Friday, February 10, 2017

Inspirations by Sharon Ervin

When a person on Oklahoma’s death row had an abscessed tooth, he was rushed to a dentist in town.

When another developed tonsillitis, he received immediate medical attention and antibiotics.

A deputy warden explained that convicted persons sentenced to die have to be in good health before they can be executed in Oklahoma. I thought that odd. I noticed that most of the men on death row were in fine shape physically. It seemed foolish to execute an entire person, all those healthy organs and body parts going to waste. Could those folks donate body parts?

No. The lethal cocktail prepared and delivered into executed persons' veins contaminates all their body parts: organs, retinas, blood, even skin grafting possibilities.

Inspired, fiction writers’ imaginations follow strange paths. That information and my mental progressions, combined with a little romance––which I consider to be to fiction as essential as salt to baked goods––produced my last published novel, JINGO STREET. Another, with different inspiration, is coming in March, 2017.

Available for pre-order on Amazon and other online retailers

Sharon Ervin

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


What is God's grace and how do men access that grace? Grace is not earned, it is obtained.

Grace is an unmerited favor granted by God to all who meet His requirements.

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ 2 through whom we have gained access by faith unto this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (NIV 1973)

A. Justified through faith, which is obtained by hearing and believing the gospel. (Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.) NIV 1973

B. Grace is accessed by faith. Faith is not accessed by grace.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--(NIV 1973)

What is the gift of God? Answer: Salvation through faith.

Grace is the reason salvation is available through faith. Grace in and of itself cannot save anyone. Grace must be obtained.

Grace is available only because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (NIV 1973)

Salvation is available to all men that meet God's terms for accessing His grace.

Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (NIV 1973)

The truth is, many are waiting for Jesus to return who have not accessed God's grace.

1. Faith--John 3:16
2. Repentance--Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19
3. Confession--Romans 10:9-10
4. Water Immersion--Mark 16:16, Acts 22:16