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In the world, not everyone has an opportunity for success and acceptance. In the kingdom of God, to all are offered the same chance to serve Christ and to be used as an instrument of glory for his eternal project. Even the apostle Judas,

for he was counted as one of us and received a share in this ministry.
Acts 1:17 NET Continue reading

by J. Randal Matheny

Some say it’s our genetic code
That makes us do what we do;
But choice of thought and of route of road
Are bigger spuds in the stew.

Others say that parents’ rules
Determine how we go,
Or children learn in teachers’ schools,
From there they act and grow.

But, in the end, not DNA
Nor home or school’s our guide;
Why do we go a certain way?
The truth is, we decide. Continue reading

My business associate Barbara Ann Oliver emailed me this afternoon that my book CHOOSE! has arrived from the printer today.

Our US representative (Barbara Ann is in Costa Rica right now) told her the book is in perfect condition and looks really good.

I’m anxious to get my hands on it.

Here’s the info that’s being sent out about the book:

CHOOSE! 13 Choices to Transform Your Heart and Soul is just in time for a great graduation gift, a personal motivator or a group study.

Life is not predetermined nor destined. People have great power in their choices. In almost poetical language, the author hones in on important choices such as contentment, gratitude, failure, health, humor, people, focus and ambition, among others.

For more information, see this PDF file or go to the website:

“Well written, this book encourages and motivates the reader to make wise, scriptural choices in life. A book not easy to put down, it is excellent for the classroom, coffee table or as a gift.” – Glenda Williams, Geneva, Alabama