As we enter into the holiday season I find myself...
Tim King grew up in a small town in Northern California with a wide and rocky path laid before him; his parents had divorced when he was young, and he and his older brother were raised by their father while his sister went to live with his mother. Growing up a teenager in a mountain town was tough; work was hard to come by, and life didn’t have a purpose, survival was the only thought to be had most of the time.
Tim grew to find solace in literature, and he read anything he could get his hands on. Tim read the Bible from cover to cover when he was but fourteen, and attempted War and Peace when he was fifteen; Tim found War and Peace too confusing about halfway through, too many players, and the Bible ‘just didn’t make sense’. But through books, Tim found a release from reality, a place he could go and not have to worry about daily life; a dreamland. However, Tim found this dreamland was but a temporary place, and when he left it, a void would come back into him, a hollowness that could not be filled, yet.
While growing up, Tim spent time in many different churches of multiple denominations, where he heard numerous and sometimes conflicting beliefs; these experiences coupled with the confusion of his earlier reading of the Bible, pushed Tim into a state where he didn’t truly know who his Saviour was.
Tim always professed to be a Christian because he had been baptized as a baby; he was a Christian, no matter what, because that is what Tim had been taught. Tim grew up taking the wide path in life, for the narrow path was not the way a person had to go when they were saved; this is what his peers had taught him. Tim thought God wanted him to have fun in life and live however he pleased, as long as he did not hurt anyone, because all was acceptable in God’s eyes if he was saved; this is what society told him. Tim said he had a personal relationship with his Saviour, but he didn’t, for Tim was a hypocrite and did not care about his life, and the void grew more pronounced.
After wandering aimlessly through failure after failure, Tim met the woman who would change his life and later become his wife, Mary. Through the passion Mary showed Tim of her love for Christ, she watered the seed which had been planted in his heart many years before, and that seed grew and filled the void that was in him.
Mary led Tim to his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and in doing so, Tim dedicated his life to the Lord; Timothy stopped trying to do his will, and started doing the Lord’s will. Once Timothy started truly following the Lord and stopped being the hypocrite he had been, his life changed; he secured a new job which caused him and Mary to move to Tennessee, and their family grew in the love of the Lord as their new and remarkable life began. Through this new life, this rebirth as a child of God, Timothy found himself yearning to create and express his love for His Saviour through the written word. From this longing to praise His Lord, and through the prodding and guidance of the Holy Spirit, Timothy began writing in the hopes of directing just one to the path of Salvation, one from just surviving, to salvation; for Timothy had realized that every bad decision has a silver lining, the silver lining just had to be found.
Timothy has written three books now, a 90-day devotional, a full year devotional, and a novel; he is presently working on the sequel to the novel, and if his grandson has his way, it will be a trilogy.
Come and let Timothy entertain and teach you through his words; come and find your dreamland.