HAVE THINE OWN WAY is the fourth volume of THE GOINS BRICOLAGE, a saga of Tecumseh and Stonewall Counties in the State of Indiana. In this volume Lamar Ainsley Goins, an inept, middleaged minister of the Gospel who despite himself achieves national and international success, is driven from the pulpit of The Temple of Holy Truth & World Outreach Center of Aschburgh by his arch-enemy The Reverend Doctor Carter Bald.
After a prolonged period of depression Lamar Ainsley begins a second career in Philately as the Assistant Editor For Oddities and Rarities (AEOR) of Mingold Philatelics, Ltd. of Wapakeneta, Ohio. Frustrated in this new career by the indecisiveness and personal agendas of his employers, Lucius and Mindy Mingold, Lamar's life comes to an abrupt end under murky, if not suspicious, circumstances.
As Lamar's life and careers are spiraling out of control, his wife Starla Leanne and his sister Step Goins Perkins are busy reinventing and reinvigorating the town of Aschburgh. When Starla Leanne gives birth to Hans Ainsley Winslow Goins, the heir to the entire Goins Empire, she is prophetically declared both the Blessed Mother and the Handmaid of the Lord, and begins to move decisively into the position of head of the Goins Family and fortune.