\\ Song Writer and Author //
Country, Contemporary Christian, Gospel, Easy Listening
April 5, 2020
Golden House Publishing
MEETING DEBORAH FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Remember the preacher and wife in my story that took the prayers to Wailing Wall in Israel for Deborah? They stepped in to help me, my true Christian friends. He advised me to go to First Baptist Church of Jackson for divorce recovery and to get a dog. We have laughed about this for years.
The story behind the dog story is this: I was use to companionship, because without it you get lonely. Brother Tommy and I were having lunch soon after my divorce was final. When he asked how I was doing, I told him I was lonely with the house so empty. “All you need now,” he said, “is a good dog.” We both laughed, but I knew he meant it. He didn’t want me to rush into a relationship just to satisfy that need, and my true friend was right.
When I met Deborah the first time and we were joking around a bit, I told her about the advice from Brother Tommy. I thought she would laugh herself to death! When Deborah and I got married, there were occasions when we were with Brother Tommy and Sandra and she would remind him of what he suggested. We would all get a big laugh out of it. As I have said, Deborah laughed all the time. She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
I heartily recommend my friend Tommy Rice’s new book “Miss Her More Today Than Yesterday”. Tommy’s work is an open, honest, compassionate and at times raw look at a loved one’s handling of a spouse’s terminal illness. Tommy writes unapologetically from a Christian point of view. It is a testimony of how one couple of faith handled a devastating personal crisis. In 47 years of pastoral ministry I have witnessed many who have walked by faith “in the valley of death”. “Miss Her More Today Than Yesterday” is a story of one couple’s faith intersecting a terminal illness. Tommy Rice tells that story in literary form.
- Tommy Jarrett
A successful entrepreneur for many years, Tommy Rice has flourished in the car business with Tommy Rice Motors in Byram, Mississippi, and also as a real estate broker in Byram (Tommy L. Rice, Real Estate LLC). An accomplished songwriter, he has ties to the music scene in Nashville that go back several decades. An Alabama native, he's a lifelong Crimson Tide fan. Miss Her More Today Than Yesterday is his first book.
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