The Spotlight TV show, hosted by Logan Crawford, gives people a chance to be in the “spotlight,” to be the star of the night. Authors, inventors, filmmakers, experts, actors, entrepreneurs, creators, musicians, singers, songwriters, investors, performers, executives, medical professionals, and trendsetters: this is their “Spotlight”.
Stephen W. Locke, the author of “Outrageous Fortune,” was interviewed on Spotlight TV with Logan Crawford to talk about the author’s journey in writing such an inspiring book.
The author, Stephen W. Locke, has spent thirty-five years as a Presbyterian pastor. He lives in California with his wife, Chris, and his three children. He has directed a series of lectures entitled “Religion in America: Seeking the Common Ground” in conjunction with California State University, Stanislaus.
He mentioned in the interview that the book “Outrageous Fortune” grew out of his frustration during the pandemic. As personal interactions were halted, most of the events and meetings happened online in Zoom.
Navigating through troubled times is often fearful, terrifying, and disappointing. We want to make decisions that move us along, but we are also fearful of making the wrong choice.
Fear is the big boulder that hinders our minds from making those decisions. To overcome fear, we must live our fears and not back out or escape them. By facing our fears, we will gain greater spiritual peace.
This book also reminds us that we cannot give what we do not have. We must also heal ourselves first before we can heal other people. We need to comfort ourselves first with God’s words before we encourage others.
These meditations trace the emotional upheaval of our struggle as well as provide hopeful solace in the struggle itself. Philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, spiritual advisors, and theologians are useful sources for this journey.
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