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About Me

I started my life as a writer by telling Terry, Larry, and Gary stories to my older brother as we weeded our parents’ strawberry patch.

In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, I published the four books you see at the bottom of this screen.  You see me on the right side of the screen in 2010, at a book signing for my first book (photo credit to Melanie Gingerich). In 2015 Rosetta Byers and I produced Faces of Syria.  In 2016 Voices of Syria followed.

In 2017 I wrote no books, but I got married on December 2 to Marnell Lee.  You will see that I have edited my name on the website header! Below our train photo, see my family and Marnell’s family. (Again, photo credits to MG3Photography, Melanie Gingerich.)

“There are only two kinds of people in the end,” C.S. Lewis says: “Those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘Thy will be done’.”

I am amazed at God’s love…that He takes us back with all our broken pieces.  That he loved us so much he sent His Son to face rejection and pain in our place. Not only does he redeem and restore us, but He turns us loose in the world for His glory, imperfect as we are.  As Isaac Watts says, “Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small!  Love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all.”