Prayer for a Vision: Empower It, Or Shut It Down

On two or three occasions in my life, I’ve had a strong inclination to pursue a particular course of action, but, at the time, I could not honestly say whether I was being led by God or driven by my personal desires and inner impulses. On those occasions, I followed a consistent pattern.

Take a different road.

Take a different road.

I told God (in a reverent and respectful way, of course) that I intended to forge ahead with my plans, since I felt so strongly about doing that, and if the course I had chosen was inconsistent with his sovereign plan, he could close the door or block the road. I wasn’t being obstinate or impertinent. I felt the time for movement had come, I was not clear about the will of God in the matter, and if, when it became clear, I needed to change course, I would readily admit my error and make the necessary change. I believe, over the years, God has honored that honest approach to knowing and doing his will. Continue reading

A Little Shameless Self-Promotion

As more and more people read my new book, The Long Road from Highland Springs: A Faith Odyssey, I am beginning to receive letters and notes expressing appreciation for the book. I am grateful.Front Cover.4640319 (final-HiRes)

Some will think I am brazenly opportunistic, as well, when they read this post. I know it may look that way, and it probably is, at its basest level, but it is also at least somewhat necessary.

As many of you know, I published the book myself. That is, rather than submit the manuscript to countless publishers only to be told, if they bothered to respond at all, that they do not read unsolicited manuscripts, I decided to bear the cost of publishing the book myself. That means, among other things, that I have no agent or publisher to promote and market the book on my behalf. Continue reading

The Arthur Bio Has Been Released!

My new book, The Long Road from Highland Springs: A Faith Odyssey, which I have been working on for a full year, was officially published on Saturday, August 23, 2014. It is now available, in softcover format, from Amazon.com. Click on the title or the cover image to access the Amazon listing. Continue reading

Snippets from The Long Road From Highland Springs

Here is a collection of brief quotes from the Arthur Lough biography, The Long Road from Highland Springs: A Faith Odyssey, which I started posting last April, onCapturee per day, as status updates on my Facebook page. That pattern continued until the snippet from chapter twenty-five was posted in late May. After a three-month hiatus, I have begun posting them on Facebook once again. After a snippet appears there, I will add it to the collection here. The posting of the final snippet, from the epilogue following chapter fifty, should roughly coincide with the release of the book around the first of September. I hope you enjoy this collection of quotes, and I hope they will encourage you to purchase a copy of the book, either in softcover format or as an ebook, after it is published. Continue reading