Bill Taylor

Biography

Hi everyone and blessings to all!

What an incredible journey walking with God has been over the past many years. It's interesting how God's amazing grace and faithfulness only shines brighter the longer the walk! Now to be granted the privilege of sharing my thoughts and insights through the written word is the icing on the cake. To say the road has always been smooth would be untrue, although looking back at all my ups and downs I have learned to embrace the past without regrets as much valued learning seasons in my life. When God gives purpose to "the past", the past forfeits its debilitating sting. I pray that my writings fulfill that purpose!

If you care to comment, have a question, or would just like to say "HI", please feel free to email me at: irish1717@outlook.com

Bill Taylor

Books

Use With Caution
Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Our tongue is a mere 4 inches long but my goodness, consider the anguish it has inflicted over time within its unruly nature. We could immediately think of the Hitler's of this world but I would consider it wiser to look in the mirror first. In that we do have choice, God holds "US" accountable for what comes out of our mouths. To bless or curse is an awesome power we hold between our cheeks!
Broken
Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
I admit having been one, “the broken” aren’t very convenient nor pleasant to be around. Oh we’ve seen them take the occasion jabs in their lives but they have always bounced back. This time they have us worried. We aren’t hearing their normal “I’ll be back” bravado being voiced. They seem eerily silent as if waiting for “the fall”. Have they taken their final knockout punch or is there hope?
Love Wins
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Have you ever had your belief in love challenged to the core? Those seasons in life when everything and everyone seems to behave as though it’s their personal job to extinguish your flame. Well, you’re not alone and in fact you are in very good company.Think Jesus and you will see my point of reference. I trust “Love Wins” provides an insight into a different love that never fails nor loses.
Saying Goodbye To Self
Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
It’s been said: “Parting is such sweet sorrow”. Well, that depends in large part on who you’re parting from. Sometimes parting can be simply sweet without the sorrow! It can be more of a "good riddance" without the customary parting hug. "Saying goodbye to self" would qualify as the latter. This I know is true from personal experience: If God and I have a problem, I am the problem, always!
The Moral In The Miracle
Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Full blown unexpected miracles are truly breathtaking within their layers of amazement. The "impossible" becoming "tangible", reminds us that God is still intervening with a caring touch in the affairs of life. Hidden in each to discover, is a “moral” for us to apply, thereby elevating the act of “being alive” to a more sacred place of relevance. Join me as I share my family’s "real-life" miracle!
In It Not Of It
Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“In It Not Of It”. That sounds very much descriptive of the challenging “narrow road” Jesus walked and commands us to walk likewise. The serious meaning that marinates in the depths of this heavenly “calling” certainly can’t be ingested as just another cliché to parrot or something catchy to print on a T-Shirt. No, it’s extremely personal and will mess with some of our established comfort zones.
Terms And Conditions
Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Terms and conditions! Yike! "Yike" is accurately descriptive of how most of us feel when hearing those two words. Dreaded words that conjure up all manner of distasteful negativism. But could we be mistaken in our assumptions? Could the old Sinatra classic: “MY WAY”, not be near as cool as we were led to believe by Frank? Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate the “my-way high-way” as to its true value?
Disciples Wash Feet
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“I don’t wash feet! I’m a Kings Kid!” Well Kid, do you know what your King did? Sarcasm over: But It does sound that way in certain circles these days. Sometimes you have to go back, to go forward. Thus, the reason for this book. To soberly reflect on the example our Leader left us to follow. The template for His impression of discipleship was set in stone two thousand years ago. Has it changed?
Tantrums
Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
We’ve all likely had them. Tantrums to be specific. You know those spiritual outbursts that arrive when things don’t go according to the way we think they should. Doing good and getting bad in return is most often the flame that ignites these episodes. Being transparent regarding mine, will hopefully cause others to pause before allowing their mis-guided questionnaires to fly in God’s direction.
Faces
Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
I love faces! Old, young, and everything in between, they’re all beautifully and uniquely sacred. When I foolishly busy myself with myself, I run the risk of turning the sacredly significant into a blurred irrelevance. I can’t allow the visual of others to be relegated in such a manner. The cost is far too expensive. You see, it’s in those faces that I see God’s care made manifest to my eyes!
The Gift Of Life
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
It’s been stated: “Attitude Equals Altitude”! I agree in that our attitudes are all we actually have control over. That being said, we are therefore responsible for them. So, what attitude are we bringing to life? Hopefully “The Gift Of Life” will provide options of choice for us to consider, if need be. Life is a gift and should be embraced accordingly! Otherwise what’s the point in having it?
Thank You Lord!
