Horace Williams Jr- Author@pleasingtothepotter.com
By Horace Williams Jr.
Horace Williams Jr is a stroke survivor and an award-winning author. God is continually transforming his life. Here he reflects on Scripture verses. Inspiring men and women to seek God daily with all their hearts and to persevere in their walk with Him. Giving God ALL the glory, he shares words of encouragement to help you through the day. You will also hear prayers of HOPE and FAITH to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Encourage your heart today, and may your spirit be uplifted.
From the Sadness of Saturday to the Rejoicing of The Resurrection
Oh what a solemn day that must have been. The day after Jesus was crucified. However, early Sunday morning He rose from the dead and now lives forevermore! Because of what Jesus did, we can have HOPE!
April 16, 2022
How You can Experience Answered Prayer in Your Life!
Prayer is a mystery to many. Sometimes it can seem difficult, and many are not sure how to pray. However, God wants to answer your prayers. Here are some things you can do to experience answered prayer in your life
March 27, 2022
A Prayer for Ukraine. How You can Help too!
My heart hurts desperately the courageous people of Ukraine. I offer up a prayer for them. Then I share ways that you can help too.
March 20, 2022
God Only Knows; One of My Favorites!
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
This one of my favorite songs to listen to when I'm in need of encouragement or feeling depressed. I pray it encourages your heart too and prepares you for my inspiring, heartfelt, and honest episode on depression.
February 06, 2022
Depression: Don't Let it Linger in Your Life. Look up!
Depression affects more of us than we know. However, it is essential for us to not let it hang around in our lives for too long. In this episode. I share several things we can do that can help us deal with depression. Things that will help get us back on the path to achieving everything God has destined us to do.
January 31, 2022
A Prayer of Hope for the New Year
The end of surviving another year lends itself for moments of reflection and anticipation of what the future holds. In this episode, I reflect on God's "word" for me the past several years and what His word is for me in 2022. I then offer up a prayer of hope and gratitude for those who are listening.
December 31, 2021
Are You Making Time for Jesus this Christmas?
Christmas is a joyous time of the year for many. However, it is easy to get wrapped up in the busyness, festivities, and the trappings of the holidays and lose sight of the TRUE MEANING of CHRISTMAS. His name is Jesus. Experience His peace today.
December 17, 2021
A Thanksgiving Prayer
We have much to be thankful for this year. However, there are many who need a little prayer... especially this time of year.
November 25, 2021
Finding Your True Purpose Ignites Your Passion for Your Life
When you discover your true purpose in life, your passion for living ignites. You begin living for something bigger than yourself fulfilling your God intended purpose.
October 12, 2021
Remembering 9/11. A Day I will Never Forget
Twenty years ago this month, our country was under attack. I share how I found out, offer a prayer for the families, and some words of HOPE from God's Word. I pray you're encouraged as you listen.
September 22, 2021
A Different Kind of Grief: The First Birthday Without My Father
On August 8. 2020. my dad went home to be with the Lord. It was just six days after my birthday and a few days before my mom's birthday. It's only been a year since his passing. I canceled my planned birthday gathering this year. In this episode, I honor my dad and share a lot about the man he was and the affect he had on my life. I pray you are encouraged and comforted as you take time to listen to a first-born son grieve in his own way.
August 18, 2021
A Shepherd's Prayer
While recovering in the hospital after my stroke eleven years ago, Due to the traumatic brain injury, I struggled to remember the words in Psalm 23. I promised myself that when I got out that I would memorize this powerful and uplifting Psalm. In this episode, I share my thoughts about the Great Shepherd, and offer a prayer at the end for those who are listening. I pray that you, too will be blessed and encouraged as you listen.
July 16, 2021
Memorial Day Prayer: Honoring Those We've Lost
It takes a special kind of individual to serve in the Armed Forces. I thank God for those with the willingness to serve our country. A short prayer honoring those we've lost and for their families. May their hearts be encouraged as we recognize and honor their tremendous sacrifice.
May 31, 2021
The Power of Perseverance
Are you continuing to struggle this year? Do your plans and goals for this year seem out of reach? You can still achieve all God has planned for you if will continue to persevere in the POWER of the Holy Spirit.
April 18, 2021
When Love Hurts: The Pain of Loss
There is nothing that compares to the loss of losing a loved one. Regardless if it happened suddenly or slowly over time, one cannot be prepared for losing someone you love. In this episode, I share some encouraging verses that give me comfort. A prayer for those who are hurting or going through difficult and trying times themselves. Be encouraged friend. God's got you. Rest in His arms, and find peace in the storm.
