Celebrating Doctors – Nurses – and Medical Technicians – Today – Blessings to Doctors and All Their Assistants for Their Sacrificial Lifestyle and Devotion to Their Profession and Their Patients –

 

Portrait of medical healthcare workers.

Tomorrow at 7:00 am my husband will undergo surgery. We are thankful for the skilled hands of a good physician and his staff. We expect God’s blessing and a full recovery for Steve. Thank you to all who have agreed in prayer with us. Blessings to you all.

(This is a stock photo of doctors and nurses and not Steve’s actual doctor or staff.)

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I will continue learning all the Bible has to say about healing, and all that Christians have experienced in healing ministry, because I want sick people to be healed, and I believe that God wants sick people to be healed.

Mark 16:17-18 – The Bible (KJV) – And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I am a baby in this part of my walk with God. I will grow and get stronger. Some believe that Mark 16:17-18 applies only to the early church, and I was one of them for many years, so I understand. I’ve got good reason, after much research, to believe that this verse applies to us. Those that believe it are operating by the authority they believe they have. People are being healed. That’s proof enough for me until I see otherwise.

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Steve’s New Hip Is on the Horizon – Med Tests Supplied – Registered for Surgery – Educated in Hip Replacement Operation and Healing Process – Ready for a New Hip – Posts May Be Slow for the Next Ten Days -

Banner HospitalThe time for Steve to receive his new hip draws near. I’m being cool about it. I’m not obsessing or freaking out. As the day approaches, I am accepting that God has chosen to allow Steve to undergo surgery rather than to receive a new flesh-and-bone hip. Sometimes we do not receive because we do not ask, so says the Bible in James 4:2. Never let it be said that I didn’t ask.

Steve has fully embraced this operation as God’s plan for him to have the new hip he needs. Amen. So be it. I just learned that amen means so be it. Isn’t that the perfect sentiment for this circumstance? Amen. So be it.

We are praying for and expecting God’s blessing. We ask for and appreciate your prayers for Steve as he undergoes this surgery and learns to use a new hip.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd – What Can Make Me Afraid – My God Created the Universe – Yes – He Did – Smile – Child – He Has Given Us All Things – I Know It and Believe It -

New Born LambThe Lord is my Shepherd – I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul…

Whenever my soul shudders at my thoughts, I suspect I’ve been listening to a lie. I remind myself just how safe I am in the arms of my shepherd. Know the truth, I say to myself, and the truth makes me free.

Psalm 23 – The Bible (NIV)

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Zucchini Bread Recipe – Successful Substitution of Gluten-free All-purpose Flour for Wheat Flour – Excellent Recipe – Delicious Zucchini Bread -

Zucchini Bread

Steve and I attend a weekly prayer meeting in the home of one of our friends. There are usually ten to twenty attendees. This week we took these two loaves of zucchini bread to the meeting to share with everyone. I am not the only one at the meeting with a gluten sensitivity, so trying out this gluten-free dessert was a double treat for those who have given up most pastries and baked goods because of gluten sensitivity.

Zucchini Bread 2When I put the two loaves into the oven, I could only hope the substitution of gluten-free all-purpose flour for the all-purpose wheat flour called for in the original recipe would be successful. I’ve not made this zucchini bread recipe using wheat flour, so I cannot compare the results. I will say without hesitation that this gluten-free zucchini bread was excellent and received many praises.

When looking for a likely dessert to demonstrate making an exchange of gluten-free flour for wheat flour, I chose this recipe with a five-star rating. I also made sure to pick a recipe that had been tried many times. A notation on the recipe said that it had been reviewed more than 4000 times! That is incredible! I attribute my triumph to the stability and reliability of this recipe created by V. Monte, posted on allrecipes.com, entitled Mom’s Zucchini Bread.

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Home – Where Life Happens – Beginnings – the Middle – And Endings – Memories Are Made at Home -

Bluford WalkwayHome is where life happens. Family, pets, the good stuff we talked about with one another and the stuff we tried to forget, it mostly happened at home.

