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There is so little personal information on this website about me because it's not about me, it's about Jesus and who He is.
Even with the mistakes and failures along the way I have been a Christian most of my life, attended some Christian Bible schools and studies; the proud father of three daughters, six grandchildren, and (at last count) seven great-grandchildren.
In my early twenties, I seriously wanted to witness for Christ and did, but there seemed to be something missing. Years later I realized God wanted my messages to be in writing.
I love to write, however, it was and is not easy. In building this website, the Lord has drawn me farther out of an overly-coveted "comfort zone" than I would have thought possible.
But the "Trusting in Jesus" website has helped me reach more people than I would at one time have ever thought possible with a message of hope and a solid foundation for Christian living and eternal life through the Good News of Jesus.
I have always wanted my Christian writings to be in line with God's Word. So when I first began writing, I asked, "Lord, how should I write about miracles and things I may have never seen or personally witnessed? And difficult Scriptures, such as Mark 11:23?
With a distinct response, the Holy Spirit, answered, "There will be times you will need to teach things in My Word that are perhaps beyond your understanding, but if you will write only what My Word says you will always be correct! And do not repeat or write an opinion that cannot be verified by My Word."
That was many years ago, and perhaps the best guidance ever, and I have never forgotten. And now, after witnessing many miracles and answers to prayer, I can confidently say, "What god is great like our God?" (Psa 77:13).
There have been some fascinating personal moments with the Lord that I may write about in the future. The older I get the more precious and real these times become.
Perhaps I am a little too candid with my life but the truth is that I have never been a very fancy person, or a follower of men. Money has never been particularly important, but it seems I have always had just enough.
But the Lord knew what I needed and gave me the desire to experience life and the ability to have motorcycles and airplanes and to see much of His creation from every angle. I loved my old Harley but when I was in the airplane there was always a heightened sense of God’s presence. God willing, I may someday share some of these experiences.
I still love to fly but have given up my motorcycle. I often ride my old bicycle along the trails of East Tennessee near the foothills of the "Great Smoky Mountains."
In Sept 2018, I turned 76 and have no plans for slowing down. Most days I am at my computer working on the Trusting in Jesus website writing articles and doing studies and commentaries. Twelve-hour days are common, and I love every moment.
Jesus loves you,
P.O. Box 4456
Maryville, TN 37802