Where it all began............

I was born. No kidding. Actually it began before then. My parents were done having children, but an evangelist came to town and stayed over at my parent's home. He looked around the table and said, "What no son? There will be a son in this house." My mother was not happy, but I was born anyway. She and I became best friends and she reversed her earlier opinion of not wanting me, to one of the best occurrences ever in her life. I lost her in my teenage years to cancer. You could say it was my first experience with heartbreak. I think as an author one has to write out of what one has experienced in life. In fact I'd say you can't avoid it just the same as you are what you eat. One's writing is shaped by what one has experienced and what one still wants to experience. If that's the case then I've had a very eclectic background, as my range of writing topics is ever broadening and diverse. While my writing spans many topics of interest and exotic setting locales, in a way I've never left the farm. I was born on one and if I have my way I'll always be on one. I thank God for being born into the family and place that I was as many are not so fortunate. But just as I've been blessed with a better start than many I feel that it's important to capitalize on that and help others. I write about many things I have never experienced, with the goal of helping those who have. How do I do that? One of the greatest gifts endowed to me by my Creator was the gift of empathy. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes so to speak. To allow your emotions to build the picture of their three dimensional lives in an effort to better understand what's going on and better yet what's to be learned from it. It can be rough, but very rewarding at the same time. I hope to help many people with elements to be found in my writing as I seek to entertain them and at the same time  lift away the veil of depression that can often settle over our individual lives when we look no further than ourselves. There's a bigger picture of things going on out there in the world and I have made the decision to involve myself in them through the power of the pen. At times I wish I had been born in the era of when the sword was the weapon of the day so that I might wield it in battle, but to wish so on my part is to deny the Divine placement by God of all things and people in the seasons that best suit them. So instead of the clang of sword blades together as sparks fly I click the end of my pen down and start filling yet another journal with a story that I see as the ink meets the paper. I've found my calling in life and I'm pursuing it with all my heart, all my mind and with all my strength. I encourage everyone to reach that point of contact with reality in fast forward and can I say that it starts with the little things. Don't forget to pray. Don't refrain from doing the right thing when you think no one is looking or that no one cares. Keep faith in the small things and you might find out what a wild ride it is to be taken deeper into the meaning behind all life by a loving Creator that is longing to unlock deeper understanding to those who earnestly ask and seek for it. Once you're going deeper on your own journey if there's any advice that I could give you it would be, "Don't stop!" Keep writing your story out better than it was the day before, because there is a God in heaven that wants to read ever part of the journey, from focused on self, to focused on Him. Glory to God it's good to be alive and writing, but the next step of when reality meets eternal destination........now that's where it all really begins.  Guy III     

The Farm .

The Farm .

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