What’s Up?

I haven’t been writing for a while. After publishing my first book I was inconsistent in writing in general and then I found myself turning inward. In most seasons of my life, I’ve been able to keep a steady flow of “input” and the result is a steady flow of “output.” I’m getting filled up and…

See the Unseen.

It comes every year and for me seemingly at a rapidly increasing pace. When I reflect on the season in the middle of lots of church services, live animals, time with family, cross-country flights and eggnog (which is just gross admit it), I can’t help but focus in on the characters of the story. For…

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…

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’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…

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…

10

Recently I was going through one of my old journals (this quite a humbling and hilarious experience if you are a journaler and haven’t done it before). Anyway, I found an entry dated shortly after my wife and I found out we were pregnant with our first child. Here is my list of “Ten Things…