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Monday, July 5, 2010

AAMBC Summer Tours w/ Bernice Dickey


In "My #1 Is Still My #1!" Bernice emphasizes the power of God's spoken Word over our circumstances. Through journal entries, letters written to God, and memories, she shares her difficulties, temptations, victories and sacrifices as her commitment to Christ took priority over her grief.
These transparent and revealing personal glimpses, combined with relevant biblical teaching, will remind you that only by putting your total trust in God can you "come through" the fiery trial of your faith!

Bernice Bright Dickey is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She and her daughter, Miriam, reside in Sugar Land, Texas. She is an Associate Minister at Kainos Community Church in Katy, Texas, pastored by the Rev. Drs. Joe and Yolande Herron-Palmore.
Ministering behind the scenes had been her calling for quite sometime. In this season of her life, the Lord has called her to teach the Word as He gives her spiritual revelation, His strength and many ministry opportunities. Minister Dickey has been a frequent guest at the Potter's House and her interview with Bishop T.D. Jakes on his show The Potter's Touch was featured on the segment titled "Comforting, Coping and Conquering". In her segment she shared about God's faithfulness to her after the loss of her daughter, Naomi Eliza and Pastor/Husband, Kevin Dickey. Her interview on the show was aired nationally and internationally in October 2003 and ran for several years.
Minister Dickey's purpose in teaching God's Word is to leave a spiritual legacy in the lives of those she touches that will result in changed lives!
She loves the Lord with all her heart and is willing to serve Him wherever He leads her. To schedule seminars, conferences, or speaking engagements contact:
www.brighteducationalresources.net
or
Kainos Community Church
Attn: Minister Bernice Bright Dickey
19946 Saums Road
Katy, Texas 77449

BIO:
Bernice is a retired public school educator with 20 years of experience serving as a Bilingual Teacher, Instructional Specialist and recently as an Elementary School Administrator. She is the President of BRIGHT Educational Resources, an Educational Consulting firm specializing in At-Risk Students, Bilingual and ESL Services and Parental Involvement workshops.

Bernice Dickey has been the Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator at several National, State and Local Educational Conferences. She holds both a B. A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans. She also has a Masters in Educational Administration from Houston Baptist University.

Presently, she is enrolled as a Doctoral student in the Biblical Counseling Program at Trinity Theological Seminary.

Minister Dickey has been a frequent guest at the Potter's House and featured with Bishop T.D. Jakes on his show The Potter's Touch. Her interview titled “Comforting, Coping and Conquering”testifying of God's faithfulness to her after the loss of her daughter, Naomi Eliza and Pastor/Husband, Kevin Dickey, was aired nationally and internationally in 2003 and ran for several years.

Bernice has been busy with book signings and speaking engagements since the release of her new book “My #1 Is Still My #1!” The book details her journey from tragedy to triumph and serves as a blueprint for those who are grieving, giving them hope and inspiration that they will come through their test and trial of faith.

Bernice can be contacted at 832.361.2304 and/or email at bbdickey@juno.com for speaking engagements.

Q &A for Bernice Dickey’s “My #1 Is Still My #1!” for AAMBC virtual tour

What was the inspiration for writing the book?

I couldn’t find my story on any book shelf even though I knew someone else had to have gone thru multiple losses of loved ones at the same time before me. And b/c God commissioned me to write it after I came through the fiery trial of my faith.


Explain your process for writing the book.

I have always been a journal(er) so the process came about as I wrote down what God and the Holy Spirit shared with me as they coached me through my grief. When it was time to write the book, I left it in journal format to help the reader experience my emotions day by day as I did and to put them in the moment as they read the book.


Who is your book for? My book is for anyone who has ever lost someone (Family) or something significant (home, biz, health) in their lives.


How does it help us in our daily lives? The book walks you through the daily process of trusting God’s Word over your emotions, especially when the going gets tough.


What is the one thing you would like your readers to walk away with after reading this book?
No matter how much you are crushed down and overwhelmed by your emotions after experiencing a loss, if God is your #1 Priority you will come through your test of faith as His trophy of Grace! If you are NOT in a crisis right now then get your priorities in order, b/c so that when you are in it you can move through it on automatic pilot while letting the Holy Spirit steers you clear out of the storm. Just like we drive our cars on automatic pilot we will arrive on the peaceful side, Hallelujah!


What is next for you? I am guest blogging on relationship blogs, writing articles for parenting magazines as well as promoting my new book My #1 Is Still My #1!

Do you have plans to write other devotional/spiritual books, and how can readers reach you? I am working on ideas for a parenting book that helps parents to teach their children how to be grateful in a way that reminds us of our appreciation for the things we now have. Our children have more than we ever knew to ask for, yet they are lacking in their appreciation of the many things that we give them. I have the answer for parents in the form of a small pocket book coming out real soon!

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