On Dec 24, 2013, my niece and family came through Knoxville, TN, on their way to SC. During their short visit, they asked me to write somethings about my life. Since I had been part of a group writing documentation for a free office program using a computer, I knew that I had the background needed for this task. Besides, the very idea intrigued me, so I agreed to do so.
This project was completed after about 5 years and four drafts. I actually began writing right after they left! The first draft was completed by mid October, 2014. One week later the LORD led me through an experience that taught me the importance of forgiveness as well as the need to extend mercy to others. This turned my life upside down. Actually up to that time, I was upside down and did not even know it. It really put me upright finally.
Beginning with December 26, 2019, Elder Carl Staten preached a sermon titled, "Heaven's Saving Account." This inheritance is for God's children to live in during their life on earth. From there, he preached through the book of Ephesians over many weeks. As I listened to these sermons through the coming weeks, I realized that he was describing my series of four books. He gave me the Biblical explanation for the experience I had had during life.
I went through several titles for this project before I settled on this one which is the one that is the most descriptive. This four book series is my witness of what God has done to, for, and definitely with me!
There are lessons in these readings that can be used by others. Think of them as advice of an older brother. Just makes sure that when taking this advice make sure that my advice is also in accordance with God's teachings.
The top row are the PDF files of my books which almost everyone can read on their computer, phone, or tablet; the second row is the epub format. These are for those who have an eReader app on their phone or tablet and prefer this format. If someone would like to have one of the other eReader formats, write me and I will add it. My email address is listed in the Contacts section.
This series contains four books covering different parts of my life and covering it up to May, 2016. I had begun writing a fifth book which was to cover the time that Carolyn and I were very close friends. It was suppose to be co-authored by both of us. One thing that I promised her was that it was not to be published unless approved by both of us. Since that relationship ended in December, 2019, that can not be be published here at all. At some point, I may mention some of the things from that period but very little about Carolyn herself. The move to Springdale, AR, is so monumental, I am starting the fifth book for my series: HOME AT LAST!. This begins in early October 2021 when I signed paperwork that put me on an 18 month waiting list. The fourth book of the series will had added information following May, 2016 that are important. It will end with my 60th and 61st class reunion. (Covid-19 caused the year's delay.) October 2, 2021.