Learn How to do Things Better

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I have finished writing my book, Mastermind.  It is now in the proofreading stage.  My editor keeps finding things that need more description, and my typing often leaves out quotation marks that are needed.  Let’s not talk about my spelling.

It is good to have someone you trust to check after you to make your work better.  In life we are always learning and, hopefully, learning how to do things better.  Always be humble and teachable.  It will make you wiser.  Never be a “know it all.”

There are some things that I pray about before I even get started because I’m not sure how the outcome will be.  I want my words to be clear, my thoughts pure, and my actions to praise God.  My desire is that everything that I do and say will be God’s words and His actions.  There is nothing better in life than truth and honesty and to know that Jesus has me, and I will never let go.

I hope my book will be out before the end of March.  It’s the third in a series of four.  It is a bit longer than the first two books, so we have changed the formatting.  Also, the style is somewhat different.  It is not as simple as the Dan Stanley books.  I hope you will enjoy it.

 

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You Can Change the Ending

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My editor told me that I need to change the ending of my third book.  If people haven’t read the second book, they wouldn’t understand it.

Some say the Bible is hard to understand.  Yes, it is not in chronological order.  And if you don’t understand the Old Testament symbols, you will not truly understand the book of Revelation.  But the Bible is full of wisdom because it is inspired by God.  Just think—if a person has many Ph.D. degrees and believes in evolution, that person is not wise at all.

God never changes, and His Word has come true and will be fulfilled in the future.  Those who read and study the Bible in the Spirit of Jesus know the future.  And the ending will never change.  2 Timothy 3:16, 17.

Wisdom is priceless.  It can’t be purchased.  Wisdom, the understanding of reality, belongs to God alone.  The essence of wisdom is submission to God alone.  And it is comforting to know that our Heavenly Father never changes.  His desire is for all to come to a relationship with Him and be saved for eternity.  Have you truly experienced His love for you?

Sharing the Gift of Life

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I have been a blood donor with the Virginia Blood Service for many years.  They call me quite often as they like my A+ blood type.  I’ve heard that I could sell my blood, but I still just give it away for free.

The advantages of giving blood are great.  When you give blood on a regular basis, you also get a mini-checkup.  You can tell if you are constant in your blood pressure and iron level, or if you need to change some of your habits.  They also give donors fashionable T-shirts.  I wear mine until they are full of holes.

I’ve only had one incident that didn’t go smoothly.  I was stuck in my arm and nothing came out.  My arm got numb, and the man quickly pulled the needle out and unstrapped my arm.  He said some skin must have gotten in the way.  But he wasn’t deterred.  I changed chairs, and he stuck my other arm with no problems.

Another benefit, and the most important one, is that you are helping others who need blood.  I am sure they are grateful.  We are made in God’s image, and we should help others who are also made in His image in any way that we can.  Just think what Christ’s blood did for you and the whole world!  Share!

 

 

Hope for the Future

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I had to perform a funeral service this past week.  It was held in the mausoleum at the Westhampton Cemetery.  I’ve never been there before.  The building is really impressive.  You could hold a wedding in there.  It has heat and air conditioning as well as a sound system.  The light inside is bright, and the white marble and golden chandeliers sparkle.  There is even enough room for dancing!

Well, Carl is resting in Jesus.  It is so cool that while we are alive, we belong to Jesus.  And when we die, we are still His!  Those who know Christ’s voice will hear His voice at the second coming and will be resurrected.  In Carl’s case, he will have two good legs again and no diabetes.  He will not be old or feeble.  When Jesus comes, those who are alive will all be caught together in the air to meet our Lord and be with Him forever!     (1 Thessalonians 4:15, 18)  It will not be a secret!

Whenever I do a funeral, I get closer to God.  I wonder, do we prove ourselves worthy?  Does our daily experience reveal that we belong to God?  Does He dwell in our hearts?  What joy this should bring!  What hope for the future!