Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jazz, Java and Jesus

Jazz, Java and Jesus Blog Tour with Aleysha Proctor
Thursdays in September

This blog tour is for Aleysha R. Proctor, author of Jazz, Java and Jesus.

About the Book

Twenty-four Christian devotions and puzzles about jazz, java and Jesus. The perfect book to take to a coffee or tea house, or anywhere, and meditate on the promises of God.

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About the Author

Aleysha Proctor is an award winning Christian inspirational author & entrepreneur. She’s the author of three books; "With Style & Amazing Grace", "He’s the Keeper of My Soul" and "Jazz, Java & Jesus". Her passion in life is helping to inspire people to use their potential now. Visit Aleysha online at http://www.aleyshaproctor.com/.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Latest issue of Wiconi's Smoke Signal

Walking in the Beauty Way 
Hau kola, "hello friend"

More than 270 people laughed, ate, prayed anRichardd worshipped together, drawing closer to Jesus, and along with another 1000 people who enjoyed the Saturday powwow, it made our 5th Annual Mni Wiconi Wacipi "Living Waters Powwow" and Family Camp, the best ever! Katherine and I want to say thank you for the generous gifts that so many friends like you sent which made it possible for 19 families, (62 total people), 8 Elder Families received sponsorships (16 Elders) and 1 Youth group (15 people) to attend through scholarships!

With so much hardship in Native communities today, our annual gathering is absolutely an oasis of "living water" for those who attend. One of the tell-tale signs of Creator's blessing is the number of non-christian Native folks who attend the powwow each year to dance and enjoy the day because, as they say, "I like the spirit I sense in this place." Here's a few comments from people about their experience at family camp a few weeks ago.

A young man said, "While dancing in the powwow, I felt a spiritual moment that left me so thankful that I am Native."
A children's worker said, "It's beautiful to see how they are growing up in the Lord and their faith is incorporated naturally with Native culture and traditions."
Another said, "I will refer our foster families who have Native children to consider attending camp next year." 
A lady said, "I came to the powwow and camp looking for new direction from Creator. I received that through the speakers, the talking circles and meeting with my native friends."
Another person wrote, "Bill's talk on respect was especially valuable as was Casey's talk on incense and tobacco for use in worship. One thing that stands out is the native ability to be still before Creator. That ability made it possible for me to hear the word of the Lord. Casey has been absolutely awesome in his humbleness and willingness to teach at all times and his wife Lora and entire family are a beautiful witness of native culture and faith in Christ."
Lastly a father wrote, "It was beautiful to listen to the wisdom during talking circles. We would LOVE to bring our entire family; 5 children, 7 grandchildren. It is an experience we hope they all can share and tell the stories to their children and children's children."

Emails have flowed into our office the past few weeks from people telling us their powerful and inspiring stories of blessing, hope, encountering God and healing experienced during our days together! Again, Katherine and I are very grateful for your friendship and support to help make this life changing annual gathering possible. Mark you calendar and plan to attend next year, July 28-31, 2011. You can enjoy a great picture report of family camp on YouTube; Just click here!

Richard & Katherine Twiss
Co-founders, Wiconi Interntional
Speaking to the Nations

Laughing and applause was heard from delegates from 103 countries when they heard the speaker say, 'we need to rescue theology from the cowboys.' Okay, that speaker was me. I had the enormous privilege this past June of giving a key note message at the historic unification conference for the new World CommRT - grand rapidsunion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.
The WCRC represents 80 million people from 230 churches in 108 countries. As a global communion of believers and churches they are wrestling with how to best remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus and the scriptures in the new era of "post-colonial Christianity" in the earth. I invited them to repent of their paternalism and intentionally include indigenous voices in shaping their understandings of the church of the future.There is a short video of my talk you can view by clicking here.
My talk was very well received and is being incorporated into some of the official documents of the conference as well as being printed in several WCRC global publications and the Internet. READ MORE

New and exciting opportunities to make Jesus known and for advancing biblical justice among the nations flow into our office weekly. Richard and Wiconi will again convene the annual national tribal leaders prayer breakfast, this year in November in Albuquerque. Richard leads a dialogue session on "Developing Indigenous Theologies" at the Third Luassane Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa in October. We are engaged with supporting emerging leaders in our city-wide area.

With the summer months our finances always dip and this year has been no exception. We are so grateful for your friendship, prayers and support. Please consider making a contribution as we pray about how to respond to the invitations and opportunities before us. 
You can easily send an online donation through our secure online donation feature by clicking on this link.  
Sincerely and thank you so much,

Your friends and staff at Wiconi International

We celebrate the marriage of Ian and Toni Twiss
Ian and Toni Twiss
Katherine and I were so proud and blessed as parents to see our son Ian (25) marry his college sweetheart. Toni is Navajo from New Mexico and we are so happy to have her as part of our family.


The Maori people of New Zealand are preparing to host 7th World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People, January 9-18, 2011. Please visit the website and make plans to join hundreds of native people from around the world to worship the creator of heaven and earth, Jesus.




Thursday, August 26, 2010

10-Year Anniversary of RAWSISTAZ

Passing on this email:

Greetings all and Happy (early) 10-Year Anniversary to RAWSISTAZ!
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but RAWSISTAZ will celebrate our 10-Year Anniversary on September 16th and we’re planning a month-long celebration on our site and a few others around the internet.  I wanted to reach out to see if you would be interested in doing a testimonial (preferred), spotlight, interview or feature on us on your site, newsletter or Facebook page in September.  What I envisioned is that “site hosts” would share a short testimonial or favorite memory about RAWSISTAZ (the group, the book club, RAW4ALL, the reviews/reviewers, Tee C. Royal, our past events…basically anything we’ve done to support you or the lit community over the last ten years) or the first paragraph of spotlight/interview, etc., and then it would link to our site for that particular day where we will have guests stopping by to hang out with us. 

