I signed the contract for my new book, "Living the Life of a Miracle"; it should be done by early to mid June. I am quite excited to get things done. It will be available in bookstores or directly from me for $15 ($12 for the book and $3 for shipping and handling). Please note your name, address and number of copies. Please make the checks payable to New Covenant Church and mail the payments to "Living the Life of a Miracle - 1510 West Madison - Knoxville, IA 50138". Always remember - Life is a gift!
A few years ago I was presented with the opportunity to come back to Stratford, Iowa, to First Baptist church, as their pastor; for those of you who have followed this blog for some time, FBC in Stratford was my first pastorate. Let's just say I prayed about it as I was jumping at the opportunity. The church has a parsonage, so I could live there and not have to worry about a houe payment; and I needed to slow down, and this was a part time position (which, as a side note, allowed for me to get a greater disability from the VA than when I was working full time with St. Croix Hospice...) We love Stratford, and absolutely love the church; the people are wonderful and accepted us, again, with open arms. This was, for me, the perfect position: I get to pastor a church I LOVE, I get to do life with people I LOVE, and I have already had the opportunity to do weddings and baptism services for kids (adults now) that I have known their entire lives. IT IS GREAT. The longer I have been here,