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An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 27, 2022

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Some roads look perfectly safe, but they’re really made of quicksand.

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An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 26, 2022

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Satan’s original sin was to want to be God.  Humanity’s continuing sin is the same one.

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An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 25, 2022

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Freedom is responsibility.  It is our vehicle to either choose the truth or to embrace the lie.

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An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 23, 2022

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When it comes to the ultimate decision in life, we have free choice, and no one can take that away from us.  We can either choose God or choose the world and God is so fair we get exactly what we choose.

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An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 22, 2022

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God drops no one into Hell, people jump.

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Is Thanksgiving All About Receiving? November 21, 2022

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In millions of homes throughout America families and friends join to together to celebrate a cherished holiday, Thanksgiving.  In countless homes people go through various types of rituals and traditions including taking time to share what they’re thankful for.  If we listen to those often hastily prepared statements, we’ll find most of them refer to what’s been received.

“I’m thankful for my family.”  “I’m thankful for health.”  “I’m thankful for peace, prosperity, safety, security, a home, a car, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, etc.”

It’s good to give thanks for all we’ve receive.  It’s even better to give thanks for the Giver and to recognize that it’s all a gift.

The greatest gift of all is Jesus.  God gave Him to us as our Savior.  It’s through His stripes we’re healed.  It’s through Him making Himself poor that we became rich.  And it’s through the indwelling Spirit of God that we have access into the wisdom of the ages.  And that wisdom teaches us that it’s better to give than receive.

This Thanksgiving as we share what we’re thankful for perhaps we should be thankful for all the opportunities we have to give.  The Word of God tells us plainly, “If you grasp and cling to life on your terms, you’ll lose it, but if you let that life go, you’ll get life on God’s terms.”[1]  In another place it says, “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way.”[2]

All around us a world in need of God stumbles through the inky void of uncertainty not knowing why bad things happen to good people, why evil seems to triumph over good, or where they’re going when they die.  And we have the answer.  His name is Jesus. 

So how do we share what isn’t just good news but the best news ever with the lost and broken around us?

It isn’t by trying to shove a Bible down their throat.  It isn’t by beating them up with doctrines they don’t know repeated in religious speak.  It isn’t by trying to scare them to death with stories of what will happen when they die.  When we use these time-tested mistakes while trying to share the most beautiful truth in the world, that Jesus came to bring us life, our success rate is perfectly expressed by my favorite band, Casting Crowns, “Jesus, friend of sinners, the truth’s become so hard to see.  The world is on their way to You, but they’re tripping over me.”

It’s not about who we are it’s about who He is.  It isn’t about what we’ve done it’s about what He did.  And it isn’t about what we get it’s about what we give.

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  May the Lord bless you and keep you may He make His face shine upon you.  As we gather with our loved ones on a day set aside for giving thanks instead of offering a litany of what we’ve received let’s give thanks for opportunities to give.

This is an excerpt from the book Faith by Dr. Robert Owens.  This and all his books are available from Amazon in paperback or kindle at Amazon.


[1] Luke 17:33 MSG

[2] Luke 6:38 MSG

An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 20, 2022

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If we deny God, He will deny us.

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An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 19, 2022

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The world says, “God helps those who help themselves.”  The Bible teaches God helps those who realize and admit they can’t help themselves.

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An excerpt from New Old Sayings by Dr. Robert Owens November 18, 2022

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To say there are no absolutes is absolutely foolish.

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A Childless Father Who Has a Son November 17, 2022

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I am blessed.  My wife gave me a son. He was hers before he was mine.  Then he became ours.  In my heart he is always mine and I feel as if I am his dad.  But it often feels like a homerun record with an asterisk, an almost.  You see, I’m a stepfather.  That’s as close as I will ever come to experiencing the life of a father and for that I am forever thankful to God for I am a childless father who has a son.

I know the pride of watching my son play little league.  Together we experienced the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.  I encouraged him to play music.  I helped with homework.  I watched him march in band.  I raced against the stop lights time after time to make it to events and meetings with teachers, doctor’s appointments, and birthdays.  I watched him graduate grade school after driving him from one town to another so he could remain in the same school with his friends after we moved.  I blessed God when he graduated high school and earned scholarships to college.  I was happy when he chose the girl my wife and I prayed for long before we ever met her, enjoyed being the father of the groom, and I love my grandchildren with all my heart.  I am truly blessed.  My wife gave me a son.

But there are four other children I have never known.  Four other children blood of my blood and bone of my bone that I never had the chance to know.

These are my aborted children.

They were aborted without my consent, told by the women involved and the courts that it was none of my business, murdered within the law, slaughtered beyond the pale.  They are still alive within my heart.

Let me say in defense of the women who aborted my children, before I gave my life to Christ, I was a snake.  As a matter of fact, I’ve always said that before I was saved snakes would cross the street when they saw me coming.  I was a drug addicted; drunken scheming dreamer convinced I should be something I wasn’t and equally convince I wasn’t what I was. 

Any young woman who learned they were pregnant and that I was the father could not be blamed for deciding I was a waste of space, a self-indulgent loser, and a disaster as a potential father.  And although none of the three young women involved ever told me why they aborted my children, that’s what I have always thought was my addition to the equation. 

Once I gave my life to Christ.  Once I sobered up, straightened out, and stood in the light of His love I knew he forgave me for any part I played in the deaths of these innocent children.  I know He forgives everyone who lays their sins at the foot of the cross. 

Over the years He has ministered to my heart, my spirit, and my soul as I have cried tears for who could have been.  I am healed for when He said, “It is finished,” sin was defeated.  When He rose from the grave life conquered death, and since He ascended into heaven where He took His place at the right hand of the Father together, we all live in Him.  I am healed.

But there is not a day I don’t miss those children.  There is not a day I don’t think of what might have been.  There is not a day that I don’t imagine seeing them in Him.

I struggle sometimes knowing that two of the women who aborted my children later had other children.  They’ve had an experience they took from me.  I don’t begrudge them the joy of parenting.  I have forgiven them.  But sometimes I’m jealous of what they have and of what I shall never have and for this I repent.  I also struggle sometimes watching other women I know have had abortions and later had children.  I know God has forgiven them.  I don’t have anything against them but at times I struggle with my own emotions.

All of this is the burden of this forgotten father.  I was forgotten in the decision to abort my children.  I have been forgotten in all the years since.

I may be forgotten but I cannot forget. 

My children died.  Four lost lives in the American holocaust of millions.  They are four souls whose blood cries out to God, four cracks in my broken heart, four children of God I long to know, four tears I shall cry till the day we meet.

A stepfather is like a used shoe.  It may look good, it may wear well, and at time it may even feel good.  But it’s still a used shoe.

However, my stepson may feel about me I know how I feel about him.  He is my son.  I may have lost four, but I have gained one.  I am blessed.  My wife gave me a son.

This is an excerpt from the book Faith by Dr. Robert Owens.  This and all of his books are available from Amazon in paperback or kindle at Amazon.

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