The days we remember about the people we love we frame in our hearts and visit again. We can’t go back, but we cherish their images, their faces and their smiles. We think about the silly moments that made us laugh and the times we cried.

Most of all we carry on with hope in our hearts believing we will all be together again someday in the by and by.

Blessings to all…

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New Hip BE – Praying for My Husband’s New Hip – My Preference Is A New Hip Today – According to the Season Shall It Be – New Hip Be Perfect and Healthy for Steve – This Is Where I Am Right Now – Welcome to My World – Blessings to All -

Dove in skyMatthew 9:35 – The Bible (KJV) – And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

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Celebrating with Seafood and Gluten-free Fettuccine Alfredo – Demolition of Old Flooring is Finished – Cleanup of Thick Cement Dust on Every Surface Begins –

Fettuccine Alfredo, prawns, and scallops with orange slices and grapes

Fettuccine Alfredo, prawns, and scallops with orange slices and grapes

Shopping at Costco last night, my eyes fell on the seafood display of scallops and shrimp prawns. These are food items that we don’t usually buy.

“Why don’t we celebrate finishing the floor demolition with a seafood lunch tomorrow?” I said to Steve pointing to the scallops first and then the prawns.

“Get some,” he said with a twinkle in his eye, and I ordered enough for one lunch.

Along with the scallops and prawns, I prepared noodles made with all-purpose gluten-free flour. I cut the dough into the shape of fettuccine noodles. I made a sauce pan full of Alfredo sauce to go over it, as well.

Pasta 1I used a recipe with a video showing each step to make the noodles on allrecipes.com. It was fun and didn’t take long at all. I used gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of wheat flour. I like pasta made with gluten-free flour better than pasta made with wheat flour! Make it and enjoy it!

Here is a link to the Alfredo sauce.

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Yellowstone Park – Anywhere USA – Prescott AZ (Photo) – Traveling as a Lifestyle – Does that Interest Anyone – We Are Thinking about It – Someday -

imageHave you ever thought of traveling as a lifestyle in a motor home or a five-wheel recreational vehicle (RV)? Some people do it after retirement. We know a few who have done it and enjoy it. Would we? We are thinking about it.

I’ve enjoyed camping in a tent. I’ve never been camping in an RV. Tents are cheaper, but my hubby has no interest in tent camping. He’s accustomed to staying in fine hotels. I talked him into a certain less expensive hotel when we traveled to see my family. We survived roughing it like that. He was surprised it was as nice as it was for less money.

Are we daydreaming or will we do it? Not sure yet. Just thinking a lot about it. Maybe next year or the year after that, we might do it.

Are you a person that likes to travel and/or camp in state parks or other campgrounds? Steve’s first destination after visiting our families, he says, would be Yellowstone Park. Where would you like to visit?

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Summer Is Hot in Florida – And Hot in Arizona – Long Hair Needs a Jaw Clip – I’m Sending my Daughter in Florida Relief from the Heat in the Form of a Scunci Hair Clip – It’s on the Way Via U.S. Postal Service -

Hair Clip 4I was talking on the phone with my daughter when she told me that she was considering getting her hair cut short even though she prefers it long. She lives in Florida and doesn’t like her hair touching her neck and back during the hot summer weather.

Hair Clip 1Hair Clip 2I can relate to that. I wore my hair long most of my life, but I cut it short soon after moving to super HOT Arizona. It’s hotter here than Florida! My hair has grown long again, but this time, I’ve learned to wrap it in a knot in the back of my head, clipping it with my scunci jaw clip.

While in Texas my last scunci hair clip fell on the floor and broke. I looked for another one at Walmart, Target, and several drug stores. Nowhere could I find one! All the stores were carrying a different brand. I bought many hair clips trying to find one that would actually hold my hair in place without slipping, but they were all absolutely useless.