February 21, 2021
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
I was only two years old when Martin Luther King Jr was assainated. However, I wanted to share some facts about him along with some incredible quotes from this amazing man of God.
January 18, 2021
Hope, Praise, and a Prayer for the New Year!
It is finally here! 2021. We have survived 2020. A New Year is here! Despite the challenges, we have much to be grateful for from last year as we look forward to the future. A prayer for everyone as we embark on the New Year with it's hopes, challenges, and opportunities.
January 05, 2021
A Christmas Prayer of Hope
Christmas is a special time of year. As we celebrate the holidays in this most challenging of years, I pray that this Christmas Prayer of Hope is a blessing to you. Remember God's love for you and be encouraged. You are not alone. Nor has God abandoned you. Keep seeking Him with ALL your heat. Be well. Stay safe. and God bless you and yours.
December 21, 2020
Book Preview! Chapter Two of The Furnace of Affliction
A preview of my brand-new inspirational book. We take a look at another of God's purposes in our pain and suffering.
October 30, 2020
Book Preview! Chapter One of The Furnace of Affliction. .
In this chapter, I share God's first steps in achieving His purpose in our pain and suffering.
October 11, 2020
New Book Preview! The Furnace of Affliction:Introduction
It is finally here! After almost two and avhalf years my brand-new Christian inspirational book, endorsed by Sheila Walsh, is now available everywhere. You can listen to a preview here.
September 24, 2020
Amazing Grace Series. Part Two: God’s Grace. My Dad is with Jesus Now
We laid my dad to rest last week. I share my thoughts and include a prayer to honor my father.
August 21, 2020
Amazing Grace Series. Part One:God's Love
July 1st of 2010 is a day I will never forge. That was the date that I suffered a massive stroke which paralyzed my left side at the time. This month I'm going to share episodes about what God continues to do in my life and leave you with some inspiration to carry you through the day. Today my focus is the unconditional love of God. A supernatural love.💜💛💜
July 09, 2020
Prayers, Protests, and Policy Changes equal Progress. America, It's Time for Change.
America is at a tipping point in the midst of a pandemic and a racial revolution. There is much to be done as we seek ways to glorify God and affect change in this country.
June 13, 2020
A PRAYER for ALL the graduating SENIORS of 2020
Seniors. No one could have planned for what has occurred in your senior year. I didn't have the opportunity to walk with my classmates the year I graduated. So, I feel your disappointment, and I want to say a prayer for you. Also, I'll give you FOUR things to remember as you move into the next amazing chapter of your lives. Be encouraged seniors. God is not finished with you. His plan and purpose is still at work!
May 19, 2020
Stand Strong in Faith During the Storms
Seeking to live in the Center of God's Will should be EVERY Christian's heart desire. However, Satan will do his best to attack us with doubts and discouragement. It is important for us to remember who we are in Christ as God uses these painfully trying times and difficulties to strengthen our Faith in Him. He will empower us to accomplish His will for our good and His glory. Hallelujah!
April 21, 2020
Days of Uncertainty: Please don't Live in Fear-Jesus is Near!
Despite the chaos of these uncertain days, it is vital for us to not live in fear, but to remember the nearness of Jesus Christ. He will never leave us or forsake us. So we can live or lives with hope. Listen as I share a prayer for those who are being affected by this relentless pandemic. I pray you are encouraged as you listen. Be well. Stay safe, and keep your eyes on Christ!
March 29, 2020
How to Pray When the Words Won't Come.
Do you ever struggle with what say when you feel the need to pray? In this episode, I share an article written by a dear sister in Christ, Marva Smith of SunSparkleShine.com. She has some fantastic suggestions on what to pray when the words won't come.I pray you are blessed and encouraged as you listen.
February 21, 2020
The Fragility of Life:: Every day is a Blessing
The loss of our loved ones remind us of the fragility of life. The anguish we feel can be painfully devastating. However, we as Christians have hope because we will see Jesus. So, let's love like Jesus loves and cherish every day.
February 03, 2020
Alone but NEVER alone: God is with us in the Storms.
It is easy to feel like we are on our own during those trying and difficult times. However, we can have hope knowing God is with us in the storms. He will bring us through!
January 20, 2020
Knocked Down but Not Out: A Season of Testing
An update of the health struggles that have hindered me the past few months. God has a purpose that will be accomplished through this season of painful testing.
