What are your first memories of learning how to pray or understanding the practices that comprise a religious life? I have many memories of my mother. Her wisdom about prayer is one of the most precious. Like many of my earliest memories, it is mixed with the daily actions my mother carried out in order… Continue reading Ask. Seek. Knock. A Life Shaped By Conversations With God: Chapter Three – in which I learn to pray and recount memories of my mother
How does one choose from all of the memories of a lifetime? This was my dilemma as I began writing this book. I had some encouragement when I first began to write my memories down because of the encouragement of an early editor for my first book, which was published in Portuguese in Brazil. Choose… Continue reading Childhood Memories – Chapter Two of Ask. Seek. Knock. A Life Shaped By Conversations With God
More than thirty people joined me on June 7th for the Milwaukee area launching of my book, Ask. Seek. Knock. A Life Shaped By Conversations With God. It was a joyous and warm (literally) gathering of friends and family. My gratitude was overwhelming. I fell into bed that night exhausted and gratified with the show… Continue reading Book Launch Success
I have read the Bible since I was a child. My normal way was to begin "in the beginning" and work my way through to Revelation. I realize now that this method has its drawbacks. For me, as a young child though, it was just the way to read. I frequently encountered stories that inspired… Continue reading Milcah – Chapter Three “A Tragic Story”
I was reflecting last Sunday, Mother's Day, on my own mother who died when I was fourteen. I was feeling the loss after all of these years as I know those of you who have lost your mothers at an early age must often suffer. I find inspiration in all of my experiences when I… Continue reading Milcah – Chapter Two
It has been some time since I published Milcah and I thought I would revisit that title on my blog post today. Milcah is a biblical fiction that narrates the lives of the five daughters of Zelophehad. They appear in three places in the Hebrew Bible and by name. Both facts mean that these women… Continue reading Milcah Revisited – Chapter One
I spoke last Sunday in my church adult Sunday School class. At the end of my prepared remarks I read this chapter to the members of the class. I want to share it with you. If you would like to download more of my book before deciding if you want to buy it, I offer… Continue reading Excerpt From Ask. Seek. Knock.
I recently was able to assist the teacher of the adult Christian Education class called "Open Door" at First United Methodist Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The topic was prayer. We had a lively discussion and will spend one more Sunday's class on the topic. Of course, whole libraries of books have been written about… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Prayer
Friends, my book, "Ask. Seek. Knock. A Life Shaped By Conversations With God." is finally available through Booklocker.com/books/7995.html, Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com. It can be downloaded also. Amigas/os, meu livro, "Ask. Seek. Knock. A Life Shaped By Conversations With God", finalmente saiu. Está disponível em Booklocker.com/books/7995.html, Barnesandnoble.com ou Amazon.com. Poderá ser baixado também. Ask. Seek. Knock.… Continue reading Ready at last!