Happy Valentine’s Day! I write often about things I share with the men in prison for their encouragement. As a result, I’m told often that I’m more free than a large percentage of folks in the free world. My sole purpose is for the world to know that God loves them.
Where is the Love?
Early in my life as a believer, the Lord revealed to me that I had been searching for love all my life in all the wrong places. In reality, I was rejecting real love and being deceived to believe that love was found in wine women and song – the externals.
I became convinced that I’d never find real love, so why bother? I realized a need for someone to love me unconditionally, but I often felt judged, and feared failure. Looking for acceptance, I fell prey to a manipulative love from people wanting to use me for their selfish ends, and became one of them. Can you identify?
Happy Easter! The true Easter view is all about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We see ourselves raised up out of past failures into the victory of Christ. Nothing else, not philosophy or any of man’s ideas or concepts can trump God’s plan for man’s salvation by faith in His Son’s finished work. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” 1
A Letter From Abroad…
“I’m an author and documentary film maker from Scotland, United Kingdom. I found your website and read it with interest, and thought I’d write to offer support.
What a wonderful privilege to be able to speak into your life. With so much sadness in the world, my purpose is to bring you a message of gladness, because of what the Lord has done. His word for you is,
“...Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” 1
Many of you write praise reports to me as a result of coming to the site. It makes my day to hear that you are blessed by what you read. Your response is the only way I hear of the results, such as this one from Jamie, writing,
"I have begun reading your books, "Will You Die For Me?" and "Manson's Right-Hand Man Speaks Out!" I just felt that I had to write you. I have so many questions about who you are now and have so much to say. Your books are both very well written and informative. Truth be told I can hardly put them down.
Welcome! If this is your first time to visit the site, I'm throwing out a lifeline to rescue folks from drowning in the delusions of this world. I was rescued in 1975, after my false beliefs took me down the road to destruction. Since that time, I've become a part of the rescue party, bringing many on board for a life of victory and vision.
A Cry For Healing...
“I hope this letter finds you well. I noticed a monumental countenance change in your face, as I compare the look you had a long time ago, to now. While most people’s looks do change as they get older, with you, this is not just the case, in my opinion, because I feel what is also being seen is the life of Christ.
Welcome! It is a joy to have you visiting the site. Oh, that more would show up to view and read about the goodness of God. You can easily help your friends and family experience God’s love and grace by referring them to the site.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” 1
Viewing God's mercy...
I'm surprised by how many write, unaware of aboundinglove.org. They've heard the testimony, read the books and are rejoicing, but desiring more. Wendy writes,
“I recently read two of your books and was thrilled to read that you are a born-again Christian. I heard some years ago that you got saved but wondered if it was for real. I came across your book Manson's Right-Hand Man and almost didn't read it; I'm so glad that I did! You have a thrilling testimony and a true example of pure Lord's saving grace. I am amazed at your knowledge of the Bible; it's invite you study a lot. I'm glad that the Lord is using you in prison ministry, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I wish that a program like '60 minutes' would do an interview with you so that others could see you are no longer the man you were 46 years ago. May the Lord continue to bless and use you on the work He has called you to do.”
Merry Christmas! I pray the Holy Spirit will help you realize that Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Listen to the angel Gabriel speaking to Mary before His birth:
“You will conceive and give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his kingdom will never end!” 1
Joy To The World...
Many of us are familiar with the Christmas lyrics, “Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let heaven and earth rejoice.” As you look around the world today, especially with the recent terrorism in France looming in our minds, the reality of joy seems far off. As our hearts break with the people of France, the victims, their families and loved ones, our thoughts and prayers go out to them.