December 24, 2019
A Prayer for Veterans. Thank you for your service
A prayer of thanks for those who serve. Honoring our Veterans. Also, as Servants of Christ there are things God expects of us in bringing glory to Him. How can we be effective servants for Christ? Answers on the podcast.
November 11, 2019
A Testimony of Forgiveness I won't Forget!
Reflections on the Christian testimony of young Brandt Jean and a Prayer for our country. May we live our lives with humility, grace, and Christlike Love.
October 04, 2019
A Prayer for those who are Hurting.
There are many of us who are suffering in pain whether it be physical or emotional pain. This can leave us feeling depressed and discouraged. I want to pray for those who are hurting-asking God to encourage their hearts and give them comfort.
September 14, 2019
TEN more Promises of Hope from God.
It is so important for us to remember the promises of God. They encourage and inspire us, and remind us of His unconditional love for us.
September 02, 2019
Which Personality Trait is Most Evident in Your Life?
Anxiety. Worry. Impatience. Fear. Are any of these constantly prevalent in your life? I will share with you scripture verses to help you in preparation of my new series; Seven Divine Evidences of a Devoted Christian.
August 19, 2019
Showing Kindness: What a Difference it Makes!
Kindness is not always an easy thing to do; especially toward those whom we don't know. However, sometimes the simplest gesture of kindness can make a huge difference to someone. Also, I share a prayer for the families that have been affected by the senseless tragedies in El Paso and Dayton.
August 06, 2019
Are you seeing who God sees when looking in the mirror?
Fear can be paralyzing at times. Satan loves to aim his fiery darts of doubt at us. However, Christian's are chosen children of God. We are conquerors in Christ!
July 19, 2019
Tears for a Nation: Praying for America
Just like the apostle Paul yearned for the Jews to know Christ as there Savior. We as Christians need to pray for country, it's leaders at every leaders, and especially those who are lost. If we are willing to humble ourselves and pray, we can make a difference. God will hear our prayer!
July 12, 2019
Feeling Tired or Drained? A Prayer for the Weary.
We are halfway through the year. Our plates are always be full, and the to-do lists seem neverending. Here are some things we can do to pull us through the malaise. A prayer to inspire those who are weary.
June 25, 2019
Where will You spend Eternity?
Where will you spend eternity? Are you sure? We can be absolutely sure if we do what God instructs in Roman's 10:9. I have done so, and have the assurance that Jesus is preparing a home for me in Heaven. Have you done the same? God wants you to join Him in Heaven someday. Please ask Him to come into your heart. Come as you are. I want to see you there, too!
June 20, 2019
What does True Love mean to YOU?
What is True Love? Do you want that kind of love in your life? God's love is unconditional and we don't have to do anything to deserve His love.There is nothing in this world that compares to the love of God. You can experience His love fully if you are willing to commit your heart to Him.
June 13, 2019
Do you Desire God's peace? A prayer for those who are hurting.
Despite the hurts, anxiety, and pain, we can have peace. God's indescribable, loving peace is available to those who seek Him.
June 05, 2019
How to Live Courageously.
I will share with you four things we need to do that will help us to live courageously each day. We can accomplish God's will for our lives when we live with courage.
May 28, 2019
A Mother's Prayers: A prayer for mothers
This episode is meant to encourage all the mothers out there. I hope you are blessed and reminded to never stop praying. God is always at work! Prayer transforms hearts, saves souls, and changes lives. There is power in a Mother's prayer!
May 23, 2019
Sneak Peek of my upcoming Inspirational book, The Furnace of Affliction. Part two of chapter 1.
Are you hurting or experiencing pain and suffering? God has a unique purpose in the midst of our pain. Listen to a preview of chapter 1 right here! Be encouraged.
May 14, 2019
Sneak Peek: My next book:The Furnace of Affliction chapter 1
I am so excited to share an extended excerpt of my next book, The Furnace of Affliction: How God uses our Pain and Suffering for His purpose. I'd love to get your thoughts. I'm looking forward to sharing this book with the world. Enjoy!
May 07, 2019
A Prayer for my Father: A message of Hope
A heartfelt prayer for my father who has Alzheimer's, and hope knowing his mind will be renewed in heaven someday.
April 29, 2019
Resurrection series:Jesus has Risen!
From the darkness that devastated as their Savior was crucified. To the glorious hope and disbelief of an empty tomb. Just as He promised, Jesus had risen again. We can live in the hope of a resurrected Messiah who we will see in heaven someday. So I ask you this, have you surrendered your heart to the One who loves you unconditionally?
