Vulnerable transparency post!
My just released memoir is titled:
Cowboys Are Not Supposed to Cry
So why is that the past few days I have been on the edge of tears?
There is so much going on in my life right now both personally and professionally, more to come on that later.
Not to mention the chaotic and confusing world we find ourselves living in right now. But like the Ringo Kid (John Wayne) said in Stagecoach
“Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from. “
My friends I am not running but I am being wise as every warrior must be if they are to survive and thrive. May God bless you. Stay strong and remember sometimes even the strongest cowboys cry.
But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. ~Luke 5:15 NASB
Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west. ~Isaiah 43:5 NASB
These things I have spoken to you to that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. ~John 16:33 NASB
There are a lot of troubling things going on all over the world right now. Whether you agree or disagree with decisions being made, I think we can all agree that the current state of affairs is troubling. As we watch events unfold we cannot help but think and worry about the impacts on your personal world. Our families and friends, our workplaces and places we visit all are feeling the effects.
I am in the midst of many changes in my personal life and the decisions often seem overwhelming. However, I trust the one who has the answers even when he doesn’t reveal them to me. I talk a lot about this in my memoir 𝐂𝐨𝐰𝐛𝐨𝐲𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐫𝐲 which was just published by Christian Faith Publishing and is available on Amazon.
I have to remind myself that I am not truly alone and there are others struggling with decisions and impacts as well. I think we have a couple of options:
- Trust God. This is where our faith determines our outlook and do we believe that God is still in control despite what we see happening all around us.
- Reach out in service of others. Those around us who are experiencing similar things, let us help one another grow as individuals and communities.
- Shrink back. This should not be an option as this only serves to isolate us more and allows fear, distrust, and distress to grow. (⬅PS – this is exactly what the enemy wants us to do.
Now, what will you choose?
Do not rejoice over me, enemy of mine.Tweet
Though I fall I will rise;
Though I live in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.
“𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝑳𝑶𝑺𝑻… 𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏.”
I reckon it is time to be moving on today and see what adventure lies ahead. 👊
- What do you do to rediscover yourself?
- Do you ever feel the need to get lost?
Even Jesus went away to be alone, and I find that nature has a way of healing my soul. The world, at least the news, tells us that everything is in disarray and chaotic. And at times it can be, it is then that we must re-center and discover ourselves again. What works for you?
“𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝑳𝑶𝑺𝑻… 𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏.” #Quote #SundayThoughts #Motivation #EncouragementTweet
There are changes coming my friends. Perhaps some for the better and some for the worse. Who knows?
I cannot see that far in the future to know what may come. There is one who does because he is already there and that is where I choose to place my trust.
These changes will irrevocably change us as we move forward.
Because as the Ringo Kid (John Wayne) said in Stagecoach, there are some things you just can’t run away from. 👊
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮! To each one who has purchased my #memoir,
𝘾𝙤𝙬𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝘾𝙧𝙮
I have received some amazing private messages from readers describing how much my book has impacted them.
- “This book is absolutely amazing. Just the emotion I felt while reading it was so crazy.”
- “Pacing myself, fighting feelings of not wanting it to end.”
- “I really don’t know what to say . I guess I’m pretty speechless.”
These are just a few! I am truly blessed!!! If you have or intend to read my book I would truly appreciate you leaving a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you so much!
You can purchase a print copy now and the E-book is coming soon!