William A. Carlson graduated with a B.A. degree in Political Science from California State University at Long Beach. He was raised in California. His long and satisfying career was spent in state and local government in California. William has been married to Cherie since 1975, has four gifted and accomplished children, and nine delightful grandchildren. Since his disability in 2000 he has retired and spent a great deal of time studying scripture and writing for the encouragement and strengthening of other Christians. His hope is that you will benefit as one brother to another. His disability has placed him into a wheelchair and led to a crisis of faith. He was prayed for many times but has not yet been healed by God. He came to recognitze the sovereignty of God over every aspect of life. An Encouragement Journey was written after his recognition of God’s Lordship over any sickness or disability.