This book is the autobiography of the author and how he became aware that God had a plan for his life. The various periods of his life are related in a way to show how that plan unfolded from childhood through retirement. The story includes a description of his childhood in the blue collar section of Philadelphia, his surviving thirteen battles in the Navy during World War II, his secondary education resulting in five degrees, his experiences as a pastor in churches on the East coast and the West coast, teaching at the college and seminary levels, his adult family life and into his retirement years. Howard Stewart was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1922, attended public schools in that city. He was gifted as an athlete, especially baseball, and served in the US Navy for over three years in World War II. He married Evelyn in 1944, and they had two married sons, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren His wife passed away in 2007. Howard retired in 1988, has authored three books and writes poetry.