This collection captures the voice and the vision of a treasured preacher, pastor, and bishop. And so for these past thirteen-plus years, if there has been one watchword on my lips it has been, "Please be patient with me, 'cause God isn't through with me yet." And God still is not finished with me. Nor is God through with any of us yet. So I pray that you will continue to go from strength to strength, in God's joyful service as you are reshaped, remolded, reequipped and re-empowered in the days and weeks and months and years ahead.