A Friendly Tribute

To a friend and colleague, whom I’ve never met, yet his presence I carry with me as I walk forward.

Thank you, James Allen.

James Allen (1864-1912)

Below is a commentary written after his ascension to Glory:

“As the day was beginning to dawn on Wednesday, there passed from the midst of us a spirit such as few of his fellow townsmen realized as their possession. Mr. James Allen was well known by sight to most of us, but only a small number saw within the quiet wan with the sometimes abstracted manner, the great, sweet soul whose thoughts have flowed out to all the world, bringing blessing to thousands, and thanks and benedictions from the ends of the earth. The writer has been his friend ever since his coming to Ilfracombe 12 years ago, and yet he has realized today more than ever, that this was a man whose like we shall not look upon again. For long he has said, that while many called more orthodoxy and more loudly “Lord, Lord!” few have done the will of the Heavenly Father as humbly and constantly as James Allen. Years ago he wrote in his diary of him “He is the most Christlike man I know.”

Mr. Allen’s books, and his magazine, The Epoch, are perhaps better known abroad, especially in America, than in England. His work will be carried on by Mrs. Allen at his wish. He was a devoted husband and father, and our hearts sympathies go out to Mrs. Allen and their only daughter in this, the time of their desolation.”

His collection of short books, essays,and poems can be found for free at:


Byways to Blessedness
Eight pillars
Above life’s turmoil
Life triumphant

Are examples of the ones I have studied, analyzed, practiced, and now live.


“It is not the man that I lift up, it is the presence of God that lived in this man that raises him high above like a star and has forever engraved him in eternity. ”

~ J Mendoza 3/12/2019

I urge you to take time to read and analyze his works. They are full of God’s Wisdom, which propels a man upward toward the realm of excellence.

The popular things which measure in the millions, by double tapping the screen or hitting the like button, are worthless superficial shenanigans that lead a man downward into the pit of ego-centric selfishness.

The things that are of the highest value, more than 24k gold set with the finest flawless diamonds, are recognized and appreciated by a few.

These things will never perish or fade away. They are embedded in TRUTH.

A fool ask for gold and once obtained, he scurries off to cash it in. Soon, after his business fails and he is surrounded once again by poverty, he begins to see that gold is discovering who God really is.

Only then will a man know how to wisely administer the gold acquired.
Wisdom teaches a man not how to ask for gifts, but how to build up to being a gift in his own regard.

Wisdom is understanding how to mine for gold. How, when, where, why, on what, and with whom to spend it.

“Thank you Father God for the rich treasure of jewels that you have afforded me. You are the treasure.

In Jesus name, I pray, and praise you forever, Amen. ”

Published by Benmadley777

My aim is to help others make sense of their own lives, by sharing the failures and misfortunes of mine. Misfortune and failure lead a man to the unmistakable clarity of his deception- That there is no need, nor room for God, because he himself is self sufficient, well educated, rich and capable. The more the man stays his ground, holding fast to his position- the more suffering he shall bring into his life. Suffering is the ground upon which elimination of the false occurs and perception of the Truth begins. After enough time is spent courting Misery, Pain, Humiliation, Slavery, Emptiness, one seeks to stop the bleeding. Some men prefer to bleed their way to death rather than admit their ignorance; that their way will never work. While other men, surrender, which is the beginning of knowledge. By surrendering the man does not fall, he rises and steps foot upon the path of Eternal Wisdom and Truth. It is the path that leads to Eternal Life- the pursuit of knowledge, is the pursuit of Almighty God- Man's Creator. *If you have questions, concerns, need direction, prayer, you may email me.* I do not charge for what Almighty God has given me freely. Bhines7165@gmail.com

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