"When God looks at His creation, He doesn’t see Baptists, Lutherans, Catholics, Anglicans, Presbyterians; He doesn’t see English, German, Italian or Asian; He doesn’t see white, black or yellow; neither does He see man or woman, the healthy or the suffering. God just sees people that He loves!"
Phil J. Gale
Phil was compelled to write. It was just in him to do so. It has taken me an entire year to get to the bottom of the deep well of writing that he left behind. Phil had an extraordinary ability to clarify his subject matter with examples from his life, even within the seemingly mundane topic of job search.
An utterly raw and candid insight into his four year battle with bone marrow cancer, along with 43 published Christian articles, a deeper understanding into the world of schizophrenia, career advice and stories that he wrote for his children when they were young are some of the stand out pieces. I devoured his stories and articles with an immense amount of pride and admiration. Not only are they extremely well-written and practical, but they are very precious glimpses into his soul. I struggled with how to deliver such a wide range of genres, and so I wish to convey my grateful thanks to Dr. Theresa Pugh for her concept of presenting them as a book. My hope is that, like me, you will receive the benefit of Phil’s deep inspiration and insights as you read the various chapters in his book that I have titled “The Writer in Me”.
It was Phil’s purpose in life to edify and inspire people and to encourage them to reach their full potential. And so may his writing do just that as it reaches out long into the future to touch the lives and hearts of those who were drawn here. For it is truly a privilege and an honour to share these with you.
Annabel Gale 2020