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  LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… unpublished TITLE PAGE DEDICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Table of Contents PREFACE INTRODUCTION – PURPOSE AND INTENT   Something in Life I Know to Be True Life in Perspective What Life is all About? Who is God? God’s Prescribed Order God, the True Deliver of Fallen Man Gifts Given Us from God God Will Chasten His Child The Necessity of God and His Spirit What This World Can Give What is Life Eternal All About? What is Sin? Living in our Comfort Zones Giving My Life to God The Reward of Righteous Living God, the Same Yesterday, Today and [Read More…]


LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… part five PREFACE: “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:27-28). As we view the heart and mind of Christ, what is there in this life that can take precedence or preeminence?  What makes service to self more desirable, more important?  As we strive to gain those things that are of true worth; the sacrifice of self is the only way we can gain those things that [Read More…]


LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… part four PREFACE: As a Christian the best time to serve God is now, the best time to quit is never.  A successful Christian is always “on call” and is always listening for God to speak.  That may not always be convenient, that may not always be your preference, but it will be the best and most rewarding time of your life.  Much of what I have written was not written when I felt like writing it, it was written when God gave it to me.  Many times I have discontinued doing what I was doing to [Read More…]


LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… part three PREFACE: As I write it is my intention to bring praise unto God and to tell this world how much He really loves them and wants to be their God.  There really is nothing that I can say that is a new revelation or that hasn’t been repeated a hundred times before.  God’s Word is not new and God has not changed, that is one of the things about Him that is so wonderful, so important.  What I have learned in the past is just as relative and liberating today as it was when I [Read More…]


Life in Perspective… PART TWO PREFACE: The faithfulness of God is without admonishment; He will always be found reliable and without reproach. Given what you might consider a mixed bag of life’s probabilities, I was given the two extremes of my options, and it then became my responsibility to choose. Choosing was the most difficult part of life for me because in choosing I was forced to give up many of those things I wanted to experience. I wanted to follow God’s will for my life but the harder I tried the more I seemed to fail.  For years I [Read More…]


  Excerpts from my unpublished book, “Life in perspective… PART ONE  PREFACE  I am not supposed to be here, but I am.  You might consider this an unusual, even bizarre, beginning but let me explain. Life with its twists and turns, up’s and down’s, uncertainties and frailties has been granted to all of us; and it becomes our duty, yes, even our responsibility, to treat it with respect and reverence. We have been placed here for a purpose, and, unlike the belief of many, that purpose is not to fulfill our evil desires or to revel in the disobedience of [Read More…]


God loves me so much that He only has my well being at heart; He wants to be the supreme leader of my life.  That does not mean that I will not have difficult times in my life.  It does mean that He will be with me through those times and that I will be granted insight into His eternal love and protection by having to go through those times.  If we consider the things we are compelled to endure as difficult and painful, of what merit is it if God sees them as important and redeeming?  When I see [Read More…]


I have learned never to doubt the goodness of God and to trust in His ability to provide for His children.  If God said He would do it, He will do it!  For me to doubt this fact would be sin and would hinder His ability to provide.  The one thing that causes the blessings of God to dwindle, if not to subside, is sin.  Sin builds a dam between a child and their God. It stops or hinders the free-flowing goodness of God from blessing those that are intended.  God’s love never stops giving; only disobedience stops His child [Read More…]