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COMING, COMING, COMING SOON!!!

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I AM ANNOUNCING THE DEBUT OF OUTSIDE THE GATES OF HEAVEN, MY NEW BOOK OF MEDITATIONS  WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED IN LATE DECEMBER.

Below is an example of what you can expect from it.  READ AND ENJOY!!

Burdened by Life’s Journey, Feel Free to Stop

“All that the father giveth  me shall come to me; and him that come to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37).

               Our house sat by the side of a railroad track, no more than a hundred yards away. The trains of 25 to 30 cars rumbled and thundered by several times a day in the late fifties and sixties. You would think that the noise was distracting, but it was not. I guess the noise, like bad smells, deadened our sense overtime so that those of us living near the track were not bothered by it. There was one thing though that was quite a nuisance. It was the never ending string of hobos or vagabonds that drifted from the train to our house in search of food, clothes, odd jobs, or a night’s lodging. To my dismay, my father never turned any of them away. When I asked him why, he said, “You should never turn a stranger away from your door.”

When I grew older, I realized that Dad was following Jesus’ example.   According to John 6:37, Jesus never rejects anyone who comes to Him either. He accepts all because He wants all to be saved. In fact, He constantly extends an invitation to any wayward traveler. It doesn’t matter if you are a drug addict, a murderer, a liar, a child abuser, an African American, a Mexican, a Muslim, a sex offender, an AIDS patient, or a homeless person. His cry to you is, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

Overtime, many trains stopped their regular schedules, and hobos faded away into history. Dad died in the eighties, but the house still stands by the side of the railroad. Just as Jesus’ invitation still stands offering a rescue mission to all who are willing to come. So, if you are burdened by life’s journey, feel free to stop. He will not cast you out.

Dear God, we thank you for your gracious invitation to come to you. May all respond willingly knowing that you will provide an everlasting home free from all cares? In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Sometimes I look at Sinners

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Sometimes I Look at Sinners is a collection of eight, thought-provoking, insightful stories, each teaching a divine truth about Christian living. Most of the stories contain lessons about sin. Take for example the title story, “Sometimes I Look at Sinners.” In it, an evil force flings Mallory Davis, an innocent schoolteacher, into a web of hate that robs her of everything valuable, including her job, her husband, and her son. The lead story, “The Landlord’s Glass Houses,” pokes fun at the main character’s meager and useless attempt to hide sin. He manages to hide a secret sin from his friends and neighbors but faces exposure by an angry, abandoned lover. Serving as an interlude from the serious subject of sin is Georgia’s Date, a fanciful story, that actually presents a common theory about the nature of dying. In all, the stories will entertain you, inform you, and just may convince you to live free from sin.

THE BOOK CAN BE BOUGHT FROM AMAZON.COM OR CREATE SPACE FOR UNDER $14.00.

BUY IT!!  YOU WILL LIKE IT.!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0991447506

 

INTERVIEW

The following is an interview that I did with book tour radio. I hope you find it informative. Glory

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Written Interview Questions for: Glory Davis

Hi Glory,

The following are questions that I think will make for an enriching interview so readers will get to know you.
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Sometimes I Look at Sinners: A Collection of Short Stories

QUESTIONS:

Glory you have had an amazing career of over 43 years as an educator. During any of that time did you consider any writing projects?

Yes, off course. I was an English and speech teacher in secondary school. I wrote many skits, plays, and speeches for students. But, I was too busy to do anything professional.

When did you realize that there was a writer in you yearning to express herself?

Near the end of my career, I attended the South Mississippi Writing Project Summer Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi. Because I was complimented and encouraged, I caught the bug there and decided that whenever I got the chance, I would try my hand at it. After retiring, I was so bored that I started writing meditations. From there, I wrote eight stories which I published.

Today we will be discussing your book:
Sometimes I Look at Sinners: A Collection of Short Stories.
Is this your first published book?

Yes, it is.

What was your inspiration to write this book?

Many people look at America and worry about the economy; I, however, looked at America and worried about man’s separation for God and his propensity to sin. I thought that I would try to do something to put America back on the course toward being the religious country that it was in the beginning… for which it was founded.

Tell us what readers can expect to find in:
Sometimes I Look at Sinners: A Collection of Short Stories.

My readers can expect to fine eight delightful stories with religious themes. They can also expect to learn or be reminded of religious truths about honesty, dying, lost hope, deception, fornication, and many other forms of sin.

What do you hope will be the impact on readers after they read your short stories?

I hope that they will find the lessons presented in a funny and entertaining way. However, I want the readers to take the stories seriously, to recognize and to internalize each of the themes. It is my wish that my stories win souls for Christ.

Do you have your next writing project in the works?
If so, can you give us any hints of what comes next?

I have completed a book of meditations, Outside the Gates of Heaven, which I plan to publish by the end of this year. I have also completed a self-help book, Escape for Mothers of Prisoners. I plan to publish it soon after my second book. After those books are published, I am going to write sequels to several of my stories.

What advice would you give to other writers who are in a sense “waiting to retire” to pursue their writing passions?

I would advise them to read, read, read and read some more. It is also helpful to keep a journal, not only a reflective one, but one in which they record descriptions of people, places, and interesting conversations. The journal will be very helpful, especially when writing fiction. Lastly, I would advise them to learn the business of publishing and of promoting books.

Can we use the book cover and your picture from your website to include with the interview? Yes, you have my permission.

Thank you, Glory,
We look forward to featuring you and your book on our site.
Please also let us know if you have any of the following:

Sometimes I Look at Sinners

 

 

 

front cover_sinners jpeg

Sometimes I Look at Sinners is a collection of eight, thought-provoking, insightful stories, each teaching a divine truth about Christian living.  Most of the stories contain lessons about sin. Take for example the title story, “Sometimes I Look at Sinners.” In it, an evil force flings Mallory Davis, an innocent schoolteacher, into a web of hate that robs her of everything valuable, including her job, her husband, and her son. The lead story, “The Landlord’s Glass Houses,” pokes fun at the main character’s meager and useless attempt to hide sin. He manages to hide a secret sin from his friends and neighbors but faces exposure by an angry, abandoned lover. Serving as an interlude from the serious subject of sin is Georgia’s Date, a fanciful story, that actually presents a common theory about the nature of dying. In all, the stories will entertain you, inform you, and just may convince you to live free from sin.

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