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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Your Dying Spouse 411 - Give Each Minute Your Best

It's getting very hard to keep going.

There's too much pain, and it's gone on for far too long.

But it's even harder to stop, because I have to believe that I can still do some good. There can still be worthwhile moments.

I have to believe that, and that belief has to be refreshed daily.

There isn't going to be some miraculous change in fortune; all of my efforts will not make me whole again, and my legacy of writing will not be pulled from my weakening hands and placed on Oprah's desk.

Wouldn't mind visiting Chicago again, though. It's my favourite city...well, second-favourite. Tegucigalpa's got more action.

All I can do is give each minute my best, in the hope that it will give someone, somewhere, something of value.

Though I certainly don't feel the spirit of the music today, I'll leave you with Mandisa's Stronger. And I'll keep hoping.

Please pardon my slow response to comments. I'm doing my best, and your comments are really precious to me.

I'm really not doing well at all.

Still hoping to get the new and improved version of Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart up and running in the near future. Just haven't had the energy to do it yet...but if you would like to read it, please say so in your comment and I'd be glad to send you a PDF (which should fit your Kindle).

I have another blog, "Starting The Day With Grace". The focus is a grace quote from someone you might not expect (like, say Mick Jagger) and a short commentary. I hope you'll join me.

Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.


And marley has a Facebook page! Please drop by to see how happy he is today.

If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.

Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.


  1. This, right here, Andrew -->'All I can do is give each minute my best, in the hope that it will give someone, somewhere, something of value.'

    No truer words have been spoken. And you keep on showing us how to live it all out ...

    1. Thank you so much for this, Linda. I do my best, and whatever makes it worthwhile comes from the Lord.

      Thank you so much for being here!

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with Linda's words above, Andrew! You are and continue to give your best and we are blessed by the hard fraught efforts you lay at our feet each day. I see Christ in and through you, my friend! That's the best way I know to encourage you and I do hope it does! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

    1. Beth, I am so honoured by your words...all I can say is a heartfelt Thank You.

      The prayers are so appreciated. This is just getting worse, and it's scary.

  3. You ARE doing good with your posts here and elsewhere. You're an inspiration to lots of us.

    1. Jan, this means the world to me, in ways I can't begin to describe. Thank you so much.

  4. May you feel Jesus' everlasting arms wrap around you. May you feel the wind beneath your wings. May you climb every mountain. May you know peace in the storm.
    Dear God, please help Andrew. Please.

    1. Norma, my dear friend, thank you...and please know that He is here. I'm hurting bad, but I'm OK.