About the Author
Joyce Landorf Heatherley, nationally known author, public speaker, and recording artist brings the special message of love and hope to thousands of men and women through her books, videos, music, and inspired presentations.
A graduate of Pasadena City College with a degree in music, Joyce also received an honorary doctorate in humanities from Azusa Pacific University. Through her 24 books, her film series (His Stubborn Love), speaking engagements, radio programs and national television appearances, Joyce has spread her inspired message of hope to millions of readers and viewers both in the U.S. and overseas. Her four record albums exemplify her musical gift and touch the hearts of people needing reassurance, hope and support in the trials of everyday living. There are over seven million copies of her products in circulation.
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It's Monday, but let me tell you about yesterday. Sunday! What a day!
The brilliant sunshine, the cloudless expanse of sky, and the bachelor-button blue sea with its endless supply of frothy white surf was a breathless sight - picture perfect.
The spirit of high expectations outside and inside our church sanctuary was at once both warm and homey, yet regal and majestic. It was God's presence, our attendance, the opening prayer, the beauty of the powerful music, the greetings of others around us, the sharing in the offering, our pastor's sermon on missionaries, even our visit with friends to the donut shop after the service that made Sunday a high and holy day. We were filled with godly excitement, and we drove home having had our minds stretched, our hearts enlarged, and our dedication to bringing Christ to lonely and broken souls firmly established and warmly rekindled in our hearts.
But that was yesterday. Today it's Monday.
Now I must leave the warm cocoon of Sunday. I must leave the house of God and His people to take up daily residence in the cold world of Monday through Sunday...
I write this book as an attempt to bridge the gap from one Sunday to another...to bring us all some reality, some helpful ways to cope, and some practical concepts for our journey Monday through Saturday. In short, I pray this bridge will assuage your doubts, calm your fears, and give you a measure of hope when it comes to dealing with the cold facts of daily living. But if these words are to bridge the gap, then we must start by defining biblically, practically, and constructively what makes Christians warm and real, and what kind of living theology carries us from Monday to Saturday.