I have served as a volunteer chaplain for more than twenty years at Allied Skilled Nursing in Scranton Pennsylvania. Besides several devotional books I have written 4 books about nursing home ministry. These include easy ideas for beginning a nursing home outreach, workshop training for volunteers and how to tailor your music ministry for the nursing home.
My wife Nancy and I have been married for over 43 years. Together we have two sons, six grand-sons and one grand-daughter. We both serve as assistant pastors at New Covenant Fellowship church in nearby Taylor Pennsylvania.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I began by writing poetry as a teenager though exactly which of them was my first has somewhat faded into memory. I do remember constantly sending poems out and had a couple of them published.
Can you explain your own process of writing?
For me whether it becomes a poem, a song or a story everything begins with the miracle of a single thought. The work of communication begins with discovering the hidden structure of that idea. From discovery to writing is the sometime painful process of building tearing apart, and then building again a bridge to the reader.
The day after Thanksgiving begin to walk with wise men,shepherds and angels to the humble manger of Bethlehem. This month long devotional takes a fresh look at the events leading up to the first Christmas as well as a nostalgic look back at Christmases gone by. Included are daily scripture readings, personal reflections and original photography.