So, in essence, we would be introduced to your site visitors and then you’d ask them to come over to RAWSISTAZ.com to learn more about us,  who/what we’re spotlighting for the day, or participate in the party/discussions.  It will be a month-long celebration leading up to The RAWSISTAZ Affair, our annual event, which will be held in Atlanta, Oct 1-3rd.

Also, we’ll be looking for authors & publishers willing to sponsor giveaways (which they’ll mail directly to the winners) or donate to our Silent Auction.

Please let me know if you’re interested and which day of the month you’d like to be added to the schedule (except Sep 7th, 15th, 16th, 17th, or 30th).  It’s best to list several open days too and we will follow up with which date is available.  If you’d rather just send in a testimonial for us to feature on our site, please just send that and include your name, website link and if you’re an author, your latest book. If you’re a book club, publisher, lit group, etc., please post that with your link & attach a logo.
Thanks so much for your time!  We look forward to hearing from each of you.
- Tee C. Royal
Founder, RAWSISTAZ Literary Group

"Keeping you In the Know regarding the African-American Literary Community."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (March 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465013678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465013678
Looking Toward the New Jerusalem Here's the blurb:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Tour

The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Diamond
Blog Tour 
with Chizelle Archie
August 23-27, 2010

This tour is for Chizelle Archie, author of The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Diamond.

About the Book

Posh Manhattan investment banker Victoria Diamond Carti√©r lives a life of ultimate success: owning an affluent estate in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights district, working on 5th Avenue, and having the love of her devoted husband Malcolm. But when Victoria discovers that her marriage is a lie, she uncovers a deadly horror that may threaten her belief in healing, second chances at love with Marcel and God’s providence over her diamond life.

About the Author

Chizell√© T. Archie is  an author, registered school nurse, mother and wife for thirteen years to her husband John Archie. She works for a private school and lives in Atlanta, GA with her family.

About DeeGospel PR

DeeGospel PR is an entertainment pr boutique located in Atlanta, Ga. 
Why we’re different? We’re gatekeepers, who love engaging music and pageturning books. We love them so much we will open doors for them. Be it traditional pr opps: radio, tv, print and performance engagements, online(internet tv, radio, networks, media,)  or new marketing labs that infuse traditional public relations and literary promotions with new technologies that channel and broadcast our client’s core messages. We work hard for are clients. Learn more about us at www.deegospelpr.com or facebook @DeeGospel.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Flaws and All

Flaws and All Blog Tour with Shana Burton
August 16-20, 2010

This tour is for Shana J. Burton, author of Flaws and All.

About the Book

Faith, family, and friendship have always been top priority to lifelong friends Lawson, Reginell, Sullivan, Angel, and Kina, but each one is about to be put to the test during one turbulent year.
Lawson Kerry is a struggling single mother who has finally gotten her life together. Now, a fierce custody battle with her ex threatens to the tear apart everything she’s built.
Reginell Kerry is a starry-eyed singer determined to make it to the top of the charts, but will she change her tune when a chance at fame means shedding her clothes and her self-respect?
Sullivan Webb is the pampered wife of a charismatic pastor with political aspirations, but she just might destroy her husband’s campaign and their marriage if she can’t control her wandering eye.
Angel King has dedicated her life to nursing following the destruction of her marriage. Can she maintain her professionalism when she discovers that her newest patient is the woman who stole her husband?
Kina Battle has had enough of her husband’s verbal and physical abuse. When she’s pushed to the edge, the situation heads in a deadly direction, and there’s no turning back.
Nothing is sacred, all bets are off, and the lives of these ladies will never be the same. Will they have the strength to hold on to their friendships and put their trust in God

About the Author

Shana Johnson Burton is the best-selling author of Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, and Flaws and All. She lives in Georgia with her family and is currently a high school English and Journalism teacher and the co-host of "The Lovely Magazine" radio show . She was a 2009 Georgia Author of the Year nominee for Best Fiction (First Comes Love). Her next novel, Catt Chasin’, will be released in 2011.

About DeeGospel PR

DeeGospel PR is an entertainment pr boutique located in Atlanta, Ga. 
Why we’re different? We’re gatekeepers, who love engaging music and pageturning books. We love them so much we will open doors for them. Be it traditional pr opps: radio, tv, print and performance engagements, online(internet tv, radio, networks, media,)  or new marketing labs that infuse traditional public relations and literary promotions with new technologies that channel and broadcast our client’s core messages. We work hard for are clients. Learn more about us at www.deegospelpr.com or facebook @DeeGospel.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

There’s Too Much Hell in the Church

The primary purpose of writing this book is definitely not to persecute the churches. It will bring true repentance, true righteousness, true holiness and most of all the fear of the Lord back into the churches. For so long, many churches have started off by putting the kingdom of God first and in seeking His righteousness, but heartbreaking to say, some have ended up in a spirit of compromise. In other words, “There’s Too Much Hell in the Church.”

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33; KJV).

About the Author

Michele Mills is a published co-author for Victorious Living For Women. (Suber & Pullins Publishing) a mother and minister of the Lord. She is the Founder/CEO of Love Inspite of Women’s Bible Fellowship, where Jesus Christ is Lord. She has a vision to build strong biblical relationships through increasing fellowship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his Word, to make every effort towards accountability through our friendships and discipleship programs. A life time student of the Word of God, she is continuously furthering her education in Theology emphasis Biblical Studies. Residing in Northern California, She has two children, and one granddaughter.

Visit her online at http://www.loveinspiteofwomensbiblefellowship.com/

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