James A. Morris

James A. MorrisJim Morris, better known on the web as “Sarge” was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 18, 1936 in the front bedroom of one of Asa G. Candler’s homes. Asa G. Candler bought the Coca-Cola recipe in 1886 from Dr. John Stith Pemberton, an Atlanta Pharmacist.

Sarge joined the U.S. Air Force January 17, 1955 and worked on everything with wheels, from water buffaloes to aircraft towing tractors in the course of his duties as an Automotive Maintenance and Automotive Superintendent. His service saw him stationed at overseas bases including Clark AFB, Philippines ~ Osan AB, Korea ~ Taegu AB, Korea ~ Ubon AB, Thailand ~ Allied Air Forces Central Europe, Fontainebleau, France and two tours of duty in Vietnam, Bien Hoa AB in 1965 and Phan Rang AB in 1969. He retired from the Air Force on February 1, 1975.

From 1975 to 1995, Sarge worked as a mechanic at various Chevrolet/Cadillac dealerships, before retiring again.

THE SEARCH

We all arrive on planet earth the same way, hungry!
Anxious to get our needs met.

Here on planet earth our parents usually meet these needs.
At first being comforted, well fed and kept warm meets those needs.

As we grow older our needs increase and so do our desires.

At this point most of us look toward our environment (planet earth)
for different ways of getting these needs met.

As we look for different ways to make us happy,
content and prosperous, we search every nook and cranny.

Sometimes getting our needs met only to realize that particular ‘find’
did not satisfy us and wasn’t what we were looking for.

We have bought new homes, cars, jewelry, and designer clothes.
We try drugs, sex, and every religion known to man.

We visit the local fortuneteller.
We find out what our “sign” is and pursue that lifestyle.

We learn that none of these worldly treasures
or material achievements satisfies us.

We continue the search!

We all know that carrier pigeons can find their way back
when released many miles from home.
These pigeons have a ‘homing instinct’.
Carrier pigeons were used during the war to carry messages
back and forth, in and out of enemy territory.

In our search to get our needs met we are
constantly venturing into enemy territory.

Our Creator has given every man and woman
a homing instinct similar to that of the carrier pigeon.

This homing instinct gently guides us toward Him.

Some of us finally find what we have been searching for.

“Our Heavenly Father”