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Friday, June 18, 2010

What's Going On?

Now that I have posted many excerpts from A TIME TO... , in the coming months I want to share my thoughts about why I wrote it. I'll start by saying that it began with a whisper from God. At one time in my life if others said God whispered something to them, I would have raised my eyebrows and thought to myself, "OK, they are wacky."

Since then, I've come to understand that people don't mean (in most cases) God speaks to them with a human voice. He speaks to our spirits, because He is a spiritual being that lives in each of us, whether we know it or not. This gets a little tricky because some people receive spiritual messages and think it is God delivering them. The way to distinguish between God's voice and another's is by analyzing the message. If it promotes love, faith, hope & charity - it's God speaking. Otherwise, don't pay attention to it. This is where I think the terrorists got it wrong on 9/11.

Look for more insights about how/why A TIME TO... was written in the coming weeks and months. I'll also share comments I've received from readers.


  1. I LOVE the premise of your book, "A Time To..."! Your comment, that you listened to the whisper of God, struck a chord with me, as I was also whispered to by God to create my book. I, too, would have thought someone wacky if they said this... then, I experienced it. Isn't it a marvelous feeling?

    I think that we need writings such as yours that focus on love, faith, hope, and charity. I think there are so many people out there that are very discouraged, devoid of hope. I think these are principles that we, the world, need to adopt and I am excited that you have written about them. It is powerful that you have used someone who survived 9/11.

    I am always interested in a person's spiritual journey, especially since embarking on my own. So, I shall be getting a copy of the book and look forward to reading it!

    Posted by Carolyn CJ Jones

  2. Not having a spiritual bone in my body, Ronald, you might be pleased to know your story also resounds with hardened empiricists! My novels have all the sentiments that Carolyn talks about here... wonder how they got in there. Seriously, though, it is perfectly possible to create characters, atmospheres, sentiments and scenarios that you as the author do not hold to be true or have not experienced. That's what we do as novelists: invent!