God certainly calls the unprepared and then performs the work inside you to guide and direct. As the years passed, I received my call to the ministry. A call I refused to accept, but God moves in ways we can never fully understand.
For many years I simply attended homegoing services; I peered in while others ministered to the emotional and spiritual needs of the parishioners. I was never asked to do anything, and I never requested. As the years went by, I was asked to read scripture or offer a prayer which was sufficient for me.
At the right season, when God determined I was ready...
Some Glad Morning - Paperback
Print length: 88 pages
Publisher: VMH Publishing
Publication date: September 18, 2021
Dimensions: 5 x 0.25 x 8 inches
Reverend Irene Ford Smith, author of Some Glad Morning, writes from her experiences as a eulogist in a fascinating and informative way that compels the reader to travel this journey of heartbreak, laughter, and lessons learned.
This riveting read will keep you turning pages as you experience the beat of her heart as she ministers to others. Reverend Smith resides in Maryland with her husband, Melvin. She is surrounded by the love of their three sons (Melvin Jr., Jason, and Eric) and their spouses, as well as that of their grandchildren, close family members, and friends. Reverend Smith is an Associate Pastor of Member Care at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, a mega church in Clinton, MD.
Here, she serves as eulogist on behalf of her Pastor, Dr. Delman L. Coates.She began her professional career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and retired from the U. S. Department of Labor where she worked as a compliance officer who ensured equal opportunity in human resources (hiring, terminations, promotions, disability, veterans, and pay equity) among government contractors. Her love of people, her willingness to listen, and her discernment make her the perfect author for this book. This is Reverend Smith's first novel, but certainly not her last. She has already begun to draft her second book, a series of eulogies titled And God Said Write.
Every Wednesday at 9:30 pm, TheNowNetwork.org features her show, Generationally Speaking. The show is filmed by the multi-talented videographer Wesley Oliver and is hosted by herself and her talented cohosts, Minister James Durham and Pastor ShaMeca Latai Oliver. Together, they interview and delve into the faith journey of persons representing every generation, culture, and belief.
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