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This is your SHIFTING season

Christian, Spiritual Growth, Religious, Inspirational

Date Published: May 2, 2020

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Have you ever found yourself in a tough life situation and couldn’t find a
way to get out of it?

Have you ever wondered what your true capabilities are and how to reveal
your full potential?

Or maybe, you are seeking a tool that would boost up your motivation and
teach you valuable life lessons?

 

 

I think this book will definitely make a shift in your life, so keep
reading…

 

 

“THIS IS YOUR SHIFTING SEASON” – a book that is going to
change your perception about your true inner power,  teach you valuable
life lessons and show what is possible with dedication and the right
strategies.

 

 

We all had good and bad times in our life, we all made mistakes, and we all
have regrets.
And it doesn’t matter what those times, mistakes or regrets
are. If you are still living on this planet, you have the right to get
better and move forward, just like I did…

Being lost for about 22 years, I finally found my life path, discovered
strategies, and rules that led me out of the very bottom of my life.
Years
spent in and out jails, drug and alcohol addictions are now my past. I even
managed to get them out of my brain. After so many years of darkness, I
decided to dedicate my life to help others to find their own life
path.

 

Here is just a short brief of what you are going to learn:

 

How to find your purpose in life?

RULES OF MANUAL TRANSMISSION – learn how to accelerate your
life

Find your real destination. What is truly important?

The best way to start your SHIFTING SEASON

What is your real potential – a self-identification guide

Much much more…

 

 

And it doesn’t matter whether you believe in God or not, you are 20 years
old or 60 years old, male or female, the strategies and rule inside this
book will help you as much as it helped others.

Now it is your turn to make a decision, to take the first step, and turn on
your unlimited life engine.

 

About the Author

Michael Mickey Williams Jr. an Atlantic City New Jersey native was once
homeless, eating food out of trash cans, suicidal, addicted to heroin, and
crack cocaine. He spent 22 years of his life in-and-out of jails and
rehabilitation centers since he was a teenager. Nowadays, however, he’s
married, a substance abuse counselor, a minister, and a ten-time published
author with titles like “Pushed out the Crack House into God’s house,
My Purpose is Greater than my struggles, and I’m a Giant Killer to name a
few, he’s also one of the Co-founders of The Minor Adjustments Program which
is dedicated to preventing and reducing crimes, their primary purpose is to
teach men and women how to make the “Minor Adjustments” that are
necessary for their lives, Their motto is “Anywhere but backward”
Mr. Williams is a dedicated advocate for those who are struggling with
addictions or criminal lifestyles, mainly because he struggled with those
same barriers.

Beyond the Minor Adjustments Program, It is said that he was named
“Preacher Boy” by his beautiful wife Lernell Apple Williams, his
style of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes it easy for him to
communicate to both the common people and the religious, his stated that he
tries to use everyday language already familiar to his culture, with a
purpose to always try to touch individual personal needs at the same time
communicate spiritual truth.

As a father of seven, with four grandkids he credits his parents as the
source of his perseverance and sense of self-reliance. After 22 years of
being in bondage to addiction, Mr. Williams continues to be one of today’s
most inspirational, encouraging, and influential men today.

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Stumbling Toward God Tour

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A Prodigal’s Return, 2nd ed.
Spiritual/Religious
Date Published: March 11, 2020
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STUMBLING TOWARD GOD traces a woman’s spiritual search with an unusual twist – from an “atheist who prays” to unorthodox membership in two contrasting churches: Unitarian and Episcopal. In the second edition of her forthright memoir, McGee shares new adventures on her spiritual quest, culminating in personal encounters with a God of love. An honest, satisfying read for anyone questioning or seeking a spiritual path. First Place for Nonfiction Book in the PNWA Literary Competition. Includes Reading Group Guide.
“An offbeat, engagingly written, appealingly uncertain spiritual memoir.” – Publishers Weekly
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EXCERPT

In the fall of 1986, I was an atheist. All the same, I wrote this prayer: 

Dear God, sustain me in my hour of need.
Stay with me; be my friend.
When I misstep, light my path.
When I hurt, comfort me.
Help me see that I’m not the only one in pain.
Give me the strength to accept myself for what I am.
Amen. 

I didn’t believe the universe was created by the deliberate act of a sentient Being. I believed that no such Being watched over us, heard or responded to our prayers, loved us, felt joy when we were good or sorrow when we were bad, or felt anything at all for that matter. 

Holding that opinion, I wrote my prayer. After writing it, I cried and felt better. I read it again the next day, taped it to my computer monitor, and prayed it on an almost-daily basis for weeks. As an atheist, what did I think I was doing? 

The only thing I knew was that something had changed inside me. Like many people who have a paradoxical experience with God, I was in a mess—a mess that involved other people—and looking for a way out. 

A year previously, I had been invited to join the board of a regional writer’s conference. I got the invitation in response to an angry letter I wrote to the board president explaining what was wrong with the way they did things. I didn’t have much experience with board work at that time, so it was a big surprise to me when they responded to my angry letter by asking me to join up and help them solve all their problems. I accepted the invitation. I was eager to do good. 

As it turned out, I hated virtually every aspect of board work: the endless phone calls and meetings, the political gymnastics required to get more than one person to agree to anything, the shocking realization that not everyone on the board saw me as their savior. After the first year of my three-year term, half of me longed to resign. The other half was sick at the thought. It wouldn’t be the first time I quit a worthy project because I couldn’t take the heat. Was I incapable of teamwork? Too sensitive to get things done with other people? I admired people who succeeded in work like this. Was I too small to be one of them? 

One afternoon, having fielded the third phone call that told me secondhand what some other committee member thought of my latest idea, I sat at my desk, put my head in my hands, and said, “Dear God. Dear God, help me.” Then I lifted my head, picked up a pen, and wrote the prayer. 

