Monthly Archives: January 2013

5 Essentials every online marketer must know. If you are a new Affiliate Marketer read this!

So you want to make some extra money online by being an Affiliate Marketer. Affiliate marketing is fun and you’ve got lots of choices for what you can promote PLUS lots of places to advertise at no cost or low cost. I don’t have to even tell you what to market, you have so many choices. Companies want people to become an Affiliate and market their product online and pay you a commission for doing so. A great gig for anyone who wants to work from home.

Amazon may be one of the largest companies familiar to you that offers an Affiliate program. Clickbank is another very familiar name, allowing you to promote thousands of digital products and earn a commission for your efforts. It’s free to get started so you can sign up for a free account and learn more about how affiliate marketing works without making an investment.

If you are new to online marketing, here are five essentials you need to know so you can maximize what you earn as an Affiliate.

1. For those serious about building an online business and who want to market a number of programs, product, services or opportunities, you will want to start with a home base for your activities. The best way to do this is by booking your own domain name. This will cost you as little as $10 a year and establishes a permanent, reputable home for your business. If you are doing affiliate marketing on the side from your full time occupation (like so many do), it will also help your activities separate. Having your own domain name makes you and your business look more solid, accountable and professional. Your domain name can be your name, a business name, a catch-all name for your online activities that includes a few key words. You can book a domain name with any domain registrar, do a search at Google or Bing to find an option that works best for you.

2. In my role as a consultant to small and home business owners, I also recommend a system for organizing your business. A pen and paper will work initially. Over time you will come to recognize that as an online marketer time, and the saving of time, is critical to being able to market often and efficiently. You see, most websites that offer advertising require you to sign up for Membership account, and that means multiple user name and passwords at what could eventually be dozens and dozens of sites. So I recommend, a Password Manager program called Roboform. As your online business grows and you start to lose your sanity keeping track of all your user names and passwords you will come to realize the incredible organization value of a program like Roboform. It will make your logins or form filling, much faster and that means less time trying to recall or find passwords and more time for doing what makes you money – promotion.

3. If you are new to online marketing you need to understand that it is not enough to promote. You need a reliable method for tracking your ad results. In other words, if you post an ad, you want to know how many clicks you got on your ad. If you don’t know what kind of hit rate you are getting you have no idea of the effectiveness of your ad, or the advertising source. These programs that allow you to do this are called Ad Tracker Software or Ad Analysis software. Most are free or very low cost. You can get started with a free Webmaster Tools account from Google. Some of the companies you advertise with may also offer you an ad tracking tool within their member area

4. I talk to many new online marketers, and they will tell me they have some amazing product that will sell itself it is so good. This is absolute nonsense. ALL products, no matter how good they are, need to be promoted to sell. If you want to make online sales you need to promote constantly. Understand that PROMOTION is what drives sales – it is so important that 80 – 90% of your time in building your online business should be devoted to promotion. I don’t mean surfing, researching, or face booking and tweeting with your friends. I mean time spent actually posting ads online at classified ad sites, forums, blogs, safelists, traffic exchanges, pay per click, joint ventures, ad swaps, and email marketing. If you want to make money online as an affiliate marketer know that constant, consistent promotion is critical. Some see this as a very boring part of being an online marketer, get over it, promotion is what you have to do to earn money.

5. Don’t do this alone. Affiliate marketing can be very frustrating if you don’t know what you are doing and not seeing any results for your efforts. If you are determined to make money online, then invest in yourself, take a course, download eBooks, participate in a webinar, find a coach, training program or otherwise so you can learn the best methods. My company offers online training, software, advertising and resources for people who want to learn how to earn at home. Get a free Associate membership and get on your way to learning what works so you can join the growing ranks of people working from home and benefiting from affiliate marketing.

About the Author

Sandi Hunter has been an online marketer for nearly 20 years. Sandi and her team at Worldprofit Inc., provide a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses. Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate (Affiliate) Membership today. Be sure to ask for a free copy of Sandi’s new book, “Internet Marketing for NEWBIES: The definitive guide to promoting your product or service online – get it here.” Republished with author’s permission by Daniel Fischer Check out Affiliate Resurrection ->

U.S. Presidential Libraries. Time for radical rethinking as

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

Author’s program note. I admit it. I am a presidential buff. I have been for all of my 66 years. I like reading about them, can’t get enough of their early lives, campaigns, policies and peccadilloes, and the tragedies and obsequies which I regard with the same high seriousness and reverence as my own family’s.

