Romans 8:6- So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
There is something serene about the word “peace.” Synonyms, such as halcyon, amity, and accord, seem to follow the same suit. Thus, there is something exquisite that can be found within the word “peace.” It could be crystal clear waters glistening in the afternoon sun, or smoke lightly dissipating after both opposing sides agree to a cease fire, or perhaps, the most coveted example, peace within a relationship. Where both sides find love within being wronged, experience within tumultuous situations, and passion throughout listless days. Peace is love personified in its ultimate form. For to have peace in spite of chaos, is a rare jewel that can only be manifested through the picturesque gem that gleams with the luminosity of God’s favor. Hence, His grace provides peace and His words “It is forgiven” provide serenity to our eternal lives. (#Godsway)
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. 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.