Being a retired combat veteran of the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I have seen the horror and devastation that war inflicts, and that helps me maintain my humbleness. I can honestly say I have lived and experienced every phase of my writing, and my journey continues. My steps have been ordered, and I’m simply taking them one at a time. Sometimes they’re small steps, sometimes they’re gigantic leaps. Nevertheless, each one is taken with humility and gratitude. Having been blessed with a very complex imagination, it’s easy for me to understand why some of my stories can be baffling at times until they’ve been deciphered and broken down. In other words, you may have to read them more than twice to get the moral of the story.
This is what happens when you’ve been given a gift, and you believe that gift is also your purpose in life. It doesn’t matter what others think, say, or do, it’s up to me to stay the course and live by faith, so I have and will continue to do so until I’m told otherwise by my Father. I’ve finally realized that it’s not about how much fortune or fame I get out of my gifts and blessings but more about the people I help while on my journey. And even if that’s only one person then my purpose is validated not by the reader but by my Leader, and I definitely know who that is. My life has not always been easy, but it has been wonderful. And for that I’m forever grateful. I’ve traveled around the world and seen some amazing things, but nothing compares to home; there lies my paradise, and I visit it as much as possible because you can never go home too much when you don’t live there. Now I get the privilege of sharing some of those adventures with you. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them, and most of all, I pray you learn from them.