I have been a Christian since 1977 when God showed me that when I am in control of my life it will not go well and that He needs to be the one true Lord and Savior. I am married to Toni and have twin daughters, Sarah and Danielle, who were born in 2006. At the church that we attend, Grace Bible Church, I oversee the bookstore and teach Adult Sunday School. My wife sings in the choir and is on the Fellowship Committee. Our two daughters are in AWANA and American Heritage Girls.
I created a website at www.disciplescorner.com. It has a section on Bible Literacy which is an ever growing number of short studies to provide basic knowledge on key teachings of the Bible. My three books are also available to read online or to download. There are articles, devotions, several Bible Study Series, and poetry. Tracts are available which you can download, print, and distribute. Everything is free. If anyone sends me translations of any of the materials on my website then I will make them available. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
One topic that I feel particularly strong about is the crucial importance of knowing who and what God is. I believe that the more deeply we know God the more likely we will fight the good fight, finish the course, and keep the faith (2 Timothy 4:7). When we get saved, God puts our feet on a new foundation. But if our spiritual eyesight is dim we will not clearly see what we are standing on and every wind and wave will panic us. But as studying the Bible improves our spiritual vision we will see more clearly that what we are standing on is the sold rock of Jesus Christ. Our confidence will grow and we will have a greater desire to become more like the one who delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son (Colossians 1:13).
My book “Contemplating the Almighty” came from a time in my life that was particularly rough. I was in a prolonged discouragement and thought about the best way to break out of it. Being overly busy, TV, and video games were only distractions. Finally I realized that the only way out was to know God better. So for almost two years I did a focused study on what the Bible says about God. The result answered the question in Song of Solomon 8:5, “Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her [his] beloved?” That was me and my beloved was God. So no matter what topic I teach or write on the central focus and example is always God. He is indeed our Rock and our Fortress.
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