt with

throughout the contract fulfillment period.



Some suppliers enter the bidding process with a "bait and… Continue

Added by Devin Bull on July 31, 2008 at 12:18am — No Comments

Devin Bull on Negotiations

In some business negotiations there's some truth to the expression, "Give an
inch, take a mile." You have to understand the corporate culture of the
party you are negotiating with. If they have a greater drive to take than
to give, to exploit than to protect, for them to win and you to lose . . ..
then you cannot give even one inch. Because for every inch you give, they
will perceive that as a weakness and they will try to extract a mile. Understand the other side.

Added by Devin Bull on July 31, 2008 at 12:17am — No Comments

Chapter One FREE!

I have decided share with you the first chapter of my book. I hope it will be a blessing to you. Please forgive the odd spacing. It is not transferring well. Hugs, Barbara







Polka-Dot Star Flowers: Real Help for Real People





B a r b a r a S m i t h















Copyright © 2008 Barbara Smith



All rights reserved.



ISBN: 1-4196-9178-3



ISBN-13: 9781419691782









To my… Continue

Added by Barbara Smith on July 30, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to find the right woman...and at the right time.

I just got back from a delightful trip to Dallas, where hearts are big and folks are reeeeal friendly.



Among the highlights, I heard a story told by a dear friend. It touched me so much I thought I’d share it with you.



Years back, he happened to be driving on a road, late at night, out in the country--no lights, no sign of life, no nothing. In the midst of total darkness, he heard that familiar beep. The beep that indicated his cell phone just went out of rang. That… Continue

Added by Janet Perez Eckles on July 30, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Author Talks! with Leah Starr Baker, author of The Bunko Babes

Leah is available today and tomorrow to chat with readers about her book at Author Talks! as part of her virtual book tour with Blog Stop Book Tours. Please stop by and leave a comment or question for Leah!

Added by Mary Lewis on July 30, 2008 at 8:39am — No Comments

More Than I Expected

And my God will meet all your needs acording to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19




I was telling someone about my vacation and I made the statement that it was more than I had expected. I had thought we'd have a good time, but I wasn't really sure if the boys would be in best friend or worst enemy mode. It can go either way on any given day. And can change instantly, without warning.



Throw in the fact that we were going without Bobby, and I… Continue

Added by Joyce Schneider on July 29, 2008 at 9:38pm — No Comments

An Active Duty Military Personnel Describes What PTSD Means to Him

In response to my July 27th post about expiation for combat killing in connection with an ongoing discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – see http://tinyurl.com/55zq2z – I heard from another active duty military personnel:



I spent the mainstay of my early military career as a paratrooper. Mechanized infantry wasn't an option for me, because I hated being closed in, much the same reasons why I avoided life as a… Continue

Added by Phyllis Zimbler Miller on July 29, 2008 at 11:48am — No Comments

Two Angel Wings

Parent love is always loyal and is much deeper than any other love, even brotherly love, or love that is shared with that someone special. I have read this book and felt the agony of the parents during the surgery process. My heart went with to them during their endless wait in the hospital waiting room. A great mother, daughtor story. Surely you should share with us this touching story.

Comment and review dated October 7, 2007

Added by Nancy Kaya on July 29, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

Surrender to the PIRATE

The wait is over! Today is the day. PLEASURING THE PIRATE is officially launched!



If you like a little swashbuckling, a little humor, a little sizzle with your romance, I invite you to give my PIRATE a try. Here's what the reviewers are saying:



"Bryan's touches of humor, naughty, bawdy dialogue and colorful description capture the era, adding dimension to this charming tale of a landlocked pirate, the hellion who tames him and their wild adventure. The heat rises as their… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on July 29, 2008 at 7:22am — No Comments

Book excerpt from: Planning for Success by Devin Bull.

A person's "Success Mechanism" is actually triggered or activated by goals. For example if a business person has set a goal to enroll one new client each week, his or her commitment to achieving that goal will tend to make him or her work harder, or go the "extra mile" in an effort to meet that commitment. To the contrary, if that person had no specific goal in mind and the end of the week were approaching, they probably would not pull out all the stops like the goal setter would. Goal setters… Continue

Added by Devin Bull on July 28, 2008 at 10:24pm — No Comments

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