The purpose of The Unpredictable is to share personal and biographical stories and illustrations from my own experiences as well as others whose lives have been impacted by epilepsy or disorders. Through the written word and the stroke of a brush, the old saying, “A picture paints a thousand words” accurately portrays the special people that have been highlighted in the pages of this book. At the completion of this book, my thoughts went back to what inspired me to write and paint about seizures and living with epilepsy. It was my desire to make a living as an artist and settle down in a country home with my family, living the life of an artist with a canvas and brush. However I have learned through the years that our plans are often contrary to what God has in store for us. Living with epilepsy has brought challenges and storms in life that have changed the course and direction of my life. In this book, the experiences of life with art and epilepsy are put into paintings that I have visualized from this disease. My desire is to educate those unfamiliar with epilepsy, encourage the ones living with this disease, comfort the loved ones who support and assist those living with seizures, and open the eyes of doctors who are educated about seizures but have never experienced the challenges faced in living with a seizure disorder.
African marriages in the Diaspora are in trouble. The divorce rate among Africans living out of Africa is increasing minute after minute leaving many African families in the pool of blood. The center can’t hold any longer, and Africans are wondering how they can face the monster devastating their marriages in the Diaspora.
Rescuing African Marriages in the Diaspora walks through the process of marriage from the time of just wondering whether to ask, “Will you marry me?” and “Should I say yes to him?”, to the time you are married and living together.
Rescuing African Marriages in the Diaspora navigates through the wild cultural wind that blows against African marriages in the Diaspora and anchors safely in the commitment to stay married until death do us part.
“So, also the account given by the dispenser of your words, which was to provide material for many future commentators, out of a small amount of words pours forth floods of clear truth. From them each man for himself may draw the truth he can attain.”
—Confessions of St. Augustine
Mixing the Expression "A picture is worth a thousand words" with the Bible Verse from Habakkuk 2 verse 2 Then the Lord answered me and said"record the vision and inscribe it on tablets,that the one who reads it may run." is the the divine ingredient and inspiration for this book.Picture scripture that has truth and humor and picture scripture that has more of a serious truth perspective.All these pictures,with the Holy Spirits help will inspire truth from the word to help people run the race.So like A Chef preparing an amazing meal experience,enjoy the word in sketched picture like a spiritual feast of truth.
Getting to Know God is a unique blend of art and religious thought.
Inspired verses from the personal journal of a Charleston artist are joined with biblical quotes and reproductions of her oil paintings. The images embrace the artist’s love of nature, celebrating God’s creation. Her words express life experiences while exploring the meaning of faith and the glory of God.
From reflections on the simple things in life to parenting, praising God, and dealing with anxieties, Getting to Know God is all about gaining a sense of peace by trusting in His love. Now in its second printing, it continues its positive effects on people of all ages.
When challenging times demand an oasis of hope, Getting to Know God offers an uplifting visual and emotional experience.
"An artist possesses gifts of perception and interpretation. Alice Ann's abilities in this respect are obvious. It is however, her willingness to share her deepest thoughts and meditations, in the context of her own life's journey, that makes her most gracious. Many of us marvel and see the presence and power of God in nature. It is Alice Ann who reminds us, as our Heavenly Father does, to see His majesty in our everyday lives.
Allow this artist, daughter, wife, and mother to open your eyes and hearts so that you may seek to truly know God and see all of the majesty and blessings that surround you. For this, I am grateful to Alice Ann, that little gallery on Johns Island tended by her faithful husband, Robert, and their dog, Ben. I am most grateful to our heavenly Father who brought her to us in this book. By the Grace of God indeed."
—C. Harvey Rice
Private Wealth Advisor
Charlotte, North Carolina
As a people birthed with purpose, God has reserved the best for the last to display his tangible anointing power to a dying world. The anointing is that divine inducement from above, and not a desire of emotional feelings. It comes not with years of experience, status and articulates. But rather it is given by laying aside every weight and sin that easily besets us.
He has placed a “now power” (Ephesians 3:20) on the inside of you to defeat your adversary. This power is actually on the inside of you right now. This is the beginning of miracles concerning you – just believe!
Discovering the anointing on your life; you will realize that it an inheritance given to serve and not to be served.
I believe we are at a prophetic crossroad in history to witness a people with a new birth - destined to walk in a double portion of his spirit, just as Elisha received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit. God has saved us, the best, for the last.
Therefore, we must desire nothing less than the anointing that destroys yokes of bondage, opens blind eyes, straightens crippled limbs, mends broken homes and deliver every captive.
God’s Word promises that there will be an overflow, or a double portion, of wine and oil (or anointing), coming your way in one month. That’s a double blessing! This double portion is waiting for you, it is part of your inheritance through Christ Jesus. It will show you how to walk in the anointing of the Holy Spirit and do greater works than that of the risen Messiah.
This is your hour of power! This is your day to receive your double portion.
After reading this book your life should never be the same again. It is my desire that readers obtain spiritual experiences and insights that will enlarge their spiritual vision for tomorrow.
Reuel A. Minton Industry Publishing
Phillips Brooks said, “Preaching is the communication of truth by man to men. It has in it two essential elements: truth and personality.” This book challenges the preacher of the gospel to seek to develop his or her preaching skills while understanding the nature of the audience. It is not a textbook on preaching but a practical guide to effective preaching.