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On January 3, 2017, I awoke from a medically-induced sleep to find a cardiologist staring into my face saying, “You have to have open heart surgery!” I said, “You’re joking, right?” And he said, “No, if I were joking, I’d say ‘two men and a horse go into a bar’.”
I’m not talking about pie-in-the-sky-by-and-by promises. I mean those intensely personal words that the Holy Spirit has whispered to you in your private time with Him, that white stone with the name written on it that only you and God can read, those scriptures that suddenly burned like fire in your soul when you walked with him in the cool of your Garden Enclosed.
And the years went by. Continue reading
***Author’s Note (8/4/2017) Tate Publishing is now defunct and my previously published books by them have fallen back into my lap. They are not currently available in print, but shall be available electronically shortly. Since the opportunity was there, I have chosen to make these a Second Edition. The story concept is the same, but some additions and deletions have occurred. I think you will find them more enjoyable. For those of you who have already read them, try them on again, just for fun. Hopefully Book One, now subtitled “Connor” (who is the main character) will be available by September 2017. And Book Two shortly thereafter. And Book Three shortly, shortly thereafter, thereafter.
Now, continuing with the old post:
I want to share a little about one of the concepts that I explore in Book Two of The Chronicles. It comes from an understanding of the tripartite nature of man, i.e. spirit, soul, and body. I was reading today the account in Genesis where The Spirit of God breathed into the nostrils of man, and man became a living soul. Here you get all three parts way up front in God’s story. Adam had a body, God breathed the breath of life into that body (literally, the Holy Spirit breathing into Adam’s nostrils), and then Adam had a soul, he became a soul. The spirit is that part of us that animates, gives life to, the body; without it, we die. The soul is that personality that God designed for each of us, our likes, our dislikes, our way of thinking (or not!). Continue reading
She was maybe only 3, that cherubic doll with Shirley Temple curls, when she slipped her chubby little fingers through the pages in my Bible and waddled away with my beautiful new leather bookmark, you know, the one that had the words JOY JOY JOY JOY inscribed in gold lettering from top to bottom. Holding it in her mouth to facilitate her getaway, off she scampered, Joy dangling from her teeth, slobber drenching that fresh cowhide, my bookmark, my precious, my Joy-filled objet d’art! Continue reading
I realized, after the fact, that I never posted anything here. So, post-post, I simply wanted to say…
This is where it all begins with my Blog. My stated purpose (if I were to state it) would be to write from the heart, from that place where God has walked with me and instructed me concerning life, family, business, church…dare I say politics…and offer some thoughts. You are not obliged to believe what I believe. (What a boring world that would be!) But, you do believe something. Maybe you can gather a few nuggets here, a few small stones to add to your sling when giants attack. Maybe you can offer something up in return that helps us both on our journey! Consider the words of our friend Paul in Corinthians where he says We are the body of Christ. The hand needs the foot. The elbow needs the knee joint. You get the point.
Let’s see if it is possible to encourage one another!