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Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's.  She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Author Orlando U Javien Jr. - "God Made Me Pick Up Underwear"

Welcome guest author Orlando U Javien Jr. and his book "God Made me Pick Up Underwear".    Orlando is a bookkeeper, referral marketing specialist, and domestic engineer by day.  By night he is an author, evangelist and motivational speaker.  His mission in life is to empower his circle of influence to live purpose driven lives. In his book, Orlando shares his powerful journey to faith through tales from his life.  The book shares the struggles in his marriage and how a game of golf taught him how to be a better husband.

The author even illustrates that picking up underwear can be a test of faithfulness, and how his death on the television show CSI led him to live a fuller life.  In "God Made Me Pick Up Underwear," readers ultimately will see that faith can be found if they truly look and listen – even in unusual places.
"This book is meant for those who have made the confession of faith, and need a map to continue their journey with Christ," Orlando writes. "This book is also meant for the Christian who is struggling with their faith – one foot in the world, and the other foot with Jesus. Most of all, this book is meant for the Christian that wants to take their walk to the next level, beyond the ordinary."

Excerpt from 
"God Made Me Pick Up Underwear"


Distractions
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14

"The passage above came to me while playing a game called “Brick Breaker.” The game is like tennis. You have a paddle that goes from left to right, and you bounce a ball toward bricks. When you hit a brick it disappears. After you hit all the bricks in the stage, you go to the next level. Every once in a while, hitting a brick will release a bonus (extra life, laser, or multiple balls). The funny thing I noticed was that every time I would chase after the bonuses, I would die soon after.

When I was just concentrating on one ball, I would be fine. When the bonuses would pop up, I would get excited because an opportunity to get ahead presented itself. I would have to time it correctly, hit the ball, chase the bonus, and make it back in time to hit the ball again. When I got distracted, I died

At first I was just moving left to right trying to hit one ball. Now I’m trying to hit one ball, catch the bonus, go after the original ball, and press a button to shoot the weapon. A simple game just got complicated.

It’s just like life. Most of our original dreams are to get a good job, find a mate, buy a house, have some kids, and live happily ever after. The focus of most Americans today is buying a bigger house, nice cars, and college for their kids. In the chase for the bonuses in life, we neglect our spouses and children. We spend extra hours at the office to pay for the things we bought and for the things that we desire. We try so hard to keep up with the Joneses, not realizing they’re buried in debt.

  
Here's what others are saying about Orlando's book:
     
     Wonderfully Inspirational
"Orlando has an engaging writing style which not only makes the book readable but allows the reader relate to his life experiences. Another word that comes to mind after reading this book is "authentic." Anyone searching for meaning in life will find this read enlightening and affirming. "

Don B. Smith

     Courageous
"It takes courage for a man to lay bare his struggles and victories for the press. The thing that impresses me most about the author is that he is more concerned with helping others gain victory in this life than he is with the fear of what people may think about him. His sheer determination to tell the truth, go against the tide, and reach his fellow man gives this book its appeal, while its direct, honest style makes it an easy read for the common person. This book is a must read for anyone hoping to conquer an addiction, mend a relationship, or just live a better life. And who doesn't want to do that?"

Roxanne Mauer

You can visit Orlando's websites for more information:

http://www.Orlandojavien.blogspot.com
http://www.seekthekingdom.info

To purchase his book visit  http://amzn.to/bpgmql 
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