Crosswinds (Dallas: The Next Chapter Publishing, 2014)
Here’s an idea for a book. The setting is a smoke-filled bar in an airport in North Carolina. Shut down by a raging storm, the airport has become a temporary prison for travelers waiting to catch a flight out. A chance encounter in the crowded bar brings together a crusty old sailor and a young seadog straight out of boot camp and headed to his first assignment at sea. The two strike up a conversation, and a friendship is born. The entire book will be a detailed account of the conversation between these two sailors over the next eighteen hours as they pass the time waiting for the storm to subside.
For some people, the holidays are not characterized by the idyllic peace and joy of a Currier and Ives Christmas card or a Hallmark movie. For those who are struggling with grief, this time of year can be anything but jolly.
John is tolerant.
John believes that every person should be valued and accepted regardless of their age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, or socioeconomic status.
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Recorded June 29, 2014 at the Brown Street Church of Christ in Waxahachie, Texas.
Amazon Best Seller
I am excited to announce that my book, Living With a Broken Heart, is now an Amazon Best Seller!
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Sometimes, you just don’t have any idea what other people are going through.
I recently received a couple of Facebook messages about my book, Living With a Broken Heart, that blew me away. Perry and Shirley Elkins are dear friends with whom Susan and I worshiped at the College Street Church of Christ years ago.
Waxahachie NOW Magazine ran an article about me and my book Living With a Broken Heart in their October 2014 issue.
||October 1, 2014
On September 30, 1972, Roberto Clemente became only the eleventh player in Major League Baseball history to get 3,000 career hits. Three months later, he died in a plane crash delivering humanitarian aid from his home country of Puerto Rico to earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua. He was 38 years old at the time of his death.
Clemente is a baseball legend, winning numerous awards throughout his 18-season career with the Pittsburgh Pirates: batting champion, Golden Glove, All-Star, Most Valuable Player, and of course his induction into the 3,000-hit club. The bat he used to get that 3,000th hit has been on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, for years.
Or has it?
I would like to share a personal goal and see if some of you might be willing to help me reach it. I recently published a book entitled Living With a Broken Heart: Rediscovering Life after Loss, chronicling my family’s journey through grief after the death of our precious daughter Ashley.
In the book, I offer hope to fellow grievers, and practical advice to those wanting to help someone who is grieving.
“In a recent study conducted by ChristianMingle.com, Christian singles between the ages of 18 to 59 were asked, ‘Would you have sex before marriage?’ The response? Sixty-three percent of the single Christian respondents indicated yes.”