Jaw Clip Squeezed to Open Position

Jaw Clip Squeezed to Open Position

The Internet came through for me! I thought for sure I would find the scunci hair clip I needed on Amazon, but I did not at that time. They had scunci clips, but not the jaw clip. I finally found an online source. I bought several of them so I wouldn’t run out again. I have only two left that have not been  used. I’m sending one to my daughter. I hope it will solve her problem. Long hair in the hot sun is a bummer.

I see lots of hair clips used in the summertime. What is your experience with hair clips? I’d be fascinated to know.

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Waiting – Waiting – Waiting – Who Ever Wants to Wait – Must We Learn to Wait – If So – I Know How We Learn – God Is Our Teacher – He Makes Us Wait – AND – He Rewards Us for Waiting –

Dog WaitingI have never liked waiting. As a child I hated waiting in line at school, waiting for my birthday or Christmas to come, and waiting to grow up and get married. After I got married, I hated waiting for my first child to be born.

As much as I still dislike waiting, I have learned that quietly waiting for God to fulfill a promise brings abundant reward. I’ve learned that waiting is expecting. If we quit expecting to receive, we will quit waiting. Waiting is expecting. Expecting is believing.

I believe if I ask for something that will not be a blessing to me, God will change my mind. Wouldn’t he do that? If not, I’d keep waiting for something He wouldn’t want to give me.

What a wonderful God we have who offers us good things we don’t earn or deserve and gives them to us merely because we ask and believe that He will do it!

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John 15:7 – The Bible (KJV) – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Mark 11:23-24 – The Bible (KJV) – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

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Barren Floors – Weeds Shooting for the Stars in the Yard – My Hubby Working Very Hard to Finish Demolition before Surgery – We Go Out to Eat Again Today – Kitchen Temporarily Unfit for Cooking – Praying for Steve’s Hip to Heal Completely -

Demolition 3My energizer-bunny hubby looks frazzled like this cactus after working longer hours than usual trying to finish demolition of the hallway and kitchen tile before his surgery date.

I’m not comfortable with cement dust assaulting his lungs as he scrapes and shoots it into the air. Every surface is covered with finely-crushed gray dust.

I wish my husband did not have to inhale these dust particles so close to his hip operation. I suggest that he postpone it a few weeks. I try not to harp at him, but it flows naturally from me like water over Niagara Falls.

DemolitionDemolition 2This is the kitchen floor after Steve has scraped off all the quick-set cement particles that once held the tiles to the floor.  The kitchen is unusable until tomorrow. On the bright side, we have good reason to go out to lunch again today. We choose Olive Garden this time.

During our lunch Steve tells me he will do his best to finish the job ahead of time leaving himself five to seven days to detox from the dust before going to the hospital. This is good news to me, so I WILL be quiet now.

Demolition 4Outside in the yard as we gaze at the sunshine and flora, we discover that weeds have sucked up the little rain we had, turning it into growing power. I cannot resist taking a photo of this cactus that looks gleeful and green after those few drops of water fell from the sky to bless it. Life is good.

We and our friends continue to pray together for complete healing of my hubby’s hip before the date of surgery, August 19. Our meeting last night was encouraging. Three people we prayed for two weeks ago were feeling much better. It was good to see one of them back at the meeting. Her smile and good humor were refreshing. She’d been suffering a long time. She was excited, laughing, and praising her husband for caring for her while she was sick. God is good.

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Two Times Texas Roadhouse – Saturday Steve Moved the Fridge to Pull Up the Tiles Underneath – My Lucky Day – He Took Me to Lunch at Texas Roadhouse – Then – Sunday – Our Group of Friends Went Out to Lunch After Church – Guess Where – Yes – Texas Roadhouse – Oh Me – Oh My -

LunchSaturday morning Steve announced that, due to demolition activity in the kitchen, he would take me out to lunch. Merrily I eliminated cooking from my schedule and made plans to spend the day reading while the washing machine jiggled my laundry clean. Steve, ever the perfect husband sacrificing his preferences to ensure my safety, suggested that we eat at Texas Roadhouse.

