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Bringing Out the Treasure

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The struggle we are enduring as a nation and indeed as a world is causing people to bring out the treasure! They are dusting it off and bringing it out of attics and turning it into wealth in many different ways. It’s been there all along, but now it is being brought out.

Writers are also bringing out the treasure they have had stored for decades! Ron Manning sat in his car every day at lunch asking God for answers as his sister fought cancer. He wrote in a journal the deep understanding he was gaining as he studied and prayed. Several years later, he put all of that into a book called “If My People, History Makers Through Prayer.” It’s a treasure.

Mike Roberts stood on a baseball diamond in his late teens and realized that it was very clear when the base was open for stealing. He continued to hone that skill until he had detailed understanding of what happened with each man on the field and how that affected his opportunity to steal the base.  He coached baseball for North Carolina at Chapel Hill but at the same time, he was teaching that skill to his son Brian. Brian went on to be the all-star Second Baseman of the Baltimore Orioles, and one of the top base stealers in the American League. And then Coach Roberts wrote a book to tell the world what he had discovered. “You Can’t Steal Second Base and Keep Your Foot on First.” This is one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read, because it’s a story of intentional living – getting there on purpose. It’s a treasure.

In 1968 Terry Shea started training and coaching men to play the toughest position in football – quarterback. He has gone on through the decades to coach the top picks, and all the time he was taking notes and pictures and storing up treasure. He was organizing every detail of the exact way to hit the mark and be the best. And now he has written a book to share his method, “EYES UP, Coaching the Men with the Nerve to Play the Most Challenging Position in Football”. Terry is a genius on the field, and that’s why his quarterbacks are always on top. He wrote this 442-page book with a sharpie just like he had taught on the white boards! But now it’s leather-bound, 54 charts and illustrations, 63 photographs to completely tell his story, and it’s a treasure.

Miller Lyons has been writing poetry all his life and storing it up as a treasure. He’s getting ready to publish those poems in an “Appalachian Musings Trilogy”. Pay attention to this site for the delivery of that latest book!

Do you have hidden treasure?

An infinite number of insights

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments

We are all figuring things out and learning all the time. We see patterns, we try things and find the way that works better. We have an opinion from our life experience. Shared, all that grows. I just needed to make “steel” for a book cover I’m working on. Someone had figured out how to do it and had written down what they learned. So because of their effort and the recording of it, I didn’t have to “reinvent the wheel”. There is an infinite number of insights that can be added to the body of knowledge when you write. What you’ve learned matters to the rest of us.

Why write?

Monday, March 28th, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments

We experience, we think, and we discover; therefore, we write. Words are the building blocks of culture – ideas, dreams and values captured and planted so they can grow and be passed on to another generation, and indeed the rest of the world. I know some guys who have spent a lifetime on their work, and now they want to tell the world what they have learned. They will leave behind their writings that will inspire generations to come, and give the secrets that they have discovered to whomever is currently searching for the same answers. So if you are thinking, learning and finding better ways, I encourage you to write!!

Book Publishing

Friday, June 18th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Hello authors! If you have something you’d like to say in print, let’s get it said and put out there. We are in business to produce quality books that have an audience, and then get them connected. If you’re ready to roll, we are too. Look forward to working with you!