Everyone has a life story to tell. My life is divided into two segments. The first part deals with my growing-up years. The second is when I began my ministry. Needless to say, many things happened in both these periods of my life. Many, of course, are not chronicled in this book. I tried to select those that I could remember and those that would be of interest.Life is a journey that everyone has. Normally, one thinks of a journey as a passage or expedition from one place to another by land, air or sea. Certainly it is that, but it is more than a trip or jaunt. It's a life filled with activity. Some are difficult, arduous, and stressful; some are everyday routines and occurrences, which make up a vital part of life situations. There are humorous episodes: joyful and entertaining as well. Many experiences are interrelationships and encounters with people that may be pleasant or distressing. All these factors are part and parcel of the journey we call life. All told, it's a learning experience fraught with joys and sorrows.Having God in the midst of it makes it all worthwhile. If I were to live it all over again, would I change any of it? Probably, some of it, but for the most part, I would not alter it much. The life I have had I would keep as a treasure, a pearl of great price. With God as a vital part of it, life is something to value and cherish.