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

Everybody helped everybody

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 23: Everybody helped everybody I have recorded and transcribed thousands of interviews. I have heard so many different things. I have heard … Continue reading Everybody helped everybody

Sean of the South visits Trussville

Sean Dietrich, widely known as Sean of the South, visited the Trussville Public Library on Friday night. Make sure to check out his website, and keep an eye on the Cahaba Sun in the coming months for a feature about the author and entertainer. He has quite a story to tell, and I'm glad I'll … Continue reading Sean of the South visits Trussville

Alabama now 1 of 5 states left with greyhound racing

By Gary Lloyd It’s your turn, Alabama. On Tuesday, Florida voters overwhelmingly decided to end greyhound racing in the state. More than five million Floridians voted on Amendment 13, with 69 percent voting to phase out the “sport,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. With the vote, five states are left with active dog racing tracks: … Continue reading Alabama now 1 of 5 states left with greyhound racing

A rundown on my 5 books

My full house is complete. Two fiction novels and three works of nonfiction. And due to work and graduate school, I may not be publishing another book for quite a while, despite having several ideas in mind. Who knows, though? Maybe I'll have another published in the near future. It's something I love doing.So, in the meantime, … Continue reading A rundown on my 5 books

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

‘I have fought a long fight’

I can count the number of concerts I have attended on one hand.In high school, I saw P.O.D. in downtown Birmingham with a few friends.There was the time last year when Colt Ford, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert came to Birmingham one warm night. There was the time Morgan Wallen, Nelly, Chris Lane and Florida … Continue reading ‘I have fought a long fight’