For make no mistake about it, for most of us presidents are the Fathers of the Nation and deserve the admiration, consideration and respect we give our own fathers. And it is because of this admiration and respect that I advance the audacious proposals of this article, for it is past time to scrutinize and re-think the matter of the presidential legacies called Presidential Libraries and Museums.

For you see they are, as they stand today, obsolete, expensive, white elephants, inconvenient, grossly inadequate to the task they must perform but cannot perform under the present inefficient system which has grown up like Topsy without vision, efficiency, sufficient financing, organization and maximum utility. In short the “system” is a mess, more muddled with each new president’s addition of his library, the ultimate presidential “entitlement” of all. Here, now I draw the line:

Presidential ego (none more bloated anywhere on earth) must give way to public instruction and utility.

But before we begin, here’s the peppy campaign song I selected to accompany this article. It appears in no presidential library because none of the three presidents mentioned in it have such libraries. And that, of course, is just one more reason why the present flawed, inadequate, incomplete system ignoring most presidents, must be reconstructed for the benefit, first and foremost, of the presidential institution; the executive branch of our tri-partite government.

Such an institution must be a testament, an ornament, a monument to the presidency itself, infinitely more so than merely to the men who have, for a time, held the high office and wrestled with certain events occurring during their administrations, events which might very well have had, most likely did have their roots in earlier administrations and their conclusions still later, in others.

Intricate problems, intractable, interminable, incontrollable demand the talents of many presidents; to truncate such matters into one administration, one president warps, distorts and misrepresents history. Events must never be boxed into terms for mere ease but must be presented as they developed through the several presidents involved in each. In such a way is history best served as well as the various presidents who had a hand, deft or otherwise, in making it.

Now the tune… “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too”, originally published as “Tip and Ty” was a very popular and influential campaign song of the Whig Party’s colorful Log Cabin Campaign of 1840. With its catchy lyrics (and unlimited hard cider) it helped end the era of President Andrew Jackson and his hand-picked successor Martin Van Buren, ridiculed as a small man, effete, with small ideas, rumored to wear scent and a girdle. Find it now in any search engine and enjoy its infectious rhythms.

“What’s the cause of this commotion, motion, motion/ Our country through?/ It is the ball a-rolling on/ For Tippecanoe and Tyler too/ For Tippecanoe and Tyler too/ And with them we’ll beat little Van, Van, Van/ Van is a used-up man.”

General William Henry Harrison won, thereby becoming the first Whig president. He got a burial place in Vincennes, Indiana and a modest house museum in North Bend, Ohio. But no grandiose presidential library.

His successor John Tyler became the first vice president to ascend to the presidency upon the death of the incumbent. He, too, warranted nothing more upon his death in 1862 than a respectable monument in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, engraved with suitably sonorous sentiments.

His private residence Sherwood Forest is still owned by his family, who, from their own resources, make the nation’s longest frame house open to the public. Because he died an avowed secessionist and supporter of the Confederacy, he was dropped from the honorable roll of American presidents, for all that he had tried, right into Abraham Lincoln’s early days as president to preserve the Union. When Virginia seceded, he went with her and so became a traitor, and that was that.

The man they defeated, Van Buren, ended up with an historic property called “Lindenwald” near Albany. It is thread bare and artifact-less to a degree. The day I visited with a friend, we were the only visitors. The park ranger asked if we might like to purchase Van Buren’s heavily ornate early Victorian dining table. He wasn’t kidding. It sold at auction in New York just a few months later!

The administrators couldn’t raise the few bucks needed to keep it in situ and so created another problem screaming for prompt resolution. With any luck one fine day His Excellency’s dining table and chairs will return to Old Kinderhook. Brief history of the U.S. presidential library system.

The presidential library system is a nationwide network of 13 libraries administered by the Office of Presidential Libraries, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). These are repositories for preserving and making available the papers, records, collections and other historical materials of every President of the United States since Herbert Hoover. Just 13 libraries, you say; what happened to all the other presidents? Good question; without a good answer.

