Hello! Welcome to my website and my “About Me” page! I am thrilled that you have joined me here today. I hope that you will become a regular visitor here. Now, let me tell you about myself. My name is Horace Williams Jr. I am a single Christian man who loves the Lord Jesus with all his heart. I am also the oldest of five siblings; I have two amazing brothers and two Godly, beautiful sisters.
In 2010 I suffered a life-changing stroke that could have taken my life. My entire left side was paralyzed due to a blood vessel rupturing in my brain! However, God has given me a second chance, and I desire to glorify Him with my life. My love for Christ deeper every day, and I want to share my faith with others. I pray you find help, Biblical inspiration and are encouraged during your visits here.
God never gave up on me.
I became a born-again Christian at the age of 11. I grew up in a Christian home with God serving parents. However, I was not seeking God. Instead of living for Christ, I was living for myself… doing what I wanted. I am so thankful that God never gave up on me! I now understand it was because He wanted a relationship with me. In my mind being a Christian meant I always had a “get out of hell free” card. As a result, I only sought God when I desperately needed Him despite several trials and tests earlier in my life. However, I now understand that He wants to be a part of every aspect of my life. I used to think if I could make enough money, everything would be okay.
At the time of my stroke, I had a beautiful home, car, and well-paying job. I thought I had made it! Then the stroke occurred while at the office, leaving my entire left side paralyzed. I could not walk or even sit up in the hospital bed for weeks. A lot of good those monies were doing me now! I was helpless, humbled, and broken.
Nightmares to Non-stop Praying
Every night I had trouble sleeping in the hospital. Several nights crazy dreams haunted me due to the brain injury; I’d wake up scared and in cold sweats, not even sure where I was at times. I would pray for daylight to come just to hear the nurse's voices. I struggled to remember Psalm 23 from my childhood and quote in my head …”The Lord is my Shepherd” until I would drift off to sleep. During my time in the hospital and rehab facility, I began to realize my life was about God and how He wants to use me. He is the one that gave me the talents and aptitude to be successful. Everything I have is because He blesses me with it. He chose me to be a child of His many years ago to glorify Him, encourage other believers, and help others come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Why I am Here
I love writing and enjoy helping others, so that is the main reason for this website. My hope here is to encourage, enlighten, and even educate us about the power of prayer, faith in Jesus, and God’s undeserved grace. I will be open in sharing what I have learned through all the pain and daily struggles to live a fruitful Christian life. I will also share with you; bible study notes and scriptures that encourage me each day and night throughout my recovery. You may even see a few blog posts and the latest book updates here as well.
Every day, I am recovering both physically and spiritually, and with God’s help, I am excited to see His will and plan for my life fulfilled. I hope you will join me on my new journey and we can encourage one another!
Feel free to reach out for any prayer requests or share a praise/s in your life on my Private Prayer Message Board. To contact me for anything else, message me directly via my Contact page.
Thanks again for visiting here today. Take a look around. There are several things to see, read, and share. You are welcome here anytime! Be encouraged, and God bless.
36 thoughts on “About Me”
Hey Horace, Ive just started reading your blog, & am so encouraged & inspired by th Jesus in you. Gotta go & finish catching up on the Pleasing To Th Potter reading. I love u Horace Williams, a good friend & a man of God & faith.
Thank you for the kinds words Janette,
I am excited to see the plans God has for me as I continue seeking to do his will as his humble servant. May God continue to bless you and yours in all that you do! To God be all the glory!
I am sssssssssssssssoooo thrilled @ what our God has done for you. You may have been paralized but God is perfectly capable of working through our injuries. Junior, you are an inspiration to Dotty,My first wife, Evelyn, our God took home on September 22, 2003 with cancer. Dottr is the new one as of October 30, 2010. The rest of your family love her. You will too. Marshall and Mw
So Awesome to hear from you Marshall! I have heard get things about Dotty. I am thrilled God has blessed you with a companion in life. I believe when you married, it was just a few months after my stroke. I am sorry I missed it but I look forward to seeing you both soon. Lord willing. Many blessings to you and her!
