We are very humbled about all the exciting ways the Lord has blessed others through this ministry.
To: Balance Life Ministry
About a year and a half ago I found my self at the bottom. Everything I thought was important was gone. Car gone, boat gone, money gone, home gone, the only thing I had any piece of left was my family. I found myself wondering what has happened, is there any hope for me, how did things get so bad. It was at that point I started to examine my life. I had always gone to church, had taught Sunday school, preached, even lead people to accept Jesus. So how could my life be full of lies and be at this point now. After looking at myself it was clear, I knew who Jesus was but had never accepted or trusted him. At that point Aug 5th 2009 at 45 years of age I asked Jesus to become my personal savior. Wow, what a difference!
It was at this time that Balance Life reached out to help. I was encouraged to return to the church where I had caused so much harm and I was encouraged to put my life back together one step at a time. Balanced Life helped in so many ways beyond words and prayed for us. BLM stood beside me at church and assured me with Christ at the center of my life that every thing would be ok.
Now a year later, it is! With God first in my life my family is strong, we have been accepted at church, and God is using me to share what happened to me. As for BLM they have become a life long partner and helping me maintain a balance of God, family, and work.
I will always be grateful for the hand that reached out.
In Christ, Bryant Carr
Greetings from Pakistan.
I am from Pakistan. I have studied your web site, and found it the most wonderful site to get right to the True Word of God. I found that all your material is full of knowledge concerning the development of religious faith. Living in Pakistan we Christians have to face many obstacles to get the access to the Word of God. Most of the People in Pakistan are not capable to understand the English language and they are hungry for Gods’ words. Its because our national language is Urdu. My suggestion for you is to create your material in my language of Urdu and Punjabi for the Word of God to reach out to the people.
In His Holy Name,
” Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not men.” (Collosians 3:23)
I’ve been investigating the Balanced Life web site. I don’t know if I really qualify as someone who knows the church enough to write about it. I’m currently in a season of discontent with the church and I’m sure that is not what you’d like to hear about. I feel that many churches are missing the mark of connecting with their parishoners. They aren’t addressing people’s real, day-to-day concerns, worries, anxieties. Too many people fall through the cracks and end up like me. I do love the Lord. I do love His word. I do want to grow as a Christian and I do wish to deepen my relationship with God. I don’t find that happening at church. Now, I’ll be the first person to admit that this failing may all be on my part; may be because I am not reaching out enough; may be because I haven’t made a true effort to get connected. I’m just one of those “wall” people: when I get hurt too badly I build a wall to prevent another hurt; I avoid the person(s) or situation(s) that put me into that alleyway where I, once again, get bowled over. I’m not a fearful person and can be bold as brass; perhaps too much so. But, I steer away from repeating painful past experiences.
I would like so very much to really make a difference in the time I have left here on earth. I have to say that I think I’m doing so politically, in a small way, on my Facebook page. I constantly post articles and videos that I think others need to see; need to hear about. I know, even as I’m writing this that I’m NOT doing enough to champion the Lord. Oh, my faith shows on the site; but I probably miss many opportunities to speak out like I should. Please feel free to look me up and see what I mean.
I have already felt God’s presence and guidance many, many times in my life. I’ve seen what seemed like a tragedy turn into a tool for growth and inner seeking that was much needed. I know that my years of drug abuse & wrong-lifestyled living has given me an “in” when speaking to the younger generation about such evils. I’ve “been there, done that” and they know it when I talk to them. My wasted years, unfortunately, speak volumes. I know I’ve been forgiven but I still harbor an inner sadness for what I could’ve done, should’ve done, could’ve become. Even now; I’d like to consider political office but know that my past would probably ruin any chance I had of getting taken seriously or of actually being elected.
Well, I’ve gone enough. I will seek His will and continue to peruse the Balanced Life site. I will see how I could use my writing skills to become a part of this important ministry. I would like to do so because, as a diagnosed bi-polar, balance is the most difficult thing for me to achieve – it seems to be my Holy Grail and I am forever seeking it.