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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In the light of my forty three years of walking with Jesus you can imagine the difficulty factor in trying to itemize my thankfulness in an accurately reflective fashion. His many gracious blessings have been unimaginably all-inclusive and multi-directional. I've approached the task in this way. I’m thankful for what He’s done, and for what He’s doing, and for all He will be doing in the future!
Believe Is A Verb!
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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It’s been said and rightfully so: “Going to church no more makes you a Christian, than going to MacDonald’s makes you a hamburger”. Perhaps a touch crass but very true when you think about it. A person can attend services their whole life and never feel the need, for one reason or another, to embrace a spiritually intimate relationship with the center piece of our faith, Jesus. That’s serious!
Jesus Is All I Need
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Heaven’s math is amazingly true. Jesus plus anything equals less! When attempting to describe “Incarnate Perfection Personified”, words tend to fail a person. He’s been that wonderful to me for forty three years and stands alone at the epicenter of my heart. Experiencing my Lord’s sovereignty in action has been the thrill of my life. “Jesus Is All I Need” is a testimony to His Lordship over all.
Lost In The Maze
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
How easy it is as a follower of Jesus to get lost in the maze of voices that permeate the air waves clamoring for our attention and to be honest our support. I as a disciple of Christ feel no obligation to defend the indefensible. The Gospel is big business folks and many are cashing in on the bountiful demographic of the good hearted and gullible. The question is: Are we OK with that? God’s not!
Isn't It Obvious
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
God has given me more than enough to occupy myself unendingly with praise and gratefulness for the many blessings He has lavished on my life. This is my preferred daily attitude regardless of circumstances! To write this book I had to depart from the coziness of my normal mindset to share my heart on a matter of importance to me and to others I’m thinking. It’s to the others this book is dedicated
Trust Jesus - Do We?
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Following Jesus and trusting Jesus can be two different things. While seemingly inseparable in our walk with the Lord, our flesh often quivers when the circumstances of life aren’t as we would like them to be. We tend to want to grab the steering wheel when the road gets rough. When we do so, we fail to realize, those bumps we are experiencing may have a divine purpose that exceeds our comfort.
Ask Of Me!
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
We live in a world that seems to have far more questions than answers. Then there’s our own individual lives that can be dry and thirsty wilderness experiences. As we search in our deserts for relief, we repetitively find ourselves disappointed with one mirage after another. Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life”. “It is My desire to be your Oasis”. “JUST ASK OF ME”.
Blind! - By Choice
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Spiritual blindness isn’t always something we desire to rid ourselves from. In our minds it can serve a purpose. Blindfolds can be voluntarily worn with a sense that, what we DON’T SEE, is in our best interest. The problem is: We forfeit the “abundant life” that was promised by Jesus. He won't force it down our throats, but He would like us to at least consider, exactly what we are forfeiting!
Home! - Heaven
Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
We all want to go to heaven some day! But there’s a potential problem. To go somewhere you have to leave where you are! If everything we’ve invested ourselves in is of this world, departing might not be as tantalizing a thought as one would assume. We as followers of Jesus need to come to grips with our “sojourner” status. We have a HOME and this isn’t it. We shouldn’t act like it is!
The Lord Is My Life!
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Who is the Lord to me? As is the case with all two-way loving relationships, it’s important for me to know where I stand, therefore on occasion, the Lord will create and orchestrate scenarios that eventually lead me to a greater clarity as to where I am in Him and where He is in me. To reach higher I must first know “where” I’m reaching from! I'm not to “drift” in a coma-like religious vagueness!
Born Amazed!
Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
At birth we entered into something that can only be described as “AMAZING”. Our eyes opened to a brand new world that we’d never known before. We had begun a journey of incredible, eye popping, discovery. But sadly the amazingness wore off due to societal pressures. We forsook our “at birth” right to euphoria, “grew up”, and “got real”. Real boring! God wants that changed!
Unique
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
There has never been one as unique as Jesus. In His divinity He represented God’s true heart to the world. A heart that thought diametrically opposite to all the societal norms of the day. While everyone else went left he went right and drove the religious elite crazy doing so. He was radically compassionate which made Him galactically different. He now calls His own to be equally different!
Evil Isn't New
Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Do not be swallowed up in the propaganda. Terrorism has absolutely nothing to do with God! Based on the obvious evidence, that truth shouldn’t need to be stated. “Evil” is its spiritual root regardless of who the terrorists are or when they appear in the landscape of time. Man has a history of enjoying the act of “PLAYING GOD” with “GOD’S CREATION”. Evil isn’t a new thing and we need not fear it!
