Views from the Balcony
Things I've Seen - Things I've Learned
In her debut book Diane presents her testimony with a few episodes from her charmed childhood, tragic losses and powerful homecoming. But it is most predominantly and significantly so a compilation of her Bible studies gleaned from four, life-changing Epistles which proved to answer three major questions; who am I, why am I here and what am I supposed to do with my life. Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians are presented in chapter form and easily presented for personal or group studies.
There’s a scene in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” where the young George Bailey is in dire need of direction. His eyes land on a sign that simply says “Ask dad. He knows.” Sadly, many dads would not offer the best advice or worse yet, many have no dad to ask. I was fortunate to have a dad who did. He always said “Knowing what to do must be translated into doing what you know.” He also taught me the best place to get the best knowledge was from his heavenly Father, God. Really, who better to ask? And how kind and gracious is our heavenly Father to leave to us the greatest book in the world, the Bible. Every answer to every question is found within its pages. It is where truth is revealed and it is the sole source of knowledge and wisdom.
I’ve wandered down many paths in my life, lost my way a few times, too. But I have made it my life’s mission to seek truth through God’s Word and share what I learn with as many people who will listen.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5&6. What a beautiful example of good advice…. “knowing what to do must be translated into doing what you know." Thanks Dad….and thank you, Father.