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. 

Membership Has Its Priveledge

There is something attractive about the other side of the fence, greener and all that. The allure to be a part of something that you are not can be overwhelming. We are driven to belong to something greater than ourselves. Isolation, though sometimes rewarding, for the average person isn't desirable, we like people.

We also like family. As dysfunctional as most of ours are, they provide a system of acceptance, security, companionship, and intimacy. Even when a home is abusive the members are drawn to stable families. We don't like being alone. 

God created us to be part of a family. Ever since the garden when God declared that it wasn't good for Adam to be alone, He established family as the best place to satisfy our deepest cravings. Even our relationship with God is more fully appreciated within the context of the family.

The larger context of family is the one of faith; the deep connection that we have as a result of a common faith, baptism, and Spirit. The people of God are members of the same family, the household of God.

As aliens and strangers, on the outside looking in, we longed to be a part of something bigger. Through faith in Jesus we, who were far away from the family, were brought near to God and included into His household. 

The result of this inclusion is the blessings of a son, the inheritance of the father, the community of the saints, and the destruction of walls that create isolation. I can go anywhere in the world and meet people of my family and have an immediate bond of faith and communion of the cross. 

Being a member of God's household means I have access to the Father, I am a recipient of His gifts, and I have the comfort, seal, and indwelling of His Spirit. There are responsibilities and chores as well, but they are not burdens. Rather, they are acts of love and appreciation for being accepted into God's household. I am thankful for being a member of such an awesome family (Epehsians 2:29)!   I'm just saying...