On August 22nd, I signed books at my brother Major’s church, Bread of Life Church, in Carson, California.
I was thrilled to receive this e-mail message with the subject line: Life Changing.
Hi Mrs. Blincoe,
It’s me Reginal (Patrick’s friend).
Well, I had to just put your book down and write to you to let you know how awe-inspiring “Message In A Word” has been to me. Now, I’m taking my time to re-read it to get “revelation” from the messages.
It is very evident to me that you poured your heart and soul into this epistle of excellence. I’ve gone from laughing to crying to worship to reading again. There are not many (if any) people who truly get my personality type. But God accepts me just how he made me.
Reading your book has definitely inspired me to become even more diligent in spending quality time with HIM and less time thinking or being frustrated on stuff that really is out of my control anyway.
I’m glad God has an issue with you. I’m glad you patiently walked out each step of the evolution of this masterpiece. I look forward to purchasing copies for a few friends I know will be blessed by reading and applying the revelation of each inspirational message.
I give you permission to use my testimonial as you deem appropriate. God bless you for being a willing vessel to birth this ‘baby’ -“Message in a Word.”
Reginal Harris (Live Well! Love Life!)
The following is an excerpt from something I wrote several years ago about my recurring dream.
She was told to open her mouth, it would be filled: She was His witness, she was His servant, and He had chosen her to know Him and to put her faith in Him and understand that He was God. She was told that He was sending her to a people that had not listened to Him, therefore would not listen to her for they were brazen and stubborn. So He would make her a match for them. He would make her as brazen and stubborn as they were. He would make her brow adamant, harder than flint. She was not to fear their faces, never to be terrified by them. Whether they listened or didn’t listen, she was to open her mouth and speak.
As she was walking one day, she got a working definition of the word passion. It was show and tell in color. She was walking with a young woman whom she has been mentoring, and, all of a sudden, she knew and, in fact, experienced what passion is. She knew that what she was doing at that moment was what she was born to do. She knew she could no more not do it than she could not breathe. It was like fire shut up in her bones. It was at that moment she realized it was a force inside plodding her along; it ignited and controlled her. It was not there by her choosing. She felt compelled to open her mouth. It was not something she had designed or defined for herself.
That day, she knew what she passion was. It was no coincidence that she was walking and sharing the Scriptures with this young woman. She had done this very thing many times before. This day she knew she was born for this purpose. She had discovered—well, let’s put it this way—she recognized and accepted the thing that made her feel fully alive.
He said, “Come.”
She answered, “Yes, Lord. Here I am, send me.”
You’re invited to come meet the baby …
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 1 PM – 5 PM
in San Antonio, Texas
For many years I dreamed about having a baby, not understanding what the baby was. After much prayer and meditation, the pregnant, unsettled issue was finally resolved. I now present to you the baby. Its name is Message in a Word. Birthed through me, it originated from none other than God Himself.
The baby, with its beautiful cover, will be waiting at home for you. Come celebrate Message in a Word, visit with the baby’s family and friends, and enjoy readings from the book and door prize drawings every half hour.
If you are in the San Antonio area and would like to meet the baby, e-mail me for an invitation with the address.
From my journal in 2008:
Awakened yet again after witnessing the same recurring dream
She wondered, how long it had been since the last one
When would this stop, did she want it to end, countless times it had come
Each time bringing new addendums, something new to ponder
At all times it seemed somehow to tug at her heart; but she was to afraid to yield
Return again it would, she never named the baby; she was apt to forget the call
Days, months, and years, went by, once young, now growing gracefully older
She realized the finality that the years ahead were far less than
The years she’d left behind, as grandeur in youth they were, were gone
Yet in reality, what is age to God, so she asked Him for a heart of wisdom
To know, I know, she needs to be brave; she needs to acknowledge the call
For the dream came again… for she had not acknowledged the call
She looked in the mirror, to see a reflection of someone she didn’t quite know
She sees there the markings, indelibly etched on her face,
Her glory; once black, now silver has taken its place
Steps once swift; now more deliberate and sure
Her eyes well, they tear, when there is really no cause for crying
She had awakened from yet another dream…she forgot she was pregnant
What was that, she forgot the baby, oh no, would she dream again
Was it over, had she let the doubts and misgivings win
Had she let the years slip by, would she ever dream again
Yes, thank you Lord, she had the dream again; astonished and elated; at her age
She would be given the privilege to conceive again
Last time we heard, her water had broken, she was off to delivery
No holding back now, she acknowledged the call…she gave the baby a name
What a thrill to see the printer walking up to my door holding Message in a Word! If you’ve pre-ordered, you’ll be getting your books right away. If you haven’t already ordered, you can still get one of the first copies off the press. Order now, and I’ll personally autograph the book for you. Just be sure to indicate the name you want the book inscribed to.
Here are the first pictures of the new baby. Click on the image to view a larger picture; click on the larger image to see a full-size photo.
As described in The Issue, I dreamed for years about having a baby. The content of the dreams varied, but I was always either pregnant or with a baby.
I wrote this poem on May 3, 2001 after waking from a dream in which I opened double doors and walked through with a baby in my arms. A black dog clamped down on my hand. I pried the dog’s mouth open and took my hand out of its mouth, still holding the baby.
Lord, what is this baby that I am holding?
Or is it something in me you are still molding?
I was holding it in my arms, so it is already here.
Open my blind eyes; please unplug my ears.
Somehow I think I need to know its name
So I can stop this search and feeling so much pain.
Since you haven’t told me yet, I know I must wait
Until I’m led on the right path for your names’ sake.
Now, more than nine years later, I know the baby’s name: Message in a Word. Birthed through me, it originated from none other than God Himself. Here is the baby wrapped in its beautiful cover.
If you don’t recognize the significance of the baby’s arrival, read The Issue.
Here are photos of the book coming off the binding machine. Click the photos to see larger images.
If you haven’t already done so, order Message in a Word now so you can get one of the first books off the press. And if you just can’t wait for a print book to be shipped, you can order an e-book in five different formats for immediate download to read on your computer or e-book reader.
The baby is almost here! Read The Issue to find out how long this baby has been on the way. Its name is Message in a Word. Birthed through me, it originated from none other than God Himself. Without Him, I couldn’t have done this. I thank Him for His patience and love for me from the conception to the delivery.
You can be one of the first people to get your hands on a copy of Message in a Word. Place your order now, and the book will be shipped when it is published on July 26, 2010.
You can order through our secure shopping cart and make payment through PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can use any major credit card.
Be sure to include instructions on how I should inscribe the book. Write the name as you want it to appear in the autograph.
If you prefer to read electronically, order an e-book. You will receive a zip file containing five different e-book formats so you can read in your favorite computer program or on your e-book reader.
May you be blessed by the inspiring and divinely inspired messages in the 52 words covered in this book.
Starting next week, you can preorder the book, and your personally autographed copy will be shipped as soon as it available.
Books (not autographed) will also be available at Amazon.com.
Message in a Word contains 52 devotionals for weekly study. Each devotional focuses on the message in a single word and begins with an acrostic defining the word.