Marshall E. Quilling
Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Thin Places by Marshall E. Quilling Summary
What Doing, Where Going, Why When we were young and recently married, we purchased our first home in South St. Paul, Minnesota. It was a very nice three-bedroom rambler with a tuck under single-car garage. The basement was finished, and the yard was beautifully landscaped, with a terraced garden in the back yard complete with a statue of Jesus. We paid $31,000, and had anxiety about how we were going to pay the mortgage payment of $160 per month. Our side door was directly across from our neighbor's house 20 feet away. Our neighbors had two little boys around the ages of three and five. They did not let their boys play with any other children, and kept them inside most of the time. Their vocabulary was very limited, and we only heard them say three things. They were, however, very friendly and came running up to me every time I would see them. The first thing they would say was, "What doing?" When you told them what you were doing, they would ask, "Where going?" When they were satisfied with your answer, the final question was, "Why?" As I have reflected about these questions over the years, I have come to realize that these are very profound questions. What am I doing, where am I going, and why? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? I have never sat down and charted my life, but I have been lead and protected by a mysterious force. As you read this book, ask yourself these questions. Is life more than eating, drinking and being merry--- and then you die? Is there someone or something out there in the universe who is watching me? Is there someone wanting to interact with me? This is the story of my life, my search for truth, and my journey. I am not an extraordinary person. Some of my adventures may seem a little strange. They were strange for me, too. Sometimes I identify with Sergeant Joe Friday in Dragnet. "Just the facts, ma'am. Just the facts." I hope that in sharing my life, you too may find answers to these basic questions. I hope that you will find peace and contentment as I have found in my life. Blessings, Marshall E. Quilling To contact author: E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.marshallequilling.com