It's been awhile since I've posted anything on CTW for a number of reasons...
I, like many of you, have been overwhelmed by a great deal of the news: Ferguson, Long Island, Cleveland, all of which highlight significant problems between blacks and law enforcement. But the beauty in the midst of these tragedies, are the number of people of all colors who see this as a problem. Protests, marches, demonstrations throughout the country, include people of all races and nationalities demanding change - and my friends, that's how change happens!
The other thing I've been doing is taking care of my health. As some of you may remember, last year I suffered two strokes. The doctors have yet to be able to tell me how or why they occurred. I had dropped almost 40 pounds, was working out six days a week, I was eating a much healthier diet. The strokes, one of which left me paralyzed on my right side, came out of the blue.
I'm much better now. Through therapy and exercise, I've regained full use of my right side, long since been back to work (thanks to Larry James and CitySquare!), a great doctor and the right regimen of medicines I have no affects from the illness.
While I was recuperating however, I was still writing - posts to my blog, my monthly column in the Dallas Morning News and preaching on occasion. In July I decided to fulfill another dream of mine. While I was regaining my health and strength, I decided to fulfill a dream of mine and write my first book!
Entitled 'Civic Sermons', it is a book of columns, blog posts, speeches and the like that have been set to scripture. In 'Civic Sermons' I hope to provide readers with more than commentary on contemporary issues, but with the Biblical perspective and background providing perspective on those issues as well as my personal involvement in events that have shape Dallas.
The book, published by Austin Brothers Publishing, is to be released in early 2015 and I hope you enjoy it! In the meantime, I'm back writing the blog again. I'll be sharing more about the book and more about the exciting work happening at CitySquare as well as, what may be for many one more surprise...stay tuned!