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“O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather! – Psalm 39:4-6

 

“O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days.”

Tomorrow, I will turn the ripe age of 40 years old. I have over the course of the previous weeks, and even months been meditating on my life and the course ahead. My past is one of rebellion and ignorance. I lived for myself. I lived for materialism. I lived in the world and wanted the things of the world. Yet, these things, these shallow pursuits brought nothing but pain and emptiness. Now, as I turn to a new chapter, I look ahead. I know that I am at the half way point of my life. I also now that life is not promised the next day, even the next hour. I am truly grateful that the Lord has given me breath. That He bestows upon me a heartbeat in this life to see His mercies and grace. Things of which I am not worthy to have.

Yet, now, I look to be a humble servant. I look to use what time that He has has granted unto me to serve Him and Him alone.  I desire the work of a teacher, to handle His word and deliver it so. That is the zeal that sits upon my heart. I also desire to loving and godly husband to my wife. I must admit, there have been times when I looked to myself and not the cares of my wife.  I look not myself but to Christ. To die to self. To carry the cross. That is what I truly desire with my heart and nothing more.

I am thankful to Nate Pickowicz, Mike Abendroth, Justin Peters and others who have trusted me with the task of designing their book covers. I am grateful that they have allowed me to make use of this creative gift that God has given me. I pray that I can continue to make use of this gift to glorify God and not myself.

I am thankful and may I glorify God with the years that remain granted unto me.

 

Stephen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Design Blurb

I have been fortunate of late and over the past few years to design a few book covers. After all, I went to school for Design and I am happy to be able to use the talents bestowed upon me. These talents are not of my own doing, but gifts from God. I look to use these gifts to showcase solid biblical books. I love designing book covers and print publications and to have the opportunity presented to me has been a blessing. My newest cover is for pastor Nate Pickowicz, an honorable pastor and teacher in New England area. This will be his third book and I am privileged to have him ask me to design his third book. This book design has been a great project and in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I am so happy to had part in this project and I recommend this book to all who love Sound Biblical Theology. We are looking to have the book released by the end of August, Lord willing. So, keep us in your prayers!
Stephen