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Who Said That?

It was a beautiful, sunny day in east Texas yesterday, and this poem I wrote several years back came to mind. Some days it’s cold, some days it’s hot, but some days are just right. More and more, I’m learning to enjoy them all. 

The Sun on My Face

 

I stood there

Head tilted back

Eyes closed

The sun on my face

 

The sound

Of a twelve string

Began to play

A tune I didn’t know

 

walking with jesusI smiled

And God smiled back

It doesn’t get

Any better than this

 

As I continued my walk

I wondered

Did He say that

Or did I

 

Copyright © 2012 C. Mashburn

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JUST A BOY – A childhood memoir

JUST A MAN – A book of encouragement

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Everybody Knows That

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT

THEY JUST DON’T KNOW IT… YET

 

PROLOGUE

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.

A duffer quote

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

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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

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One of His

My newest video for “JUST A MAN… One of His”!

 

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Dancing In The Now!

Yesterday, I was listening to Christmas music and making apple butter to take to my family in Odessa. As I was doing the cleanup, an upbeat song came on and I started dancing around the kitchen. I was, to put it mildly, loving life.

girl dancingAs I danced, a scene from a few years ago came to mind of a little girl I’d seen dancing and spinning in her front yard. By the looks of the house and yard, the little girl’s life was probably not joyful all day, but that only served to illustrate that she was, at that moment, filled with joy and happiness.

We spend far too much time worrying about where we’re going, and too little time enjoying where we are. Let’s live in the now, be happy, and dance!

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

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The Sound of Love

sunrise-12-2-2016-quoteTime with God is like drinking coffee. We sip from the cup of hot brew, and when it begins to cool, we refill it so the heat returns. In the mornings, I refill my heart with the warmth of God’s love. This rekindles the fires within me—the desire to know Him and be a part of His world and His plan.

It’s just me and God in the morning. We talk and we listen—I to Him and He to me. I read, and I write; He watches and smiles. I’m like a child in my search for His knowledge.

I lay my requests before Him each morning, then wait expectantly as I go about my day. Sometimes… I can feel His loving gaze.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

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