The last 33 years has seen me active in conducting Teacher Training workshops, Christian Education and Interpersonal Relationship seminars in this country and abroad presenting more than 1100 of them. I have traveled, spoken, used as a consultant, or conducted seminars in 68 denominations and countless independent churches in 48 states and 35 foreign countries.
During my travels I kept a journal of interesting places and impressions of humor or inspiration that locale brought to me. Always I spent time researching adding to my knowledge of the places either before or after to increase my interest in where I would be visiting. In some cases a number of years have passed and quotes or resources have been lost but no intent to discredit or misquote was done. Most was done for my edification and originally publishing was not considered until the demand by friends and others.
The book contains 117 stories of the places I have visited. Over the years many articles have been published that are not in the genre of this book. These have been published since 2004 as a weekly column called "Here and There" in a regional newspaper in Farmington, Missouri formally owned by the famous Pulitzer family of St. Louis.
Besides the printed editions the articles were sent out via internet entitled "Monday Moments" to a few thousand readers and a Blog by the same name has many of the published stories at altonloveless.blogspot.com.
Weekly emails and comments come from many states and foreign countries who ask to be added to the weekly emailing or with permission to forward to their lists.
Due to the constant requests for a book of these stories, I have chosen the 117 which I hope are enjoyed by each who wish to take a word tour with me.
Dr. Alton Loveless
“For a guy who has never set foot outside the USA, I feel like a seasoned world traveler, thanks to Alton Loveless who picks me up on his magic carpet called “Monday Moments.” We’ve uncovered history in London, waded in the Jordan River, heard the roar of hunting lions in Africa, and cheered American servicemen at 30,000 feet returning home from far-flung battlefields. Climb aboard—we saved a seat for you.”
—Dr. Jack Williams, Director of Communications, FWBBC, Nashville, Tennesse
"My wife and I have enjoyed reading all the articles that you have sent out called 'Monday Moments.' They are always spiritually uplifting and fascinating reading. Please continue writing them."
"I have enjoyed and appreciated the 'Monday Moments' articles I have read. Having lived in another country myself for many years, I like the way you often utilize traveling experiences to relate them to God’s eternal truth and man’s need. God bless you and thanks."
"Dr. Loveless your stories are fascinating and I enjoy reading them."
"I enjoy reading your 'Monday Moments.'”
"Thanks for the wise insight you share in 'Monday Moments.' Your journey all across the land has blessed and inspired our lives. Thanks for sharing!"
"As a bi-vocational pastor I am blessed to be able to receive 'Monday Moments' on my PC. It’s refreshing and uplifting to read about your travels and experiences – always given with a perspective of God’s word."
"Hi Alton. – What a wonderful message today about your travel woes."
"Thank you for the delightful and instructive story. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
"As always, I enjoy your 'Monday Moments.'”
"With an adventurous spirit, Dr. Loveless has journalized his lifetime travels that parallels a rich and inspiring spiritual journey in His Father’s world. Sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy the ride!"
See Contents for list of stories in the book.