When William is not writing, he spends time with family and friends, church family, enjoys nature, goes fishing, and most importantly, spends time in the word of God. To invite William for a poetic evening of inspirational poetry, an Evangelistic deliverance seminar, book signings, or for up-and-coming date and times for ministry, contact him on facebook Or. via email at: BIstraightlace@gmail.com William Lavell has personally witnessed the pain and tragic losses that accompany this debilitating disease.
William Lavell continues to raise awareness bringing to light the devastating effects of gambling on the individual and the rippling challenges it can cause to family and other crucial parts of our lives. A problem that is seldom talked about, gambling is often like most sins kept as a hidden, secret. We've heard the phrase,"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." When we think of land mines, we imagine hidden bombs ready to cause great devastation if stumbled upon. It is William’s belief that because of our curiosity and some times greed, we may see a glimmering building, with all its glamour and attraction.
However all that can blind us to the hidden pitfalls of gambling is lurking behind those doors. He also warns us that curiosity has led countless people not able to resist, of falling prey to the big draw of the casino's glimmering neon lights and its lure for riches. Many have been blinded by them and have staggered into the destructive minefields of gambling.
In his book, he shares and brings to light what he has learned. Lavell's book takes readers deep through the dark stages and perils of gambling, unfortunately leaving a universal trail of victims. He believes no one should be left behind in the casino's mire without hope. His book helps point us to a path of hope and healing, turning tragedy into triumph and even emerging grateful over our struggle.
Matthew 4: 8 Again the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, 9 And said to him, All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down, and worship me. 10 Then said Jesus unto him, Avoid Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil left him: and behold, the Angels came, and ministered unto him.
Heb.4:15,"For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin."