Education: I graduated from Wartburg College in Waverely, IA with a BA in elementary education. I taught school for 3 years. Then went to Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA and graduated in 1977 with a Masters of Divinity.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I would enjoy hearing from you if you liked my sermon or if you have some corrective comment.
Sermon or series that made a difference: A series of sermons on suffering
One of my favorite illustrations: An illustration about faith
The sign reads
"I have buried a bottle of water to prime the pump. don’t drink any of it.
Pour in half of it to wet the leather. Wait, and then pour in the rest. Then pump. The well has never gone dry, but the pump must be primed to bring the water up. Have faith, believe. When you are through drawing water, fill the bottle and bury it in the sand for the next traveler." Having come upon this pump in the desert with this sign and being out of water, what would you do???
Will you dig the water bottle from the sand and drink from it?? Or will you believe and believing dare to pour that water every drop of it down into the old trusty pump?? Because you trust, you take a risk, both for yourself and for the next person who will pass that way. What will you do???
Family: I am retired from a disability. I have 3 children Sara, Melissa, and Anthony. Wanda, my wife, works as a tutor at the community college in town. My oldest Sara is married and Melissa will be shortly.
Best advice given to me about preaching: The best preaching is done with 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration
Hobbies: Computers Go Mac
I also do most of the cooking from my electric wheelchair!!