This author’s journal is not basically a “writer’s” journal. Rather it is conversation with God, a journal of life, and often a journal of God thoughts—reflections on God related subjects.
Most of my books are fiction, and most of those of the fantasy genre. However, I have written three nonfiction books: Reflections of a Searching Soul; The God Question; and Unveiling John’s Visions (on the book of Revelation). Obviously, this article is about Reflections of a Searching Soul, or God Thoughts.
In Reflections I explore such subjects as God’s intent for me and for mankind in general, how God’s truth relates to the “stuff of life,” the Bible and sexuality, marriage, divorce, hypocrisy, sovereignty and freewill, and reflections on heaven and hell. I record a number of musings on those questions and others collected from my journals. Some of the subjects are controversial in light of where our culture is today. But my concern is not to accommodate the culture, but to bring God’s truth to bear on the culture and life.
God Thought Samples
Some of the reflections are serious, such as Musings on Abortion, while others are lighter, like Wretched Bird! You’ll have to read the book to find out what the bird thing is all about, along with my other fifty-seven musings. Here is a sample of one of the lighter essays titled Nonsensical Words of Wisdom. At the time I wrote it I was thinking about things that had been said to me over the years that are a bit strange. Enjoy: “Bite your tongue” is only one of life’s weird words of wisdom. Why would I want to bite my tongue? And how about “Don’t take any wooden nickels”? Have you seen any wooden nickels lately? “Watch your mouth.” Without a mirror it is quite impossible! “Don’t listen to conversations you’re not supposed to.” Yeah, right. How do you know not to listen until after you have already heard what was said. “Clean your plate…” These along with other weird words of wisdom.
Here is a more serious short offering titled That Which Satisfies: I once heard someone say, “God’s just trying to spoil my fun!” They felt that living in obedience to God’s Word restricted their lifestyle. Well, I was reading in Jeremiah and this verse caught my attention: Jeremiah 25:7 “Yet you have not listened to me, says the Lord…to your own harm” You see, in reality, the Lord’s directives are for our good. When we choose not to listen, or take heed, it is to our own hurt. On the other hand, when we live life God’s way we sacrifice momentary perceived pleasure for long term joy that satisfies! Christ is our sufficiency, and He is also our source of satisfaction!
If you are a thinker, an explorer, give Reflections of a Searching Soul a read. It is available in paperback and as an ebook.