Genesis 3:19-“By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Life is… But a fleeting ripple in the perpetual essence of time. Life is… But a carefully wrapped gift whose contents are unknown until we take our last breath. Life is… But a chance to benefit the entire sum, instead of parts of the whole. Therefore, may our diligence resemble that of an athlete whose work is never finished, but in constant equilibrium. For their bodies if not honed and trained, will render them useless within their professions. Thus, if their body cannot be trusted, how can they rely on the mental fortitude needed to push past preconceived limitations? For isn’t the mind stronger than body? Hence, we must work toward the glory of our Lord, instead of the splendor of our own limelight. Only then will our rest be peaceful to return into the ground from whence we came. 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. At his current age of 24, 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. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.