Ray of Hope excerpt: By the grace of God

THIS STORY APPEARS IN GARY LLOYD’S BOOK, RAY OF HOPE: ONE MAN’S DREAM, HUNDREDS SERVED. GET IT HERE. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE RAY OF HOPE WHEELCHAIR RAMP MINISTRY IN PACE, FLORIDA. Chapter 19: By the grace of God  It was like talking on the phone with your grandmother. She was sweet, caring and you knew she’d bake you an … Continue reading Ray of Hope excerpt: By the grace of God

Niblett: ‘I want to try to put something positive out there’

By Gary Lloyd HOOVER — Some coaches, albeit not many of them, are just talkers.  You can prepare to ask a dozen postgame questions, and they just sing without you opening your mouth. The tape recorder just rolls. You feel comfortable with these coaches, whether their teams win or lose.  I have encountered several of … Continue reading Niblett: ‘I want to try to put something positive out there’

The youth director

This story appears in Gary Lloyd’s book, Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South. Get it here.   I’m not a big believer in the accuracy of first impressions, but I have one perfect example of it being true. I was in junior high, and beginning to get involved with the wrong crowd. My friend and … Continue reading The youth director

Donations to The Foundry by May 31 will be doubled

BESSEMER, Ala.— People like Cris and Austin are examples of the hundreds of struggling men and women The Foundry serves who benefit from the resources and programs funded by “Matching Challenge” contributions. An anonymous supporter has contributed a total of $25,000 and challenged other friends of The Foundry to donate an additional $25,000 by May … Continue reading Donations to The Foundry by May 31 will be doubled

New book chronicles Florida wheelchair ramp ministry

All proceeds to benefit Ray of Hope nonprofit MOODY, Ala. – Author Gary Lloyd has released his fifth book, Ray of Hope.Jimmy Ray was quiet, shy, and humble, but even the most unassuming people have burning passions in their hearts. Jimmy’s was for the disabled, those in northwest Florida who were stuck inside their homes because … Continue reading New book chronicles Florida wheelchair ramp ministry

Deep Green Talk, Book Signing May 25

Another event for my second book, "Deep Green," is now scheduled.I'll be speaking about the book on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at Huffman United Methodist Church's parlor and signing copies after. Books are $15 each and will be available. You can also order them here on Amazon.com. A dinner will begin at 5 p.m. … Continue reading Deep Green Talk, Book Signing May 25