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A Christmas Twofer

This Christmas I would like to offer you a special. A two for one blessing or gift!


1 A special for you.

For the next several days of early December I want to offer you the Kindle edition of Modern Parables, all 25 stories for only 99 pennies. This book could possibly help you live a wiser life financially while entertaining you with stories that will engage your heart and mind.

2 A special for others.

100% of my all my proceeds between December 1st and Christmas will be donated to a charity. That’s right all my royalties will be given to others. It’s really your gift to people who need a bit of help.

Consider buying a print copy as a gift! It’s under $10 and it will bless someone in need.

Just click here to order from Amazon!

Here are what others are saying about Modern Parables:

  • Excellent Short Stories about Stewardship.
  • This book is a treasure I will be sharing with many others. .
  • This book inspired me to think about my own priorities and the value I put on material things.
  • This collection of short powerful stories stimulates both the mind and heart.
  • Parables about greater freedoms than just financial ones.
  • This book gets to the heart of the matter, but in an unusual way
  • The stories or parables brought a depth to this issue I’ve not seen before

Go ahead and click the link above, help yourself and others.

Blessings to you this Christmas

Charley Brown’s Christmas turns 50

a-charlie-brown-christmasA “Charley Brown Christmas” the TV special that almost wasn’t. The TV executives didn’t like several things about the show. Bill Melendez the producer and director had second thoughts about the program as well.  If Charles Shultz had listened to their advice, it would have robbed the special of its impact.

  • They wanted to add a laugh track, so we knew what was funny.
  • They weren’t happy with the children’s voices. Adults could do better.
  • The background jazz music didn’t feel right for a kid’s program.
  • CBS executives thought the reading from Luke might be a turn off, using the King James Version to top it off.

Bill Melendez remembers it like this: Continue reading Charley Brown’s Christmas turns 50

Caught in the Current of Excess

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If you’re in a flowing river, you’ll likely get swept along with the current, even when you’re trying to stay put. 

 Seeing the obvious excesses can be difficult when you’re in the middle of it all. If we’ve fallen victim to these extremes, we might find ourselves defending them. Let’s look at two, which impact our finances. Continue reading Caught in the Current of Excess