Why would we choose Texas Roadhouse? It’s not because they support people with gluten allergies, because they do not. I am not complaining about that. I don’t expect the whole world to revolve around me and my allergy. But it is true that I find very little that I can risk eating on the menus of most restaurants, including Texas Roadhouse. At most restaurants I end up with a hamburger without a bun and a salad without croutons. I prefer steak over hamburger, so this is the reason we went to Texas Roadhouse. I ordered a rare steak, Caesar salad without croutons, and a delicious baked sweet potato. Steve is not a lover of beef steak. He ordered country-fried chicken and a loaded sweet potato, which means one smothered in marshmallows with cinnamon butter.

Texas Roadhouse, coincidentally, was the restaurant chosen by our friends on Sunday, repetitious for us, but still a good choice.

Steve and I truly appreciate and often visit the restaurants that offer gluten-free choices, Nello’s Pizza, Jason’s Deli, Olive Garden, and we hope to find others in our area soon. I’ve only been to Jason’s Deli once. We will return. If you happen to notice a restaurant that offers gluten-free choices, please do share the information.

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What Was the Attitude of Jesus – Jesus Was Moved with Compassion – He Instructed His Disciples this Way – Heal the Sick – Cleanse the Lepers – Raise the Dead – Cast Out Devils – Freely Ye Have Received – Freely Give -

Olive BranchHow fiercely you cared for us – LORD Jesus -
Your compassion drove You to the cruel cross -
Your love allowed the nails to hold You there -
Your death and resurrection set us free -
By Your wounds the sick are healed -
Freely You saved us – Freely You heal -

By Carol Ann Hoel © August 3, 2014

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Matthew 10:8 – The Bible (KJV) – Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Matthew 4:23 – The Bible (KJV) – And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Matthew 14:14 – The Bible (KJV) – And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

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Reading Books of All Kinds – Those that I find Ineresting – Books that Inspire Faith – Some that Entertain Me – What Do You Read -

kindleI cannot snap a photo of a pile of my books. This is one drawback of owning a library of eBooks. The best I can do is post this screen on my android tablet in my Kindle App. These are the books I am reading at the moment.

Some of them I admit purchasing solely for the sake of entertainment. For instance, Eat, Pray, Love, which I knew nothing about except that I heard the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, speak on a video. She said it was possibly the best book she had written so far, and it was a success. She was delightful and I liked her style of speaking. Now I am enjoying her writing style, as well.

I love to read, and I read to love Jesus more. Many of the books in my library are there because I like learning more about the Lord. The Word of God implanted firmly in my heart and mind and the Holy Spirit within keep me in tune with His plan for the world and for me, in particular.

I’m reading Diving Healing Made Simple by the Praying Medic. I was not aware until now, when I have become serious about my husband being healed, that there are people operating healing ministry in the world and that they are willing to share the scriptures concerning healing and their experiences being led by God to heal the sick. I have learned so much in such a short time! I am not giving up. My husband is not the only person I love and want to see healed.

I like reading more than one book at a time. Some people, maybe most, read one book until they finish it before starting another one. I don’t think of myself as a multitasking person, but when it comes to reading, I simply cannot wait until one is finished before beginning another. I find it enjoyable to rotate back and forth from one to another and sometimes to a third.

How about you? What do you read? Do you read only one book at a time?

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All-purpose Gluten-free Flour Is One Substitute for Wheat Flour – Many Recipes Call for Other Gluten-free Flour – Now I Need Xanthan Gum and MORE Flour or Starches – I Need A Room Dedicated to My Gluten-free Flour and Starches -

Gluten-free flourMy Wheat Allergy has taken over my kitchen in more ways than one. I need an arsenal of products to prepare the many gluten-free recipes I’ve found on the Internet.

Gluten-free flour2All-purpose gluten-free flour is a combination of several kinds of flour and xanthan gum, a replacement for gluten. I’ve developed several recipes using all-purpose gluten-free flour, but I want to use more recipes that others have developed. Most of them require two or more of other gluten-free kinds of flour.

