About Me

Welcome to my blog! In the pages within, you’ll find sermons, writings, videos, musings, and—if I know me—a few pictures of food!

I’ve been in the ministry of one form or another since 1986. I’ve worked in churches and parachurch organizations. I’ve served as an associate minister, the lone preacher, and the senior pastor. I even sold lumber for a while.

And I have been the recipient of some amazing grace!

I Have an Amazing Family

My wife and I have three children, two still at home. Our son has autism and is “very high on the spectrum.” He’s non-speaking and communicates with an iPad, a little sign language, a few shouts, and the occasional pinch. His life is full of challenges, and he meets them all head-on. He’s absolutely amazing!

Our youngest daughter lives as home as she finishes up school at the local university. She’s a tremendous help with her brother, not to mention her father. She makes me laugh and brings incredible joy to our lives.

Our oldest daughter has blessed us with a wonderful son-in-law and our beloved granddaughter! There are also some grand cats and a grand dog, but the less said about them, the better!

And my wife, Trish, works way too hard and blesses us all!

A Word for the Weary

Many years ago, I stumbled across a verse that has meant a lot to me. It’s pretty simple, really:

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary.
Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear
to hear as those who are taught. Isaiah 50:4

I’ve found that in my life and ministry, I may not always have the best answers–I can’t even promise you the right answers–but I always try to be encouraging to others who are struggling on this path.

If you’re weary (who isn’t?) I might have found something to help keep you going.

My family eating. We do that a lot.

Our family eating. We do that a lot.

My granddaughter and I

My granddaughter and I

(I’m the one with the beard)