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Book Spotlight: Ingredients for Prayer by Eric Lambert
Book Spotlight: Ingredients for Prayer by Eric Lambert
In times of economic turmoil in the lives of so many, people are turning to whatever financial bailout that comes their way. These stimulus packages include reduced costs for services, rebates, two for one deals, and even prayer. The Rev. Eric A. Lambert Jr. believes prayer is the stimulus to improving people’s lives not as a gimmick but by, for one, giving them peace even though they have a bleak financial outlook.
“Through prayer we find a place that guarantees peace,” Rev. Lambert says. “God wants to solve our problems and give us peace.” In his latest book, Ingredients for Prayer: A Practical Approach for Maximizing Your Time with God, Rev. Lambert, pastor of Bethel Deliverance International Church north of Philadelphia, details what he believes is the true purpose of prayer in contrast to the ‘give me syndrome’ of prayer that so many with financial woes seem to have.
“We are often challenged by the worldly view of prayer, and we fall into the trap that makes us think that we are able to use prayer to bully the Lord into doing what we want. Yet I believe prayer is a time for intimacy and connection with God,” Rev. Lambert says. “Prayer by definition is worshipful oratory. By hyper-definition, prayer is an act of intercourse with your soul and God’s spirit. It is you connecting with God until your desires have been replaced by His heart.”
By using “The Lord’s Prayer” as a framework, he examines pieces of this prayer model to show ways to connect with God, like understanding the mind and will of God and becoming dependent upon and receiving the peace of God. Rev. Lambert says having a God-centered and not self-centered focus on prayer helps you to know that “[p]rayer is not about you. It is about the will of the Lord being done through you. To make supplication means that you should bring your request to the Lord; however, you must be sure that your request does not go against the will of the Lord.”
Rev. Eric A. Lambert Jr. responded to God’s call to Jesus Christ in 1971. From that time he was active in Christian ministry, serving in a variety of capacities at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, under the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Smith Sr. In 1987, after God’s leading, Rev. Lambert established Bethel Deliverance International Church in 1987 with seven committed believers, just north of his hometown of Philadelphia. In addition to pastoring, Rev. Lambert is fulfilling his apostolic calling, having planted a number of churches and developed pastoral relationships with both new and seasoned pastors. He remains committed to spreading the love of God to those who do not know Him while stabilizing and fortifying believers. This is evident not only in his church but in the messages of his books. For more information, visit www.betheldeliverance.org.
Preparing Your Work Space for a Post Trump Election by Gregory Harris
of us should be considering and preparing for the world as it will be
after the 2016 election. The reality is that regardless of who wins or
loses, the attitudes towards minorities, equality and racial relations
is definitely changing and the discourse on bringing us all together
will take major steps backwards.
The angry and now outspoken supporters of the Trump following and their
negative, but pervasive discontent will undoubtedly continue well past
Now that it appears Trump has won, there will be triumphant and loud
endorsement of the reversal of all things previously held as truths of
racial inequities and inequality in work and life options for
minorities. Implicit bias will rise to explicit action based on the
current rhetoric. That rhetoric gives rise to economic anxiety. That
anxiety means loss of jobs and opportunities for white America, but
comes based in racial anxiety that says…
Eartha S. Dunston, writer, speaker, panelist and Social Worker, is the 2016 winner of the Black Pearls Literary Excellence Book of the Year Award for her debut children’s book, The Hair Adventures of Princess Lindsey Sidney.
Through her literary work, she aims to help children, parents, and educators, with difficult subject matters such a positive self-image, loss and grief. As a Clinical Social Worker and by triumphing through her own difficulties, including losing both parents in the same week when she was a young student, Eartha fully understands how simple, yet effective tools such as books can make a huge difference when combating these issues. Award-winning aAuthor Eartha S. Dunston has been named honorary Board Member of The Kidadah Project, INC. A non-profit mentoring program for girls in Atlanta, GA.
Eartha Dunston holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated cum laude from ASU earning a Bach…
My name is Toshona E. Carter and I am the Founder
and President of this awesome book club, Divas Leaving No Pages Unturned Book Club.
I currently reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. My hobbies include
reading, shopping, traveling and cooking. I work for the State of
Arkansas as a Case Manager II.
BPM: Please tell us about Divas Leaving No Pages Unturned Book Club!
Divas Leaving No Pages Unturned is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
After I mentioned to a small group of sister-friends that I loved to
read and that I had formerly been in two book clubs,
requests were made for me to start my own book club because they also
loved reading. Divas Leaving no Pages Unturned Book
Club was established on July 17, 2010. Our first meeting was held at
Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Little Rock with
only four members. We have grown to 18 members and counting.
BPM: What is the purpose for your organization?
Divas Leaving no Pages Unturned was …