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ABOUT THE AUTHOR was born a country boy in a small town in the middle of the state of Oregon.  I am the youngest of three children.  My mother, brother and sister still live in Oregon, but I and my wife recently moved to Arizona.

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ím definitely an outdoors person.  I love camping, hiking, even driving around the beautiful natural forests God has created for our pleasure.  My favorite time seems to be when Iím with my family in the center of one of Godís gorgeous creations and I take out my notebook and just feel His presence surround me.  I then write about what I see.

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ím retired now, but I spent twenty-eight years in the criminal justice system.  That experience brought about who I am today by the grace of God.  The only worth-while time that I care to relate is when the Lord dumped a truck load of bricks onto me.  (Spiritually this was done not literally, although it hurt as if it physically happened.)  I knew I could lay under those bricks as long as I wanted to, crushed, broken, and lost.  But I reached up and cried out to Jesus Christ who lifted me out and set me on top of that heap of bricks.  Then in a miraculous way, the Lord took those bricks that had crushed me and began using them to build a beautiful path before me.  With His constant abiding in and with me, I took my steps off that pile of pain and started my journey on the path He built for me.

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y life being the Lordís, I am in His Word daily, praying without ceasing, fellowshipping in His Church, and spending every moment with Him by my side.  I read the chapter in Proverbs that matches the date of the month to start my day (God planned Proverbs to end up with 31 chapters just so this daily reading can take place, donít you know?).  I then usually go on to read Psalms, and then an Old Testament reading, and then I read out of the New Testament.  It is a great way to start a day in the Lord by beginning in the Bible.  My prayer time is special also, and the joyous times in celebrating the answer to my prayers that God gives me is even better yet.  I encourage the reader of this profile to try that.  Start reading Godís Word daily.  Read the dateís chapter in Proverbs and go from there.  Pray, and know you will celebrate in the answer.  The Lord, our God, Jesus Christ is going to bless you. 

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 pray that you feel the Lord nudge you into His Word, The Bible, as you read my writings on this website.  God is a great God, and He wants you to be with Him forever.  If you have never known what it is like to be secure after leaving this life, then turn to Jesus Christ and accept Him as your personal savior.  He is God.  He died for you.  Then He rose from the grave, defeating death, and is now at the right hand of God presenting those that have claimed His truth to God the Father.  Pray a prayer something like this to ask Jesus into your heart today, right nowÖÖDear Lord Jesus, forgive me for my sins.  I believe you are God and came to earth in the flesh to save me.  I believe you died on the cross and rose up from the grave.  I believe you died for me and carried all my sins with you onto the cross and then buried them in your death.  Come into my heart Lord Jesus, You are God, risen from the grave and now glorified.  Thank you Jesus for saving me and coming into my heart right now.  Amen.    If you prayed this prayer, Jesus has come into your heart.  Tell someone.  Go out and find a church and begin a fellowship in the Lordís Body, His Church.  God bless you and keep you.     

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