Our Stories Shape Us into Who We Are: Living More, Loving Deeper and Laughing Often

I had a special guest with me. Alexander Devereux is an Orator & Visionary who overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional. An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education. Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish & Long Gravy. Alexander Devereux is the Spiritual Director and Founder of the Enlightenment Chapel, Inc. a ministry that provides spiritual services to the 80% of the American population that does not attend a religious organization. Growing up poor in the small town of Vicksburg, Miss., Alexander Devereux didn’t have much materially, but there was no lack of remarkable personalities around him — each of whom left an indelible imprint on his life. Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility collects the stories, insight, tragedies, and uproarious wit of an unforgettable cast of characters. We shared on how our experiences and stories teach us about life and ourselves as they shape us into who we are today.

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