"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Lanita enjoyed teaching in public schools in Tennessee, Kansas, North Carolina, Illinois, and Kentucky. She and Steve, her husband of 45 years, work and worship with the Central Church of Christ in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Steve is pulpit minister.
Their children, now adults, are active in their local churches and have been on extended mission trips to Ukraine, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, and the South Pacific, teaching English using the gospel of Luke as a text. Kelsey and her husband, Stephen Byers, live in Bellevue, Kentucky, with their son Findlay. Josh lives in Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife Gina, daughter Kinley, and son Knox.
Josh, Gina, Kinley, Knox, Steve, and Lanita went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2010 with Let's Start Talking Ministries, to teach conversational English using the gospel of Luke.
At the present time, Lanita is a free-lance writer and editor and manager of Steve Boyd Presentations. Steve and Lanita wrote together ATTENTION! The Art of Holding Your Audience in the Palm of Your Hand. This entertaining and helpful book on public speaking covers the basics in a way that anyone will find useful.
Lanita also has a manuscript editing service and is available for training in writing and editing.
Steve's speaking topics are available on his website at www.sboyd.com. His most popular talk is "High Bid," urging audiences to go for all they can be in the auction of life. His newest speech, "Be Present When You Are Present," is rapidly gaining ground in popularity. He also writes a newsletter on speaking and listening, which, of course, is edited by Lanita. You can subscribe to his newsletter from his website.
Lanita has found "delighting in the Lord" has truly given her the desires of her heart--especially as her heart is more and more connected to God.