Monday, November 19, 2012

Pastorgraphs: “Thanksgiving”



E-Vangel Newsletter
November 19, 2012

Pastorgraphs: “Thanksgiving”

Anita and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We celebrated our family Thanksgiving a little early so I could go to Yazoo City, MS and spend Thanksgiving Day with my soon-to-be 91 year old mother, my brother and sisters, nieces and nephews. Two Thanksgivings in one year…now that’s the way to do it!

I am especially grateful that the Annual Thanksgiving Meal at Christ United Methodist will continue this year, thanks to the efforts of Jeannetta Kramer, Annette Dunbar and a small army of volunteers. Everyone is invited to enjoy a wonderful meal this Thursday as you offer thanks-giving for all of God’s blessings.

“The Book”

I promised to let you know when my book, Three Steps to Integrity: The ABC Model was ready. The eBook versions are available now for Kindle and Nook. A PDF version is available for purchase and immediate download on The Integrity Network website, www.eIntegrity.NET. (The website is almost ready for primetime.) The paperback versions should be ready by the end of this week from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Plus, I have copies if you would like to order one or more books directly from me. Call me or email me if you are interested.

This book is the product of my personal quest to understand and work toward integrity in my own life. (Everyone who knows me well knows how much work I have yet to do!) And that is the point: No matter where you are on the integrity spectrum, this book provides practical resources for anyone to take the journey to a life of integrity, wholeness and happiness.

Soon, you will begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. What better goal can we set for next year than to improve ourselves, our relationships, and our entire life?

Xulon Press created a “video trailer” for the book you can see on YouTube at http://youtu.be/amp8TECA6mI .

I will share more with you later regarding The Integrity Network (eIntegrity.NET). If you would like to become a part of the call for a revival of integrity, please let me know. You can join The Integrity Network, “like” our page on Facebook and receive our free eNewsletter for resources that will help you, your family and friends find the rewards of a life lived with integrity.

By the way, the book was written in such a way that it provides a four-session study guide. If you are interested in conducting an integrity study (church class, home book study, half-day retreat, or “ethics training” at work) please contact me. I will be pleased to speak to any group, anytime (even by GoToMeeting) about Integrity. We will soon be offering weekly online classes. So stay tuned.

Two special prayer requests: Kimo Shearin has asked for prayers for one of his mentors in the Professional Program at UCLA whose father was killed in an auto accident, and whose mother is in critical condition.

Also, please continue to keep Judy Gloyer and the Gloyer family in your prayers. Judy underwent another emergency surgery Friday night. She has had several surgeries following chemotherapy for a rare form of cancer.

May God bless you as you gather this week with family, friends and loved ones. In spite of all the problems in this world, we are most blessed.

I Thank God For YOU!

Brother Bill

From the Quote Garden:
“Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.”
~ George Herbert
Christ United Methodist Ministry Center
“Christ in the Heart of San Diego”
3295 Meade Avenue - San Diego, CA 92116 - (619) 284-9205

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