On March 13 and 14, I was a guest speaker at all the Masses at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Curch in Jensen Beach, Fl. I spoke about “Faith Beyond The Trials,” my new Christian-based, fictional legal novel. After the Masses, we had a book signing. The response was wonderful and very encouraging. I had shared with the congregation during my talk some of the trials and tribulations my family had gone through with the deaths of family members, and my desire not to wait until 65 to retire and pursue my dream of writing Christian legal novels. In turn, many of the people who came to the book signing to purchase a book shared with me their personal adversities, or those of other family members or friends. I hope and pray that “Faith Beyond The Trials,” and the prayer I wrote as part of the book entitled “In Times Of Trouble and Doubt,” provides them with peace and comfort. I intended the book to provide a message of hope and that with faith in God and Jesus Christ, and the love of our families and friends, we can overcome the trials of life which come our way.