Ministry & Leadership

October 2, 2014

Mosquito Nets for Jesus

A cacophony of nighttime jungle sounds serenaded my son and I in our cabana. Surrounded by darkness in the lush Belizean jungle, Carver and I had time to talk about life and ministry. My seven-year-old son and I led a family mission trip to Belize. We were stationed in the city of Armenia. We spent the days hosting a soccer camp and read more here… […]
August 18, 2014

Cussing For My Kid

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August 15, 2014

Introducing Meeta…. Thunder Draka

Meeta is Avortovar’s trusty mount in The Last Waveson – Grafting. The thunder draka is one of the offspring of the Ancient Dragons of Ol. Learn more about the adventures of Meeta and Avortovar in the upcoming series, The Last Waveson.  
August 11, 2014

Rattlesnake Summit

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June 17, 2014

Snuggle Time

Check out my blog post about showing love to my daughter by making “snuggle time” special… You can find out more at the just18summers blog.
June 10, 2014

Disney Disaster

Sometimes God uses us to teach our children, and sometimes God uses our children to teach us. Learn more about my Disney disaster at the just18summers blog Moldable Moments.
June 3, 2014

Mold Love by Modeling It First

Check out my post on how I mold love in the life of my five year old daughter by modeling it in how I relate to her and cherish her. Find out more about these moldable moments, at the just18summers blog.
June 2, 2014

Binge Writer

I am a binge writer. I always have been, and I probably always will be. What is a binge writer you ask? A binge writer is an author who indulges in writing for a brief period of time. Often followed by extended periods of an absence of writing. For me, I can write 10,000-15,000 words a day typing at 25 words per minute. I know […]
June 1, 2014

“Backheifen” in the Last Waveson

Here is an excerpt from my book The Last Waveson: Grafting. I was able to get my version of the german word Backpfeifengezicht in my book. Yay!   While he observed the guards, something struck Avo in the back of his shoulder. Perci pushed him as he brushed by. After a few steps, Perci turned and shot a smug self-righteous smirk back at Avo. Avo […]
May 30, 2014

Second Draft Begins

Today I am attempting a second draft of my Young Adult novel, The Last Waveson: Grafting. After spending a week at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference, I have lots of new ideas. Thanks to wonderful classes by Zena Dell Lowe, Steve Laube, and DiAnn Mills. I have a few other new ideas thanks to random information I have been learning from my new […]
June 25, 2012

Discipleship Crisis in the Church Today

In the US, this year 3,500 churches will close, this month 1500 pastors will leave the ministry, and today approximately 7,575 people will move on from church. Of those who move on, some never affiliate with a religion again saying they just “gradually drifted away from the religion.” America is experiencing, not only economic decline, but also church decay. Why?READ MORE HERE…
June 19, 2012

Church League Softball Fistfight

I don’t think I have ever participated in or attended a church league softball game where one team or the other  completely exemplifies Christlike behavior. Often times, teams blame the team-members who play but don’t attend  the church for being the rowdy bunch. But in my experience, in over 20 years of playing or watching church league  softball, the problem is typically church leaders grumbling […]
June 16, 2012

Bones of John The Baptist Discovered?

A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. The archaeologists from Oxford University were surprised that the bones dated from the first century AD, the time of John’s life, and the DNA was consistent with… read more here
June 16, 2012

3 reasons young Americans are giving up on God

A new survey finds that religious faith is still strong across all age groups, but something is shaking the beliefs of young adults. Young Americans are drifting away from God, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. Only 67 percent of Americans under 30 say they…read more here