"It Seems Like the End" is a fictional story of a young boy, neglected of
love from his parents. Getting involved with the wrong friends, he finds
himself in trouble and in a detention center. By the love and prayers
of a Christian lady, who gets her pastor involved, the young man is set
free. Through the experiences, the mother is saved, the son is saved, and
several boys in the detention center are saved. One young man, clinging
to life in the hospital, is the center of prayer.
Troubles did not stop after this however. Jerry Ridges finds himself in
what he thinks is trouble again and starts to run. This time he comes
to the place where it seems like the end, only to find a new beginning.
The events that take place after this show how actions speak louder then
words and how God does work in marvelous ways.
Since the birth of our first child, fifty-one years ago, I have had a fantasy
for writing and telling stories. During that period of time I have written
several stories, cantatas, and songs but have never proceeded to get them
published. Family and friends have encouraged me to do so over the
years but I was one of those people who did not have confidence in
themselves. I needed to realize it was God I needed confidence in and
My wife and I have been married fifty-two plus "happy years" and
have raised six children (two boys and four girls). We now have
twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grand-children. I have
worked with children in our church since six months after our
marriage and can see how important it is for parents to be involved
with their children.