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By: Mae D. Williams
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Xulon Press
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 4.99 X 7.99 X 0.40 (inches)|
Weight: 7 ounces
Stock No: WW345449
Author: Mae D Williams
Located in: Hamden, Connecticut
Submitted: November 29, 2015
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a board certified chaplain at the Yale New Haven Hospital. An ordained minister in the Church of the Living God, P.G.T., I have taught children with disabilities and trained adults desiring to be special education teachers at the college level. I am a wife, mother and grandmother, and live in Hamden, Connecticut with my husband.
What was your motivation behind this project? I had been mentoring aspiring ministers, and was meeting many ministers and missionaries who were experiencing fatigue. Having experienced it myself, I desired to provide a reminder to those of us in this worthwhile endeavor to do as Jesus did: He went into the mountains and spend time with the Father, so that he could continue his work.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope this inspires readers to remember their first love, and in doing such, to stoke the fires of their hearts to go forth for the kingdom of God with renewed vigor.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I wept as I wrote, and at times felt as if I was watching the writing of this book. I remember praying to the Lord that I would like to do so much more... and the response I received at the time was to publish the work. I remain inspired in remembering the experience.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I love meditative works, particularly Oswald Chambers' My Utmost For His Highest, which I read repeatedly. Sheila Walsh's books touch my heart, whether it is reading her work regarding her interaction with her mother in law, or descriptions of her struggles with mental illness. Beth Moore's bible study books for women are of particular inspiration to me, as are Joyce Meyer's teaching books.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I have continued to write, and am prayerfully waiting for the next opportunity to publish more poetic, prayerful, inspirational work in the near future.