Roland J. Coleman

I am a very shy person. And I'm okay with that. I will sing with others but not for others. Mingle with strangers at the mall but at a class reunion hug the wall. Until very recently anything I wrote I quickly ripped up for fear that someone might read it.

Why the sudden change? How does someone with a mindset like this write a book? Being a Youth Room leader for many years might have helped. But in my case it was only possible because of God's amazing grace. Period. No, not just the "can do" grace of empowerment Paul speaks of in Philippians 4:13. But rather, the amazing grace of God who let the light of the Mustard Seed Concept shine on me. Knowing this has changed, and is still is changing every aspect of my life!

So am I still shy? Oh yes, and always will be. But now a crowded room or mall becomes a spiritual adventure. And every interaction with others has become an opportunity to see how God interacts with me. Yet in spite of this, if we happen to meet along life's road someday (and I really hope we do) then don't be too surprised if I hesitate to sign your book were you to ask me to. Partly because of being shy. But even more so because can I really take credit for anything I've written? Wouldn't that be a little like Sampson signing autographs for his feats of strength?

In the end I probably will sign your book, but while I'm at it would you please sign mine? Because you see this book isn't really about me. It's about the amazing things God is doing for you and through you!

In the meantime, until we meet here or "over yonder" by and by, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing: living in the country; loving on my kids, grandkids and my wife; basking in the glow of God's amazing grace; and then, if you will please indulge me, I will write down the things that make me fall in love with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ day by day and share a few thoughts with you along the way!

God bless, and I'd love to hear your feedback!
Roland J. Coleman