Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The new book God has prompted me to write on HOPE should be published by mid April. I trust it will help many to cope with life's issues and keep many from despair and hopelessness.
I am planning two more books in this series. The second will be on FAITH and the third on LOVE - a Faith, Hope, and Love trilogy.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Recently I read Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75 and John 21:15-19. It was about Jesus disciple, Peter, and his promise to die with Jesus if need be. But when the opportunity came to prove His love and commitment, he denied knowing Jesus and afterward wept bitterly due to his failure. I thought about how I fail Jesus; and others have said they realize they fail him every day. How do we handle our feelings of failure? Later, Peter's relationship with Jesus was restored? Do you love me Peter? (Jesus asked 3 times) Peter answered yes, but was grieved thinking Jesus did not trust him. However, Jesus believes Peter will be okay and gives him more chances to show his love by inviting Peter to keep following Him. We may fail Jesus and feel bad. But Jesus trusts us to do better and always encourages us to keep following. He does not give up on us. Remember, it is not duty that empowers our commitment and obedience to Jesus, but His love for us and our love for Him.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Welcome to this blog. Many of you are interested in any new books I get published. I recently sent to a new publisher the manuscript of the first in a series of three books I am planning on the subjects of faith, hope, and love. The first book is on hope and should be published within six months, hopefully sooner. The title  is The Power of Life-Giving Hope in Troublesome Times. You can keep up on the progress, and other things happening with Connie and I, by being in touch with this blog.

My book, Out of Darkness Into the Light is now published as a second edition with a new cover and the cost ($12.95) will be more affordable.

I am also writing bi-weekly articles for a website. If you click on the Northwest Ohio Christian Voice link on the right, you can see what they are and read if you want. Check under Coffee with the Pastor.