Thompsonville First Baptist Church

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21 Ways Book on Great Food Table

21 Ways Book on Great Food Table






We had a great time at the Thompsonville First Baptist Church a couple of Fridays ago. I spoke on the topic of “Celebrating Seniorhood: Follow Your Dreams”. I also included the example of “How to Write a Book in 28 Days or Less Without Stressing Yourself to Death.”

We laughed our way through the meeting.

Yusuke Nakayama from Hoddaido, Japan was visitng, and I drafted him to be our photographer. I thought he got a really creative shot above. I will share more of the photos from that event later.

If you live within driving distance of southern Illinois and would like to have a similar event, let me know.

Speaking of Hokkaido, Japan, I will be speaking at the Free Will Baptist Church in Bihoro, Hokkaido, this coming Sunday.


Provided by: Darryl E. from Foursquare

Provided by: Darryl E. from Foursquare

Just arrived at the Convention Center in Kansas City for the National Association of Free Will Baptists. Check out more at I think it will be a great week. An added bonus is that two of my grandsons are competing in the National Youth Conference.


I did bring some books and brochures.

Here is a screen shot from Amazon confirming the Best-seller status:

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The print is small but it does mention the bestselling books, and it listed the “21 Ways” Kindle book.

It is still at $3.99 through midnight tonight. Then it will settle down at $4.99 for a while.

Get it here if you want to beat the deadline.

Hurry! Time is Running Out

Time Running OUt


You can still get the best-selling ebook, 21 Ways the Principle of Leaving Will Benefit Your Marriage, for only $2.99. The price is guaranteed only through midnight tonight. Sometime early tomorrow, it will raise to $3.99.

Click Here to get it now.

If you follow these principles:

  • You will improve your relationships with you in-laws
  • You will remove much resentment from your marriage
  • You will be happier about yourself
  • You will help you spouse to feel secure in your marriage

among other things.

If you would like to have a free copy in exchange for an honest review of the book, go to the author’s Facebook fan page and send a private message indicating your inScreen Shot 2016-07-10 at 9.20.23 PMterest in this. This offer is available for a limited time only too.


Your path to greater marriage happiness is here.

Discounted Price

21 ways cover largerHelllo, Everyone,

21 Ways the Principle of Leaving Will Benefit Your Marriage (Kindle Version) is available at $2.99 through the rest of this week.

Why would you want this book? It is really about keeping your marriage together.

You can get it right here.

What?!! You want me to leave??? I thought this was a book about marriage, not divorce!

Don’t get too excited because you are exactly right. I am not talking about your leaving each other, but I am talking about something that, if it is neglected, can quickly destroy your marriage.

For any marriage to be successful, there must seriously be some leaving going on.

If you do not implement this principle, you will experience great frustration in your marriage. If you do not implement this principle, you may see your children grow up to be involved in some quite unhappy marriages. If you and your husband or wife do not implement this principle, you may find yourself despising your in-laws. If you do not implement this principle, you may spend your life putting yourself down. Furthermore, if you do not implement this principle, you may find resentment of your spouse growing so deeply within you that you may never experience the wonderful closeness that God intends for a husband and wife to experience.

The shocking truth is …

If you want your marriage to be successful,

you will have to …


Let the principle of leaving work its magic in your marriage.

How to Save Your Marriage by Following the Principle of Leaving

Why You Should Apply this Shocking Key to Marital Bliss
Learn how to leave behind much of your past as you enter into this new aspect of life. You indeed have a chance to make all things new. Doing this in cooperation with your husband or wife will put both of your lives on the path to a grand adventure.

Following the Principle of Leaving Will Help You Deal with Many Major Marital Issues

You will learn to quit comparing your husband or wife to past relationships. Some marital issues are so common sometimes they become material for jokes. For instance, the husband may compare his wife’s cooking to his mother’s cooking, and comment on it.

Following this Principle Can Provide Much in the Way of Marriage Help

Some ancient wisdom describes three areas where a marriage may have problems: leaving, cleaving, or becoming one flesh. Failure to leave father and mother, both physically and mentally, can be a source of great problems in marriage. The mental leaving is one aspect that can provide a quick avenue to marriage help.

Click Here to get your copy.

Following the Extreme Version of this Principle Can Lead a Couple to Marriage Restoration

While this book is not primarily about a couple actually leaving each other, there can come times where leaving or the threat of leaving will actually wake the spouse up to the seriousness of their situation.

While the Title Makes it Sound Like a Couple Taking a Step Toward Divorce, The Principle of Leaving is Really Aimed at Preventing Divorce

Preventing divorce is the uppermost goal of this book. Even if the extreme version of the principle where one partner actually threatens to leave, or maybe even actually leaves on a temporary basis, is carried out, that is not really meant to be a step toward divorce, but rather a step toward restoration.

A “Forgiveness Marriage” Is a Happy Marriage

One of the important principles in the book is about leaving your “baggage” behind. That may come in the area of having to forgive your spouse for some past actions, or it may come in the area of the need for you to forgive yourself for past action. When leaving leads to forgiveness, marriage is strengthened.

