Dear Friend, God’s Word has identical power in the past, present and future. Words spoken fitly once are words spoken fitly forever, because God’s Word does not change. When these messages were spoken, it catalyzed change in many listeners, and it is my prayer that this book will also catalyze change for you. I had a successful and rewarding career as a teacher, and this book combines the best of my formal training and extensive experience to bring spiritual lessons to life on paper. I chose object lessons, imagery and metaphors that would convey truth at a concrete level. All of these were whispered to my heart by the Holy Spirit, for you. I view my audiences, and now you, the reader, as friends. Friends care about each other and support their successes. I care about your eternal destiny. Have a blessed day.