April 22, 2019
Resurrection series: The Perfect Sacrifice
Jesus came down to earth in human form for the purpose of dying for our sins. Listen to the excruciating sacrifice He willingly made for you and me. Then I share a prayer of gratitude. I pray you are inspired as you listen.
April 16, 2019
Resurrection series: The Trial of Jesus
Crucify Him, crucify Him yelled the crowd at the trial. Of Jesus. The same people He"d healed, taught, and had compassion towards, now wanted Christ dead.
April 08, 2019
Resurrection series:The Denial by Peter
Despite the denials from Peter, God in His infinite grace still used him. He desires to use us for His glory. We must be ready and willing to serve Him. God will empower us to accomplish His will.
April 02, 2019
Resurrection Series: The Betrayal
Something we can take away from what took place in the garden of Jesus's betrayal.
March 27, 2019
Tomorrow is NOT promised!
Death is no respecter of persons. However, Christian's can have hope. We will see Jesus. Listen to my prayer for those who are hurting or have lost a loved one.
March 12, 2019
Are you Fanning the Flames of your Faith?
The apostle Paul encouraged his protege, Timothy to rekindle afresh the gift of God within him. We too must feverishly fan the flames of our faith in Christ Jesus.
March 01, 2019
God Loves you Unconditionally.
God loves each of us unconditionally. I will share seven spectacular verses and maybe a couple bonus ones too. Be encouraged as you listen.
March 01, 2019
What to Say when we Don't Understand.
When we are hit with the unexpected or are feeling moments of overwhelm, it's easy to want to ask God why. However, I want to encourage you to say something different to God. He will bring you through every fiery trial.
February 11, 2019
7 Amazing Benefits in becoming more like Jesus Christ
God's desire for Christians is to become more like Jesus every day. He says that we are to live as salt and light while glorifying Him. These seven benefits are life-changing.
February 04, 2019
Sneak Peek: My next book,The Furnace of Affliction Part II
Audio version of my NEXT BOOK, The Furnace of Affliction: How God uses our Pain and Suffering for His Purpose. I will also share where you can get a copy of the FREE CHAPTER. You have to listen until the end to find out!
January 30, 2019
7 Answers to the Mystery of Prayer
Are you unsure of how, when and why to pray? There are always questions regarding prayer. I want to encourage you to make prayer a priority and experience God's transforming power in your life.
January 24, 2019
Furnace of Affliction: a Sneak Peek
Here is a preview of my next book, The Furnace of Affliction: How God uses our Pain and Suffering for His purpose.
January 22, 2019
How I now approach this New Year
Resolutions, plans and goals are great, but approaching each year in this manner gives me confidence, hope and purpose. A purpose that is bigger than me.
January 14, 2019
A Prayer for the New Year
As the clock is about to strike midnight and we turn the clock to embark on a New Year. A prayer to encourage as we begin a new chapter.
December 30, 2018
God cares about EVERY DETAIL of our Lives
Such a blessing to experience God's intervention in our lives. We can feel His love when He works things out for our good. What wonderful Savior!
December 27, 2018
A Christmas Prayer of HOPE
This Christmas remember that God loves you. He is always near regardless of your circumstances. Talk with Him. He is waiting to hear from you. May God bless you this Christmas and in the New Year.
December 25, 2018
I'll be Home for Christmas?
Christmastime may not always go as planned or we may be hurting. However, we can have joy in knowing we are children of the King.
December 23, 2018
Glad to be back. My Brand-new Book is in the Works!
I have not done a podcast in several months. I 've been focused on my next book. Listen in to hear what the title is! You will also find out the day I plan to share my future episodes.
October 04, 2018
Don't Let Stress Wreck You
The holidays should be a time of joy and thanksgiving for all God has done. Don't let the stresses of perfection and desire to please, stress you and ruin your holiday season.
November 26, 2017
Never Give Up: Keep The Faith
Whenever you feel discouraged, remember God is always in control. He loves you, and wants what is best for you. Trust His leading.
November 26, 2017
Have A Heart Of Gratitude
Sunday Prayer:Heart of Gratitude
November 26, 2017
Thank God For All He Has Done.
You don't need a holiday to be thankful. Talk to God everyday with a heart of Thanksgiving.
November 25, 2017
7 Promises of HOPE from GOD
7 Promises of God to give you HOPE
October 01, 2017
Encourage someone today!
Make it a point to encourage someone today. You may be the light they need to see. Put a smile on their face and a little joy in their heart.
September 25, 2017
Prayer Of Faith
Prayer of Faith-Keep your eyes on Jesus
September 16, 2017