The Arrogance of Well-meaning People — The Parker J Cole Show

In April, my hubby and I were walking our dog one afternoon when we came upon our neighbor from a couple of blocks down the street walking her dog. I asked after her husband, who I knew had been sick for a while and she told me he’d passed away a month before. Shocked, I gave her my condolences. She talked about her husband for a few moments. Then I started to share some of my memories of her husband as we walked back to her house. Her smile as I told a particularly humorous event lit her face up. She looked beautiful as we shared in the memory.

About two months later, we walked our dog again and she was sitting outside her home reading a book. After my dog and hers greeted each other, I asked how she had been doing since her husband’s death. She said, “I should be getting over it now.” I froze for a moment and knew in an instant she may have been mimicking someone else’s platitude. It angered me. Her husband had just died TWO months ago. Was it comforting to tell a woman who shared her life with her spouse that she should be over it now?

Unfortunately, this wouldn’t be the last time I’ve heard of people, in the middle of grief, being hurt by well-meaning people. In fact, it would be several more stories over the course of this time that led me to reach out to my returning guest co-host and contributor, Gary Roe. Well acquainted with grief and loss, I wanted him to help understand that in our efforts to give comfort, we need to be so careful of how execute it. In fact, in our well-meaning attempts to help, an certain arrogance may precipitate our words and cause more harm than good.

Join me by calling in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10173285.

Meditations for Caregivers — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerBeing a caregiver is hard work. It requires sacrifice, consistency, and a lot of care to help those in need. Caregivers are some of the most stressed out people who work in love, often for little reward. After all, their loved one is sick, or incapacitated physically and mentally. Caregivers often feel alone, stuck in a rut, and guilty for feeling that way. How can we help those who care for our loved ones?

On this episode of the Parker J. Cole show, we will be talking with returning guest, RJ Thesman as she shares with us her family’s experience as they have cared for her parents, both who have had, and do have Alzheimer’s. Through thoughtful insights, essays, journaling and so much more, we hope these meditations and inspirations will give care to the caregivers.

You can listen in at 646-668-8485. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.


Once upon a time, my mother bought me a Red Chief Tablet and a fat pencil. Both of these items were supposed to be for school, but I flipped to the first page and wrote a story. Ever since that day, even though I graduated to notebooks, binders and computers – I’ve been writing stories. Some of them were published as nonfiction articles and later – nonfiction books. Some of them I crafted as short stories and later – novels.

But whether I’m working in my office, sitting at a traffic light or observing the intricacies of people – I’m always writing.

Bio: RJ Thesman, author of the Life at Cove Creek Series, specializes in communications. As an author and writing coach, her credits include :

* 700+ articles

* 2 nonfiction books

* 3 novels

* 14 anthologies

* 6 Chicken Soup books

* Columnist for Johnson’s County Gazette

* Contributing writer for Crosswalk.com

Member American Association of Christian CounselorsKansas Authors ClubHeart of America Christian Writers Network and the Christian Writers Fellowship 

With years of experience, RJ is a respected writer, coach and speaker. As a Certified  Coach, RJ specializes in Communications and Personal Development.

  • As a writer, RJ draws from a lifetime of experience and research.
  • As a coach, RJ helps other wordsmiths move toward their writing dreams.
  • These concepts follow through in her speaking venues as RJ shares the best way to Find Hope When Life Unravels.

Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Back from Broken by Rosheka Henry

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce Back From Broken by Rosheka Henry Virtual book Tour January 9-20, 2017.

Book Release Date: June 2016

Genre: Religious/Self Help

About The Book

BACK FROM BROKEN is the story of one woman’s journey back to wholeness. It is one woman’s pursuit to getting rid of what was holding her back from being who God has called her to be. This story will give you the heartbreak and bitterness that one holds onto but decides to let go of so that Wholeness can begin.  This book will enlightened you, teach you what you need to know and empower you, and equip you with the tools that you need in order to walk in your wholeness, the last thing that I hope that this book can do for you is to impact you.














About The Author


ROSHEKA SHONTA HENRY is a native of Georgia, and was raised in Alabama. She grew up to love the medical field, and spent the majority of her career working at surrounding community hospitals as a phlebotomist and patient register. She is a proud and devoted member of Word of Truth Ministries, where her father, Pastor John L. Cook is the Sr. Pastor. She is also a certified dance instructor, where she leads the dance ministry at her church. She also teaches praise dancing in the surrounding churches. Rosheka’s praise dance ministry has been featured on local television stations numerous times. She has received awards as well as trophies for her profound work in her dance ministry. She is very devoted to Kingdom work. God is her driving force. She is the author              of            “BACK                FROM BROKEN…A    DANCERS        JOURNEY                BACK  TO WHOLENESS”, which is the autobiography of her life. She has written a gospel song called “Hallelujah” song by an up and coming artist, that can be downloaded on all major online music apps, such as iTunes and Google Play. She is also a single mother of three gifted children.
Her passion in life is to empower women, as well as men, and children. Her love for mankind has driven her to pursue a path that will inspire others to be all that they can be in life and in Christ. She is an inspirational speaker as well as an advocate for women who are broken. She works closely with her church and local food bank feeding the hungry.
Rosheka has also had the opportunity to model for The Wonderful World of Fashion Show. She has been known to grace the camera with her smile for multiple companies in her area. She has a bright future in ministry and is looking to open a Non-profit Organization THE BACK FROM BROKEN CENTER for broken women looking for inner help.