Click Here to get a copy before it goes up on Monday.

About The Author
Dr. Randy Carney is an author, speaker, and life coach.
Many audiences say, “Wow! That was just like me.” Listeners identify with the ups and downs of life. They like laughing at speakers who remind them of themselves, and they get inspired to persevere when they have hope that they will see “things look up.”
Randy’s life experiences as a bi-vocational minister and educator, as well as being an author and inspirational speaker, help him to connect with all types of audiences. These books are built around six habits for highly effective marriages.

Get Your Copy at this Week’s Promotional Price!

Prefer the Paper Back Version? You can get it here.

Hit the Best Seller’s List

Hi, Everyone,

This afternoon we hit the best seller’s list (in the free books section) on the Kindle Store in Amazon.

Best Seller

Best-Selling Kindle Book

Click here to get your own copy for free. The promotion will run till Friday of this week. Share this with your friends. It would be really great if you would give some feedback in a review too.

Another way to access it is to put this in your url search bar for your browser:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
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Will you help us get in the top 3?



The Little Egypt Writers’ Society

The Little Egypt Writers’ Society is a great group that meets monthly in Marion, IL. I had the great privilege of speaking to their group in January. I thought we had a great time together. I have not been able to follow up with them as I would have liked, but now that I have retired from most of my duties at Morthland College, I do plan to rekindle the relationships.

The Lord’s Prayer

There are two videos recently placed on YouTube. They are of live events that do not relate to marriage, but do relate to speaking in church.

This was a message preached at God’s Tree of Life Church in Pittsburg, IL.

Here is part 1.

This was part 2.

This is not typical of my prepared speeches for Public Speaking venues. But it is an example of how to insert a video into the blog posts, and I do hope the message is a blessing to you.

We may try more in the future.

Happy New Year!

Rusty, Brenda,    Brian, Rachelle,    Chip, Ralanna,   Rita Beth, Tommy,

Kelton, Grace       Avery, Hank              Makenna,          Tali, Jameson

…………   ………….Kassidy, Addie

Carney                   Barker                     Currin                Dryden


Happy New Year from Rhonda and Randy and the extended Carney family!

Still More Articles by Dr. Randy Carney

As I mentioned in the previous post about these articles, I have written over a hundred that specifically address issues that spouses face in all areas. Here are 50 more articles on love and marriage that I hope will encourage and inspire you in your marriage.

My Wife Doesn’t Initiate Sex – Is My Marriage Over Or Can I Be Reassured?


Six Things Your Husband Wishes You Knew About Him – How to Thrill Him In 6 Easy Steps


Advice For Troubled Marriage – The Way to Get Your Spouse Back and Save Your Marriage


Think That You See Signs Your Husband Doesn’t Love You Anymore? 3 Things You Want to Watch Out For


Broken Marriage on Its Way to Divorce? How to Save Marriage From Five Dangerous Trends!


How to Get Your Husband to Love You Again in 5 Easy Steps


Ignore Your Spouse – The Surprising Way to Get Back Together


What to Do If Your Spouse Never Wants to Be Intimate


Tell-Tale Signs Your Wife Doesn’t Love You Anymore – 4 Possible Evidences


Want Marriage Self-Help? 3 Reasons You Should Get Good Resources For Marriage Restoration


3 Ways to Surprise Your Spouse on Your Anniversary


5 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary


Valuing Your Spouse – Three Reminders of How to Value Your Mate


Want to Know Ways to Value Your Spouse? Three Super Techniques


Valuing Your Husband’s Thoughts – A Tremendous Opportunity


Want to Know How to Value Your Spouse? 3 Secrets That Will Benefit Both of You


Valuing Your Love – How to Make Each Other Feel Special in 7 Simple Ways


Are There Reasons Why I Should Leave My Spouse Even When I Don’t Want To?


Valuing Your Spouse – Three Tremendous Ways to Do So


Husband’s Past Relationships Cause Problems in Marriage? 3 Items to Avoid When Dealing With This


For What Reasons Should You Leave a Relationship?


How to Build Spiritual Intimacy With a Partner – 5 Ways to Reach This Key to Marital Bliss


When Should You Leave Your Husband Or Wife? Is it Ever Right to Do So?


What to Do When Your Spouse Feels Threatened – Three Simple Ways to Cure the Problem


Real Reasons You Should Leave Your Husband


Growing Spiritually With Your Spouse Will Put You on the Way to Achieving Marital Bliss


Growing Closer to God As a Couple in Spiritual and Physical Intimacy – Exciting Key to Marital Bliss


Want to Know Three Keys to Growing in Intimacy? Discover This Amazing Secret to Marital Bliss


Want Growing Toward Intimacy to Be a Part of Your Daily Life? How to Get This Key to Marital Bliss


Marriage Problems – Husband Doesn\’t Like Sex


Help For Problems in Marriage – 5 Major Ways to Get Your Spouse Back


Husband Will Not Have Sex? How to Understand and Help


Do You Say, “My Husband Hates Having Sex”? 3 Reason Why it May Be True


Your Husband Doesn’t Want Sex Anymore? 5 Shocking Reasons and Solutions


Marriage Problems? Husband Doesn’t Want to Have Sex


Physical Intimacy and Spiritual Intimacy – Can the Two Really Go Together?


Valuing Your Spouse – Three Super Ways to Do It


Now That You Are Married, Should You Leave? Three Shocking Reasons Why You Should


Want a Highly Successful Marriage? The Single, Most Important Commitment That Makes That Happen


Secret Problems in Your Marriage? 6 Hidden Areas to Investigate


Want to Know Keys Successful Marriages Have? Three Spectacular Tips


Looking For a Marriage Help Book? Get the “Know How” – Save Your Marriage


Need Marriage Help After 10 Years of Marriage? Are Changes Serious Or Normal?


Looking For Marriage Help? Christian Resources’ Surprising Cutting Edge


Want to Solve Problems in Marriage? 3 Highly Effective Keys For Winning the Battle


Want Great Tips to Help Save a Marriage and Prevent Your Marriage From Breaking Up? Five Sure Steps


Want to Know How to Repair Your Broken Marriage? What You Need to Know in One Package


Fixing a Marriage – Six Astounding Ways to Do it Quickly


So Your Wife is Angry All the Time? Six Highly Effective Ways to Turn Things Around


Your Husband Doesn’t Want to Have Sex? 5 Amazing Answers and Solutions


Thank you for taking the time to read over some of my articles, and I pray that they will be a great help and blessing to you.

Summer Discounts

As I said in a post below, I am now serving as the Dean of Academic Affairs for Morthland College. That limited my speaking availability some.

However, I am happy to announce that I will be more available during June and July. I do have three classes I am teaching this summer, but they are all in an online format. The classes are New Testament Survey, Old Testament Survey, and Bible Doctrines. They run for eight weeks, beginning June 3. Those of you who interested in this option, please go to Those wishing to register should contact Mrs. Cathie Mieldezis.

What this means for you is that it is much easier for me to arrange my schedule to accept speaking engagements for the summer.

So, those who wish to have a marriage seminar in their church or who would like to have a keynote speaker for an event, may go to the Request Randy tab for more information.

So, what about the discounts?

You will notice on the “speaking fees” page all inclusive quotes for speaking fees. Those quotes include us paying expenses for the event.

Those rates for 2013 are:

United States & Canada………….$4,500 USD *
International……………………….$9,500 USD *

* This speaking fee is inclusive of airfare, hotel, ground transportation, food and all other miscellaneous expenses. This fee also includes pre-speech interviews so Randy can customize his presentation to meet your goals and objectives of your meeting. Additional savings are available if you select his “Pre-Pay Option.” Ask for more details on this option. Even more savings can be arranged if you have an event that is a fundraiser for a ministry.

Here are three options for discounts for which you may qualify.

Option # 1

See how many of the following things you can help us with or agree to provide. Those discounts then add up to bring the fee within your budget.

1. One-half Pay in advance to secure date $     250.00
2. Recommendation on Letterhead $     250.00
3. Two Referrals $     250.00
4. Book Airline, One or Two nights lodging, and one to three days of meals
(Depends on location-may prepay for mileage if in driving distance)
$     750.00
5. Arrange for Second Event on Same Contract $     250.00
6. Franklin County (IL) and Adjacent Counties $     250.00
7. Prepurchase of 50 Books $     750.00
8. 100 pre-registered attendees $     500.00
9. Illinois and Adjacent States $     250.00
10. Allow Back of Room Continuing Education Opportunities $     250.00
11. Non Profit $     250.00

(12. Further discounts may be available in exchange for additional services that you may be able to provide.)

Once you have arrived at an estimate based upon the above, please call 618-218-4271 (voice mail) or email at to finalize the arrangements. When you email, please put “speaking” in the subject line to expedite communication. You can also send me a message through my profile at the Speakermatch speakers bureau. (You will notice that this page assumes you will be able to receive some of the discounts mentioned here.)

Option # 2

Host a fundraiser for a local cause of your own.

We will split the proceeds from the event above the expenses, and a further 10% of proceeds from investments in continuing education materials will also go to your cause. (In some cases, all or part of the proceeds that go to our portion will be donated to the One Million for Missions project that my wife are working on.)

Option # 3

Send payment in full when you secure the date, and I will work within your budget, whatever it is, as long as required minimums (travel expenses and modest per diems) are met. Again, please contact us to see what we can work out.

While this website focuses primarily on our marriage ministry, the same arrangements can be made for colleges and schools for my topics dealing with leadership and maximizing life potential.

Have a great summer. It would be my privilege to serve you. (In some cases, weekends, my wife can join me for your event.)