CLARIFICATION: I was visiting with a friend this morning, (a recent subscriber to TIDBITS-of-WISDOM), and he asked, why and how did I launch my website(www.charlesbrooks.com). I told him of attending a Bible study group 18 months earlier, and Adrian Despres (an Evangelist with Kingdom Building Ministries – (www.kbm.org), also my friend, and Bible mentor) brought up the Bible verse: Mark 16:15 – And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. That verse stuck in my crawl, and started surfacing about 6 months later. I determined that I had reached a stage in life where I had to put up or shut up, and it was time to proclaim the gospel, but I was ill-prepared, less-motivated, and suffered from a case of not following God’s word. ….not a comfortable spot. As time passed, I developed a skill for sharing myself in Bible Study (a foreign territory); in Church; more so to friends; and too much so, to strangers. In sharing myself, I was also sharing God, because God created me in His Image. I realized that I was talking the walk, but not walking the talk. I repented, amended, transcended, prayed, and committed myself to proclaim the gospel, in my own shallow way. I had to take on a persona that I was not accustomed; as being a bit of a solitaire… I don’t share well with anyone. That had to change. I did change. I am changing. And, you, by the Grace of God, are party to that change. You can escape, but I cannot. I am committed to going into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. I have chosen to do this via LinkedIn, and TIDBITS-of-WISDOM, as my vehicle to help others in developing their career journey, of serving others, of living by the Golden Rule, and doing it through the business community. And, I’m bringing God along, for His Guidance, Grace, and Protection. If you have a subject that you wish me to address, or if you seek counsel, please call on me, and between the Three of Us, we will find a solution. ….Blessings…cjlb…8/22/13
PHOTO CREDIT: White Heron taken on Lake Katharine by Frank Baker.