Some presidents (but by no means all) have libraries and museums operated by private foundations, historical societies, or state governments. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is owned and operated by the State of Illinois, for instance. Thus some presidents are ignored, their deeds undervalued and forgotten whilst others reside through the years in elegance, luxury, their place in the nation’s history secure and comfortably maintained. This is not right; it is not fair; and it does not do justice either to the presidents so poorly treated, if treated at all, or their individual and collective work. “Hail to the Chief has taken precedence over all and thus is the republic undermined and the imperial presidency built.

It is time to take a new look at the entire business of Presidential Libraries and Museums, ob ovo, “from the egg.” For each addition to the present system only exacerbates its inefficiencies and makes the inadequacies even more glaring than they already are.

What needs to be done… and at once.

First, President Obama, the next slated for elevation to library and museum sainthood, must say “basta” to the nation, that enough is enough; that he is willing, in the greater interests of the nation and his office, to forego perhaps its greatest perquisite…

… That instead, he will use his position, his clout, his undeniable fund raising skills to create a new kind of museum with the explicit role of explaining and exalting the presidency, not just the presidents, much less just a handful of them.

This new institution, placed in a plum position in our great capital, would exist first of all to explain what our citizens need to know about the executive office and how it works. It is a scandal how little our citizens currently know about this essential function; a living, breathing, changing institution can change all that.


Look to the video games of our youngest citizens for inspiration. Their computer role plays, simulations, combats, interactions, holographics and strategies point the way to what must be done… and can be done if President Obama will lay down ego and take this opportunity to advance the greater good. He is now uniquely placed to make this decision and give the Great Republic a unique gift that will benefit the nation and all its citizens whilst giving him another historic role and feature. If he takes the long view, and not the selfish one, he will make the right decision….

About the Author

Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of Worldprofit, Inc., providing a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses. Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate Membership today.

Republished with author’s permission by Daniel Fischer

A citizen writes the Inaugural Address he wants President Barack Obama to deliver January 21, 2013. What would you like this crucial speech to say?

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

Author’s program note. Everything, absolutely everything, pertaining to a presidential inauguration is not only of immediate, obsessive interest but constitutes, we know, History… moreover History in which we can and must participate, mull, comment upon, scrutinize, analyze, and, it’s our right, even excoriate, denounce and ridicule without fear of retribution. And so we watch as it all unfolds for you, for me, for each of us…

What the President did while he waited to take his place in the bullet-proof limousine… what the First Lady wore and whose fashion career she made thereby… how the Vice President, the person always just a heart beat away, looked as he took the 1884 oath to uphold the Constitution that kept him next to the most important person in the world but powerless and obscure for another four years. We cannot get enough, no detail too small.

And so we watch, mesmerized, by the most ordinary activities… we learn the President has a new coat and a new reason for his radiant smile… we watch as he walks briskly to the dais where the World, every friend and foe, is waiting impatiently for him… we note the dignitaries… each one a power in our fragmented, federal nation, forged by revolution.

Who is here today… where do they sit and why… who is absent? It is all grist for our mill. The Great Republic does not have the brilliant pageantry of a monarchy nor would it be appropriate, for the precise traditions of our nation are simple and unadorned. Yet there is not a freedom-loving person on Earth who does not find the matter at hand moving, grand, capable of putting a lump in your throat at any moment.

America stands before the world today, proud, reverent, hopeful, riven with problems of every kind, glad to have the opportunity to solve them. At this moment the sharp notes of “Hail to the Chief”, written in 1812 for just one person and this moment, rain upon us all. It is our President and whatever our party affiliation and opinion we wish him Godspeed… for he is our pilot now.

“My fellow citizens:

Forty-five times before, most recently by me at this place four years go, each President has taken the short oath that transforms him from citizen to your servant. It is a moment of awe, humility, and for celebration of the endless possibilities which constitute our Great Republic, and for the vision and genius of our people who, day by day, make these endless possibilities constantly improved realities. God bless America!

Let me share my vision of this place with you, this land of purple mountain’s majesty, from sea to shining sea.

