“…Don’t get me wrong… I’ve always considered myself to be “kind and helpful” sort of guy……but…”

 

"Listen to me........."A few words of clarification….. When writing for my website…BrOOKS-of-WISDOM, I choose my subject matter, pretty much, my chance.  I don’t have an “agenda.”  I simply think of something, or something comes to mind, or someone will remind me of a particular event or incident…and I determine that I like it…so, I write about it.  Very simple!

I might add, though, that I write from my own perspective…. My own experiences; and my own thoughts.   I suppose it may sound like it, sometimes, but I “absolutely do not sit in judgment,” of anyone, except myself.  This website is intended to help others to better prepare, better pursue, better navigate, and negotiate the events of life; so that they might have better odds of success in their career, their social life, their family life, and their spiritual life.

My purpose is to “help and to serve others”  Admittedly, I’ve not been “so inclined” like this all my life, you know…the servant mentality.  It took many years and an spiritual awakening…. Sort of speaking.  Don’t get me wrong… I’ve always considered myself to be “kind and helpful” sort of guy.  I have always thought that I had a “close relationship” with God.  I am a “family man,” who has spent a lifetime of putting them first; working hard to provide all of us with a future; and I’ve pretty much succeeded in that.  That said, though, I have enjoyed some degree of success at the expense of my family.  I’ve tried to make up for it, but they can be the judge of that.

Since going into semi-retirement, some 18 years ago, I continued to work every day… exploring new ideas, new ways, and new horizons.  In that process, I became acquainted with a young man, Adrian Despres, an Evangelist, associated with FORGE- Kingdom Builders.  He’s traveled all over the world, preaching to millions of people.   He lives locally, and in addition to his evangelistic responsibilities… he teaches the “bible” to several groups of men, of which, I attend one of them.

One morning, he spoke on Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. I had heard this bible verse many times, but never thought much of it, much less, that it might apply to me.  But some 6 months later… God did a number on me, and bamb-o….it all fell into place.  I determined that, through scripture, “He was talking to me” (as well as all of us), but I took it literally to be “me.”

So, for the last several years, I’ve been going about the “business of God.”  I started with LINKEDIN, and because of space limitations, set up my own website, and thus: BrOOKS-of-WISDOM came into being.  I try hard to provide interesting commentary, and  I am committed to writing a post every single day, and some 600 daily posts later…here we are.  I try to write on a “business subject,” but I also give a “biblical” message that relates to the business message.  I’ve told this same story, at least similar, several times over the last two years, and I thought that it could stand repeating.

So, if you will… bear with me…give me the benefit of doubt…listen when you can; read as often as you like, or when inclined… just DELETE; or “un-subscribe.” But likewise, if you find “it helpful,” then please consider sending “it” on to whomever you wish; as maybe it might be helpful to them as well.  We all have been placed on this earth, and made in the image of God, for a specific reason and purpose.  Most go through life, never knowing what that purpose is.  For me, I have, by the Grace of God, determined that “my role” is to help you in any manner that God directs.

As we approach the celebration of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I would simply ask that you dig deep, and think hard… how can you… go about serving God, and as a by-product….serve others?  And, how can I help you go about that process? How can we help each other?  If you would ever like for me to write on a particular issue or subject, please let me know.

…. Blessings…as we celebrate Christmas Eve, the eve of the birth of “Our Lord Jesus Christ.”  God Bless us ALL….12/24/14….cjlb…

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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