Month: April 2018

Now Available on Amazon

My book is now available on Amazon!!!

Click on this link to go to Amazon… Footprints in a Small Town

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would have a book lisPublication2ted on Amazon. The initial sales and feedback from those that have already purchased the book have been wonderful and very exciting.  I am humbled by the responses and I am honored to have so many people tell me how the book has stirred so many memories of their younger years.

I am going to have a book release and signing event soon. I am working on those details and I will let you know when it is scheduled.  I will have a limited supply of books at the event to purchase. If you wish to receive a copy before then and you do not have an Amazon account, just send an email to dlee138227@gmail.com and I will send you details on how you can get a copy from me.

Again… thank you for the kind comments and responses to my book… words will never be able to appropriately convey my appreciation.

 

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Footprints in a Small Town

I am pleased to announce that my book Footprints in a Small Town is officially in the hands of my publisher and will be available on Amazon, Kindle, and other retail outlets in the coming 4 – 6 weeks.

The book is a collection of my stories of growing up in a small town in the 1960s and 70s. I share mPublication2y stories about going to school, playing Little League baseball and the dreams of playing football in high school, swimming at the community pool and the County Fair. I talk about friendship, my family and the tragedy of losing a brother in an accident. These are just a few of the stories.

When I reminisce about my childhood summers, I think of the smell of sun and sweat on my skin after playing outside all day long. I think of the sizzle of sparklers and the big colorful explosions of fireworks with their sulfuric scent lingering in the air on July 4th celebrations.  I remember the way my heart would race when I knew it was a baseball game day. 

I think of cupping my small hands around fireflies and dropping them into mason jars, little pieces of summer I wish I could have treasured forever.

I miss the feeling of pure joy of being flanked by my best friends on our bikes. Experiencing our first taste of freedom and being able to take ourselves anywhere within the town limits, powered by the adrenaline pumping through our veins with each spin of our silver spokes.

I wish I could have bottled all those feelings all those years ago, like those fireflies in a mason jar. To once again feel that youthful freedom and the delicious possibility of how any given night might end. I’d open the lid and breathe in the smallest sample to make it last.

I carry memories of innocence, happiness, joy and at times pain, hurt and loss. They have made me who I am. I have re-traced the footprints that I could find, and I have put them into words. My greatest hope is that, in reading this book, you may be reminded of the special times in your life too, even if some of them were difficult. 

All of us have stories from our youth.

These footprints and stories are mine.

This has been such a wonderful experience for me. I am excited to finally make it available to you. Can you imagine going back to your roots and reliving your youth? You see yourself once again grow up and you see yourself make mistakes. You see your heart get broken and you experience the loss of loved ones. However, you also get to relive the good things and the friendships that were such a big part of your life. That is what I have relived by writing these stories.

My hope is that those of you that will take the time to read this book will come away with an appreciation of another place and time. Maybe your memories will be stirred, and you can relate to my journey to once again find the footprints of your youth.

If you would like a copy of the book, I am extending the offer of a pre-sale price for it at $10.00 each. The retail price of the book will be 12.99 plus tax and shipping. To take advantage of the pre-sale of $10.00 that will include tax and delivery to your house, please send an email to footprintpublishing@gmail.com to get more details.

Thank you!!!

This Changes Everything

Image result for EASter MorningFor He rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His Beloved Son!

The reason Christians celebrate Easter is it changed everything. It changed the world and eternity. It changed our lives from despair to hope. It changed our citizenship from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of His Beloved Son. 

When Christ rose from the dead it declared to the world He had won!  He won the victory over sin, death, despair and the enemy.  When He rose from the dead eternity changed!  Literally.

Jesus was the only one to ever rise from the dead to a new kind of life and promised that same life to those who trust Him. 

Easter is special because it means death has been defeated, life has won. Darkness has fled from the light of his glory. Sin’s power over us has been defeated and our sins have been forgiven… all of them!  Even the ones we haven’t done yet.

Jesus made it possible for us to be a child of God!  There is no other faith, no other religion that offers life, forgiveness, hope and promise like the Christian faith offers. 

Now, because of Jesus, because of Good Friday and Easter morning, anyone…and I mean anyone can become a child of God.

Transferred from death to life.

Transformed from sinner to saint.

Transferred from darkness to light.

Transformed from despair to joy.

All because Jesus died and rose again.

He is the God you are looking for. 

Will you trust Him?

Will you invite Him to rescue you and forgive your sins? 

It’s free to anyone.

All you have to do is ask.