What Lives On?

1 John 2:16- For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. (New Living Translation)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

One and done. Satisfied with a pep in the step to go about our day. Joy, immense joy for the happiness we attained bore no consequences. Comfortable, real comfortable in the life we have provided ourselves. Haughty to a degree of narcissism for if everything is about us, how can we appreciate the nuances of anyone else? Hence, who cares! If our appetites are now satiated, then why crave more? Perhaps the reason lies in what we have eaten. In that our stomachs have begun to rumble, our countenances have changed and our bodies are now queasy. With food rising like a geyser, we picture the spew of unsightly material exiting our negatively affected bodies. But God…provided us the Pepto with a piece of Daily Bread to settle our stomachs and keep us from ever feeling sick again. 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.

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