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Seth Coleman

My Story

Seth Coleman graduated from San Jose State University in 1973 with a focus on public relations and journalism. He has since spent his career specializing in marketing for franchises such as PIP Printing, McDonald’s, and Sonic Fast Food Restaurants. In 1987, Coleman began his own company, Back on Track Marketing, which consulted with both franchise and independent business owners. Over his extensive career, he has written, produced, and directed a number of television commercials for companies and organizations. He retired in 2006 and has made his passion for the written word his new career. 

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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding

Proverbs 3:5

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On Eagles Wings

A Walk With God

 

I heard a wonderful story about the eagle that I would like to share with you. When its first born, the mother places the baby in a nest that she meticulously assembled for her fledgling, choosing branches and leaves and placing the nest high on the side of a sheer cliff. Why in such a precarious position? Because she chooses the safest possible place to raise her youngster and keep it safe from Predators. The mother then takes wonderful care of her eaglets, bringing them delicious worms to eat and keeping them warm under her wings from the cold nights. She watches over them until they have grown feathers of their own. But there is one thing unusual about eagles, they do not instinctively know how to fly. Their mother must teach them.

 When the time comes for its first flight, the mother nudges the baby out of the nest with her strong wing and moves it toward the precipice. Panicked, it struggles to return to safety while making high pitched squeals of terror. The mother then thrusts her wing with great strength, flinging her baby far away from the dangerous cliff and into midair where it immediately starts to descend, falling faster and faster while writhing against the wind, frightened for its life and heading toward certain death. With all its might the baby tries to flap its wings, trying its best to master the air currents, but it can’t, it simply does not know how yet. Then, just before it is  about to be splattered on the ground, the mother, who had been watching her youngster very closely, swoops beneath her baby, gently lifting her body until it is resting securely on her strong wings. She then returns to the nest until it is time to try again. Over and over this is repeated until the baby is no longer afraid. Then finally, on one joyous day, the youngster has learned how to conquer the air currents and begins to soar high above the ground taking its God given position as king of all birds.

 This is an important story for me because it is the way I feel about my relationship with God. Many times I have felt as if He has flung me off of a cliff into midair…, alone, frightened and unsure of the outcome. But every single time, without fail, I somehow make it through the trial…, a little more thankful each time for the security of those strong wings and confident they will be there when I need them.

 I am told that I write very well, but the truth is I am in wonder as I do not see myself as smart enough or creative enough to write such intricate stories and have them turn out well. How is it possible, I wonder, for I was a child who had learning disabilities. I remember being told by a teacher that she doubted that I would make it through high school, let alone get to college. And I remember a class in high school where the teacher placed me in the last seat of his dumb row… indicating I was the dumbest in the class. The miracle is this; I did make it through college with good grades and have enjoyed a wonderful and very satisfying career….and now, amazing as it sounds to myself, I am an author. I understand that being gifted simply means a blessing from the ultimate gift giver, The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Therefore I thankfully give Him the credit and I sincerely hope you enjoy my stories.

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