Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanking God for His Glory!

Dare you to do a glory check. Take a good look around you and in you and you will see evidence that says 'now that had to be God'. I'm sitting on the edge of my bed completely insulated, protected from the elements. I slept well last night. That’s the glory of God. He didn’t just keep me through the night. He kept me warm and protected, even comfortable. The scene could have been different. I could have had to sleep in my car with one eye open and teeth shivering. I could have spent the night tossing and turning and searching for a position that wouldn’t cramp my neck or stiffen my back. I could have gone to bed hungry and had to listen to a symphony of growls in my stomach. I could have slept under a bench last night, could have gone to bed last night and not awakened at all but not so. I see His glory in everything. The earth is full of God’s glory. I see His glory in gorgeous mountaintops, and phenomenal cloud formations, the way the sun hits a body of water just so I can see my reflection. I see God’s glory in my resting and in my moving. I see God’s glory –proof of His presence, His goodness, His power in everything. I see His glory at my address and in my biography because there is no way I would be here today if it were not for the goodness of God. The fact that I can sit here on the edge of my bed and think and write with clarity and sanity has to be God. I am overwhelmed by His manifest glory in my life and in my environment. He didn’t just keep me last night, He kept me all those years when I was trying to live without His keeping, trying to be free, grown, 21, large and in charge, trashing body and mind---getting the same sorry results from making the same tore up God-free decisions, yet He kept me just like He kept me last night. The earth is full of the glory of God and wherever I go, whatever I do I just want to be so in sync with God’s plan that there is evidence of His glory in my life. That’s my part in the big picture and I make a conscious choice to cooperate and agree with His plan and His timing for the day. I choose to let Him use me to deposit a little more of His glory in the earth with everything I say and do. What about you? 4

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New DVD Version of Children’s Storybook “Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday” Released!

PRESS RELEASE New DVD Version of Children’s Storybook “Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday” Released!
Hayward, California, USA — Soul Shaping Publications (SSP), the Hayward based inspirational publisher announced today the release of the talking storybook DVD- Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday written by Teirrah McNair, illustrated by Eric L. Ward with video production by Adrion Anderson of Miracle Media. Although other popular characters created for children are well received in their varying shapes and sizes, Lucille is an urban, bronze- colored little girl that kids naturally relate to and love. In the beginning there was the storybook, now the book is on DVD and children can read along with Lucille. Seven year old Lucille Nadine Alexander shares her birthday with Jesus Christ and wants a celebration that will do both of them justice. Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday is a re-telling of the nativity story from a unique perspective--unique because Lucille is not your average 7 year old. She is disarmingly honest and presents this most important story in a way that kids truly understand on their level. Even the shyest of children identify with and root for her. Parents who are protective about what their kids watch and read appreciate Lucille as a trustworthy role model who inspires, teaches and tickles.
Nancy Hird from the online blog ‘Books 4 Christian Kids’ describes the storybook as “a gem that captures the wonder and excitement of a God-event. The story helps the child-listener see “why” we celebrate this holiday and “why” we tell this story.” Lucille was originally created as one of the many characters McNair penned and brought to life in theatrical productions and was so well received by adults and children alike, McNair decided it was time Lucille Nadine had a life outside the theater. Author McNair is the Associate Pastor at God’s Hand Extended Christian Fellowship in Dublin, California and an educator with a host of credits in the entertainment industry. San Francisco based illustrator, Eric L. Ward is a perfect match for McNair’s impressive imagination. Ward’s drawings of Lucille and her world bring to life her character and attitude. Videographer Adrion Anderson is a rapidly rising multi media whiz who has caught the vision and is running with it with great panache. Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday on DVD and the book can be purchased online at www.bencouraged.net and at select bookstores in the USA. The storybook is also available on Amazon.com. Author signings, interviews and appearances can be arranged by calling 415 908-6711. Lucille’s official trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgRn-FnsVLw For more information about Lucille Nadine and other titles in the Soul Shaping collection visit www.bencouraged.net, email revtmcnair@gmail.com or call 415-908-6711

Friday, November 1, 2013

'Preachers of LA' Compete In A Preach Off

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