Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Second Interview on "East Alabama Today"

I was thrilled to interview again on the "East Alabama Today" program on WEAC TV24 in Gadsden, Alabama on April 30th, 2014.  In this interview, I talk more about my cancer survival and books, especially my second book, "Glorified Sickness: Honoring God Through Illness".  You can now  access the interview at:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tightening My Grip On Ministry

I have never been known for making quick decisions.  I have to mull through an issue for quite some time before I come to a conclusion.  I know such hesitancy has been quite bothersome to my friends and acquaintances.  Yet, the old saying, "Look before you leap", certainly has its virtue.

I remember someone telling me at some point of the importance of involving others in decision making.  This is beneficial for a couple of reasons.  Having others involved lessens the pressure of me venturing out on my own and taking a risk.  On the other hand, if the decision leads down a perilous path, then it also lessens the blame.  Put in more succinct terms, involving others shares the joy when things work out splendidly but also shares the blame when matters fall apart.

I recently made an appeal to some in my church to actively pray for me and my writings.  Essentially I was looking for those who would pray for my writing ministry in all aspects.  You know, someone to pray that my books would minister in a powerful way, that doors would continue to open with radio and TV interviews, and that I would have wisdom in writing my third book.  Of course, I also desire that my blog would touch many hearts.  I'm excited to announce that some dear people answered my appeal for prayers.  I've got a team behind me to propel me forward.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, "...a cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart".  There is much strength in numbers.  Hence, I'm delighted that I have the beginnings of a team.  Perhaps, in the years to come, I will be able to look back and proclaim that this was the time when my ministry really accelerated, when some prayer warriors got involved.

Will you share in my joy and pray for my writing ministry?  You can contact me at or send me a message in this blog if you wish to get involved.  A few more strands in my rope will certainly be appreciated.