A Story of Steve (1980-2015)

November 8, 2015 in General Topics, Other Stuff

(I wrote this for the celebration service for my brother, Steve Henry Gillespie, 11/7/2015. I’m in no mood to edit this and would think it’d lose something if I did, so here you go…)

Good afternoon. I think everyone here knows it, but on the off chance you don’t by now, I’m Jonathan Gillespie, Steve’s brother. The angel just up here was my wife.

I wanted to say something before I began. I’ve been in a number of churches in my life, from the small Church of Christ of my youth and several informal Bible study groups of my adolescence on through the prison ministry I was a part of and my current church, Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA. The Church of the Apostles is in many ways 180 degrees from the church of my youth. For one thing, it’s so large I’m pretty sure planes that lost their instruments on an approach to Hartsfield-Jackson could use the building as a visual reference.

I bring this up because in every good congregation I have seen that great Biblical promise borne out: that wherever two or more of us are gathered He is among us. That’s certainly been the case over these past, difficult days following my brother’s passing. I can say with complete certainty that my parents are part of a church that exemplifies Christian love and fellowship. I wanted to express on my family’s behalf our deep gratitude for all of you and all you’ve done.
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Beacon (Part 1) is FREE 3/8/2013 through 3/10/2013

March 8, 2013 in General Topics

Beacon (Part I)

Beacon (Part I)

When I released “Beacon”, I was unprepared for the response and great feedback from readers. As such, I’ve decided to do another free promotion. Rush over to Amazon and pick up your free copy, pronto:

Download NOW for FREE from Amazon US!
…from Amazon UK!
…or from the Amazon store for your country or region (determined automatically)!

“Beacon” is a short story of about 6,000 words. When I first wrote this piece, I intended it to be a one-off tale, but its universe is so rich, and reader feedback so compelling, that I decided to make it a serial. This is a great way for you and your friends to get in on the ground floor for the rest of the ride.

Beacon - Part II

Beacon – Part II

As a matter of fact, I encourage you to check out Part II. It’s twice the length of Part I, it’s only $.99, and it’s waiting:

Just $.99 on Amazon US!
…just £0.75 on Amazon UK!
…or the equivalent on the Amazon store for your country or region (determined automatically)!

I’ll end this post with the blurb for Part I, which sets the stage for the whole Beacon saga:

Tersias and Mally have lived their lives in orbit around Beacon, the last star in the Universe. But now the young couple have done the impossible: they have conceived.

And something has noticed.

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