My America is a place of tolerance and unstinting welcome; not merely a great nation, however significant, but bigger than this place, a concept. That here we have as our rooted objective not merely talking about pluralism but fostering it so that we create a nation whose strength is based on, drawn from every diverse strand. As such I shall urge the Congress to give first and prominent attention to creating a workable immigration policy that is at once fair, inclusive, and flexible. Franklin D. Roosevelt once reminded us that we are all immigrants. We must work together so that these immigrants become the best possible Americans, the pride of the Great Republic.

Americans need work and must find their way to success amidst the vicissitudes of the ever changing global economy. This means constant, sustained, never-ending focus on jobs for Americans. Thus, as Commander-in-Chief I hereby declare war on unemployment, war on underemployment, war on dead-end jobs, jobs without future, for America must shape the future in which she’ll abide… creating the jobs that future will demand.

Thus, today, a day of national renewal, I will commence a new, focused attack on the many destructive, pernicious, debilitating aspects of unemployment. Our headquarters will be what in World War II was called the “situation room.” It is now named after Franklin Roosevelt and here I shall work with America to the very moment when every American who wants a job has a job, for my vision of America is an employed America.

It is also a nation where children are safe and not murdered, where the smiles and joys of youth are fostered, valued, treasured… because their smiles and trusting natures brighten the lives of so many, including my own. Just a few weeks ago, I went to Connecticut, to Newtown, and what I experienced there changed my attitude and my life. And so I say this to you, my fellow citizens, “Remember Newtown” and work with me to make sure the sweet laugher of our youngest is not lost forever, their innocent blood dappling the snows of New England, or anywhere else.

Thus I have today instructed Vice President Biden, one of the finest public officials it has been my privilege to know and to call upon for the benefit of America, to take the chair of a national commission on this important matter. I have advised him to invite good people of different viewpoints to participate. The issue is multi-faceted, complicated, thorny and difficult. But the good people of America will solve this matter and stop its terrible manifestations. Because that’s what America does… and what we owe those poor dead children, the children we failed… and must never fail again.

Now I wish to speak to you about health, because life without health is a cruel hoax. We have, I am proud to say, made many advancements towards total national fitness. It is my pride that some of the most important of these were made on my watch. This is good, but America, citadel of the healing arts, can do better, must do better. Thus, I have called upon Bill Gates, a man of vision, kindness, and determination to head a multi-national commission on the eradication of disease, one disease at a time. Such an effort must link government resources and those of generous private donors, individual and corporate. America is admirably suited to lead this initiative… and to lead it now. Since we are able, so must we do.

Similarly, it is time to erase the pirates, marauders and e-highwaymen, the people who have turned one of history’s greatest devices, the Internet, into a mine field where the legitimate and necessary interests of individuals, businesses and government are attacked and destroyed by a handful of criminals and malcontents. This scourge must be stopped and stopped at once. Officials from my administration have been instructed at once to eradicate cyber-crime and free the world from the depredations of the destructive few and so advance universal amity and communication; a future where the entire globe and every person benefits from this epochal advance of massive utility.

Utility, too, must be brought to our foreign policy and diplomatic endeavors. I intend to remind the people of our troubled planet that we have not forgotten our roots, our heritage, the great ideas of democratic governance conceived here, developed here, perfected here, still living here. We are a government of the people, by the people, for the people. This is our heritage, our creed, and our undying example. No foe whoever he is, wherever he may be should forget this and no friend must ever call upon us in need, only to discover that this is nothing more than empty words. And so I have requested outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to take up a new role in her historic career; to transform American diplomacy so that America’s mission, America’s message, and America’s heart are known to every person everywhere. This lady who has forged new pathways for women has now agreed to assist me forge new pathways for world peace, for only in peace is security.

One more lady and her crusade must be cited, my rock and loving friend Michelle, always First Lady of my heart. Michelle has been a tireless supporter of American arts, literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, and historic preservation. Too often our national support for these essential cultural features has been paltry, derisory, an afterthought. But no longer.

A Great Republic requires thoughtful, sustained, and broad-based support for the arts, all the arts. We have waited too long to provide such support. If not now, when? If not us, who? Every great nation glories in its arts and its masters. It is time for our Great Republic to do so.

It will be said that such a national agenda, with so many demanding, intractable problems, is too ambitious for a “lame duck” President. That second terms, however massively bestowed by our citizens, are often futile and bereft of meaningful successes and worthy endeavors. Perhaps. But we, improving everywhere, must not let such improving end at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue where more than anywhere else vibrant change and unceasing betterment must be the order of the day, every day.

Thus, I give you one last reform: the end of Presidential libraries as we have known them. Presently such libraries, monuments to men more than the great and high office itself, commence with President Herbert Hoover and end with President George Bush. It is now time to rethink this matter through the creation of a soaring institution featuring the Presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court of these United States, our three co-equal branches of government, too little known by our people, young and old.

Such an institution, set in the midst of our great Capital, made awe-inspiring and thrilling by our unparalleled interactive technology would put the focus where it truly belongs… on the people and what we have, with God’s help, wrought through days of duress and triumph. sacrifice and unified purpose.

Now we must begin for there is much to do. Just steps from this place of our assembling, Abraham Lincoln said, “Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history… No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us.” Thus, I invite you to be an active participant in the greatest odyssey of your life, a voyage each generation must take all over again with determination, commitment and joy… the epic task of reinventing our Great Republic and the nation and people on whom God shed his grace and infinite love. Hallelujah!”

About the Author

Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of Worldprofit, Inc., providing a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses. Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate Membership today. Republished with author’s permission by Daniel Fischer

My father. The call made to me. The call that will be made for me. Somethoughts.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

It was the call one dreads to hear, the call that one has pondered, tried to dodge, done everything to avoid but which at the end will occur, “Your dearly beloved is on the door step of eternity, soon to go into the sweet by and by. This is your notice.”

And no matter how ready you thought you were, in the event you were not ready at all. For out of this lack of readiness emerges every great question of the human condition …

Who was I? Why did I come to this place? What did I do here? Did it matter at all? And the greatest question of all: where am I going, I who am now poised on the brink of what we call “forever”, the place beyond, the place we have so often imagined but which we are now finally to know in all its immeasurable, unutterable, awe-inspiring immensity, dread — and hope?

This time my sister made the call, and it was ominous, “Dad has had a heart attack. It’s serious”. At that moment every task, no matter how important just a moment ago, diminishes at once into insignificance, thrust aside, forgotten. We have expected it, even in moments of choler and rage wished it, but we are not ready for it…

Now this moment is here. We want to do something. We will do anything. But there is nothing to be done… except wait and hope, reach out and touch the living, as we stand together in frail solidarity on behalf of our afflicted beloved, the one of us soon to go where all must go… and too soon.

Thus at this moment where we demand the power to alter pending reality, pray for it, parlay for it, we discover instead the necessity of submission. Whatever we believed up to this moment, we now know the necessity of resignation. Thus we prepare for the great voyage of our beloved… and help prepare ourselves for our own. Hallelujah!

Acquiescence, jarring meekness, his preparation.

I no longer know, if I even caught it then, when the first manifestation of unwonted gentleness occurred. But in due course I came to know and dread each instance. Who is this strange father? Who had taken away the father I knew and left behind this undesired deceit, this facsimile, this ersatz version of the original? This man is gone now….

Yes, the man who as a child was brought low by rheumatic fever, too often fatal, then laboriously inched back to life. This man is gone.

And what of the man who went to war, the “good war”, to save the rights of people everywhere? Where is this man now? This man is gone.

And what about the man who, with his own hands and determination, built in the wind- swept prairies of the Great Republic a house for his growing family, brick by brick, drop of sweat on drop of sweat under the burning sun that only gave way to the howling snows. No weather, no matter how severe, blunted his progress. This man is gone.

This man turned each day into a better future. He thought no work beneath him and his work was tenacious, determined, done well. This man had grand objectives and, one step at a time, achieved them. This man, too, is gone.

So is the darker, sterner man, the man of hot words, of rigid severities, adamant certainties and an obstinacy all his own. I knew this man, respected this man, fought this man, irritated and ignored this man… but always, in the end, returned to this man, for he was the father and always a force to be reckoned with. This man, so well known, worthy opponent, is gone.

Now a different man has come, a man I do not know.

The chilling declaration, more chilling each time he says it because closer to realization: “I’m ready whenever the good Lord comes for me.”