Hi Horace! Your story is very touching. I’m so glad you made it through all of your hardships. Clearly you still have a lifetime of smiles to put on people’s faces! Keep on being you, and I hope you enjoy football season!
Thank you for the visit and the kind words of encouragement Leah. Enjoy yourself in the UK! Many blessings to you in all your future film endeavors!
Horace, thank you for sharing your story! God teaches us so much through personal trials and physical limitations. He loves us completely and he gives us the strength to not just endure but thrive. I am excited to get to know you better and be Christian blogging buddies. Praying for your recovery both physically and spiritually. When we lose our health we have to treat that loss very seriously, we have to mourn the things we will never have, and release our future into the hands of the Redeemer. I am so glad to see that you are finding your way through and inspiring others along the way. Blessings to you!
Thank you Sarah for your visit and your words of encouragement. I know that growing up this was not how I envisioned my life but God has a plan. a perfect plan for me. It is my prayer to stay in the midst of his will so that He is glorified through me. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a blogging buddy with you! Thank you for your prayers. I will continue to pray that God will continue to use you and bless you going forward. To God be the glory my new blogging friend!
Wait…Cheesecake Business. How did I miss this the first time. Would you work on a gluten free recipe for me someday when you are well enough??? I will be patiently waiting……
Haha.. I do not think I mentioned before but I have a passion for cooking since I was younger. Yes, I will do some research and get with my baby sister for ideas. She prepares a lot of gluten free for her family due to allergies, etc. I try to avoid wheat when possible since it adversely affects me at times. Great to hear from You Sarah. Blessings
I love your testimony and how it caused you to pursue your calling. He is the God of second chances and it is wonderful to see how you are using your second chance all for His glory! Keep up the good work 🙂
Thanks for the visit Rosie and the words of encouragement. I am humbled and thankful that God is using me for His glory. Have a blessed week!
What an inspiring story Horace. We serve a gracious God and I pray that God continue to use you to bless others.
Amen! Thanks for the visit and the kind words Crystal. I am humbled and so thankful for God’s grace. May God continue to use you as well. Have a wonderful week!
I’m excited to have met you over at my blog http://www.jonbeaty.com. I’m impressed with how God has inspired you and look forward to reading your blog posts.
Thanks Jon for the visit. I actually found your site via Jed at coffee conversations. Have a blessed Sunday!
Wow, wow and wow! What an incredible testimony and so courageous of you to put it out there and allow God to use it to bless others. You left a comment on my site so this is the first time visiting your site. BTW we use the same theme; kindred spirits. I will be stopping by more often. Blessings to you and yours in 2016 and beyond.
Meant to mention where I found you … http://www.journeytohim.com
Thanks Pam for the visit. You are welcome to stop by any time! It is only by God’s grace that he has given me the strength to share my story for HIS glory. This has been the most rewarding time of my life being in the center of His will. I am blessed by and encouraged by all the wonderful Christian bloggers that I’ve met the past year. Looking forward to see what God has planned for me in 2016! Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!
Great story! I decided to stop by since you paid me a visit and I’m glad I did! You are an inspiration!
Thanks for the visit Carrie. I am thankful that God has allowed me to share my story for His glory! It is a blessing to and encourage others. Thanks again for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!
Hi Horace, thanks for visiting my site today and leaving me such as lovely long message. I hope you are enjoying the ebook of the Holy Land – if you’ve had time to subscribe to it. You have a wonderful testimony. Hard I know, but God so clearly didn’t want you to be lost but to be found by him and he has a wonderful plan for your life.
Thank you for doing what you do on your blog. Sorry for the long comment but I was excited and inspired by what you shared and the opportunity to see pictures from the Holy land. I am thankful that God has allowed me to survive the strike. I look forawrd to doing His will and helping others know Him as well. Thanks so much for the visit. Have a fantastic week and God bless.
