Thomas J Patrick has been a life long resident of Northeastern North Carolina. Raised in a small farming community, the world seemed so far away almost as distant as the planets themselves. This all changed on October 9, 1980 when he had his "one on one" with Jesus Christ. In a matter of minutes a new creature with a new purpose emerged. The world became somewhat smaller when he left for New York to attend Long Island Bible Institute. This proved to be an exercise in faith that is still to this day priceless. During those years Christ became more personal and intimate, the essence of life itself. And now after thirty-six years in ministry, he takes a glimpse back so that others may learn to better appreciate all the trials and moments of dismay. If we truly believe that we can make lemonade out of lemons, then just think what can be accomplished when we begin to see our struggles through God's eyes. Just trust the Lord Jesus and be blessed.