I have just contracted with iUniverse to publish my next book titled "Papa's Blessing." I wrote the book because so many people encouraged me to do so. Everywhere I speak on the subject of blessing I receive tremendous response. Every son, daughter, father, and mother longs to receive a blessing from someone that matters in their life. The sad truth is that most of us never receive the blessing we seek.
The book will include many examples of blessings not the least of which will be blessings I have written and administered to all my grandchildren.
Many have asked how to write and give a blessing. I have concluded that a meaningful blessing includes the following elements...some of which was derived and adapted from Gary Smalley and John Trent's book entitled "The Blessing."
Personal Assigned Values
Expression of Esteem and Affirmation
Picture of a Unique and Distinct Future
Scriptural Focus and Support
Commitment to Bringing the Dream Alive
The book will include a Blessing Worksheet. This helpful aid will collect the necessary information neeeded in crafting a meaningful blessing including candidate information, prayer response, personal observations, a pattern for a blessing, a blessing draft, and details of a ceremony to administer the blessing.
I hope to have the book ready for Father's Day in 2011.
My hope and prayer is that many will take the initiative to bless the ones they love.
I hope you will want to purchase the book and receive a blessing from the Lord by blessing those who mean the most to you.