Sailor to Servant
This book came about from a daily devotional I started in 2011 in an effort to give my children a way to read scripture as they began life on their own. However, this journey started well before that. As I was growing up, I had flashes of awareness about the presence of God. But I never really acted on them until I joined the United States Navy. I was stationed aboard the USS Nimitz, during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. We were chosen to launch the rescue attempt. Apparently, the American government sold cruise missiles to Iran when it was under the leadership of the Shah, and we had no defenses against those missiles. Had the Iranians used the missiles, it would have caused much damage and potentially many deaths, I knew that if I died, I would be in hell! But God had another idea, which was to rescue this dead man from his sins. Later, in April of 1980, I remember saying, "God, if you are real, then I need to know, and if this is what life is all about gathering things, living a life, and then dying, then it this meaningless, and it sucks." Two years later, as I was making my rounds as the manager of a parking garage in Worcester, Massachusetts, I ran right into the presence of God. Through it all, I have the Lord Jesus in control of everything. I truly hope that the Lord will use this book of devotional messages to bring you to Him and grow your faith as you fulfill the works that He prepared for you in advance.
BOOKS I HAVE EDITED
Weathering The Storm
Phyllis Phelps, the founding director of House of Hope NH, shares her powerful personal story of how faith in Jesus Christ brought her out of a lifestyle of desperate addiction and empty relationships that would have surely destroyed her. Yet when she discovered the life-changing power of God, her journey toward healing was only beginning. Her journey included many more challenges that severely tested her faith and threatened those she loved.
Housing Humans is an urgent call to action that is grounded in the deep experience, skillful leadership, and spiritual humanity of the author. Gene Jones reminds us that a stable, affordable home in a thriving community is an investment in human potential.
Norm DeVarennes dives deep into his emotions as he reflects on the effect of a career in policing on his mental health. This book will have other first responders see themselves through the eyes of the author while it will help people from the general public on what generally happens to police officers during a career on the streets.
Innovation from Desperation
Desiree Martinez’s rollercoaster journey from the early days of social media marketing. She shares her unfiltered experiences, both good and bad while giving you tips for being a better content creator, regardless of algorithm changes or what new social media platforms pop-up.
Concealed to Sealed
Born as the result of unusually tragic molestation, Lorinda’s past started dictating her present early in life. It created masks and brought forth personas that continually impacted her future-especially her choices of the men who became her first two husbands.
The Dance Floor Saved My Life
It seemed life was working against Christopher Brooks. From his earliest childhood experiences, being placed in special needs in elementary school, and never formally learning to read or write. Christopher’s raw and at times agonizing story will inspire you to fearlessly face the bullies in your life, transform your mindset, find hope in the power of who you are, and discover your dance!
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love takes the concepts he’s learned as a successful painter and as a longtime pastor to teach you that God is the master artist—but you give Him the palette to dip His brush in and paint a masterpiece on the canvas of your life.
Oh, No...Not the Diva
After having already overcome a rare and deadly Stage IV cancer, Jacquelyn D. Murray suddenly faced a new threat: the emergence of episodes of depression that eventually became an entirely unexpected diagnosis.
You’ll be inspired and motivated as Amanda shares her unlikely journey of overcoming obstacles of race and gender prejudice, finding her gifts and self-confidence, and making a bold proclamation that changed her life forever.