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Why Stay A Christian When God Lets You Down? — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerWar. Disease. Social unrest. It’s around us every day. Trial and struggle.

From global financial crisis to terrorist acts to disease and natural disasters, we are impacted by trials every day. Some of us, in fact, MOST of us, would say life is hard. Yet, maybe it’s not the major events of the world that affect us but the things in our personal lives which turn our spheres of life upside. Perhaps sickness has struck you or your loved ones. Maybe the company you worked for went under. You’ve lost precious ones in your life. Or, you’re wondering why can’t you get it together and be married and have some form of happily ever after.

Perhaps your struggle goes even deeper. Why did you have to be the one hurt and abused by those you trusted the most? Why can’t you have a child while others do? Why did the thief come and take your personal belongings? Why doesn’t seem as if nothing can go right? Why can’t you find purpose? Why can’t you be mentally balanced like ‘everyone else’?

Shouldn’t God be bigger than this? If God is so powerful, why is this so difficult. Why hold onto the faith when it seems the omnipotent Lord doesn’t do anything to help. Why stay a Christian when God lets you down?

Join me as we delve into a thought, a question, or an argument I’m sure we’ve all had with my guest co-host, Trevor Slone. Perhaps we can help. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

Should You Only Read the King James Bible? — The Parker J Cole Show

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There are a lot of different Bible translations out there but one has to admit the lyrical prose of the King James Bible remains supreme for many different reasons. Part of it is that it is one of the first to be translated in English. Perhaps another is the fact it’s been in our Western culture for so long.

Yet, there are those who proclaim you should only read the King James Bible. Why is that? In the light of the many translations out there, what holds the King James Bible in such high esteem?

Join me for this discussion as I chat with pastor George McVey as we discuss the KJV only theory and more. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/9541617

3rd Year Celebration of the Write Stuff — TONIGHT!

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Can you believe that it’s been three years already? We’ve been together for some time and I’m glad to use this opportunity to celebrate with me. Thank God for everything He’s done in blessing this show to reach out to readers and authors worldwide and give you great books, great authors, and reads.

Call in to celebrate with me and Rachel Rossano, the very first guest on this show as we look forward and look back. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/9074423. It’s time to celebrate!


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It’s really a shock to me that I would write Christian fiction. Really it is.  I didn’t know Christian fiction existed until about 2000 or so when I happened across a store called Family Christian Stores. I went in there and saw all of these lovely books and was hooked.

My earliest memories are of books and writing. I always knew this is what I would do. I just never thought I’d be a Christian writer or a writer who is Christian.  I grew up reading Stephen King and then when I was fourteen, I discovered my first Harlequin book under my cousin’s bed that summer and got hooked onto romance. So my first loves are horror and romance. Go figure.

When I began to take my writing seriously, I had been let go at my job back in 2010.  Now I had time on my hands. I saw the computer with my manuscript I’d let linger for ten years from the time I was 18 years old and I decided to get in published no matter what. My first book, Dark Cherub, can be classified as Christian horror. (Thanks Stevie!)  It changed everything for me. I mean, everything. I worked on my first romance series, called Sins of the Flesh and that also changed things for me. I started to do podcasting, and now I am the owner of the new PJC Media, an online broadcasting company.  Yet the love of the written word is still in my veins.

I host Christian authors worldwide on my shows.  Been doing it for three years. Over the years, I’ve become something of  diplomat. The body of Christ is already so divided by denominations and the like. I don’t want to add to that unnecessarily. I don’t mind standing up for core biblical truths but when it comes to secondary, non-essentials, I don’t get too worked up over it.

I love helping Christian authors get the word out about their works. If you want to be showcased on my show, simply email me at writestuffradio at gmail dot com. I’d be glad to have you.

 

The Parker J Cole Show — Hope for the Grieving

This past week the nation was shocked by the senseless murders of forty nine people in a nightclub in Orlando. Being heralded as the worst mass shooting in modern U. S. history, the victims and the families are in a state of shock with many unanswered questions. As new details come to light in these few days, more questions are still being asked. “Why?” being the most prevalent.

Some have used the events to harp on the behavior of the individuals because of their participation in a homosexual lifestyle. Others have used the events to talk more about gun control and anti-terrorism acts. Other still use the event for their own agenda whatever that may be. Yet in the midst of this, are forty nine families forever changed by a violent act. What about them? How are they going to pick up the pieces of their lives now that their loved ones are gone?

How can grieving families whether from the Orlando victims or anyone else who has had a loved taken away, find hope?

Join me as I discuss this topic with my return guest, Gary Roe, minister,  grief survivor, and author as we tackle this topic. Feel free to weigh in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/9009637. Tune in!