I'm Just Saying

Dr. Paul Perkins

Join The Adventure!

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. 

The Best Seat In The House

God delights in displaying the immeasurable riches of His grace. As I discussed in my blog "Undeserved" we experience God's grace daily, before we became followers of Jesus, now, and throughout eternity.

We are the recipients of His mercy and grace, and as the Aposlte says, we have been seated with Christ in the heavenlies so that in the coming age he may show us his immeasurable grace.

In this digital age we are able to archive some of the most mundane, embarrassing, and important moments of our children's lives. Rebecca and I have pulled out video of our children eating a chip off the bird infested ground, picking his nose, blowing up toy cars, lip syncing into a golf club, staring in the student play, concerts in the park, walking down the isle of graduation and their weddings. We can't get enough of them and we can't show them enough. We are proud parents (and now grandparents).

If you are a parent you have done this, if not you have experienced it. You are over at a friends for a nice evening when the conversation turns to the subject of children. "Oh, have I shown you the one where...?" Politely the saw no. You dig for what seems like hours to them, but only moments for you. Finally you find the video you have been searching for, and fumbling with the remote you display it for your guests. 

"Can you see it? Is it loud enough? You are not going to want to miss this." 

You move cushions out of the way, and you give them the best seat in the house, because you want them to witness the wonders and joys of your children.

"God has raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ, SO THAT in the coming age he might SHOW his immeasurable grace."

God has prepared us a place, next to his Son, the best seat in the house in order to show, make manifest, to reveal once again his wonderful Grace.

The archived experiences of God's grace will be played before us. We will understand the reason for the pain and the source of our joy. We will revel in God's sovereign will and marvel at his inescapable plan. We will weep over how we have been used by him and stunned by his mercy when we were obstacles. 

At its conclusion we will hear "I just wanted you to understand," and we will know him like he has known us. With tears in our eyes we will join the multitudes in the song of the lamb because we will have seen with our eyes and heard with our ears the great glory of our King. I'm just saying...