Steve and I found bulk sources of these other types of flour at Winco. I now have four of the different types of flour called for in recipes, tapioca, coconut, brown rice, and almond. I discovered this morning to my dismay that I need more kinds of flour and starches. I need xanthan gum, also.

I am determined to enjoy life in spite of my gluten-free diet, and I’m looking for others that have removed wheat from their diets. Perhaps we may encourage and learn from one another. I have read that celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity is increasing among our population. I have adapted to the situation over the ten months of gluten-free cooking and eating. I’m finally enjoying the challenge rather than moping about it.

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Trip to the Surgeon to Learn about Hip Replacement – Enlightening – Interesting – Scary to Me – What Isn’t Scary to Me – Steve Is Expecting to Get Back to Normal Soon – What Does He Call Normal – Back to the Golf Course -

Back to NormalI am encouraged after our trip to the doctor to talk about the ensuing hip replacement, which isn’t far off. The appointed day is Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Steve expects this operation to enable him to get back to normal. I made sure the doctor knew that normal for Steve is wild and wooly compared to most men his age. The doc said that I don’t know enough about men. He says they are all that way. Steve wants tee off again soon. He has missed golfing for a couple years, because of the failing hip.

We like the doctor and feel confident that he will do a good job. Steve’s daughter works in the medical field, and she assures us that this is a fairly routine operation these days.

In the meantime, I am still praying that Steve’s hip will be naturally healed by the power of God. I believe, as do our friends, that we, as believers, should be able to bring healing into a person’s life. Yet, our friends and I prayed and proclaimed my dear husband healed, and he was not. I am not one to give up. I have read books about healing and am reading a new one today written by a paramedic that heals people, some of them on their way to the hospital for emergency care.

What I’ve read this morning has encouraged me. Jesus said when his disciples could not heal someone, that their problem was a lack of faith. The Word of God says about faith in Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” I’m reading the words of faith again and again. One of these days, who knows, my faith may suddenly appear in great strength, and our friends and I will speak with authority, and my hubby will be healed!

Steve says, “Hurry! August 19 is the deadline!”

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Steve, My Miracle Husband, Scheduled for Hip Replacement Surgery – But I Want God to Heal His Hip – But – If Not – I Praise God for Doctors – If You Are a Praying Person – Please Pray for My Hubby – He Needs a Flesh and Bone Hip – Says His Wife – And She Can Have What She Says – Mark 11:23-24 -

Steve 2Steve and I like the song sung by the late Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter, entitled Jackson. It says, “We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout.” The rest of the song tells how they’ve been talking about Jackson ever since the fire went out.

Our fire hasn’t gone out and never will, but we enjoy that song and laugh a lot every time we hear it.

We got married only eight days after we met, although we had talked on the phone four or five times before that meeting. I was living in Texas and Steve in Arizona. I won’t go into detail about how we met, but but we did, and we are still together and very happy.

Steve had been experiencing the deterioration of his hip joint for several years. Ever so gradually it has been hurting more and more until recently I’ve been concerned that I might have to call 911 to get paramedics to carry him home from a shopping trip or a visit to a restaurant. It only hurts when he walks. (If only he could fly or float, but he has to walk.) Now it has become a show-stopper, so to speak. His face grows pale and he has to stop and start again and again.

Steve PoundingSteve works hard everyday. He likes to keep busy and is remodeling our home. He has pulled up the old flooring and is almost ready to lay the new flooring. This project is going to have to wait until he has had surgery and healed completely. Tomorrow Steve will see the doctor and learn exactly what this operation will mean to him with regard to healing. He hopes to be able to return completely to normal.

SteveWhen the doctor first showed Steve the x-ray and told him he needed a hip replacement, he also told him he’d be able to return to normal a few months after surgery. How many men at 76 years of age spend four or five hours a day doing hard labor? He is down on his knees pulling and pounding. He stands up and bends down, scrapes and lifts and acts like a young man. Tomorrow, when his doctor hears Steve’s idea of normal, I wonder what he’ll say to that. I think the doctor expects a man 76 years old to sit, stand, walk, and sit again.