Right away, I felt different. As if I’d been drowning in stormy waters and my flailing arms struck something buoyant. Or as if a cool sheet had fallen over me during a fevered dream. The next day when I read the prayer again, I felt better again. I tinkered with the wording a bit, but the essential message didn’t change. I felt as if this prayer had been given to me. It was easy to write, unlike other things I write. I felt that the prayer engaged me in a two-way conversation. My side of the conversation had content. The other side didn’t have any content that I could tell, but neither was it like talking to a blank wall. The conversation moved me from one place to another. It changed me. 

Ripe for grace 

I was in trouble when I wrote that prayer, and the prayer helped. It contained the elements I needed to calm down and focus. It reminded me that I wouldn’t find my way out of the forest until I admitted I was lost. It helped me remember that other people hurt as much as I do, which helped me forgive them for the pain I thought they caused me. And finally, it gave me permission to be myself. To accept myself. Which was not to say, “I guess I’m just a screw up. I can accept that!” No, I had to face wrongs and try to get them right. But when I did that and at the same time accepted myself in all my fallibility, a glimmer of light appeared in the distance, and I wasn’t lost anymore.

In retrospect, the prayer seems wiser than I was at the time—wiser than I am today. I have a certain amount of common sense, but I’m not a dependable source of eternal truths. At the moment I wrote that prayer, I was about as far from eternal truth as you can get. 

It had been years since I’d thought or read much about religion, so the underlying principles in the prayer weren’t on my mind. I resented the people I worked with and their interference in my plans. I hated my job on the writer’s board and longed to quit. The only thing that stopped me was an intense desire not to fail, or not to appear to fail. 

This was not the mountain top where sages see clearly; this was the tangled bog where fools trip and fall in the muck. 

And yet the situation was ripe for grace. It’s easy to see the signs of a fruit ready to fall: the brittle stem, the yellowed skin. I thought I knew best, a frame of mind begging for a fall. I was brittle with anger, and anger is not a bad starting point on the road to grace. Also, I was pushing for change. Mostly I wanted to change other people, but I knew it might be good for me to change, too. 

I just didn’t expect to suffer in the transformation.  

© Margaret D. McGee, 2020 

About the Author
Margaret D. McGee writes books about being alive in the cosmos, paying attention, and making connections. Her parents were both preacher’s kids, and her father pursued a successful career in public education. These two themes—applied faith and applied intellect—returned in her middle years when she joined the Episcopal parish and Unitarian Universalist fellowship in her small town. She says, “Going back and forth, week on, week off, between the “prayer-book” Episcopalians and the free-thinking
Unitarians provided an essential bridge in my spiritual path—a bridge that led me to a new place.” McGee has had a varied career, including a time at the Microsoft Corporation, where she was employed as a master writer. She now lives in the Olympic Peninsula with her husband, David. In addition to Stumbling Toward God, her books include Sacred Attention and Haiku – The Sacred Art, both published by Skylight Paths Publishing. Her liturgical prayers and skits have been used by faith communities across the United States, and can be found at her website, InTheCourtyard.com.
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Christianity in the Americas Before Columbus Blitz

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Non-fiction, Historical, Religious, Christian
Date Published: November 19th, 2019
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Who was Fray (“Friar”) Servando Teresa de Mier? What did he do and what did he write? Fray Mier born 1763 in Monterrey, Mexico, died 1827 as a guest in Mexico’s Presidential Palace. He came to be the most popular man in Mexico. Two centuries later Fray Mier is unknown even in his native Mexico. Why and how did this happen? The life and writings of Fray Mier is a “Mier Paradox” described in Christianity in the Americas Before Columbus: Unfamiliar Origins and Insights. Dr. Mier’s writings give Unfamiliar Origins and Insights to the history of Mexico before and after Columbus. Mier writing: “And, who does not know of the blasphemies of the incredulous against the Christian religion, whose Divinity, they say, was testing them for sixteen centuries, up to crushing their bones, with its expansion into all the world by only twelve men, and with the universality of the Church; and in the end a New World was discovered where nothing was known of it? It is false. Throughout America, monuments and vestige evidences of Christianity were found, according to the unanimous testimony of the missionaries.”
          
Those early Catholic missionaries were the source of Fray Mier’s research and writings. Mier wrote his “Farewell Letter to the Mexicans,” 1820, while incarcerated in San Juan de Ullúa Fort. Mier’s “Farewell Letter. . .,” has this closing mandate: “My fellow countrymen stop howling and instruct yourselves. . . The Deists themselves today confess that the ancient preaching of the Gospel in America is beyond doubt.”  Pursuant to Fray Mier’s mandate to his Mexican countrymen, we too must instruct ourselves on those early Catholic missionaries’ writings, which give historical authenticity to the ancient preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Americas.
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Gary Bowen earned degrees in Economics and an MBA from the University of Utah. His career began in egg marketing, when hired by Jon M. Huntsman Sr.. His experiences included agricultural wholesale marketing and financial consulting.  He was a Utah State Division Director and a Securities Examiner.
Gary’s studies began in 1962-64 as a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary to West Mexico, where he learned Spanish and Mexican culture. In 1964, he married Herlinda Briones-Vega, who introduced him to Mexico’s hidden history.  Reading Spanish history books, having coincidental meetings over decades with a member of Mexico’s Congress and Mexican Jesuit Priests, Gary came to know a history of Mexico that other than Herlinda and Mexican Catholic Priests is largely unknown. Gary likens his historical research to the idealistic dreams of Don Quixote of La Mancha for a better world.
Gary and Herlinda are parents of 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and one g-grandchild. In 2017, Gary was elected to the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council, which keeps him very involved in community activities in Salt Lake County, Utah.
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