Recent events in my family’s life have brought us to make a very difficult and important decision. As with all decisions, this one comes with conditions.
It has been an absolute joy to be able to share the Gospel with you at TheDeterminedChristian.com and it has been wonderful to be able to encourage and support my fellow Christian Conservatives at VoiceofaPatriot.com. But, with the economy in the dumper and money within my family being very tight, I am coming to a place where I will no longer be able to afford to keep up with the blogs and the cost of my Internet connection. I have not placed advertisements on my blogs simply because I have very little control over what ‘pops up’, even with the filters that are available, and businesses tend to save their advertising dollars for high traffic sites. In March I opened a crowd-funding site in order to get help with my blog and Internet expenses and to get two E-book projects published. Some very kind and wonderful people blessed me with enough to keep going with the blogs and Internet, but the E-book projects have been on the back burner until I can afford to get them professionally formatted and put on the market.
As most of my Readers know, I live with and care for my 84 year-old Mom (she will be 85 in January). Taking care of Mom is not only my purpose in life but it is also my greatest blessing. I left my last job in 2005 in order to take on this wonderful task. We live month to month, but we do so knowing that God blesses us every day with His Will and His Love. Because I am able to write and take care of Mom at the same time, I had hoped that somehow I would be able make a little extra with my computer and my skill. That has not happened. After a long discussion, Mom and I have decided that if I cannot make money with my writing, I am going to have to stop.
Due to some personal issues that need attention, on Thursday (9-11-14) I will step away from Social Media for a couple of weeks, but I will be back on Twitter and Facebook by October 1, 2014. We decided that we will wait a little while longer before we unplug the Internet connection. IF it doesn’t look like I will be able to make any money with my writing, on November 7, 2014 I will be leaving both blogs and the Internet. IF I am able to afford to get one of my E-book projects on the market before then, I will stick around and see what happens. I know not what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future, so I leave it in God’s capable hands. Your prayers are much appreciated. And if you are interested in helping me, please consider visiting my GoFundMe site.
Thank you and God bless you,