Haggai 1:6- You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes! (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr. Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
We believe that a person, job, or material possession can fix our hearts and change our souls. We believe that hard work and the sweat of our brow will put a damper on the loneliness. We believe that forcing ourselves to date will calm the echoes of previous relationships, where our hearts were broken. We believe in things and people who are no different than a strainer. For the more we pour into them, the less we keep in return. However, all is not lost as God catches the essential pulp that bears all the nutrients. It’s there that we find strength to quiet our inner fears. It’s there that we wait patiently for God to deliver our bride/groom. It’s there that we trust in the eternal God, who will deliver us from all hurt, harm and danger. Amen
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management.