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  I always enjoyed reading the newspaper. Any newspaper from any city. Big or small. I especially appreciate the small-town papers. The small-town paper is about people and events important to that specific locale. You read about your friends and neighbors. Who died, who had a baby, who got married, and what’s on the school lunch menu.

    My fascination with news led to a pursuit of a journalism major that eventually evolved into a call to ministry. At some point in seminary, I attended chapel one day and heard Dr. Russell Dilday preach, and in his remarks, he challenged seminarians to expand their ministry beyond the pulpit and into a ministry of writing.  

    “A ministry of writing . . .” His words caught my attention. In the pastorate, I already wrote sermons every week, so how could I encourage beyond the pulpit? I ended up writing a column for The Carmel Tribune during my Indiana pastorate. I remember telling the editor about my interest and she remarked, “The printer’s ink must flow.” That was her way of saying, “Writing gets in one’s blood and copy must be produced.”

    I saw her words as a confirmation of a call to another aspect of ministry, the writing ministry. This call primarily manifested itself through my newspaper column. Now I’m producing books and trying to grow beyond an occasional blog. I have other areas of interest I’m striving to develop as time allows. 

    So please pray that God will open other avenues of writing so His Word can get into as many places through as many venues as possible. And thank you for spending a few minutes exploring this website.

 

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The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear! Proclaiming Glad Tidings at Christmas

To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, “The Christmas we celebrate doesn’t come from a store…Christmas means something much more.” It’s the celebration of that joyful, jolly, holy, magical, miraculous, merry moment in which Jesus, our Savior, was born. That’s good news!

Buddy the Elf said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Whether singing or proclaiming, the glad tidings of the Nativity still need sharing in our world today.

In The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear! Proclaiming Glad Tidings at Christmas, David L. Chancey presents uplifting insights into the significance of Christmas. Encouraging, inspirational, humorous, edifying — these chapters, stories and astute observations help prepare and cheer your heart as you rejoice over Jesus’ arrival. Let The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear! Proclaiming Glad Tidings of Christmas lift your spirits and brighten your Christmas season.

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    I always enjoyed reading the newspaper. Any newspaper from any city. Big or small. I especially appreciate the small-town papers. The small-town paper is about people and events important to that specific locale. You read about your friends and neighbors. Who died, who had a baby, who got married, and what’s on the school lunch menu.

    My fascination with news led to a pursuit of a journalism major that eventually evolved into a call to ministry. At some point in seminary, I attended chapel one day and heard Dr. Russell Dilday preach, and in his remarks, he challenged seminarians to expand their ministry beyond the pulpit and into a ministry of writing.  

    “A ministry of writing . . .” His words caught my attention. In the pastorate, I already wrote sermons every week, so how could I encourage beyond the pulpit? I ended up writing a column for The Carmel Tribune during my Indiana pastorate. I remember telling the editor about my interest and she remarked, “The printer’s ink must flow.” That was her way of saying, “Writing gets in one’s blood and copy must be produced.”

    I saw her words as a confirmation of a call to another aspect of ministry, the writing ministry. This call primarily manifested itself through my newspaper column. Now I’m producing books and trying to grow beyond an occasional blog. I have other areas of interest I’m striving to develop as time allows. 

    So please pray that God will open other avenues of writing so His Word can get into as many places through as many venues as possible. And thank you for spending a few minutes exploring this website.

PURCHASE CHANCEY’S LATEST BOOK

The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear! Proclaiming Glad Tidings at Christmas

To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, “The Christmas we celebrate doesn’t come from a store…Christmas means something much more.” It’s the celebration of that joyful, jolly, holy, magical, miraculous, merry moment in which Jesus, our Savior, was born. That’s good news!

Buddy the Elf said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Whether singing or proclaiming, the glad tidings of the Nativity still need sharing in our world today.

In The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear! Proclaiming the Glad Tidings at Christmas, David L. Chancey presents uplifting insights into the significance of Christmas. Encouraging, inspirational, humorous, edifying — these chapters, stories and astute observations help prepare and cheer your heart as you rejoice over Jesus’ arrival. Let The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear! Proclaiming Glad Tidings at Christmas lift your spirits and brighten your Christmas season.

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The Day I Nearly Met Dolly: <br>Tales of Faith, Family and a Few Home Runs

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Tales of Faith, Family and a Few Home Runs

The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear: <br>Proclaiming Glad Tidings at Christmas

The Most Wonderful News You Will Hear:
Proclaiming Glad Tidings at Christmas