Pre-order Happening Now and New Book Release Coming by Author, Tony Roberts Called “When Despair Meets Delight”…

New Book Releasing Soon By My Dear Friend and fellow author Tony Roberts! It is his second book to release and I can’t wait to give it read! He has been a tireless advocate for those of us who have Mental Health challenges in life.

There is more to learn and the ordering details are at the bottom of this post and shared from his amazing website of Delight in Disorder! 

When Despair Meets Delight Goes to Press

The time is at hand. After five years of gestation, and over a year of hard labor (with a week of major complications), I have been assured that When Despair Meets Delight will go to the printers today. From there, it should take two weeks to prepare a review copy. When I am satisfied that all looks good, I will bring boxes of books home. Then comes the delightfully arduous task of mailing out advance orders — now over 100. On September 3, the print and e-book will be released on Amazon and the audio version on Audible.

This has been an incredibly busy week. I contracted with a man from Uganda to design memes for social media. I hired a sound engineer to create a commercial for iHeart radio. I have been reaching out to podcasters, blog authors, pastors, and others to get the message out. I am both incredibly enthused and emotionally exhausted.


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I know I can’t maintain this pace and I’m happy to say I have much help. Not only from God, but from God’s people. Over 100 people have joined #TeamDelight, praying for me and our shared mission to spread hope for troubled minds, the hope that shines light in the darkness and turns despair into delight.

Many of you know (some more than others) that I am taking a big risk. With my illness, such a frenetic schedule can do me in. One of the only ways to promote a memoir is to promote the author.

For someone with bipolar, this can lead to grandiosity. I can begin to believe my own press clippings. Please pray with me that I maintain a humble heart, even if it means I am humiliated. I’m willing to play the fool, as long as I am a fool for Christ and give God the glory.

Finally, it is essential that I show integrity; that my actions are consistent with my words. One piece of pastoral advice I’ve given people is — “Receive God’s care, so you can care for yourselves to care for others.” Like the flight instructions often ignored, before we can help children with their oxygen masks, we have to put on our own.

If I deplete my spiritual strength in an effort to manage more than I can bear, I won’t do anyone any good. To avoid this, I’m going to plan each day a schedule that promotes good health — physical, psychological, spiritual.

My primary aim in life is not just to glorify God, but to enjoy him forever. One of the best ways to enjoy God is to appreciate creation. Each day I’m going to do something that better connects me with nature. Whether it is watching the joy of my wife as she plants flowers, taking my dog Briley for a refreshing walk through the park, or going on a retreat at a cabin in the woods. I am committing myself to live more in harmony with what God made and called good.

One thing I know I will continue to do is writing. Writing is not only my vocation, but it is also my primary form of prayer. It is my life’s blood. There is a direct vein going from my heart to my hand that pumps who I am and whose I am onto the page.

When I write, the voices inside and around me are shushed and I can better hear God’s voice. When I read Scripture and reflect on it, I embrace the truth God speaks out of love for us.


Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)


Order your copy in advance at When Despair Meets Delight.
You receive an autographed copy before the public release, with free shipping.


Please visit Tony today and pre-order your copy on his special new book website of When Despair Meets Delight…

“As David Says, Sometimes All We Need Is Love”! Give It A Thought…

Hello Readers, Friends, and Welcome New Friends,

One of my Twitter followers has an awesome “Thought Provoking” web site that I receive emails of inspiration from, and is called; “Give It A Thought ~ By David Duane Wilson”

“This Site is Dedicated to Helping you Improve Yourself Through Self Help Techniques and Positive Thinking”

Now David and I have followed each other for sometime, and I have to say, if you have not visited his helpful and inspirational web site yet, then your missing out! He maybe the best “Self-Help Writer” I know. Here is a share of the most resent email post he sent me, and wanted to share it with all of you. Now you can have a little inspiration in your day too!
All You Need Is Love

The Beatles sing, All You Need Is Love.  Have you ever thought about what those lyrics mean?  What they mean is that you should not only receive all the love the world has to offer, but that you should also give love.

Some people do not understand the meaning or definition of love.  Love is admiration, caring and respect.  That means admiring without envy, showing concerns for other’s wellbeing and giving respect with no expectations in return.

To admire without envy is easily accomplished.  You look at successful person’s accomplishments with an inquisitive eye as to how did they succeed.  What qualities, virtues and behaviors did they use to reach this position of admiration?  Inquire, for you will want to emulate them.  The one thing that you do not want is to become jealous or envious of them.  You’re tasked to rise to a position of admiration of your own.

Caring, the genuine concern for another’s wellbeing is foundational to love.  When you care, you will go the extra mile or take the extra step to make things right for someone.  Because you care, you are there for them in their time of need.  Through this act of love, their eyes are opened to their vulnerabilities and the seed of love is planted in their heart.

The element of respect is so important.  When you give love, if you respect that person, it’s much easier to open your heart to them which can expose your own vulnerabilities.  Respect grows into trust and you are able to love completely and unconditionally.

When you are able to love unconditionally, you free yourself from your selfish desires and wants. You avoid the pain of unfulfilled expectations.  By loving unconditionally, you are actually freeing yourself.

Those who interact with you will be enhanced by your gift of love.
What the world needs most is love! ~ To quote the Beatles, All You Need Is Love!

David Duane Wilson
David Duane Wilson

A Little About Dave!

I’m retired and now live in the beautiful little town of Wimberley which is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  I started a Handy Services company and one of my clients changed my life.  His name is Dr. Joe Vitale and he has become an inspiration to me.  My entire outlook on life  has changed.  I’m a positive person who is happier, more confident and ready to enjoy every moment of each day.  I enjoy writing about my self-improvement journey of “Making a Change for the Better”.
Follow Dace on Twitter @DavidDWilson

So there is a little daily dose of LOVE for all of you today. Please go by and let David know what you thought of this wonderful post. And as always, let him know *Catherine Lyon* sent you!

God Bless All,
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author
Lyon Media & Book Promotions 🙂


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