“…We are the ‘changers’…the products of life don’t change, the user (that would be…us) are the changers…”


Charles J.L. Brooks - 12-13-2009

STAGES of LIFE: What stage of life are you in? Life is a progressive process. We start at birth, with little or no thoughts as to life and its journey. We move swiftly to teen years with ideas of youthful freedom, songs, cheerleading, sports, and the opposite sex. We then move on to age of majority; college, military service, marriage, and career development. Rushing to mid-life…crises, career adjustments, potential divorce, business failure, empty nesting, and maybe …even…bankruptcy. Then we, reluctantly, move on to senior centers, loss of our spouse, inadequate retirement, and inevitably….serious health issues.

It would be reasonable, then…. that during each of these progressive life changes… one’s view, and opinion, of specific issues (products) would change as they move through the challenges of life. Our views on CAREER will change with each stage of life; as it would be with educational, love, family, insurance, retirement, etc.

All “issues of life” will change as we travel through the various stages of life. One example, might be life insurance: Life insurance, its self, does not change… but the need for it, and the types of coverage needed, through the various stages of life… will change.

If one is plagued with the onslaught of health issues; their entire view of life, regardless of the stage, is different than one who is in good health throughout their life. The point here is: we are the changers…the products of life don’t change, the user (that would be…us) are the changers.

Learning how to balance these products of life with the various stages of life, would be something that would deserve our complete and utmost attention; such that, we might get the most out of each product (of life), and each stage of life. A tempered, balanced, and restrained approach to life, along with double doses of LOVE, would have a tremendous effect on the outcome of our movement through its stages.

Life’s journey, along with it many products… coupled with a “loving relationship with God,” our Savior, will make life’s journey… rewarding, happy, productive, joyful… achieving, ultimately a “permanent relationship” with Christ. We are reminded in Psalm 112:6-8 – “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered for ever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.”  And, 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us…”For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 

I pray that “your journey” is pleasant and spiritually fruitful. …Blessings…cjlb…12/11/15

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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