Thank you, sir, for your continued discourses with me. I am enjoying our exchanges and am taking this as a wake-up call to spend as much OR MORE time perusing spiritual sites as I do political ones. I just feel such a need, a calling to stand up for our nation before she crumbles into the dust. But, I am praying for and seeking Revival for her as well. It’s been my hope and a part of my prayer life for quite some time now. For me to be able, in any small way, to help bring this about would be an answer to prayer. I just need to allow Him to work through me and I need to remember to become the empty vessel He needs to do His work. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I was very happy to view your website and interested to introduce myself through this letter. I am a pastor from Pakistan. My name is Pastor Javed Younus. I am married my wife is Gurya, we have 3 daughters and one son. I am very happy to watch your website and I have blessed through your site. I need the cd to listen your message. I would like to have friendship with you. I pray for you and your family and your ministry. First I was a Sunday school teacher, and youth preacher and outreach leader now I am a pastor. God has enabled me to establish Church in different villages and working with many tribes and peoples in different parts of Pakistan . Please do pray for me and our ministry. My e mail is email@example.com thank you very much Yours in His ministry, Rev javed younus. My postal address is;
God allowed me to play a major part in the process of getting this very timely work ready to go out to the masses. This outpouring of the heart from a now good friend and brother in Christ Jay Harrison. This work has been in Jay’s heart for years but he never really understood that God had a Prophetic word he wanted to release thru his lifes story. Get a copy of “Special Delivery” by James A. Harrison, today.
Love ya, Pastor Gerald
Thank you for making us feel so welcome to Mississippi!!! And, thank you for your wonderful “God inspired” book!! What a great relief it was to us to find you!! You will never know how you touched my heart with your openness, and your honesty. After we left your shop, I felt that God had opened the door to leave Tennessee and go forward into our new life in Mississippi. I was reluctant to make the move before we met you. It was like the affirmation that I had been looking for. We are so looking forward to working with you, and in helping with your ministry.
Take care and God bless
I have really enjoyed reading this book. It has opened my eyes to see things in a different light. I now have answers to many of my questions that I held for many years. Thank you, for this book of Hope, Love, and Inspiration.
May God Bless this Ministry,
Evalyn Hill Fayetteville, N.C.
I just want to say that I truly believe that God is moving in men of God to make preparations for what is to come. I honestly feel that this book has a message for all of those sincere men and women who want to be more than just pew sitters and really want to be on the front lines of the spiritual battle.
I was reading the book Special Delivery and had drifted off to sleep when I suddenly woke up, I looked down at the book and noticed that a lot of the words were written in red, much like the words of Christ in the Bible. I started to read with more passion than before and it seemed that God was ministering to me to get ready for what is to come and it seemed to take on more of an importance than ever before.
I really feel that God is calling His people together and inspiring them to rise up and seek His will in their lives like never before. This website is fast becoming a place for believers to come together and be encouraged and strengthened to take up their cross and follow Him.
We are in a true life battle and we need all the help we can get because this world is fast becoming a place of hopelessness and despair even for believers. I honestly believe that you are not here just to pass through but you have been lead here because you are looking for something more than you have right now. The book and the website are fast becoming what you are looking for and we could use your help and prayers to make it all that it can be for the One that gave everything for each of us. His gift was free to all who want to receive it and that is why this book and ministry are free to all that want to live a life of passion and purpose for Him.
My faith has been deepened and there’s a renewed passion to serve Christ like never before. I am thankful that God lead me to Balanced Life Ministry because I can now see just how important I am in the kingdom of Gods plan. Now I am excited about what He will do for you if you let Him balance your life with His.
Bro. Clark Culver
Just wanted to say that you have influenced my life like nobody ever has through the book Special Delivery. I realize that God is working in your life and also working through you…I thank Him and praise Him for that.
I told Nickie Roberts yesterday that you and I share a special bond and because of that YOU have been a special delivery to me in my life. I know and believe that giving my life to the Lord was only the first step what I do from here on out will determine my fate. It’s so true…when you live your life preparing for eternity EVERYTHING changes.
In saying all of this I feel the need to say that I will always be on call for Jesus 24/7/365!!!
God Bless You!!!
