Wednesday Pop-Calling

When I was a very small kid, anytime my family went into Chicago, there were places that we were obliged to visit.  Both sets of grandparents, certain cousins…you know.  But after the doctor visit or trip to the store, they would always say, “Okay, time to go ‘pop-calling.’” The term is taken from the old school turn of phrase, to call upon someone, meaning to pay them a visit.

Well, today, being the first Wednesday of the month (which JUST so happens to be our Nation’s Birthday) I thought it would be a great day to start having my dearest friends drop in for a pop-call!

I love my pastor very much (as you may have heard me mention before) and I am very careful not to embark on any big adventure in my life without running it by him and asking for his prayers and his blessing (as well as any other advise I may glean). So when I started this blog and gave him my vision for a magazine and a publishing company, he was the first person I shared it with.  And when it came time to start presenting guest bloggers, I asked if he would kick it off for me.

Reverend Daniel Willis (we all call him Pastor Dan) has credits too expansive to mention, but I will refer you to his web page.( , and our church page ( ), and his television show page (

I asked Pastor Dan if he would just say a few words to get the ball rolling.  I was tickled pink by his response. Here is his reply…

GIFTINGS are one of the TREASURES in the Body of Christ! It would be the ONLY word I know to describe the Editor in Chief of this publication. Pastor Janeé Smith is one of the most prolific wordsmiths in the Body today. Few Preachers, Authors, or Lyricists could so eloquently translate the Heart of God, with the pen of man. Pastor Janeé, like a skilled surgeon, cuts straight to the heart of all of us, with precision, and oh so much compassion. She is a true modern day John the Baptist, crying in our urban wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”

I recognized this gift many years ago, when with the articulation of a Professor in front of a University class, she kept me in rapt attention through her Christian perspective in a journalistic format. You, the reader will never forget the points and insights she brings you into, in the Theater of her Spirit!

May you be Blessed by this Treasure in Earthen Vessels, the very gifted Teacher, my friend and daughter in Christ Jesus, Pastor Janeé Smith. LIFE AND FAVOR TO EACH READER……Pastor Dan Willis

And with those words of blessing, I invite you to check in on Wednesdays to see who will pop-call with a word or two to share.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Support Kaleidoscope Kingdom

She Speaks

Mommy Tells it Like it Is...

Amanda Cleary Eastep

Writer & Book Editor

A Fresh Wind

One Positive Thought a Day Can Change Your Life

Thee Croonin' Dame

A Songbird's Life & Love

hustle + glow

you really can have it all

The Pensive Sloth

Funny Stuff and Ideas for Upper Elementary Teachers

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.


A fine site

Loving Life at Home

Marriage, Motherhood, and Minding what Matters

Raising Mama

Loving and Learning through Laughter


"Building the Bridge Together" over the ethnic divide


Well reasoned, super hip analysis to prevent paralysis

An International company that offers private antique art sales to clients around the globe.

crazykaykay's Blog

Makeup reviews, tutorials and DIYs!

~Cruising through my Life~

journey since 1989...

Children's Book Reviews

h. jacques james depict the glory of God

Morning Story and Dilbert

Inspiring, Encouraging, Healthy / Why waste the best stories of the World, pour a cup of your favorite beverage and let your worries drift away…

%d bloggers like this: