A message of Hope...stories from the road.
Essays, parables and rare moments of clarity.
By Bob Perks
Copyright 2009 Bob Perks
Perks Pearl of Wisdom
"The best help you can get is the help you can give!"
Hello, my friend!
Good Monday to you!
I am not a preacher. I am a child of God.
Like you, I have been given a great gift.
With that I can do great things
I claim many titles including, father, husband, writer,
speaker, and scavenger.
I just claimed a new one...
"Interpreter." The world as I see it. Love as I
I show it. Hope as I give it. Life as I live it.
Today's story was written just for you!
The people of the Philippines need HELP!
One of my "friends I've never met" from the Philippines contacted me regarding the ongoing disaster there. There is another storm approaching. The images are horrific! Here's a note from her.
Janneth Credo.. Let's pray that the new soon-to-be-storm won't hit the Philippines!.. We are battered too much already. Let's say our prayers for those badly affected and help in anyway we can.
Please consider helping through an international charity of your choice today! Please!
By Bob Perks
I've watch the rain run free.
Rain can only be held back until it
gathers strength enough to move on.
It refreshes and nourishes at its best.
Over time it has the power to wear down stone.
Overflowing it can move mountains.
I've felt the wind blow.
At it's best it cools, but can wipe out an
entire town when it gathers strength enough.
Birds, butterflies all are free to follow
the wind and water.
But, what about you and I?
We, too, can go where we want, but stay.
You and I can work long enough to create change,
but often just go with the flow making no
difference at all.
You and I can move mountains but see them as
You and I can set our sails against the wind
and yet, we all too often fall down waiting
to be rescued.
We can follow the wind and ride the oceans yet,
we never leave the shore.
Why would God make the wind, water, birds and
butterflies free and limit us?
We are held captive by what we think,
what we believe and how we see ourselves.
We become prisoners of our mind.
We were never meant to be "captive" in a world created for us.
Genesis 1:26 (New International Version)
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our
image, in our likeness, and let them rule
over the fish of the sea and the birds of
the air, over the livestock, over all the
earth, [a] and over all the creatures that
move along the ground."
"I wish you enough!"
I encourage you to share my stories but
I do ask that you keep my name and contact
information with my work.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."