A new year - rethinking past ones

Dear readers,

Happy New Year!

I want to thank so many of you who through Twitter, Facebook, email and calls, left me your thoughts and condolences on the occasion of my dad's untimely passing on October 26, 2017.  I took a two month sabbatical from writing because I needed to concentrate on self care and what everything I do would look like after dad's no longer around to provide his covering. 

With my mom's death, he was still here and served as a bridge to her and his voice, stories and presence, keep her close although distance in time and space.  But now, the bonds, the material and tangible ones at least, have been severed against our collective wills and prayers, if I am deadly sincere.

These two months have afforded me with the opportunity to spend time reflecting on what was and now how it is going to be.  It has been a time of surrender and emotional convalescence.  Healing will be indefinite as most things are in regards to the death of one's parents.  But, I've completed my manuscript for my first book and the cover design is as well. 

Some are reviewing the manuscript and as I'm finding a few to endorse it, I'm already developing the concept for my next book - which will be a series of essays on a myriad of subjects. 

We also resume the year with plans on a video series via YouTube (please subscribe!) and further involvement in local ministries of justice and community advocacy.  Please keep us in your prayers.

We'll also be writing more regularly - at least twice a month - on this platform.  So, stay in touch, send us your prayer requests and submit your thoughts and subscribe. 

Many blessings for this new year and thank you once again for the outpouring of so much love for my dad and for us.

Truly, the kingdom of God is around us and within us.

Pastor Daniel


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