I came across a guest post you wrote for The Radical Christian Woman site and your beautiful words really resonated with me. Thank you for sharing your story and for being so encouraging. I look forward to reading more of your work and enjoying this blog! Continue to be blessed my brother in Christ!
Thanks Tanya for the visit and the kind words. Yes I was blessed that Elaine asked me to write that post. She is a fellow Jesus blogger that has a passion for Christ too. I am humbled and thankful that God allows me to share my story of transformation and faith. You are welcome to drop by anytime. I try to write a new post at least 2x each month or more as the Lord leads. Have a wonderful week and may God bless you and yours!
Hi Horace, I just found your blog through blessed transgressions. I read your article and it was beautiful. It definitely caught my eye for the fact that my husband suffered a stroke in 2014. It is so wonderful how God has blessed you and you are an inspiration to others. It looks like you are recovering well and doing good. My faith has grown so much since my husband’s stroke. He is an awesome God! My husband is recovering also, it’s a slow process. I would love to hear more about your recovery. Hopefully we can chat sometime. My husband needs some encouragement from a fellow survivor too. You are in my prayers. God Bless you.
Thank you for visiting pleasingtothepotter.com Jennifer. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed the article. I am sorry to hear about your husband’s stroke but pleased to read God is working in your life. God uses trials to strengthen our faith as we realize our dependence on Him. I hope some day to speak with you both. Thank you for your prayers, they are very much appreciated. I will pray for you and your husband too. Continue to seek God and He will give you rest during this trying time. May God continue to richly bless you and yours.
Dear Horace, I am so pleased that your book came out early for others to read. I will be writing a review, hopefully tomorrow, but surely by early in the week. You have truly allowed God to use you in a beautiful way…to express the importance of prayer along with the ways of prayer. I love the layout oof the book too. May each one who has a copy in their hands over the years be touched by the Hand of God. When it came out early, I jumped on for my copy aside from the one you sent. This kindle one reads fine on my Nook! May God’s Presence light the way. Caring through Christ, – linda
Thank you Linda. There is a song in my heart to read your words today. I am thankful that God has allowed me to use my love of writing for his glory. Words cannot express the joy I feel to encourage my siblings in Christ. I thank God for his love and for his wisdom on this writing journey. I pray all who read this book, Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life will be blessed, encouraged, and inspired to pray with purpose. Blessings to you and yours my friend.
I am so blessed to read your testimony and what God has done in your life. Truly God’s grace is amazing and He never leaves His children alone. Many blessings to you Horace. May God continue to use you for His glory!
Amen and thank you Elizabeth for your words of encouragement. I continue to be humbled and thankful that God has blessed me with the opportunity to share my testimony of faith. God’s grace has been more thankful sufficient in my life. Thanks again for visiting and may God bless you in all your future endeavors.
Horace…! This is Jann Tassell(-Thomas)!! Your mother told my mother when you had the stroke…I prayed many hours and weeks for you. It blesses my heart to find you are writing about your friendship with God. I know He is using you in many lives.
Thank you for your prayers, Jann. I know by the grace of God that there were so many brothers and sisters in Christ praying for me during that traumatic and difficult time. He was preparing me for service. I pray that hearts are changed, and my ministry glorifies Him.
Thanks for the kind words and your prayers, Jann. I am thankful for everything God continues to do in my life, and I am blessed for the opportunity to share my testimony of faith.
I would like to quote you in my book
Author Horace Williams, Jr. eloquently described God’s view of Job like this:
“Unbeknownst to Job, God’s faith in him was so staunch that He gave Satan permission to do anything to Job except kill him.”
I do not know how to reach your publisher for permission. Please advice- the above quote is so beautifully stated- – without written permission from your publisher I’ll have to remove it but, I think it belongs if permitted.
All help appreciated
Dr. Sandra Marston
As a self-published author, you have my permission to use my quote. Please reference the book when using it. Thank you.