With the end of 2016 in sight and 2017 right around the corner, I’m looking at a few expansion ideas for the new year. Friends and readers have made suggestions about things that I had been considering for much of the past year but the right timing and a few green lights were necessary before moving ahead.
Well…that time has come and I’m ready to announce some new products, features and opportunities that are either in the works or just being implemented now. Take a look at what is on the list for 2017 and please give me your feedback. Comments and suggestions are always helpful – thank you!
Overview and Purpose
The overall emphasis of each item below is on giving more to all of you. That includes a variety of things like new social media connections, new products and training opportunities and an explanation about a financial aspect that some have asked me about.
New connection opportunities are here! I finally created a public Facebook page associated with this website. Seriously, that was a long time in coming. I was actually stuck on finding a name that fit my blog. Since I’m still using, umm…an unusual blog title, I had to come up with something a bit more characteristic for my subject matter. Here were my criteria:
- I didn’t want the new page named after me.
- It needed to sound fairly broad, but not overly typical.
- I noticed a regional gap here in the north eastern US and wanted to fill it.
Here it is: Eastern Mountain Prophetic.
Yep, I know what you’re thinking – that doesn’t exactly sound like my blog. Don’t worry. It’s a title that won’t be outgrown anytime soon. Hashtags associated with this page will be a little unusual but if you think the way I do, you’ll understand why: #EMP and #mountaineer. It’s a bit of social media strategy, I’ll explain later.
Note: this page is not regionally exclusive – you do not need to live in the north eastern US region to join. All are welcome – especially those from other countries.
Go ahead, click the “like” button and connect with me and other readers there. This will give you a chance to expand your own network of like minded people.
Support and Donations
My newest blog feature available right now is for donations. This went live as of December 1st and includes (so far) two of the most common giving options. Check it out. I got a pretty good hint by friends and readers that I needed to make this available for several reasons. Here they are (these are important – please read!):
First, it’s a matter of credibility. Recent reader feedback surprised me! Some who have contacted me said that since I do not require payment for dream interpretations, that made it look like I wasn’t as credible as those who do require payment. Huh. Fortunately, my readers have attested that once they receive my interpretations, that concern vanishes.
Update: this section on providing interpretations for free has come under some reconsideration – at this time they are still being done for free and I am accepting donations for this service.
I still believe my interpretations should be free. Here’s why:
- I do not want to prevent those who may have a financial challenge from receiving help in understanding their dreams. Many times God will reveal hindrances that directly affects our financial status. Requiring payment would therefore be counterproductive.
- Many have contacted me from foreign countries and it may not be possible for them to send payment. I feel very strongly about reaching out to those in far away places.
- I have a very strong conviction about giving and that goes way beyond just my own personal finances.
Second, without allowing a means for donations, I am actually doing my readers a disservice. This is a simple Biblical concept of sowing and reaping. I am a strong believer in that myself and I frequently give to ministries that I have received from. When you give to a person whom God has called to a particular service, you are then eligible to receive from them in a much greater way. I can attribute my own interpretation gift in part to my financial support of ministries that actively teach this.
He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
(Matthew 10:41 NKJV)
One important caveat: I am not at this time registered as a non-profit organization and I don’t really know how or if I should do that but it’s being researched. This may or may not matter for some due to the tax write-off issue.
Thank you in advance to those who may choose to give and for those who pushed me to make this available!
Books and E-books
The next new feature in the works right now will be e-books, both free and for sale. Any serious blogger/writer must at some point create downloadable products. This has been on my list for a long time. Right now, I am focusing on free e-books. Future printed books are also planned for sale but, that is a longer term project.
My first free e-book should be ready by the beginning of 2017. If you are on my email list, you will be receiving an email with a link to this product. I’ll also post the download link in a few places on this site.
Podcasts and Video Training
Audio podcasts and video are very much standard these days. But, I didn’t want to jump at this just because everyone else was doing it. Adding this will keep my readers and followers from thinking I’m just a snapshot photo and a bunch of black and white text and emails. I like everyone to know I am a real actual person and I hope you’ll feel a sense of connection with me. This is right now in the planning stages.
I’m also looking into a method for broadcasting live interactive video training webinars similar to how Doug Addison has done. Please send me your feedback on this one!
Most surprising to me, there’s been some preliminary talk about travel-related speaking requests for live dream training and interpretations. Yikes!! I don’t expect this to happen right away but I’m open to the possibility as long as certain requirements are met. Please contact me should the interest arise.
Website Upgrades and Expenses
Following all this, I’m planning a serious website upgrade that will allow me to add new features which my current platform/plan cannot really do. That will cost a little so I’m delaying this step until later. Ideally, I’d like my work here to pay for itself rather than me paying all associated expenses out of pocket as I have been.
Timing and Strategy
Important note! I’m a huge believer in not jumping forward on anything if I don’t have a clear sense that God is giving me the green light. That means, if something I’ve written here doesn’t quite pan out, no big deal – probably it will be for a later time.
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Thank you to all who contacted me in 2016! You’ve all been great and added a few hundred emails with lots of requests for dream interpretations and great conversations on all sorts of supernatural topics. I’m look forward to much more soon! Keep in touch and watch for all these new features to go live.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!