Prayer is not the overcoming of God’s reluctance, but the taking hold of God’s willingness. Phillip Brooks

This is on the inside cover of a book that I carry around with me every day and say certain portions of it that I’ve marked with a Post-It notes called “Handle with Prayer” by Alan Cohen.


I found my copy for a dollar fifty at a book sale in a Friends of The Library sale in southern California, with coffee stains all over the cover and scribbles on the inside, but I didn’t care. I could see the merit of the wonderful book without even reading it. One’s trash is another treasure.


The cover was beat up and damaged so I covered it with cat stickers because if I ever had a pet again it would be a cat. The stickers give me joy, make the cover look a little better and strike up conversations from passers by who see me reading it.

It’s published by Hay House Publishers.

I recommend it to anybody.

It’s a fantastic book then we’ll have you thinking in more positive ways and transforming your ideas about prayer, God, what you can do and accomplish and a host of other things.

Alan Cohen has written I believe over 20 books.

The ISBN number on this book handle with prayer is:

ISBN 1 – 56170 – 467 – 9 hardcover

This book is classified as prayer and self-realization and religious aspects.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Photos by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright March 2016

7:39 a.m.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association | ASHA

For any of you who are hard of hearing, deaf or think you’re going deaf, this organization can be of invaluable service to you.

After all, the ability to communicate in an effective way is our God-Given Rights.

Please pray for my high school dear friend Carl Frye. I just talked to him on Facebook and he said “please pray for me I think I’m going deaf!”

I knew he had problems and wanted to get to a doctor about a month ago, and I tried to send him resources, but I’m not in Louisiana and nowhere near Coushatta, Louisiana.

I searched several places, Audiology Organizations and found this.

I know that this link will help many of you out there who think you have hearing problems, or maybe could use the hearing aid.

I know sign language for the deaf and when I was studying piano years ago in college I couldn’t make my mind up if I wanted to be a sign language interpreter or if I wanted to teach piano so I got in both programs.

I have a lot of friends who are deaf so it made it possible for me to be able to teach two very hard of hearing kids Jason and Adrian Chang piano.
They had two hearing aids I had the desire to see them play and hear them play and they had residual hearing! So by the time that The Deaf Children’s Athletic Association asked me if I could teach them piano, I don’t know if I could.  I tried it, and then I converted the audible to visual… and those kids played three songs each in the most extraordinary recital I ever did in my life.

250 people attended in Riverdale Utah.. you can accomplish anything you want if you only put your mind to it if you have any kind of hearing difficulties give these people a call and go to their website I hope it proves and services to some of you out there.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko