DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
"Into the Garden: Lessons on a Spiritual Journey" by Cathy Lynn Gregory is a delightful treasure that features valuable
spiritual lessons. Each lesson reflects the seasons of our lives, seasons of
hope, courage, imagination, joy, fear, pain, suffering, relationships, and
more. Masterfully written and scripturally sound, "Into the Garden,"
offers soul food for the heart and down to earth stories from her life to help
others understand and deepen their relationship with God. I hope you enjoy learning more about this book and support Gregory by purchasing it.
All of us at one time or another will struggle
in our lives, there is no escaping it. "Into the Garden" lessons on a
spiritual journey, offers beautiful essays of hope, courage, imagination, joy,
forgiveness, and more. Each essay speaks to us just as God speaks to us,
through scripture, storytelling, and wisdom, and offers something for everyone
seeking to deepen their connection with God. Having struggled through a
difficult childhood, the author, Cathy Gregory found that she felt closest to
God when working in her garden. While digging, planting, and weeding tirelessly
in the hot Texas sun, she began asking God questions about her life, and He
began to answer. Each lesson stands on it's own and can be read as a devotional
or spiritual study. If you like devotionals such as "God Calling"
edited by A.J. Russell or books such as "A Year of Biblical
Womanhood" by Rachel Held Evans or "Gift of the Red Bird" by
Paula D'arcy you will love this book. "Into the Garden" opens a
window and allows us to see our earthly struggles through the light of God's
love. It is a must read for every Christian or persons on a spiritual quest.
Life is a journey of different times and
experiences. Beautifully crafted, "Into the Garden" describes Cathy's
garden and ultimately points us to the first Garden of Eden. The garden is a
place where our weary souls find solace in God and where many life's valuable
lessons can be learned. God-inspired, Cathy honestly shared the reflections of
her spiritual walk with God in many short "lessons". They are both
inspiring and encouraging. "Into the Garden" invites you to examine
yourself in your own spiritual walk. Yes, life can be messy, but God is always
there giving you gems and nuggets to guide you along. This book refreshes your
spirit especially during this pandemic season when everyone is feeling
The author shares her life experiences (both
good and bad) and chronicles her spiritual journey as she navigates through
these experiences. She uses her love of nature and gardening as metaphors of
lessons learned along her journey. I especially enjoyed the use of scripture
used throughout the book to accentuate God's word and presence in all
Great book where the chapters are just a couple
of pages. Many insightful metaphors, analogies, visualizations using the
scriptures. I am a devout Christian and have found a lot of wisdom in Cathy's
words. If you love the Bible you will love her insights. If you need live
application of scriptures in your life, you will have a good dose of it in this
book. There are lots of clever passages to clarify spiritual knowledge. One can
use it as a devotional book for inspiration and meditation on a daily basis. I
highly recommend it!
Into The Garden has quickly become one of my
favorite go-to books for meditation and inspiration. Cathy’s down to earth,
easy to read and very authentic stories with beautiful scriptural references
woven in at just the right points has been both inspiring and soothing,
particularly at this point in time. This is a book that I’ll reread many times
and give copies to friends as a gift. Truly a beautiful and uplifting book.
Cathy Lynn Gregory’s first book, “Into the Garden” is a
collection of spiritual narrative essays. Her journey with Christ began when
she was fifteen. Since then she’s devoted herself to helping others through
mission work, dance ministry, spiritual writing and teaching women’s Bible
study. She enjoys nature, thoughtful discussions, healthy foods, chocolate, and
thrift store shopping.