Sunday, November 27, 2011


In 1983, two rustic Okies discovered a major dinosaur quarry inside a corporate waste-holding pit near the Mountain Fork River in southeastern Oklahoma.  

It took the two amateurs almost four years to finish the dig and remove the articulated skeleton from the land owned by a powerful multinational corporation.  Thereafter, when the Corporation and academia learned the value of their world-class dinosaur specimen, a fierce conflict ensued over rightful ownership and possession of the giant carnivorous beast, equivalent in size and ferocity to the mighty T-Rex, but 50 million years older and much more rare.  

The struggle to save the decrepit bones and protect their vested interest in the "Mountain Fork Monster" propelled the two men on a long, arduous journey with horrendous consequences.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


According to the back cover of this collection of cowboy poems, 'there are a few things that ever Christian cowboy can't get enough of...relishing in wide open spaces/ breathing in the fresh air/soaking up the clear skies/bonding with the Big Trail Boss...."

After reading this delightful collection of over fifty poems the reader will agree there is a lot of fresh air in these inspiring poems that peel away life to its essentials and remind the soul of the really important things in life.  

Cowboy or 'wannabe' readers will enjoy these poems for their heart, soul, and the essential American character and traditionally rich times they recall. They unabashedly, in true cowboy style, lead the way surely and frankly to the watering places of the soul and a life full of meaning. Readers will want to keep it close...

Well-written with verve and style, this is an essential title for collections of inspirational poetry and cowboy lore.  

Available from Tate Publishing and Amazon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Book Chronicles History of Women Ministers in IPHC

Dr. Jeraldine T. Posey has written a timely new book, Let My Handmaid Speak: A History of Women in Ministry in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church from 1901–2011 (WestBow, 2011).    It is the first history woman in ministry within the IPHC and as such fills a crucial void in historical studies in Pentecostalism and modern Christianity.

The debate over women preachers has raged for centuries, but the argument has not been-and probably will not be-resolved. This book is not an addendum to that dispute. It is, however, an attempt to show some of the difficulties lady ministers have overcome to answer God's call to proclaim His Word.

The International Pentecostal Holiness Church, from its inception, has recognized women by admitting them to pulpits and allowing them to pastor churches. Lady ministers have also served successfully as evangelists and missionaries. 

However, the leadership of the denomination at a Solemn Assembly in 1996 acknowledged that the church had withheld from women places of honor and desired to release them to serve in leadership roles.Historically, women have gained ground only to lose it again, and even in our twenty-first century society, some still refuse to let God's handmaids speak.