Misplaced Loyalties
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Loyalty is a wonderful trait for a person to possess. It’s too often rare in our modern day version of humanity. Loyalty aligns itself nicely with the faithfulness of God if correctly dispensed, but when misdirected the cost can be tragic. Peer pressure is always the culprit when “Loyalties” get “Misplaced”. I pray this book enlightens us all to the havoc that can ensue when that is the case!
Clarity - "I AM"
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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Why is it throughout the ages that God’s people have tended to be the last to embrace God's sovereignty as their reality! Our reluctance to jump in the deep end seems truly strange seeing as that is exactly where our security resides. No doubt we say it and think it, but do we actually believe it? Perhaps "CLARITY" will help us see the "God desired" advantages in walking with Him in all his glory!
You Matter
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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Two thousand years ago Jesus left the glory of heaven and came to this world as a servant to mankind providing us with something we could never earn: “Forgiveness Through His Cross”! Two thousand years is a long time. We humans mustn’t allow lapsed time nor mundane religiosity to diminish our valued reality. The message sent from heaven through Jesus was: You Matter! His cross verified: How Much!
The Lost Sheep
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“The Lost Sheep” are people who “The Church” has never dealt with very well. Burying our heads in the sand and relegating them by using derogatory descriptives, has allowed us the unobstructed convenience of casting “The Lost” as “The Villains” in the story. I consider "These Wanderers" as “Missing With A Reason” rather than “Lost”. I often wonder if we really care to know the "Reason"?
For Sale
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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Exactly who is the “Prosperity Gospel” prospering? Interesting question don’t you think? While not being a popular one, I do think it's important, unless we actually believe that our mission as disciples of Jesus is to create mansions for our leaders to reside in with bulging bank accounts to match. North American Christianity might suggest it to be so. Let's face it, Jesus is big business!
I Am Not The Point
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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From birth WE have been taught that WE are “the point”. It’s not new, and has been an existing reality as part of life on planet earth throughout history. It’s the reason why WE invade other people’s countries as if entitled because after all, WE decided it was alright to do so. But what if WE aren’t the point? What if there’s a much higher point and viewpoint? What if we’ve lost the plot?
Speck Inspectors
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Be careful when you “click”! Speck Inspectors are all over the internet. You know the Piranha who viciously critique with an emphasis on finding fault. My “mis-click” while being unfortunate, did open my eyes to the stark reality of an online Pharisaic sub-culture of Christianity. We serve a BIG and GLORIOUS God who doesn’t need small, petty-minded, followers mis-representing Him to the world!
Being Like Christ
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Recently I’ve been asking myself some sobering questions that hit at the very core of my faith in Christ. We all say we do, but do "I" really want to be like Him or is it more a case of me wanting to enjoy the benefits of having His all-inclusive wonderfulness in my life while ignoring the call to emulate Jesus? Tough questions for an almost seventy year old man to be asking of himself!
The Trap
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Oh how the “child within” loves to have his or her say in all matters pertaining to life. Because of its insistence on running the show, it can become a very serious obstruction to the purposed destiny of our journey with Jesus. God says : “Becoming more like Jesus is that purpose”, while our “child” says: “Not on my watch”. Trapped in the middle, we are the determining factor as to who wins!
Faith - God Is Not Intimidated
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Folks, we need to get radical with our faith. When it comes to God, anything less than radical is inappropriate. We so easily get spiritually bounced around like pin-balls at an arcade, when the latest whatever and whoever is brought to our attention then highlighted with its demand that we pay it heed. God said: “Be still and know that I am God”. Folks, He wasn’t talking to Himself!
Available - Use Me!
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Our choices of lifestyles are seemingly endless as followers of Jesus in the free world. But as we are keenly aware, there are those in certain geographical areas who don’t have that as a luxury to contemplate. Their faith is their lives, 24/7. Lives they amazingly and impressively risk with joy every day! Why with joy? Because availability’s reward is a realty of intimacy worth the risk!
Getting Over "Stuff"
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Deeds done and not done. Things said and not said. Like candles being blown in the wind our spiritual and emotional well-being can find itself exposed to the imperfect fluctuating attitudes of others. If not careful, we can accumulate toxic “stuff” that can negatively impact our thought life. But we don’t have to engage in these ill-advised allowances. There is a healthy answer to the dilemma.
Huge Truth!
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
