It's been about three months since my sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in a flowerbed in our backyard. I was dead. My Son, his wife, my wife, fire department first responders, hospital emergency personnel, cardiac physicians and the hand of God brought me back. But I'll detail the miracles involved in a future blog. It's an awesome tale. Stay tuned. But back to the hits: My fans, friends and family have been pressing me to tell these and many other stories in the form of a book that would chronicle my chaotic life as a radio personality, flight instructor, father of three special sons, dutiful husband to the same woman for 48 years, Vietnam veteran and trouble maker. I can't write a book. My wife, Joy, said try a blog. After she told me what that was I agreed. I could tell all the stories, she would copy them and put them together in sequence or hire an editor to make sense of it all. Hello blog! Hello book!. Get outa the way Stephen King!
But First (book delay): After the SCA the doctors wanted me to work a max of two hours at my gun store, Jim Pruett's Guns & Ammo, Houston, Texas. I figured I would do something special during my time off and the idea I came up with was to draw the face of God...the real face. I bought sketchpads, special pencils and erasers but before even the first sketch I was at a loss of what to draw. I've never even seen him although I had an authentic out of body experience back in 1980 as again I rose from the dead after a plane crash in the mountains of Mexico. Only problem- during the ascension I looked down. Not up. So now I have decided to go LOOKING FOR GOD!
Parameters: God sitting on a golden throne high in the sky with clouds wafting about? I don't think so. Now who am I to think such things? Well, it says in the Bible that we are made in His image. As God you can do anything you want including sitting on the throne but I think that would last about thirty minutes and then you would do stuff! I pray that one of his options would be to check on his creations here on earth. Why? Because He Loves us! That fact rings true throughout the Good Book.
Furthermore I know that The Book says that whenever more than one are gathered together in prayer He is there...so that means we hang out at least three times a day at the beginning of meals. I want to be with Him more while on Earth. Check this out:
The Mossy Oaks Trail Guide, one of my favorite books, says to visualize what God looks and sounds like. A challenging idea unless you go for the "greybeard in the sky" picture. I have this idea that God often visits; masquerading as a homeless old man looking for a handout, a businessman with a heavy schedule, a mother herding children, a shopper/customer with a complaint, a Stevens & Pruett Show fan wanting an autograph, a policeman trying to do his job, a child with a broken toy, etc. AND THAT'S WHAT I NOW LOOK FOR in every person I run into. All I have to do is look in their eyes and talk to them and seek for God clues. This attitude towards people has changed my attitude and has certainly made my life far more enjoyable. I'll let you know if I catch Him.
I think I'm close. I look forward to turning in at night. I seek Him through prayer and after that I do what the Trail Guide says and imagine what God looks like...what his voice would sound like...his posture...sitting next to me and talking gently...standing over me-hands on hips with the booming Hollywood movie voice...only problem with this is...when I begin to consider these things I immediately go to sleep! It's a cool technique. Far better than Ambien and safer. I urge my friends to
join me in the search for God in all people and to IMAGINE (a wonderful word) what He looks like. Be sure to let me know how that works out for you. Thanks for joining me - MY FIRST BLOG!
Oh, don't be surprised if I'm talking to you and I suddenly blurt out "HEY IS THAT YOU IN THERE?" (Tomorrow's mission: Learn how to add photos from the jim pruett secret stash of forgettable sorrows...a good title but bogus...just photos)