The Other Side of the Tracks

It had been brutally hot for several days. Bruce was walking around the train yard in the cool of the morning while the mechanic worked on his train’s engine. The engine was running rough that morning, and the mechanic wanted to do a little work on it before it left the yard. The mechanic told Bruce it wouldn’t take long, so Bruce decided to take a short stroll over to where the homeless folks hung out during the evening. It was early in the morning. The sun was peaking up over the horizon, and the area was now empty.
Something caught Bruce’s eye in the trash can, and he went over to investigate. There was a Bible, and a copy of Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day lying amongst the trash. Bruce dug them out and brushed them off. Curiosity got the better of him, and Bruce started to read the first chapter of the Skies book. Just as he was finishing the chapter, he heard the loud locomotive’s whistle sound. The mechanic had finished his work, and the engine was ready to go. Bruce hurried to find a place to hide the book in the train yard where he could continue reading at another time.
Each morning he came to work a half an hour early to read the Skies book. When he was finished Bruce felt compelled to email me to thank me for writing the Skies book and relayed how it had touched his heart. He wrote that he had sent it to his daughter in Montana who was struggling with alcohol in hopes that it would touch her in the same way.
It amazes me how that little book that God wrote has a way of getting into the hands of people that need to be encouraged with the love that Jesus offers no matter what side of the tracks they are on, both men and women alike.
William H Cox is the author of Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day. The Lord prompted him to write and give it away to people on the street, in prison and the homeless. In 2015 Bill threw out a fleece to the Lord. If the ranch sold in 30 days he would have 10,000 copies of the book printed and would deliver them to Rescue Missions and prisons across the country. He got an offer in 28 days. Bill quit his job and with the help of the Body of Christ, in six months had all 10,000 books in almost every Gospel Rescue Mission west of Colorado and many throughout the rest of the country. Denominational walls disintegrated as people read the book and took it upon themselves to help get it out. Bill continues to give this book away to anyone who would like to read it. For more information on the 10,000 book giveaway, please go to the website below. The Steward Foundation, a non–profit organization, offered to print the book and will take tax- deductible donations to assist in the printing costs. Bill sells two other books he has written to help offset the cost of distributing Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day to folks who cannot afford to pay for postage. The other two books, A Dogs Love and the Last Cast are available at: You can contact Bill at or P.O. Box 1582, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864