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Thank You, All My Wonderful Readers

WordPress sent me a recap of all the activity on my blog in 2012. When I saw the numbers, I was at once awed and humbled.

It doesn’t matter what the numbers were. What matters to me is all of you. I could hardly believe so many of you stopped by my blog to read the words God gave me to share in 2012. Continue reading

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New Author Coming To My Blog

I am thrilled beyond words to announce a new author who will appear this season on “…all for God’s Glory.”

Dr. John Ed Mathison, my former senior pastor at Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama for 36 years, now directs John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries. The purpose of the non-profit ministry, according to its mission statement is,

“first to bring honor and glory to the Kingdom of God. John Ed will accomplish this by speaking at churches, conferences, and leadership training programs on a local, national and global scale. He will also be participating in leadership activities within the United Methodist Church. One of the major goals of this ministry will be to give training opportunities for young pastors.”

One segment of John Ed’s leadership ministry is his blog. John Ed is one of the most effective, powerful and influential writers I have ever read. I found his website and his blog. I emailed him to ask if he would allow me to reprint some of his blog posts, and he agreed. I was overjoyed. Speechless. Excited to know you would get to share his writing.

John Ed’s style is conversational, compassionate and personal. He often interjects stories (some thought-provoking, some humorous, some sad, all good) of everyday people and their dilemmas, tragedies or victories. Then he relates his stories directly to the Gospel message and the Kingdom of God.

I have decided that each Thursday beginning next week, I will publish a post from John Ed’s blog. Here’s how much I respect John Ed’s writing and his unique ability to impact our lives with his writing: If you never read another blog of mine, read “. . .all for God’s glory” on Thursdays.  I promise you his blog posts will bless you out of your socks. (You do wear socks when you read my blog, don’t you?) Whether you wear socks to be blessed out of or not, don’t miss John Ed’s messages we’ll publish Thursdays.

Click here to visit the John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries website.

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Thank You, Readers

As 2011 begins to set in the Western skies I want to thank you, all my loyal readers.  Thank you for subscribing to my blog, or just stopping by occasionally to read a devotional or two.

I have been fortunate to count among my readers folks from as close as my own neighborhood and as far away as Columbia and Argentina as well as The Philippines and Azerbaijan. Your readership has been a blessing and all your comments have warmed my heart.  Writing devotionals has been a dream of mine since I began my writing career back in 1971.

I have made a boatload of friends, and I’ve read blogs from some of the best writers inside or outside the blogosphere. The bloggers with whom I’m associated have blessed me, made me laugh, made me think and made me cry.  Some have inspired me to keep writing and hone my skills.

God gave me my writing skills, and He wants me to use them for His glory.

That is the only goal I have. It’s my sole purpose for writing — to glorify Almighty God. He gets all the credit for the writing, because my gifts all come from Him.  And He gets all the glory.

Thanks again for all your support and readership in 2011.

I hope to see you all again in 2012. May God richly bless you all.

In Jesus precious name,
Steven Sawyer

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