For a lifetime, my father and I have disagreed on many things, but on none as much as religion. Brought up in the Protestant tradition, he was able to find a comfort, a Saviour, a purpose, a serenity which I could not share, although I sought the belief that sustained him and finally allowed him his beliefs without affronting him with the opposition of mine.

In due course, after argument, anger, confrontation and pain, we arrived at an uneasy truce… and each was careful, so hard won was this truce, to do nothing to threaten it. If we could not agree, at least we could agree to disagree. This state of affairs suited us both once upon a time… but it suits me no longer.

I want to know, but will never ask and therefore never know, how he can find comfort, peace of mind, serenity in a fable, a legend, a belief fraught with riddles, conflicting things, inconsistencies and outrageous matters that defy logic. But though I think these things, cannot get beyond these things, I shall not say these things… for he is ready, he says, and I believe him, and I do not have the right, or the heart, to disagree.

But I do disagree. My father is soon to leave me. This is bad enough, but as things now stand we separate for eternity without the perfect understanding and harmony which would ease my future life. And this is more than sad; this is a tragedy. We will part forever without fully knowing each other… and so we talk of indifferent matters, as two grown men might do, while the thing we call eternity inches closer, inexorable, cannot be stopped, certain in its arrival, frightening in every aspect.

And what is most frightening is that I, his eldest son, am now part of his yesterdays… not of his tomorrows; of his past experiences, not of his last, his final, his greatest and most important journey. And as the commencement of this journey draws nigh, my importance to him, the importance of every element which constitutes his past, his history, drops and drops again.

Quite simply they no longer matter in any way except to think about, reminisce about and pass the time while he awaits the only important thing left in a life which once held a pulsating plethora of important things: he awaits the call he has known for a lifetime was coming for him. And his total being is focused thereon.

Thus he awaits The Future… whilst I and every once important thing and person recedes from significance, from consciousness, from care, cause, or concern. For all of us are of The Past. And we do not matter anymore.

I want this man to fight against the dying of the light, but some inner voice has counseled a very different path… and so the man I knew, the father, drops away to reveal a very different being, his focus solely and rightly on what he is sure is coming and that journey which each of us makes alone and in awe.

And if at this moment, there is pain, suffering and profound grief, these are for the living. For the man I called father has made his resolution, his commitment, and so rests content at the moment I am sore tried, beset by the questions and uncertainties which are the part of every human… but which he has transcended, important no longer.

I want to believe! I try to believe! But in my own honesty I cannot believe and will not demean myself, this moment, or especially him by claiming to believe when I do not!

“Jesus, Lover of my Soul”

Thus he slips away a little more, another minute gone forever, another step taken, more of the past, less of the human future… always closer to his new reality, expectant, curious, anxious but sustained by the Peace of God and the Saviour who takes him to it, his guide, his hope, his sure arm, redeemer and eternal support. I watch, I grieve, but I must be glad for him for he is glad and that now is everything.

And so I give him this, one of the greatest of Protestant hymns, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” published in 1740 by the Reverend Charles Wesley, one of the celebrated family of divines who brought needed reform and passion to the stultified 18th century Church of England. They were called Methodists and my father often adhered to their church and doctrines. This hymn by Wesley, one of over 6000 he wrote was a favorite, and you can find it in any search engine. Go play it now…

“Jesus lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high. Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past; Safe into the haven guide; O receive my soul at last.”

This is a booming, resonant, Protestant hymn in the grand tradition he so values.

But I want to add a variation, “Jesus, Lover of My :Soul’ by the Hillsong Singers.They were inspired by Charles Wesley’s opus to write one of their own, his title, his sentiments, but with new words and contemporary music. It is profoundly moving…

“I love you, I need you/ Though my world may fall, I’ll never let you go My Saviour, my closest friend/ I will worship you until the very end.”

Now that end is nigh, a matter of any moment. A thing certain, ever closer, sure. He is ready and waits with resignation, hope and certainty… whilst I wonder who will make the call for me in my time. Hallelujah!

About the Author

Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of Worldprofit, Inc., providing a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses. Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate Membership today. Republished with author’s permission by Daniel Fischer Check out Consumer Wealth System ->