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. 

Memories Light The Cornesr Of My Mind

"Therefore remember...remember that you were at that time separated from Christ," Ephesians 2:11,12

Memories are an interesting phenomena. They are imprints of emotionally charged events of the past. Strong emotions like anger, hurt, pain, as well as joy, excitement, and ecstasy create the most intense memories.

Time wears down memories and we suppress and forget bad ones, and our propensity for hope colors even the good ones to make them better then they really were. 

Some of my fondest memories are traveling with my family, the dog packed in ceiling high luggage, kids scrunched together, camping on the beach, and staying in hotel rooms. I vividly remember kindergarten, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth grade. At least the fun times.

My best memories have been since following Jesus, and my new life in Christ shapes the way I remember the past, and the memories that I retain. Pain is redeemed and forgiven. Joy in the world more clearly understood. 

The scripture continually tells us to remember the past, the way we once were, so that we can appreciate the work of God in us. When we forget where we have been, we can develop an entitlement mentally; I deserve what God has done. When I remember where I have come from and where I would be without Christ, I am amazed at all that Christ has accomplished in my life. It also gives me hope, that he is still working in me, refining me, smoothing the rough edges, forgiving my daily sins, and conforming day by day into the image of His son. I'm just saying...