The_Mayor

The_Mayor

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442 weeks ago @ Writer...Interrupted - Five Tips for the Writ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Marcus,

Thanks for sharing the five tips, they are spot on!

Though I am a father and grand-father, no kids at home, I still find these five points just important now, as then.

Always enjoy your posts!

Paul
aka The Mayor :-)

449 weeks ago @ Hill Country Thoughts - In The Midst · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Kristi for stopping by and checking out Hill Country Thoughts and thanks everyone for stopping by also. So appreciate your comments and it is good to contact with everyone again.

Blessings from Smyrna, Ga!

Paul
aka The Mayor :)

528 weeks ago @ Michael Hyatt Blog - Book Notes: Interview ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Michael,

Really enjoyed the interview of Donald Miller!

Back in 1990 I found my real father after 38 years and had the opportunity to fly out to Oregon to spend a few weeks with him and my step-mother, I call her my mother the younger, as I was older than her (everyone got a kick out of it) I had a blast telling everyone I was older than my mother, then watching their faces. My Father and I communicated almost daily for 10 years mostly by phone and chatting on the internet and I got to know him before He passed away. Our relation began from the time we met, we did not look back, we looked forward. I thank the Lord for those years that He gave me to know my Father.

I can relate to things that Donald shared and I think his book would be a great insight for me, to write my own story. In 2003, my life took on another journey, as I began the battle against cancer. I found out that I had colon cancer, my journey began in February 2003, Chemo and radation from February till May, two major surgeries first in May and the second in September, and in January 2004, my wife of 29 years filed for divorce and in June of 2004, I was divorced not by choice.

A lot has happen, it is not the path I would have chosen, but the Lord taken these last five years and used what could have destroyed me to make me stronger, my writing, blogging, coffee cup ministry, was birthed out of all us, I lost everything to gain everything, have three great children, three great grand-children, they have watched how God has brought me through all this, the passion He has given me for those who have dealt with cancer, dealt with divorce, loneless, etc and has allow me to touch the lives of others by just listening and being there, I can't do what I use to but I can do what He has called me too. I am on full disability, so time is one thing that I have, rather than staying at home, I go out into the market place, to write, to listen, to encouage and listen to others stories.

He called me to go into the market place, in the coffee shops, to be there, to listen, too be available to those he brings into my life, to exhort, encourage others and to remind them we are never without hope, that we don't have to live with bitterness, we can forgive, because He did.I have hurts and wounds, but He took the bitterness and bringing healing to the wounds, for her and me. My former wife was going through things in her life also, empty house, empty nest, health, we allow ourselves to lose focus of the Lord, my prayer for her is that she will find that first love experience with the Lord again, as I did, for we have been blessed with awesome kids.

Don't know why I am sharing so much, but that is what is on my heart at this moment and I feel that Don's book would be a blessing and inspiration to write my story for my kids, for my friends, for those in my life.

Thanks for the interviews Michael, I will be spending a lot more time on your blog!

Writing for the King,

Paul
The Mayor :-)
The Mayor of Starbucks <span class="idc-smiley"><span style="background-position: 0pt 0pt;"><span>:-)</span></span></span> , now that is another story!

P.S. I have read Blue Like Jazz several years ago, my son's copy :-)

535 weeks ago @ With Arms High - Compassion, Mocha And ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Ryan,

Great post!

Maybe catch ya at Starbucks sometime soon, either at Starbucks at 285/South Atlanta Road or at your Starbucks.

Love the Mocha Club idea and Star Buck Heads [what a hoot :-) ]

Blessings,

Paul
The Mayor of
Starbucks :-)

539 weeks ago @ Hill Country Thoughts - Out of The Ashes! · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Kimberly,

Always appreciate it when you blog by!

A lot of things happen, will be sharing more soon!

Blessings,

Paul

541 weeks ago @ Hill Country Thoughts - My Isaack's Momen... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you so very much for blogging by!

I appreciate the words of encouragement. One of the main things the Lord told me as I began this journey nearly six years ago, was to be honest, to open, to be real and to share the hope that we have in Him.

One of my favorite sayings is "Share Christ, Speak if you have too" I do a lot of listening, again, thank you for the encouragement!

Paul
The Mayor of
Starbucks
:)

541 weeks ago @ Hill Country Thoughts - My Isaack's Momen... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the encouragement!

Everyday day is a new day, a fresh start, opportunities to touch others with the hope that we have been given, to be in the marketplace for the Lord.

Have to catch your sometime here at Starbucks on 285/South Atlanta Road or maybe at your Starbucks in Buckhead!

Blessings my friend,

Paul
The Mayor of
Starbucks :)

P.S. Thanks to your blog I found out about this plugin for Wordpress!!

541 weeks ago @ Hill Country Thoughts - Here I am Father! · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Jan,

Now that I am all settled in at my new home, I am getting things caught up!

It sure is nice to have a place to call home, the apartment is really nice and the space is awesome and the view from the 8th floor is amazing, just the top of the tree's and the skyline.

All is well, taking things a day at a time!

Blessings my friend,

Writing for the King,

Paul
The Mayor of
Starbucks :D

541 weeks ago @ Hill Country Thoughts - Are you Contagious? · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Kimberly,

Indeed all things are possible with the Lord!

Living our live unto the Lord and simply reflecting Him to others, will draw them, hopefully plant a seed in their hearts.

The Lord will bring the harvest!

Blessings my friend,

Writing for the King,

Paul
The Mayor of
Starbucks :D

541 weeks ago @ Hill Country Thoughts - Write From The Heart! · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Beeba,

Thank you!

It is good to be back in contact with you also!

Thanks for adding me on Face Book also.

Blessings my friend,

Writing for the King,

Paul
The Mayor of
Starbucks :)