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Musings from an Old Wooden Bridge: Biblical Wisdom For A World Gone Mad

Mike Gaylor

2023 FAPA Award Winner


In today’s world, musing is a lost art that desperately needs to be rediscovered. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t run farther when we run faster. A full daily planner that leaves little time for thoughtful reflection, leads to an empty, unfulfilled life. A packed schedule sets aside one of the great purposes of life, to exercise the mind and stoke the creative spark within. We need to muse and muse often. In Musings from an Old Wooden Bridge, author MJ Gaylor offers a collection of random musings, complemented with Scripture, Bible stories, and personal experiences.

The lead story, “Life Cycles,” expresses the importance of transitioning from one phase of life to the next, both as a Christian and as an individual. Moving successfully through each stage brings us to maturity, which is the goal of our human experience. “The Impossible Made Easy,” emphasizes the ease of the Christian life in contrast to how difficult we sometimes make it. Borrowing a phrase from baseball great Honus Wagner, Gaylor surmises that there’s not a lot to being a Christian, if you are one. The selection “Loved by God,” explores the love that God has for each of us. It is only when we receive His love that we begin to love ourselves. Treasuring ourselves as creations of God is the first step in loving others.

Insightful and introspective, Musings from an Old Wooden Bridge encourages the reader to think deeply concerning the true meaning of life.


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