Monday, June 20, 2016


My Cherished Reader:

It is sabbatical time for me.  After seven years of steadily churning out blogs for my six blog sites it is time for me to step away.  There will be no new posts for the next ten weeks.  I will resume with some fresh insights and thoughts after Labor Day.

Thank you for your consistent support of this blog.  I cherish your interest, your readership and your comments. 

My back-list is still available and I encourage you to continue to dip into that as often as you wish.

I will post an occasional oldie-but-goodie from time to time on social media sites, but mostly this is a regathering time for me.

See you in September.

P Michael Biggs
Words of Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Journey

I feel a little lost.  I once knew my way and knew in my heart that I was on the right path.  But lately … I’ve wandered and I’m seeking to find myself again.

I can hear some of you now.  P Michael Biggs, what in the world has happened.  What are you talking about?

Just this.

I’ve been writing steadily since October 2009.  This blog – Morning Notes – is my flagship blog and perhaps one of my favorites. 

I’ve written over 350 blogs in this period of time and garnered a wonderful following in readership.  For all of that I am grateful.

Along the way I’ve slowly added more blogs, each fighting to find its own voice, its own style and audience.  I never expected all of my readers to read each and every one of my blogs.  If you have and do, God bless you to the max.

When I launched Internet Church in February 2013 I started to slowly move away from the God-stuff in Morning Notes with the intent of allowing Internet Church to solely become the address for that part of my writing. 

For a while I still mixed the God-stuff into Morning Notes, but my marketing mindset kicked in and I had thoughts along the line of “keep them separate.  Keep the lines clean and pure.”  So I set out on a strategy of keeping Internet Church as my spiritually minded blog and attempted to turn Morning Notes into more of a purely inspirational holding place.

Well, I don’t know how some of you feel about this, and I would dearly love some feedback, but I’m not exactly happy with my output lately.

I have a total of six blogs that I write every week – and I have a definite identity for the other five.  I am struggling with this one. 

So … I’m taking the restraints off Morning Notes.  I’m going to get back to allowing God and my mind to find the niche, the subject matter that works in any given week.  If it happens to be along a spiritual mindset, so be it.  If it drives down the road of purely inspiration, then that is well and good too.

I guess this is what most writers go through at some point in their lives, at least that is what I’ve read from some trusted sources.

What can you do?  If you are a praying person, then say a pray or three for me.  If you feel inclined, write to me and give me some insight, some topics, some ideas that you feel might make good content.  My email address is

I do know that the books I read usually drive my content, and I still read good books. 

Well, I’ve now exposed my dilemma. 

Here is what I know.  I love to write more than just about any other pursuit that has ever come across my life.  From what others tell me, and especially the guy who published my first book, I must be reasonably good at writing, and for that I am thankful.

I know I have encouraged some of you for you have responded in person, in email or on Facebook, and I think I’ve kept every one of those notes.  The passion – yes PASSION in my heart is to write words of hope, encouragement and inspiration, one word at a time.

I intend to continue doing just that. 

Join me, pray for me that I once again find my voice for this particular blog and I can get back to my main knitting. 

I care very much that I offer you those words that bring life and hope to your daily life.

Humbly offered.

P Michael Biggs
Words of Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Courage to Continue

As evening fell, the story-teller took his seat by the fire and began.

Once upon a time there was a man named Maxey Filer who wanted to be a lawyer.  When he was just thirty-six years old he took the bar exam … and failed. 

He took it again … and failed.

And again, and again, and again, each time he failed.

He took it in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and anywhere else in the state of California that offered the bar exam, and failed each time.  And after taking the bar exam forty-eight times … he finally passed it.

In all he spent $50,000 in test fees and review courses in order to pass the test.  He spent twenty-five years in preparing and taking the test before he passed it.  What a glorious day that was. 

His aim in life was to use the law to help change society for the better, and that is what he set out to do.  And he succeeded.  He established his law practice in Compton, California.  

Today, when Maxie tells his clients he will fight for them and their case to the end, he means just that. 

Maxie Filer had the courage to continue. 

Behold the bumblebee.  It has a huge body in comparison to its very small wings.  Yet it can fly.  The bumblebee doesn’t know it is aerodynamically impossible for him to fly.  And so it continues to flap and fly and buzz all around our heads at picnics – because the bumblebee has the courage to continue.

A family in my home town had a son who died while still a young man.  He was quite a good poet, a thinking man, soft spoken, and he had a very tender side.  When Vic died, his family had the courage to continue.

I know a lady whose husband died just as they were preparing for a brilliant life in their retirement years.  Don’s death made no sense, and she grieved and sobbed and wondered how to make sense of it all.  However, she had the courage to continue.  Today she still thinks of him, and misses him terribly, yet she has the courage to continue.

I’ve known a few people who have faced divorce.  They could have stopped living and crawled in a hole wishing it would all end, yet their life continued, because they had the courage to continue.

When you face hardships, my prayer is that you will discover the courage within that helps you plant your feet on the ground the day after.  I hope you find hope again to continue with your daily life.

It will be ‘daily’ for a while.  And you just plant one foot in front of the other and keep moving.  Grieve as you will.  Take as much time as you need.  Keep your best friends close, and your God closer, but keep living life.  Keep sorting life out with your faith in one hand and your courage as a walking stick to lean upon.

May you always have the courage to continue regardless of whatever it is that life tosses at you.

Words of Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time