I know you may be thinking that I’m a little rash claiming that I can have what I say. I’m claiming it. If I don’t get it, I’ll get over it, but I’m not over it YET. I will stand on God’s Word and trust. If I fail, that is the time I will consider what to do next. But I already know what to do next: I’ll get over it and praise the Lord for the doctor and the artificial hip.

I won’t be posting tomorrow, because I’ll be with Steve at his doctor appointment. Blessings to you all…

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Mark 11:23-24 – The Bible (KJV) – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

 

 

 

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Contemplation – Meditation – A Place of Quiet Prayer –

Contemplation PlaceThis simple landscaped plot of ground not far from our home is my favorite place to relax after or before a walk. Sometimes I stop there to read or meditate and do not take a walk at all. I love to rest my mind and body here in this quiet place.

I will sit silently waiting. If there is some issue nagging me on the inside, it will surface during these still moments. When I begin focusing my thoughts on the Lord, He will nudge me in the heart, bringing the issue to the light. It could be something small, but it is the small foxes that spoil the vine, we read in Song of Solomon.

One by one, any issues that distract me from union with the Lord, I will give to Him. Now, Lord, I say, this is no longer my problem, because I’ve given it to you. I rest knowing that My Father in Heaven can handle anything, even if it involves getting me to do something. He can do that, too. But for the moment, I am free to worship and be thankful for all His love and attention.

 

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Will eBooks Outsell Traditional Books – Will eBooks Eventually Make Paperbacks and Hardbacks Obsolete – I Appreciate My Kindle APP and Purchase Many eBooks – I Still Delight in Visiting Barnes & Noble or Any Bookstore – See What I Found Out -

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I took some time to research the subject of eBooks and their influence on traditional book sales. Are eBooks a serious threat to the industry? What will the outcome be?

These quotes came from Digital Book World, article by Jeremy Greenfield, April 1, 2014, titled eBook Growth Slows to Single Digits in U.S. in 2013

Say goodbye to the go-go years of fast-paced eBook growth — at least for now. E-book growth, once in the triple and double digits, with no signs of abating, has slowed to a crawl in 2013.

According to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers, adult trade eBooks brought in $1.3 billion in revenue in 2013, up 3.8% from $1.25 billion in 2012. EBooks now account for 27% of all adult trade sales, up from 23% in 2012.

Also, I found these quotes from thetimes-tribune.com, article by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (Staff Writer), March 14, 2014, titled Print books holding own in stiff e-book competition

“The dire predictions of two or three years ago that e-books were going to kill off print books (are) not true,” said Andi Sporkin, vice president of communications for the Association of American Publishers. “They have found their place in publishing … but there is a resurgence of hardcover and paperbacks as well.”

“E-reading devices and tablets have increased the variety of ways book content is available to readers. Some enjoy them. Others are more traditional and want to stay with print. They are not mutually exclusive,” Mr. Applebaum said. “Our goal is to deliver our authors books to readers in a forum and reading platform they prefer.”

(Stuart Applebaum is a spokesman for Penguin-Random House.)

I share the optimism of these book industry executives. Even though they may be biased, I believe they have every reason to be optimistic. The furious upsurge in eBook market share has abated. While the numbers tell their own story, they represent an unfinished tale. I think eBooks and printed books both have a place in the future.

I am happy to share my own experience. While eBooks are cheaper, I find I have to pay almost as much for an eBook written by a best-selling author as I would have to pay for the same author’s paperback version. Don’t forget that there is an investment required. I bought a Kindle years a go and recently purchased an android tablet. I am able to read my eBooks on the tablet via the Kindle App.

I enjoy the privilege of shopping online for a book. Once I have determined that I want the book, I order it. I have to wait approximately 30 seconds until the eBook shows up on my device. Ah, the benefits of technology!

Resources:

Digital Book World, article by Jeremy Greenfield, April 1, 2014, titled Ebook Growth Slows to Single Digits in U.S. in 2013

thetimes-tribune.com, article by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (Staff Writer), March 14, 2014

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