Love-Fire

Making Love to Make it Last

If you want your marriage to last, have sex as much as possible. Now if you’re not familiar with me or my blog…yes, I’m a guy. I’m also a Pastor. But after 15+ years of marriage, my wife would whole-heartedly (and whole-bodily) agree. So, before you think I’m a holy roller religious fanatic and crazy…

F Word

The Other ‘F’ Word

I’m excited to announce the release of my first book! Special thanks to my high school guidance counselor who said I would never graduate from high school (which I did by the way). After a journey of prayer, research, reading, writing, editing, rewriting and learning all along the way, I’m proud to invite you to…

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simply afraid.

The other night I was putting my daughter to bed. I had spent the evening preparing my book for printing and she asked me, “Dad, why do you have to pay for your book?” I explained the little I’ve learned about self-publishing including hiring an editor, layout and design, printing costs and the like. I…

i am

i am

I’ve been learning so much about writing as I continue to put words together on paper in different settings. A couple of months ago while in Brazil I was working on my first book. Now that it is written and published and I’ve already found the first error the following words from my journal are…

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wisdom.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who practice it have a good understanding.” Psalm 111:10   I want to practice the fear of the Lord. I want even the beginnings of wisdom. What is wisdom anyway? We don’t have a good definition, or at least we’re not always on the…

deep and wide

Deep & Wide

Deep and wide, deep and wide, There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide… I remember singing this chorus over and over as a child at Okoboji Camp in Iowa. We would ensue with all the hand motions to fit and often sang it in a round. Who knew it would surface in my soul almost…

dontjudge

Don’t judge a book…

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We all know that saying is an idiom, which means don’t judge a person based on their outward appearance. True. It’s a great practice for life. One that most of us don’t really follow no matter what we say. We’re pretty good at making quick judgments. But let’s…