Transformed: (God will help you become the person you desire to be.(click for more) It completed and filled him.  A transformation occurred in Robert Love, the flesh man, as his spirit was filled with the healing and true love of the Savior.  

The Son touched him.  Like an electric shock, his body surged with energy, and a new life came.  Love was reborn.


Joh 3:5-6, 16-17, Rom 12:2 , 2Co 4:16 –18: Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of 

water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which 

is born of the Spirit is spirit.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have 

eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might 

be saved through him.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed 

day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal 

weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the 

things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. And we all, with unveiled face, 

beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. 

For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.


I will admit, that in this life it is difficult to have a spiritual perspective. Pray, read God’s Word, meditate and memorize Scripture, and act on what He instructs you to do. Trust God the Father during times of doubt. He is faithful to bring about an amazing change in your inner being and in your life! This is the present day work of the Creator.


Are you seeking the understanding you need for the change you desire?


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SALVATION

...relinquish your control.

When life wasn’t fair, God was calling his name. 

Robert Love experienced great loss.  His grandmother died under a cloud of suspicion. Memories of better times became miserable haunts as the skeletons of his past continued to rattle in the closet of deceit.

On the ropes emotionally, fate (or was it God?) intervened to bring Love a new friend, a mentor and wise sage of sorts, with provocative insights. His name is John Wright.

They were perfect strangers when they met but allowed their lives to intersect and in the end each was instrumental in saving the other.  But for Love, it was complicated, much like his life.

Upon becoming better acquainted, it seemed that Wright’s credibility was sketchy at best. Once exposed, Love learned that his new friend was terminally ill. So why had he stopped fighting for his life? Wright has a mysterious past.  

A spiritual battle ensues. Love is nearly killed in a grinding head-on collision and suffers debilitating injuries.  And then, unbelievably, Love’s home is torched and all his possessions are turned into ashes among the smoking ruins.  It is more than a soul can bear; surely he must be cursed!

But it was a greater love that truly saved him once emptied of himself.  Everything changed and ultimately Love endured to discover new hope and a new life.

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WISDOM

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Truly alone, his head hanging low, tears are dropping onto his lap. Already disgraced, this pastor feels no need to defend himself.

There have been many arrests of the clergy in recent times, the institutional church is weak, and the public is hungry for revenge. The police are ordered by the District Attorney to bring him in, to answer his accuser for the crime she alleges. 

Robert Love, the clergyman accused of sexually assaulting a minor female, searches his memory for a clue. Had he mistaken the events of his life, the way he saw God working and leading him into the ministry?

His divorce and aggressive response to the false allegation of infidelity brought by legalistic Christians is in his past. More recently there was the baby’s funeral and the unexplained reason for its death, as well as the demise of the mother, to cancer. She had refused radiation treatments, sacrificing her life for another, the unborn child that didn’t survive.

Thrisa is the only bright spot in this pastor’s otherwise dreary work at the parish and she is found in a dumpster, left for dead. Then, answers to the mystery are suddenly revealed at the bedside of a man even as he exhales his last breath.  The final verdict: “not guilty!”

 

Doubt plagued Robert Love with the simple, haunting question: “why?” But in the midst of all his trouble, wisdom rescues with everlasting peace.

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RESURRECTION

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Young adults and siblings, James and Steffanie Wallas, who tragically lost their parents in a train wreck, are struggling to continue with their lives. 

   They are grieving together until something very strange happens in the cemetery where their parents are buried. Steffanie is confronted by a strange being which resembles her deceased mother.

   James needs absolute proof that their mother has not returned from the dead.  The weight of the evidence needed rests upon a cross necklace, the one their mom gave to Steffanie at her baptism. Rejecting faith, she returned it at the funeral to be buried with all of her hopes and dreams. It was this necklace that she saw the being wearing. Now, James must find the explanation that will bring his sister back from the brink of insanity.

   Rumors leak and their town goes crazy! A police report documents the sighting and the news goes viral.

   A cross necklace, the mystery of resurrection, and one young man's need for answers spin into a whirlwind of controversy that has everyone waiting for the truth to be revealed.

 

   Not science fiction or fantasy, it’s an emotional story that demonstrates the bravery of true love in the aftermath of tragedy.

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REVELATION

...realize the life chosen.

The Daniels men held their legacy in secret, preserved for future generations.

Levi Daniels was shot while Confederate soldiers invaded his southern Pennsylvania farm.  In a small wooden box, he took his prized possession to California, seeking better fortune. But as history has it, trouble followed.

As a young boy, Darren is expected to carry the torch.  From his hospital bed, Darren’s grandfather spoke reverently of the responsibility as he bypassed the birthright of the next person in line. It should have been given to Darren’s father, Joseph, but he is still missing.

Darren and his fraternal twin sister, Deidra, are able to avoid their ancestors’ haunts until engaged in the disaster. An earthquake strikes the U.S. and it falls into anarchy. Joseph returns, searching for the remnant of his family.

It is then that the secret of their past is revealed with a compelling message.  America’s heritage, one of faith and unity, speaks to challenge the hearts of the faithful and the patriotic, stirring them to resist the enemy, natural and spiritual.

 

The future is predicted as the fictional account moves forward in time. This story challenges you to ponder the evidence of our fate. And here is realized a profound and compelling revelation - the greater purpose in it all.

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