Yes, A Wocket In My Pocket!

There’s a wocket in my pocket. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! You share a special day with my youngest son, Casey—and we are going to celebrate with him at a Equestrian center riding horses with his friends.

That’s tomorrow.

Today, Becki and I joined with a bunch of other like-minded folk to read Dr. Seuss books in elementary classrooms all over Warren County and Vicksburg. I read to Casey’s class three different books this morning. My favorite and Casey’s too was A Wocket In My Pocket.

It was a lot of fun and thus it has been a good day tempered with tears I have shed contemplating another special day with my son Cole. I want to write about that at some point in the future. When I can, at least, without shorting out my keyboard from the waterworks that still so frequently flow.

Coming up in a few days is a blog I am going to call something like Fight Like A Man You Dirty Dog.

In the meantime, there’s a wocket in my pocket and that wocket is you.

Let me explain…

I have mentioned here quite frequently or at least alluded to a desire to get my voice back—to have an avenue of ministry–to give help and hope to others who question or struggle along the way.

I am positive I have—through experience and struggle—something worthwhile to offer. So many of you have reinforced and built that belief. Many also have encouraged me to continue writing and to even contemplate authoring a book.

I want to do that with all of my heart. That’s been a lifelong dream. I have it written down as a goal I am pursuing with everything I have.

In Michael Hyatt’s book, Platform, he shares what a person with my dreams can do to build a platform in order to reach their goals.

Did I mention the wocket in my pocket? My secret weapon in building my platform is you.

Here’s how you can help me build a new platform of ministry in this new life, and new faith I am building:

  • Subscribe to Desperately Wanting To Believe Again by filling in your email address and clicking the subscribe button. The more subscribers I have, the traffic I generate helps a publishing house believe a market exists for what I want to ultimately write.
  • Check out my About page. Tell me what you think. Send me your suggestions. Share with others. If you like what I am doing, send me a testimonial or an endorsement. If you think your opinion isn’t important or valid, then let me remind you of what Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears Hears A Who had to say: After all, a persons a person. No matter how small. I want to hear from you—particularly if what I am writing is of help in any way.
  • Also, check out my Speaking page. If my story of tragedy, heartache and ongoing recovery—physically, spiritually, or emotionally—is of value, then consider inviting me to speak to your group or organization.
  • And last, please continue to share in whatever social media you prefer—the more the merrier.

Thank you for reading, commenting, and encouraging.

You are blessing me beyond measure!

Les Ferguson, Jr.





18 thoughts on “Yes, A Wocket In My Pocket!

  1. My brother in law shares the same birthday, your writing inspires me to make every moment count with my family, my friends and co-workers and to strive to have a smile to return to everyone that is a genuine gesture.
    Your blog makes me a better person, I pray for your family/and the Browns everyday.
    Please continue to release what you feel, your followers/friends are here to read/hear/hurt/pray with you. I love you and am waiting for another path to inevitably non-clarity.
    “And this mess is so big and so deep and so tall, we cannot pick it up at all, there is no way at all” Dr. Seuss.

  2. Really enjoying your blog. Although enjoying is totally the wrong words. Usually I feel gutted when I am finished. I can relate to your feelings in some sense with the many losses I have experienced though none are the same as yours. Thanks for being so open and honest in your writing.

  3. You have called yourself an ex-minister but you are wrong. You may not be in the pulpit…but you minister in everything write. So proud of how far you have come and I know you have a long way to go still. Praying for you in this journey you are traveling, by no choice of your own. I love you my “fellow rebel”!

  4. Praying for you in this journey. There is no doubt that you have already helped someone who has/is struggling in their life. Subscribed!

  5. Bryan’s favorite book growing up! I had to special order it for Christmas for him so he can read it to his new baby girl when she arrives in July! 🙂

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