My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words. (Psalm 45:1)

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Monday, 25 July 2011

Congratulation! Val is a Star!

Val, how wonderful to get recognition for all the hard work you have put in. I pray that recognition is turned into First Prize. That would be superlative! God be praised for the work you are doing to encourage all writers to get to grips with the new technology of ebooks. Well Done!

Val Waldeck's Books nominated for Global eBook Awards

*** Press Release ***

 – Two of Val Waldeck’s books have been nominated for Global eBook Awards. Val’s “Kindle Publishing Made Easy” eGuide has been nominated in the Writing/Publishing – Non-Fiction category and her moving devotional“When The Storms Come” in the Christian eBook category.
Kindle-Pub-s2“Kindle Publishing Made Easy” is the Storms4Weblow
Step-by-Step Guide To Turning Any Book
Or eBook Into A Kindle Edition and Publishing It With Amazon’s Popular Kindle Direct Publishing.
“When the Storms Come” is the account of one man’s faith in the midst of incredible trials, and his triumph over sin, sickness, and death. A 31-day Encouraging Devotional.
“Everyone is talking about eBooks,” said Dan Poynter, founder of the Global eBook Awards. “eBooks have reached the tipping point and are outselling books on paper in several categories. eBook are not replacing paper books; they are in addition to. The eReading devices such as the Kindle are increasing the amount of book reading.”
According to Joseph Dowdy, the Director of Awards, the category with the largest number of entries so far is Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal. The next largest number of entries is in Historical Literature, Autobiography/Memoirs, and Writing/Publishing Nonfiction.
The Awards have 79 categories in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, illustration, and multimedia. See
The Global eBook winners will be honored at a star-studded ceremony on August 20 in Santa Barbara, California. USA.

Monday, 18 July 2011


I had a wonderful experience this morning. I went to Sandton for a meeting and while waiting for it to start got into a conversation with a Security Guard. We chatted about many things and he especially said that every day is a blessing to him. I was able to share "The Prayer of Jabez" with him, and he pulled out a little scrap of paper to write the Bible Reading down. We chatted till I went into my meeting, and on coming out he was waiting for me. He insisted that I share in the Mandela Birthday Cake that was in the foyer. God gives us  unexpected meetings - which are such blessings. What an encouragement it was!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Testing as Crystal

Checking to see this is okay. Looks good.

Wednesday, 06 July 2011


trying again

Monday, 04 July 2011

Its hard to live when nobody cares if you die

A high school student in the USA committed suicide.  He left a note saying, "It's hard to live when nobody cares if you die." 

 His classmates were badly shaken by this traumatic event.  Realizing the opportunity to help these young people through this troubling time, a teacher talked to the students about how important it is that people feel valued. So, he told them to imagine they were about to die. Then he gave an assignment: "Write a note to tell someone how important he or she is to you."

Sandy, who had a rocky relationship with her mother, was especially moved by the idea that she might die without telling her mom how important she was, so she wrote a note: "We've had some rough times and I know I haven't been a very good daughter but I know I'm lucky to have you in my life. You  are the best person I've ever known. Thanks for not giving up on me."
 She told her mom about the assignment and gave her the note. Her mom cried and hugged Sandy but said little. The next morning Sandy found a note on her mirror. "Dearest daughter," it said, "I want you to know how much you are valued. Being your mother is the most important thing in my life. The truth is I've felt like such a failure I was seriously considering ending it all. I thought you'd be better off without me. Your appreciation makes my life worth living."

"Let us think of ways to motivate and encourage one another to acts of love and good works." (Hebrews 10:24, NLT)