He’s back!

Hey. I quit blogging almost a year ago. I am back and ready to share some thoughts and sermons and a little shameless promotion of my new book.

My plan is to blog on Fridays and  Wednesdays. I welcome any input from you as long as it isn’t nasty.

I thought I might start with a little sample from my new book entitled “And See All the People”. It’s available on Amazon Books. It’s 3.99 for the Kindle version and 7.99 for the print version.

This book is about a fictional church and the relationships the people have with a fictional pastor. It is drawn from 40 years of observations and experiences in pastoral ministry.


Sandra was born in Scotland. She had come to the U.S. when her husband left her and her son, Bobby. Bobby had multiple handicaps and his dad could not handle his broken toy. Sandra stayed with a cousin at first. She was well educated and had no trouble finding a good job. Bobby was enrolled in a school for children like himself. She said it was a school for people who were specially gifted, like Bobby.


She came to trust Pastor Tim enough to talk to him about her feelings. He told her that she should never feel shame about Bobby. He told her how much he admired her devotion to Bobby. He told her that once during the service he had looked at them and Bobby was holding his hand near her face as he often did. Usually she would patiently put his hand down. But this once, she had kissed each of his fingers before putting his hand down,  “That was the holiest moment of grace in the whole service,” Tim said.

Maybe on Wednesday I will catch everybody up on what has been happening in my life in this last year.

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  1. I started reading some of your blog posts from 2019 … I find myself making notes of things to tell you!
    Love that line from ” Leader of the Band” … So often I long to talk things over with my daddy … It’s almost 9 years now since he went Home.
    And as you spoke of the conviction that there are times God weeps with us … Have you read C S Lewis’ book “The Magician’s Nephew” from the Narnia Chronicles? There is a passage where Aslan was in such sympathy with young Digory over his mother’s illness, that tears stood in his eyes ( despite his knowledge of the transformation he would effect – much like Jesus outside the tomb of Lazarus!
    And I recall practicing and memorizing the passage in Ruth, that you like to use, to recite at my own wedding in 1971. ( What a great sorrow it was that my group never “got it” … )
    And I have delighted in witnessing couples make that braid of 3 crds as part of their own vows.
    I look forward to reading more!

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