Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Am I Respectfully Yours?
Remember that old song? Give a little respect... The letters of the word respect were spelled out like some sort of a recipe. That song was a hit decades ago, but the urgency of the message still lingers. Respectfully Yours is an urgent message. An urgent message to a world that is slowly crumbling into pieces of pain, loneliness and despair. Individualism is rising in our society. People live their lives in their own room, talking on their own cell phone, watching their own tv and driving their own vehicles. Let's put it this simple: everyone is doing his or her own thing! In the process we struggle building good relationships, with our family, with our friends and with God!
Respectfully Yours is NOT a book about rules. It is about love and respect; the biblical way to well-being and a long life. It will shine fresh light on common things. It will bring light into dark places and situations. Yes, it will light up your perspective on family relations. If there is one book that America needs today, it is this one!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Recording audio book started!

Sacred Sabbath being voiced
Great news for anyone who likes to listen to audio books! Even bigger news for you all who enjoy listening to foreign accents! Yesterday I had a very interesting day at Mountaindog Music Studio in Oak View, California. We started recording the reading of Sacred Sabbath. I have to be honest, it felt kind of awkward to hear my own voice, heavy Dutch accent and all, over the mike. Once I got over that fear of new beginnings (and the jokes of Tim, the professional recording artist) everything was running smooth. We recorded about half the book and will be finishing up a few weeks from now. We will be sending the files to Tate Out Loud who will do the editing and final touch before presenting the audio book nationwide.
While reading I was reminded of the words God spoke about Moses (who received the original Ten Commandments) in Deuteronomy 18:18

I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them [the people] everything I commanded him.
That's how it felt for me. I received a message, a revelation about God's Law in the 21st century, all I had to do was voice it, tell people about it. First I did it in book form, now I literally spoke to an unknown audience. Only God knows who will be my future listeners.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Be filled with thanksgiving

Make a thank-you list!
This week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in the USA. Again, as with other holidays, it will be all about the food, the fun and the family. Nothing wrong with that, but let's not forget why we come together in the first place: to give thanks! I have heard people complain about meeting with certain family members. Well, some people have no family members at all to celebrate with! Think about our military oversees, think about the homeless, think about the hospitalized. I have heard people complain about the preparation of so much food. Well, many people have never heard of the food we eat here on a daily basis! Think about the poor, the needy and the persecuted. We are so privileged in this country to be able to celebrate our abundance, our riches and our prosperity. The least thing we should do is make a thank-you list and present it to the Lord. Be filled with thanksgiving for your health, your family, your food, your country and your future.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

2e book now available

Order your copy of Respectfully Yours today!
The official nationwide release date for Respectfully Yours has been set for January 16th 2007. Family and friends don't have to wait that long to order. The book is now available through the publisher (not yet through bookstores and web sellers). If you want your own copy as soon as possible, order one today from Tate Publishing by simply going to the following link
or by placing a phone call to the publisher:

toll free: 888-361-9473
office: 405-376-4900
fax: 405-376-4401

The retail price is $10.99 + SH. We are curious to receive the first comments. We just know that this book will bless many readers, as it deals with a subject we can all relate to. We will use your comments in the press releases that will go out to various papers and magazines. The marketing process of a book is totally different than the creative process. I feel the book is 'finished', but I know it is just beginning!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tate Publishing starts pre-sale 2nd book

Order Respectfully Yours on-line today!
Proverbs 16:32 says it is better to be patient than powerful. That is so true! Writing, editing, printing and publishing a book is a lenghty process. If I think about all the work Tate has to do, my part seems easy, now that it is over (for this book at least). I am excited that Tate Publishing started the pre-sale of the 2nd book in The Ten Commandments Series. For everyone in the USA: make sure to order your personal copy right now at It is even more convenient to go directly to the following link This should take you to the right page at once. Placing your order there will really help to build up pre-sales; I will be forever thankful for your support to get this book out there.
Respectfully Yours is based on the commandment to honor our parents, but it deals with a much broader aspect of family life: the mutual respect between God, parents and children. I believe this book is a must-read for everyone who wants to improve, restore or even rebuild family relationships.