Spotlight on Guest Writers: No Secrets – Richard Lewis
The story is told of a newspaper editor from the 1800s who wanted to validate the integrity of some of the leaders in his community. He decided the best way to do this was to compile a list of a dozen outstanding businessmen, politicians and professionals in the community, and then send each a simple anonymous note. The note should read: âWhat has been hidden will soon be revealed – Fleeâ.
The unsigned notes were delivered and by dawn the next day 10 of the 12 men had left town overnight with their families in tow. The obvious conclusion was that these 10 had hidden a secret in their past that they feared would ruin them when revealed.
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I read Micah chapters 1-3 recently and it sounds like the headlines in today’s newspapers. In these chapters there was deception, violence and those who hated good and loved evil. Today we seem to see evil triumphing all over the world. It’s easy to get down the road of frustration in light of the things that are going on around us. We can get angry or just lose hope in these troubled times. It’s wonderful to know that there are things you can really count on:
1. There will be no secrets that will not be revealed. Luke 12: 2-3 âThe time is coming when all that is hidden will be revealed, and all that is secret will be known to all. Everything you said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the rooftops for all to hear! “
2. God will not judge on appearances but on motives. There will be nothing hidden that escapes His attention. Jeremiah 17:10 âBut I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all the rewards due to them, based on what their actions deserve.
3. If you are a seeker of truth – Truth can be found in Jesus. John 14: 6, Jesus said to him, âI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. Revelation 21: 5, and the one who sat on the throne said, âLook, I’m doing everything new! And then he said to me, “Write this, for what I am telling you is trustworthy and true. “
4. Adopting justice, mercy and humility is the path God requires of us. Micah 6: 8 âHe has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord want from you? Act righteously, love mercy and walk humbly with your God. “
5. There is a promise of hope no matter what you have been through or what you will face in the future. Revelation 21: 4 âHe will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, sorrow, weeping, or pain. All of those things are gone forever.
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6. Our mission for each day should be to live our life as we eagerly and faithfully await the return of Jesus: Mark 13:35 âYou too must watch! Because you do not know when the master of the house will return: in the evening, at midnight, before dawn or at daybreak.
Richard Lewis is a graduate of Arizona State University (advertising) and California Baptist University (computer information systems). Richard and his wife Sue met while they were on staff at Campus Crusade for Christ for 8 years in the 1970s. Richard served in campus ministry at the University of Texas at El Paso, Louisiana Tech and at international headquarters in San Bernardino, California.
After their ministry at Campus Crusade, Richard owned and operated a bicycle store in Riverside, California for 19 years. After a retraining in the IT field at California Baptist University, Richard worked as a subcontractor and employee of information systems at Boeing for 17 years. Richard has written over 150 articles published in information systems and computing publications, including Windows Magazine and Windows Scripting Solutions. Richard has played a leadership role as a deacon and elder in several churches, as well as a meditation presenter and coordinator of men’s ministry.
Richard wrote hundreds of meditations and devotions that were used in church and small group meetings. Many of them have been featured in The Upper Room and Racers For Christ publications and on their websites.
In 2021, Richard published a collection of his devotions. These are available in a Kindle and Paperback format on Amazon (ISBN 979-8705738878) “Life Stories to Uplift and Encourage”.
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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of ââShasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).
In addition, he writes or has written for several other media outlets; including Riverside Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall / Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and the Law Enforcement News Network, and his reporting has aired on news channels in the Southern California and Northern State areas.
Trevor spent 10 years in the US Army as an orthopedic specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically removed after losing his leg, fracturing his back, and sustaining injuries. spinal cord and brain injuries in an industrial accident. (Click here to watch segment of Discovery Channel’s documentary about Trevor’s crash.)
During his time with the Sheriff’s Department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Temecula Southwest Station, Hemet / Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station; with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Watercraft Based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Focused Police Team and personnel and background investigations. He ended his career working as a sex crimes and child sexual abuse investigator and was a court appointed expert on child abuse and child sex crimes.
Trevor has been married for over 30 years and has been the foster parent of over 60 children over the age of 13. He is now an adoptive parent and his âflowing familyâ includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.