Personal purposeful passions

Last Update: March 11, 2020

PURSUING PURPOSEFUL PASSIONS

About six months ago, while assessing the circumstances of my retirement from pastoral ministry, I found myself needing and wanting to find a way to utilize my time in way that would continue to have a potentially positive effect in our society that is beset with so many negative influences.

It has been encouraging to have occasional opportunities to speak for special church occasions such as homecomings, supplying for the pastor who needs to be away from his church, etc. However, these are few and far between, and while I appreciate and enjoy these opportunities to share, I began to prayerfully look for ways to extend my ministry. I decided, as they say, to think outside the box, and do something extracurricular with my many years of learning and experience. I have been impressed that I should share in writing some the thoughts and insights with which I have been blessed. Regretfully, I never developed a journalist habit, but I still have my faculties and pretty good recall. Therefore, I have set about to do this.

I began by writing an autobiographical book about my life and, particularly my spiritual journey. My second project (still in progress) is a book of meditations based on the Bible Book of Hebrews. It is currently being edited and will hopefully be finished very soon.

In the meantime, I discovered Wealthy Affiliate, an online program offering expert training in affiliate marketing, a business model by which an affiliate earns a commission for marketing another person's or company's products. Here a person can sign up for free to create a free website to market products of their own choosing and look at the training offered to effectively and successfully achieve this.

The process involves choosing a product one is interested in and passionate about, publishing product reviews and blogs, establishing the marketer’s brand and authority concerning the product(s) he or she is marketing, and creating links between the merchant and his or her website. When an inquiring customer clicks on that link and purchases the product, the affiliate marketer receives a commission for their help in making the sale.

The training offered by Wealthy Affiliate is second to none in the affiliate marketing business featuring written and video instructions from those who are themselves successful in the business, as well as a community of approximately two million participating members who are available for supporting one another.

I have been pursuing purposeful passions for the past several months and find that it is indeed effectual. I have every confidence that, with patience and commitment, I can become a successful affiliate marketer as I follow this training.

Check out my website at timelessbiblebasics.com. Let me know what you think. I will appreciate it very much. Just be aware that it is still a work in progress.

If you would care to leave a comment below, I would be grateful. Thank you in advance for your input.

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Willow29 Premium
You have a beautiful website. I wish you much success!
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ELangley1 Premium
Thank you, Cynthia. All the best to you as well.
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gnoose Premium
Beautiful website with comforting messages. Well done my friend.

Greg
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ELangley1 Premium
Thank you, sir.
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Elaine33 Premium
I checked out your website and it's wonderful. Your articles are well written and show your passion for the subject. I love the image. It's so eye-catching and fits perfectly!
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ELangley1 Premium
Thank you, Elaine. Your comments give me renewed strength to press on.
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Elaine33 Premium
Yes, don't give up. I think your message will resonate with a whole lot of people.
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HeidiAnders3 Premium
Hi, Earl!!

This is a fantastic post and beautifully written! It's so nice that you shared these things with us; I love learning about my special WAmily!

There is no doubt in my mind that the experience you carry with you will serve you well as you set about this new path! I'm so excited to continue to watch you progress into success, my friend!!

I'm off to check out your website!!

Have a lovely day!
Big hugs!
~Heidi
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Joes946 Premium
Earl, I am 82 myself, love it here at WA, and know you will also. I commend you on your service. I served years as pastor, educator, writer and missionary. You'll do great here.
This is not quick cash, so keep all your options open and enjoy the training and support from our members here.
Blessings
Joe
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HeidiAnders3 Premium
I never knew these things about you, Joe!! Like Earl, you hold a special place in my heart!!

So glad I've met both of you via WA!!

Big hugs!
~Heidi
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Joes946 Premium
Thanks Heidi.
Been there, done that and got the tee shirt!
Joe
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