From “Discipleship and Discipline” by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005:

“We are encouraged to strike a balance in our lives. Not a balance between good and evil. We are admonished to shun evil and pursue good. We will be tested; we will not do the testing. That is in the hands of God. Change will occur; our task as disciples, having been made ready, is to be prepared to face the change; to move about upon the balance beam of life with strength, flexibility and creativity. To glide and jump and swirl and spin with the grace of a figure skater upon the slippery surface of our existence with all the Grace that comes from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit- with dignity, respect, faith; faith so that when we jump to execute that triple toe loop (because it is in the program of our life), then we can have confidence that we can land it and that the ice will be there to catch us when we come down. “… and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; For in Him (God) we live, move and exist…””


William H. “Bill” Hicks is a graduate of Wesleyan University, BA, Religion, 1971 who also holds a Masters in Public Health Degree (MPH) from the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health (1973). Bill also has studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA during the 1950s and 1960s, graduating from high school before attending Mount Hermon Preparatory School and undergraduate school in Connecticut. He has spent most of his professional life in the public health arena, while being constantly in ministry. He received his license to preach the Gospel at Oklahoma City, OK in 1971. He has written extensively on Christian topics. He enjoys life in Chattanooga, TN with former District Public Defender Ardena Garth Hicks, his wife of 30 years. They have two daughters, Rachel (BA, University of Memphis magna cum laude, 2014) and Sarah (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Global Scholar, University of Tulsa, 2017).
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