In 1999 at age 64 I was just about ready to throw in the towel.
Back in 1968 at age 32 working on 33, I had a very dramatic religious experience that changed my life. With my new faith, my life changed from being an overweight, alcoholic, totally selfish womanizer, chewing on 3 packs of Camels a day, to someone who really wanted to get his act together and hopefully help others to do that as well.
I began a second 32 year journey with the understanding that I had been created body, soul and spirit and each was important to take care of. I saw that what I put into me, was what I would become. I needed to watch what food I took into each of these areas and learn how to become fit….. body, soul and spirit.
In the begining, my goal was to see if I could actually write down my thoughts from day to day. Guess that was easier than I thought....
My motivation was the proclamation Jesus made when He stood in the synagogue (Luke 4:16) and explained why He had come to earth. He read the following from the book of Isaiah
Philip Wolff 10-27-99
Oh God, my God… How I long to know You.
Sometimes it seems forever… forever my heart has been going out
Towards You… to know You… to touch You… to walk with You…
To hear Your voice… to see Your face.
Again and again I have cried out to You.
David was held before me as the example.
He was the man “after Your own heart”.
It was the Davids You longed for…the Davids that You wanted.
The Davids were those special people, those special servants,
Who gave their lives to You in some unique way.
So I cried to the Lord…. I am Yours. I am Your David.
I will serve You. What will You have me to do?
I will do this Lord and I will do that. I will do the other also.
How about this Lord? Or surely that?
Now that would truly be good to do!
Would you like to know how you can see it too....every day? Let's just take a quick look at that story about Moses that I told you about.
Thanks for visiting today! Your first time here, you might want to look at three of the featured pages over to your right.....
"Why these musings"... explains how I got started with blogging.
"Philip's Story"... will give you an idea of where I am coming from.
"My goals..."... will lay some groundwork for all that will follow.
Everything else.....just daily thoughts and stories, running thru my head... from one day to another..... starting at the beginning will help it all make sense... a couple of books worth now... kind of a journey thru my life that I started recording here...back in 2007 ........
I sincerely hope you will enjoy the journey.
I sure have!