This is a collection of my own experiences of how God brings friendships and other relationships into our lives in wonderfully unexpected ways. It is meant to deepen the readers faith, or even bring them into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, by faith alone, in grace alone. But also to help them examine the relationships in their own lives and recall the uniqueness of how God brought them to be, and to appreciate some more, while beginning to stop taking some for granted altogether.
I hope to do future volumes of it, by having those mentioned in the original, tell me stories for the next ones.
Targeted Age Group: Any
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Many other writers begin their careers by sharing stories related by others-“God Did What??” is all my own experiences.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
If you have the God-given talent and desire to write, and you are not using it, first you are not honoring what He has blessed you with. Second, that’s a crying shame! You never know who might benefit from what you have to share. Get those ideas from inside your head, onto paper, then onto the computer! And, if you don’t want to take the long journey of weeding through traditional publishers, self publishing with a site like CreateSpace.com that I used (that also puts it on Amazon.com) is a great option and I recommend it without reservation!
I am a 44 year old, lifelong resident of Kansas City Missouri. Born-Again Christian that is active in Glenwood Baptist Church with my wife of 23 years, Denise and our son John who just started college in the Fall of 2012, majoring in Political Science, and our Daughter, Cara, a Junior in High School and a recently self-published author herself, with her book “Words Do Hurt-Let’s End Bullying” that I helped her with. Since 2006, I have been a Civilian Employee of the Kansas City,Missouri Police Department. Started as a 911-Call-Taker and transferred to Records in 2009.
I started keeping journals in 1991, did some newsletters-mostly associated with places I worked in the early 2000’s. I am a collector of lots of different things. I have a rec-room decorated in several different themes: KC Royals Baseball, KC Chiefs Football, University Of Missouri Football, Classic TV/Classic Movies-including sci-fi like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Lost In Space, Star Wars, Classic & Muscle cars, Fire/Police/EMS items, Billards-since I have a Pool table, Military Aircraft, etc. I have also done some community theater and part-time radio shows off on on since 2004,ranging from sports to variety, but always faith-centered.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My older sister and I were separated when she was 4 and I was only 1. 11 Years later, we were reunited, after she obtained my phone number and called me. A few months alter, sh led me to faith in Christ. I wrote about it then, but over several moves I made after high school, that manuscript was lost.
In 2007, I helped a friend from church complete his novel, “Silverthrone” which is like The Lord Of The Rings and through symbolism, is meant to tell the story of our faith, and also read books like Karen Barber’s “Surprised By Prayer”, and God reminded me that I still had a story waiting to be told.