There are truths in life that have the power to buckle our knees in the most amazing of ways. To fully realize that we are not here by coincidence nor accident and have in fact been designed by God with a purpose attached, changes the trajectory of life itself into one of divinely sacred meaning! May “ Huge Truth” awaken us to life’s hugeness. Things are much bigger than they sometimes seem!
God Is Bigger
Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
One of the greatest problems we face as followers of God is getting His size proportionately correct in the light of our issues. Our math can get quickly distorted when our Goliath's roar. My prayer is that “God Is Bigger” helps us recalculate the size of our God who has stated: He is “for us” and "with us" in all our battles. He spoke the universe into existence! He's "much more" than big enough!
Guide Me Holy Spirit
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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The Holy Spirit is not some “vague vapor” that only exists in the minds of Jesus followers. He is as relevant as our next breath today! He is in fact the very essence and presence of God on planet earth. This Ebook is written by a heart that understands his complete reliance on the Holy Spirit’s guidance. As opposed to what we might think, we don't get to dictate His reality. He dictates ours!
I Forget
Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Oh how easy it is to get distracted by the negatives. Good intentions can amazingly lead to bad results. They’re sneaky in that way! We can, by exalting the trivial, "forget" the massively important. It can get lost in the maze of information available for our daily perusal. Hopefully, “I Forget” helps us to re-establish in our hearts and minds, that which is truly significant to God. Me first!
Talk And Walk
Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
I, like most of us have a tendency to avoid sensitive subject matter regarding our “faith”, opting instead for the more positive approach. That’s very justifiable. We have an amazing story to share! But on occasion I think soberly putting down the “sugary treats” for a moment to reflect on where we are in God can be a good thing. My hope is that “Talk And Walk” provides us with that moment.
Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series - Book Sixteen
Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series” is a sixteen installment “Mini Book” format touching on the many and varied scenarios we as humans encounter on a daily basis, as we sojourn with God on Planet Earth. Hopefully insightful. Hopefully helpful. Hopefully a blessing to all. Bill Taylor.
Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series - Book Fifteen
Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series” is a sixteen installment “Mini Book” format touching on the many and varied scenarios we as humans encounter on a daily basis, as we sojourn with God on Planet Earth. Hopefully insightful. Hopefully helpful. Hopefully a blessing to all. Bill Taylor.
Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series - Book Fourteen
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series” is a sixteen installment “Mini Book” format touching on the many and varied scenarios we as humans encounter on a daily basis, as we sojourn with God on Planet Earth. Hopefully insightful. Hopefully helpful. Hopefully a blessing to all. Bill Taylor.
Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series - Book Thirteen
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series” is a sixteen installment “Mini Book” format touching on the many and varied scenarios we as humans encounter on a daily basis, as we sojourn with God on Planet Earth. Hopefully insightful. Hopefully helpful. Hopefully a blessing to all. Bill Taylor.
Amazing Grace - Amazing Savior
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“Amazing Grace” has a source. Apart from an “Amazing Savior” there’s truly no such thing as “Grace” within the context of “Amazing”. Repetitive over-use of a word can innocently diminish its needed impact on our hearts. “Amazing” would qualify as one of those words. My hope is that “Amazing Grace - Amazing Savior” presents a re-calibration to our senses as to what “truly amazing” looks like.
Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series - Book Twelve
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
“Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series” is a sixteen installment “Mini Book” format touching on the many and varied scenarios we as humans encounter on a daily basis, as we sojourn with God on Planet Earth. Hopefully insightful. Hopefully helpful. Hopefully a blessing to all. Bill Taylor.
His Love Made Perfect
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
We have been given a command by Jesus to love! It wasn’t a suggestion with options attached. He made it perfectly clear, “this love” would be radically different and our identification to the world as belonging to Him. Therefore this “high calling” couldn’t be more serious! Hopefully “His Love Made Perfect” will enlighten us all as to how we can accomplish this sacred task. It can be done!
Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series - Book Eleven
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
“Reflections Of A Sheep - The Series” is a sixteen installment “Mini Book” format touching on the many and varied scenarios we as humans encounter on a daily basis, as we sojourn with God on Planet Earth. Hopefully insightful. Hopefully helpful. Hopefully a blessing to all. Bill Taylor.
The Rear View Mirror
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Following Jesus as His loved disciple has been the most privileged and valued experience of my life. Granted, not the easiest road to travel but since when is easy co-related to value? We increase the difficulty factor exponentially when we walk with one foot in the new and one in the old. Eyes straight ahead is our directive as we immerse ourselves in His graciously imparted "newness"!
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