As some of you have already noticed, there are a couple of new features we recently added to our website.
First, we added a donation button on the page to download our book, “Doctrines of Demons: Exposing Christian Witchcraft”. The donation is optional, of course, and we will always have the PDF format available to read for free. But for those of you who are able and willing to donate a dollar or more, the button is there for you to use. Proceeds will go to help fund this website, which costs us upwards of $300 a year to keep, so thanks in advance for all who are able to donate! ♥
Second, we have a new link on our page that some of you have already found, and it’s to our brand new online store, Walker House, LLC!
As most of you already know, in August 2017, we made public a book we had been working on since earlier that year, “Doctrines of Demons: Exposing Christian Witchcraft.” Initially, we started writing with the intent to explain to a specific and relatively small group of interested people why we had left and dissociated ourselves from Bride Ministries, and we certainly hadn’t planned on making a book out of it! However, early into our writing, we realized that the message we had to share was much, much bigger than just one false minister, or one sham of a ministry, or a handful of insiders, or a few hundred fleeced followers. It was an urgent message that reached farther and a message that had much more importance than just us and our unfortunate personal experiences with the people in that organization.
And so, since we wanted (and still want) to reach as many people as possible with our message, and since we were on a time-crunch to get the information out, we chose to make our book available here, on our joint website, allowing people to freely read our book in a downloadable PDF format, or to read directly online.
We will always make the PDF format of “Doctrines of Demons” available to read for free, but since we started getting requests from people to have it in published in hard-copy format, Carolyn and I began thinking in that direction, hoping to find another avenue through which to share the message of our book with as many people as possible, particularly those who call themselves Christians.
Now, as anyone knows who publishes or attempts to get their book published, it’s next to impossible to get a book published in the mainstream without at least a literary agent. (At least, that’s been my experiences throughout the years.) But procuring an agent takes time — time that Carolyn and I didn’t and don’t want to waste with trying to find an agent who would try to hook us up with a publishing company … who’s mission and policies we probably wouldn’t agree with anyway … and who would be likely to have the ability to influence the content of our book and subtly change the direction and/or message that is so important for us to share in exactly the way that we have shared it.
So we tried less-than-conventional methods, trying to get a couple of other smaller publishers to take on our project, but those efforts fell through. So Carolyn and I decided that we’d just publish the book ourselves! For various personal reasons, Carolyn isn’t able to own and operate a business right now, but I am. So, I started Walker House, LLC as a way to get our book published, and for future book projects as well.
At first I wasn’t very confident in my abilities to own my own company and get a book published. And honestly, I still have days where I’m scared to death that I’m going to just fail and fall flat on my face. And I’m sure I’ll have more days like that in the future. But I’m going to simply try my best, and ask the Heavenly Father to help me and bless my efforts, and that’s about all I can do.
So… all that to say this: we are planning on having our book available in paperback very soon, as well as another book project I’m working on, and as soon as they are ready for sale, we’ll let you know!
Now about the other products for sale in our store…
In the midst of mustering up the courage to make the decision to go ahead and get our book published, and and in the middle of all the work it took to talk to an accountant, file the papers for an LLC, open a bank account, etc… in the midst of all that activity, I started thinking about my own personal situation as well as Carolyn’s situation.
Carolyn can share more about her own life when and if she wants, but speaking personally, I am now in a position where my children are grown and starting to move in their own directions, and although being “mom” is just as important as it was before now, it also takes up less time than it did before. So I started thinking about something I have been too afraid to think about for years: getting a job outside the home.
Most people who don’t have any sort of emotional/mental problems would probably not find these thoughts to be scary. But they were scary for me. The last jobs I’ve had were quite a few years ago, and by the time I quit, I was so stressed out, I thought I was going to have a breakdown. In fact, before I quit one of my earlier jobs, I did have a breakdown from all the stress. It wasn’t pleasant, and I’m not trying to make a big deal about it and I don’t talk about it a lot because it’s embarrassing to have to try to explain, but as someone who has CPTSD and dissociative complications, not to mention problems with depression, it makes getting and keeping a job outside the home difficult for various reasons. I applaud and look up to people who, in spite of their emotional/mental problems, are able to hold a job and hold on to their sanity at the same time.
I think that with time and healing, I’ll be there one day, too. 🙂
But anyhoo, in the middle of getting the business set up from a legal standpoint, I started thinking, “Why can’t I use this opportunity to sell things from home? And why can’t Carolyn do the same thing, too, if she wants?”
I don’t feel confident right now in being able to work outside the home, but working from home is perfect for me! And selling my own things is even better, because I love to have an outlet for all this creative energy that has been pent up inside for a long time. Not only do I enjoy making things, but I enjoy learning new things, too. All the way around, it’s just good therapy for me! 😀
So after talking it over with Carolyn, and with the help and encouragement (and start-up capital… lol) from my husband, we decided that this new business venture to publish our books can also be a way for me to (hopefully) make a little extra cash. After all, I’ve already got a product (my anti-aging face serum) that I’ve been making and using for over a year now, I’ve already got a customer who loves the product and buys it regularly, and I’ve already been throwing around the idea of actually making a business out of it… so then, why not take advantage of this business opportunity and make a few more things for other people who may find them useful, too?
And once Carolyn is able to add a few more things to her plate, too, she’s hoping to make some items that will be for sale in our store, as well! But she’ll cross that bridge when she comes to it, as the saying goes. 🙂
So be sure to check out our new store, and thank you in advance to all who are able to donate and buy our products (and our books when they come out!!). We appreciate you!
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