Well, here is the first of hopefully a number of writings on this blog. I have just returned from my brother’s funeral (50 years old – died of cancer). Things like that tend to push you to get on with your interests in life, and this is one. So come back in the next few days and let’s see what comes out of this pen (or should I say, keyboard)
Well, thought I would add a little extra here. Kindersley never looked so good when we returned on Friday. Back to the job of writing and preaching!
That’s my life at this point. I have recently moved back to my birthplace – Kindersley, Saskatchewan. More than a half century ago I was born into a farmer’s home. Soon after the family began a trek through Saskatchewan and Ontario, Canada, as my father took up a new career, weather forecasting.
By the time I completed my high school in Regina, Saskatchewan there were seven children. Our family is known for an artistic bent, tactful stubbornness, and extended relatives around the globe!
My own family? • Jill, my wife of 29 years, superb cook and musician. • Tim, my 21 year old Theatre Production program graduate, seeking and finding theatre jobs around the globe. • Allison, my 19 year old daughter and recent high school graduate.
Educationally, diplomas sit on my wall for a Bachelor of Theology, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Library Science. Musically, I am a vocalist and have served professionally as a Pastor of Worship and Music. Other professions have included being a Registrar, Pastor, Librarian, Archivist, Administrator and Painter (and a few other paying jobs that don’t make it to my resume!).
Currently I am employed at the Kindersley Alliance Church. Or as the locals know it – “The church at the end of the road.” A great group of people and a great family to be a part of!
One of my great loves in life is to write. Stories and theological sermons, newspaper columns and pithy narratives. Other than being published in local publications, I’m still awaiting the day when my writing goes global!! Well, I guess that’s happening. Enjoy the blog wherever in the world you are!