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Signed books for the holidays

December 5, 2014

Tags: MMG series, MMG readers

In my last post, I mentioned that during the month of December, my publisher is offering a 4-for-3 deal on books in the Miracles & Moments of Grace series. As they say on TV... But that's not all!

I would love to sign all the books you buy for yourself and your friends! Sadly, I can only live in one place. That doesn't mean I can't sign your book, though! My publisher has made up these lovely bookplates. They have a big, blank space for signing, and they adhere to the inside title page of the book. (more…)

Visit with a reader

November 28, 2011

Tags: MMG readers

Chaplain Beauregard and his wife Susan
Over Thanksgiving weekend, I paid a visit to a very special person, Allen Beauregard. Chaplain Beauregard took the trouble to write me a note after reading Miracles and Moments of Grace. It was a lovely note, the first I received after publication of the book.

At his home, Chaplain Beauregard told me about his life. He is a disabled veteran who served for 17 years in the Navy. He spent 38 months in Vietnam, during the height of the conflict. He was aboard the USS Ranger when the last helicopter lifted off from a Saigon rooftop on April 30, 1975.

Chaplain Beauregard ministered for over six years at a VA hospital in upstate New York. He spent six months on an Alzheimers ward, another year in a surgical recovery ward, and five years in a hospice ward.

"As I went from patient to patient, the one thought that was always in my mind was how God was blessing me by ministering to veterans and their families," he told me.

The surprising thing about Chaplain Beauregard is that he is legally blind. Where drugstore reading glasses are at most a 3+ or 4+ prescription, his reading glasses are 35+. Yet even with this disadvantage, he wanted to minister to others.

We had a great visit, and I thank you again, Chaplain Beauregard, for taking the time to tell me how much you enjoyed the stories in Miracles and Moments of Grace. I hope we can visit again some day soon.