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. 

Feeling Good About My Kids Leaving

At 3:45 am this morning I dragged my butt out of bed to take David and Rachel to the airport. I complained and even offered to pay for a shuttle bus. It was all show, I really wanted to see them off. Rebecca and I parked the Jeep, walked them through check in, hugged them with tears, sat and watched to make sure they made it through security, and lingered just in case. It made me think about our children growing up and leaving. These are some poetic thoughts.

I’m feeling good about my children leaving because, 

They were raised in a loving home.

I’m feeling good about my children leaving because 

They were raised to be independent.

I’m feeling good about my children leaving because,

They honor me enough to keep in touch.

I’m feeling good about my children leaving because,

They know they can always return.

I’m feeling good about my children leaving because,

I want them to chase their dreams.

I’m feeling good about my children leaving because,

They are seeking the higher calling in Christ.

I’m feeling good about my children leaving because,

I know who holds them in His hands.

Rebecca and I are back home, engaged with work, and distracted by responsibilities. Tobi is looking for David and Rachel with a sad face and droopy eyes. Life is getting back to “normal”.  The good news; Josh, Allison, Eva, Gabe, and Phillip are coming! Then Steve and Jenn! They are playing a game I call “Love Tag Team.” I am blessed every day, but today I feel doubly so.

“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.… Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127