Cabin Fever

January 31, 2019 - Several years ago, our family all met together in Estes Park, Colorado to spend a week together. Even though it was Spri...
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Polar Vortexorama

January 30, 2019 - This has been the week of the ‘Polar Vortexorama’ for many in our country. I’m eerily reminded of the blizzard of ’78 wh...
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God is with You

January 29, 2019 - One of the things I cherish most about God is the sense that He is with me. Always. It’s hard to put words to. The simpl...
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Morning Joe

January 28, 2019 - Have you ever wondered why they call it ‘Morning Joe’? I mean, who’s Joe? Did he invent coffee? Was Joe someone I need t...
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The Battle of Ideas

January 27, 2019 - Most people today, me included, have never fought in a war with real weapons against real people. Thank goodness. Those...
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Fresh Water - Full Version

January 26, 2019 - Part 1 – Looking Back Tom lived in a quaint, small town just outside of a large city, much like the one he was raised...
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Fresh Water Part 14 - Fulfilled Promise

January 25, 2019 - The move to Texas went smoothly for Tom. At every step he knew where he should live, work, and what he should do. While...
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Fresh Water Part 13 - Move!

January 24, 2019 - Now that the battle with Sandy was over, Tom began to focus on his real estate finance business and, with his family nea...
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Fresh Water Part 12 - Letting Go

January 23, 2019 - Living with her friends who were giving her poor advice, Sandy’s anger boiled over into hysteria. She began to believe T...
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Breaking Point

January 22, 2019 - All of us have our breaking point in life (at least it feels that way). What does it really mean to have a breaking poin...
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Fresh Water Part 11 - Broken

January 21, 2019 - Over the next six months, Tom and Sandy made their way out of the financial hole they had found themselves in. Tom was d...
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Falling Off

January 20, 2019 - Tonight, I’m taking a day or two off from my short story and thought I would share one of the things I used to love doin...
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Fresh Water Part 10 - The Desert

January 19, 2019 - With help of family and friends, Tom and Sandy moved into the small house that had been offered to them. The family busi...
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Fresh Water Part 9 - Disillusionment

January 18, 2019 - Grace was a light in the darkness for Tom. She was a miracle baby and became the star attraction at the church. His hear...
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Fresh Water Part 8 - Baby Grace

January 17, 2019 - Within only a few weeks, Tom and Sandy packed what little belongings they had and moved to Southern California to begin,...
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Fresh Water Part 7 - A Dark Figure

January 16, 2019 - If the six months leading up to the wedding were rocky, the honeymoon, and what came after, made them seem like a walk i...
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Sick Day

January 14, 2019 - There are a lot of people out there tonight wrestling with the flu bug and I’m one of them. This will be round two for m...
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Fresh Water Part 6 - On the Rebound

January 13, 2019 - Little did he know it but growing up in a small west Michigan town hadn't nearly prepared Tom for what lay ahead of him.
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Fresh Water Part 5 - "I'm Calling You to California"

January 12, 2019 - Summer couldn’t come fast enough for Tom after his first year of seminary. With his work at the church along with his st...
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Intermission

January 11, 2019 - When I was in high school, I was fortunate to be a part of the community performances each year where local talent would...
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Fresh Water Part 4 - Generation Gap

January 10, 2019 - Graduation came and went. As Tom began his graduate studies, he found a job at a local church working as a Youth Pastor.
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Fresh Water Part 3 - Lost Love

January 09, 2019 - Never at the top of his class, Tom struggled through some of the more difficult courses toward the end of his time in co...
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Fresh Water Part 2 - Summer Wisdom

January 08, 2019 - The following five years seemed to fly by as Tom pursued his degree in Bible Theology. It seemed every hour was filled w...
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Fresh Water Part 1 - Looking Back

January 07, 2019 - Tom lived in a quaint, small town just outside of a large city, much like the one he was raised in. It had been a while...
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Nearly One Year / New Short Story Coming - 'Fresh Water'

January 06, 2019 - Over the past year, I’ve been writing my blog daily. It’s been a labor of love intended to share life stories, anecdotal...
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Passages - Growing in Time

January 05, 2019 - It’s never easy to look back in life. Memories, whether good or bad, all hold a stake in who we are, and what we’ll beco...
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The Mossy Stairs - Full Version

January 04, 2019 - It never really was my intention to write a short story, but last week, while putting together my nightly blog, I ran ac...
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The Mossy Stairs - Part 6

January 03, 2019 - Although it had been only seconds, it felt like minutes passed as I thought about what Mother said to me. I didn’t know...
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The Mossy Stairs - Part 5

January 02, 2019 - I was speechless looking into his eyes as they pierced my soul. I wanted to say something, anything, but couldn’t. It wa...
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The Mossy Stairs - Part 4

January 01, 2019 - With tears forming in my eyes, I looked up at the bearded man and asked, ‘What does this mean? I don’t understand. Every...
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