A New Journey Begins as a Child of the King
From Kauai and the Kalalau Trail, Africa and Mt. Kilimanjaro, California and Hermosa Beach, Rockwall, Seattle and Mt. Rainer, the Dominican Republic, Oklahoma, Fort Worth, and Dallas…like a collection of snow globes, each with their unique look, these places indelibly impacted my soul as I was writing the book Child of the King.
Each place represent a struggle from my past, inner soul wounds to climb like the mountains of Africa to reach the summit of healing and peace. Along the journey, was a person who loved all the broken pieces of my soul. A person who saw me…all of me, failures, warts, desires, hopes, dreams and all…and then believed in me and took my hand to write each one of the pages of the book, pages that were often filled with tears, but pages that would lead to freedom and finally find rest, embrace my value and begin living out the destiny that awaited me. Bethany Williams, my beautiful wife, was that person.
Another significant person was Tammy Kling, best selling New York Times author and CEO coach, who not only introduced me to Bethany, but would become my life coach, my dear friend, and ultimately help me complete the book, bringing it to a publisher, who I signed with today!
Today I reflect back on the journey and my heart is filled with gratitude. I’m grateful because through all my failure, my Creator and King loved my through it all, never leaving me, gently leading me, always loving me, finally helping me to rest and be the dearly loved son that I am to him.
My heart is also filled with great expectation as a new journey for me begins. It’s a journey of living in complete Love and Truth, in complete vulnerability, with the hope that as I share this book with you and many others, that you will experience for yourself a different kind of life than you’ve been living. It’s a life filled with excitement and purpose. It’s a life filled with power as you live out the magnificent destiny you were designed with…a destiny that this world needs as only you can bring. It’s a life where if you’ve felt like a failure, you’ll finally forgive yourself and live a full life. It’s the kind of life where if you’ve struggled to make things happen you’ll finally be able to rest. As you slow down and enjoy life you’ll see you were more productive than you were before. It’s the kind of life where the rejected find acceptance and embrace. It’s the kind of life where you finally believe you are loved, you are loveable, you are valuable, you make a difference, you value yourself and you love others, making a difference in their lives.
As the book moves closer to being published…I get a sense of destiny. There’s freedom waiting for you, dearly loved Child of the King.