This is a copy of a picture that was drawn and forwarded to me from an individual who read the book Special Delivery. He told the deliverer of the picture that he was not good with words but he expressed himself through art and this is what he saw when he completed the book. This drawing from Hector Castillo is better than any award a man could receive because through the book I know another man believes…
There is living art in this book and I praise God for what he saw and heard…Amen
This is a copy of a letter that was written to me on August 31,2008 after I returned home from the federal prison camp that is a testimony but also a heartfelt cry. I deserved my punishment but this man Jim did not deserve what he ultimately received. It is my heartfelt prayer that this letter will strike a match in someone that can help not only this individual find some closure on the loss of her husband but even place some attention on those who simply just are not doing their job and neglecting others.
Dear Jay and Cher,
Lee and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the time that the two of you shared with us. It was so kind of you to help us to try and come to some kind of closure with what happened to Jim that last day that he was alive.
Jay, we appreciate your friendship and help to Jim during this time, and yours and Cher’s friendship to our family. It has meant so much to have someone to talk with and now to know that we continue to have your support.
As you could see when we saw you, that Lee and I are having a very hard time with our loss of Jim. Jim was our rock and he was a great husband and father. He loved people so much and wanted to help everyone. He truly believed that everyone should have an opportunity to know God, take care of their family and have a home. He loved people dearly. It breaks my heart that he was done such an injustice and not given the health care that he needed. No one should ever have to be denied medical care especially when they are in the care of the government; after all this is the United States of America and that is what these campaigns are being run on even this very day. Health Care For Everyone! Ironic isn’t it?
Jay, I forgot to ask you did you and Jim share anytime alone to visit after he returned? Did he have a chance to tell you anything about being at that hospital and what they did while he was there? You know we didn’t get to talk with him that last time, after we finally found him, without three guards in the room with us. We had no privacy to find out what they had done to him all of the time that we didn’t know where he was. I was hoping that maybe he shared something with you. I also wanted to know if when you got to him if he said anything. I can’t stop thinking that he needed me and I couldn’t be there. My heart hurts so badly. I look at our wedding pictures and know that I meant that I would love him and be there for him until death do us part and then I wasn’t even allowed to be with him when he was so sick and needed me to take care of him.
Jay, I am so sorry that we have become a burden for you, but I truly believe that God has put you in Jim’s life and ours to help us get through this. I don’t know how Jim could have made it through those days there if you had not been there to help him. He truly appreciated your support and friendship.
I believe that you and Cher are the people that can research, and want to help people that have make mistakes and have ended up in the system, but don’t deserve to be mistreated and neglected. I hope that you will continue to help the older people that are there and have no voice. I think that God has given you tremendous strength to get through this issue in your lives.
Jay, thank you for sharing the bible verses, prayers and the love that Jim had shared with you about Lee and myself. I think our visit with you really helped Lee to know the kind of person that you are and it gave him great support. This was very special for us and we feel that we will always have a bound with you, because you were the last person to see and touch Jim.
I hope that all goes well with you these last few months. Keep your faith in God and the love for your family and remember that I am praying for you each day and I h0pe that you will continue to stay strong.
Please continue to pray for me and I hope that you will be able to stand by me as I continue to go through trying to put the pieces together and get some answers as to why Jim was neglected. I have so many questions in my mind and I don’t know if I will ever get them answered. Did Jim say anything about his life with God that night, about me, about the children, his grandchildren or did he just stay silent and to himself? Please try to remember anything that he talked about those last few hours after I talked to him on the phone at 4:30pm. It is just very important to me to know what went on in his life that last night. Who took him to the cubical? Did anyone from the prison check on him, give him food and water, check his blood pressure and vital signs, offer to help him to the bathroom or anything? He had just had a heart attack, attempted to put stints in and he had lost a lot of blood during that procedure, surgery and he was 69 years old. He was so weak when I spoke with him on the phone, I can’t believe that they didn’t have an infirmary to put him in so that some medical person would be checking on him. He was told when he was sent there it was because they had a better medical facility that the facility that was nearer to our home. They knew that he had a heart condition when he was placed there and to my knowledge he was never seen by a cardiologist during the time that he was in Forrest City.
Jay, I am sure that you are having a hard time with this and I am so sorry that you had to go through that night, but I am so thankful that God allowed you to be with Jim.
Our family loves you and appreciates you.
Thank you and Cher for being our friends and giving us support.
Through God’s love,