I'm Just Saying

Dr. Paul Perkins

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For an author writing is as necessary as breathing. They don't write for money or to court literary fame, but because they believe they have something to say. It matters not that anyone will read or listen, the words must be written, and if in the process someone is blessed -- all the more wonderful

Dr. Perkins has written for a long time, but only recently has sought to publish his work and venture into new genres. He believes in education, finally earning his doctorate at the age of 55. He believes that learning never ends, giving fodder to the imagination and breathing life into the characters on his page. His hope is to continue telling stories for a new generation of readers and aspiring authors.

Dr. Perkins' first novel is "Centurion: From glory to glory", but is not his first book. He has written "Legacy to my sons", "The Lost Shepherd", "The prayer of a transformed life", "The Cost", and a verity of Christian Youth Devotionals. 

Little Things

Little things cause big problems

Little things can be irritating

Little things can blow up

Little things can be the most amazing things in the world.  In the midst of our hectic lifestyles it is easy to be overwhelmed by responsibilities and demands.  Grinding out each day as if it were a product on an assembly line turns life into a loathsome existence.  But stop…listen…look around and see the beauty of the little things; the things that, to some are frivolous, yet at their core are the essence and beauty of life.

There is nothing more beautiful than the simplicity of a newborn baby.  Crying, feeding and changing can overwhelm a parent to the point of forgetting the miracle that is brought into the world; small, helpless, and totally dependent; the joy that is felt at the moment of birth, and the pain forgotten in the rapture of new life.  There will be plenty of time to worry about schedules and potty training, but in the moment revel in the marvelous mystery given to us by God.  “Unless you are born again you cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

There is nothing more refreshing than the “tickly” rain.  Recently we experienced severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornados.  As awe-inspiring as its power was, it drove us into the basement for protection, but the “tickly” rain falls gently to cleanse and refresh.  When my granddaughter was here for the summer we would run out into the “tickly” rain and soak in its refreshment and laugh and dance in the little drops.  Torrents will come and replenish the earth with its much needed water, but the “tickly” rain affords a moment for the heart to sing in the blessings of God.

There is nothing like a stolen kiss.  Romance is a lost art, and time to cultivate deep and lasting relationships forgotten in the muddle of life.  Stolen kisses are unexpected, but always desired from the one you love.  They set the heart of young and old aflutter, and bring a smile that remembers the passion of days gone by.  Gifts are great, fancy dinners, and nights on the town are appreciated, but it is the little touch, the stolen kiss, when it is least expected that matters the most.  It expresses satisfaction and hope, love and tenderness. 

I want to do more little things in my life and less big productions.  I want to take time out for a hug, a kiss, or to hold hands on a walk.  I want to dance in the rain and feel the embrace of my wife riding behind me on the motorcycle.  I’m just saying…