Recent Devotionals


Dear Mr. Wigand,

On behalf of our older adult group, the Young at Heart, I would like to thank you for your recent visit to our church and your very inspiring pottery demonstration.

You are not only an artist with exceptional skill, but your ability to tell the story of God's love for us was extremely well received.

May God continue to bless you and your ministry Grace and peace to you.

With Sincere Appreciation,

Rev. Pat Grable Associate Pastor First United Methodist Church 300 N Galloway Ave. Mesquite, TX 75149

First United Methodist Church

Dear Winston,

I must say your presentation and message far exceeded my hopes and expectations in ministering to our folks great need in the early days of their losses. Since the day of the event, I have had so many who attended call to express how your words spoke to their hearts during these very difficult days and how it gave them hope, comfort and the courage to keep on keeping on.

Earlier last year we had been at Eureka Springs, Arkansas for the Passion Play. God used the presentation by their potter to formulate a plan in my heart for the program at First Dallas for Surviving the Holidays. Little did I know that we had our own special potter. . . YOU! Others who had heard you speak assured us your teaching and visual presentation would far surpass anything we had seen. They were certainly right, and we are so grateful to have found you and been able to schedule you for this past year's Surviving the Holiday event.

The words God gave you went right to the heart of the "why" issues of death and the purpose He has for those left behind. So many expressed such help, comfort and encouragement knowing by your demonstration and words that the potter never moves His hand from the vessel while He's reshaping it. During the dark times of grief it is often difficult to see or feel God's presence and understand that He is still working in us even though we don't see or feel it. The scripture you spoke over them helped their faith to be strengthened, helped them to refocus and to know that indeed God is at work in us, even in the tumultuous days of grief and loss.

May God richly bless you as you pour your life into helping others see Jesus and His great love for us!


Diane Gates Grief Share Facilitator First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas

First Baptist Church, Dallas

Dear Winston, The ladies in my group are still talking about what a wonderful experience it was for you to be with us. They loved the opportunity to paint, but they felt refreshed and strengthened. The pottery demonstration and illustrated biblical concepts were so powerful. I was deeply moved by the thought that God, the Master Potter, cares enough about each and every vessel to make sure they are perfectly formed. I was also made aware that there are times when our communication with him is polluted, but he cleanses us with the pureness of his blood. We will have you again. I look forward to spending time at the wheel myself and to hearing more from a master. You make me feel that I can do anything. I love to be in your shop and feel creative. God bless your work. In Christ, Monica West Pastor of Women and Children Dallas First Assembly of God

Dallas First Assembly of God