I’ve reviewed a few books. Not many, granted, but more than just 1 or 2. And by “not many” I mean less than 5. I need to change that number. Soon. Authors deserve it.


Authors work so hard to bring good content. They write books that they’ve studied up on for many weeks (maybe even months). They sometimes even pay to go on trips that will assist in doing research and contribute to their writing time. I will be honest and admit here and now that I sometimes wish I could do the same.


But in spite of my TBI and all the limitations accompanying it, I persevere. Maybe not always because I want to, and more because I need/have to. But the hope that I will accomplish something truly fruitful is still there. It’s just more elusive.


“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” “There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.”


Need I say more?


Meaning that giving up isn’t an option. It should never be an option. Because giving up only leads to failure. There is a saying that I enjoy remembering because it’s so true. My dad sometimes quotes it when trying to convince someone to persevere.


Can’t never did anything; try always did.  Do I really need to say more?


You may be asking yourself how I can go from talking about reviewing and end up discussing perseverance. It’s simple, really. If you don’t keep trying – in my case, keep writing – you will never accomplish what you set out to do.


Contestants in a race don’t win by giving up. If they give up, they never reach their goal: the finish line. We as Christians must persevere in the same way. We as writers must keep on trying and writing. Even if it’s junk at first. In the end, you might be surprised by what you’ve accomplished.