New Blog/New Name

New…perhaps that’s the perfect word to describe everything I’m experiencing. I’m a new Blogger, a new Author with a new book, new to Social Media…new. Sometimes that’s a scary place to be.

I find myself wrestling with every decision, fearful of failure.

Three years of my life have gone into writing a book. Because all of the stories in it are true, it was as if my very identity had become the book, Oliver Flower.  But I am not a book. I am simply someone who is wrestling for the new, trying to overcome the challenges set before me, and see God’s hand at work.

In the book of Genesis, Jacob entered a wrestling match of sorts. It continued all night until the break of a new day. Although he walked away limping, Jacob persevered, overcame, and was given a new name. I continue to wrestle with every decision, limping my way through technology that my grandchildren have mastered!

But it is the breaking of a new day and I am embracing it!  So in the spirit of perseverance and overcoming, the blog has been given a new name.

Simplicity of The Message

One hundred years ago Charles H. Pajeau, a stonemason, observed children playing with sticks and empty spools of thread. He and his partners decided to market a toy that would inspire children to use their imaginations. The cornerstone of the set was a 2″ wooden spool with holes drilled every 45 degrees around the perimeter and one through the center. A simple toy connecting a stick to a spool.

Millions have been sold.

Over 2000 years ago, the cornerstone of my faith was laid…scripture records it as “a chosen and precious cornerstone”. God saw that the world needed a Savior, a Way to the Father. So He sent His only Son with a simple message to connect all of humanity to Himself.

Millions have been saved.

A simple connection can change your world.