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2019

Happy New Year!

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Still…

I’m writing another book. It’s about love. And this morning, as I discussed what I’ve written so far with Sherry, an old country song slipped into my mind; “Still”, by Bill Anderson. As lines from the song began to drift through my mind, I told Sherry I felt as though God was singing them to me. Of course, I went straight to the internet and found the song, and as I listened to it, I cried. I cried because I can’t understand how God could still love me after all these years and all I’ve done. But He does.

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Still, by Bill Anderson. <— Click here to listen to the song

Just A Man <— My newest book of encouragement

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Everybody Knows That

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT

THEY JUST DON’T KNOW IT… YET

 

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It has been said that we only use a fraction of the brainpower available to us, and I contend the saying could apply to heart power as well. Heart, that is, as it applies to love. I’ve known this—or should I say, thought this—for several years but it was, in a small way, confirmed recently in a book I read written by a neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander. The book is called, PROOF of HEAVEN ~ A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. In the book, Dr. Alexander tells about his journey into the afterlife—heaven—as his earthly body lay in a hospital bed where, paraphrasing, he was brain dead while in a week-long coma.

Naturally, the scientific community came out in full force to contradict his experience. No surprise there. But millions of others grabbed onto it as “gospel” truth and proof that their hopes and beliefs in a beneficent and loving God had been once again confirmed. And this time, by a man of science.

I fell into the latter group and, yes, I wanted to believe but I began reading with an “okay, we’ll see” attitude. The book was indeed interesting, with just the right amount of medical jargon to give me an idea of the situation without going beyond my ability to comprehend. I read it in one setting, and as Dr. Alexander alternated between the story of his time in the hospital (related to him by family, friends, doctors, and others) and his time in the afterworld, I was intrigued. Mostly, I was surprised. The more he talked about the afterlife, the more I began to think, I knew that.

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And so do you.

To be continued…

Yes, I’m writing another book. And in it I will answer the question, “How do you know?” I’ll also explain why I believe we already know things we’re not sure we know. Hint: it has to do with what we sometimes refer to as common sense and extrasensory perception. I believe the two things are closely related, and both have everything to do with God.

Please visit my website: CHARLESLMASHBURN.COM, where you will find links to my two newest books and all my writings.

Just A Boy ~ A childhood memoir (On sale at Amazon for $12.13!)

Just A Man ~ My new book of encouragement

 

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Just Another Duffer

One of my golfing pals (a duffer, like me) used to say we needed to go to the driving range and practice. I’d answer, “Bad idea. We’ll just be practicing doing it wrong; what we need is golf lessons.”

When we remain in God’s word, our heavenly coach will see to it our practice is done correctly. If our minds are set on Jesus, and we ask Him for knowledge and understanding, it will be given to us.

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 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.  John 15:7

Please visit my website WWW.CHARLESLMASHBURN.COM to see my books and my other writings.

JUST A MAN <— Click here to see my newest book!

JUST A MAN VIDEO <— Click here to see the video!

 

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That’s Enough

I’ve heard it said, “The key to happiness is to not want anything,” and I’ve decided it’s true regarding all things.

For instance, when I write encouragements, I often lament the fact my books and posts are not widely, favorably received. I want my words of encouragement to have a positive effect on as many people as possible, and when it seems they don’t, I’m disappointed.

Recently, while contemplating the situation, I asked myself, “How many is enough? One? Ten? Fifty? Thousands? Millions?” I’ve decided the answer to the question is, “Yes.” For you see:

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I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11

For more encouraging words and other writings, please visit my website:

WWW.CHARLESLMASHBURN.COM

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Memories

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There are times when it seems so easy, natural even, to look back on our past and ask, “What if?” But I’ve come to the realization that we are where we are because of, maybe in spite of, the things, the people, and the circumstances, of our past. Every look, touch, word, and happening helped shape us into who we are and place us where we are today. Me, I love where I am, and I’m at peace with who I am. I have no doubt or fear regarding the future, because it seems the farther I go… the more brightly the path before me is lit. Faith is my light.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Please check out my two latest books, JUST A BOY (about my past) and, JUST A MAN (good news and encouragement about the past, present, and future).

You can also view these videos about the books:

JUST A BOY

JUST A MAN

ONE OF HIS (A second video about JUST A MAN)

Thank you!

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