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New Life Springs Forth

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The Battle of Two Due Dates: 100 Days And Counting


As the old saying goes, “when it rains it pours.”  I have a lot going on in my life and honestly there isn’t anything that I would change.  I am coming up on one year at the hospital where I serve as chaplain, I am still preaching every Sunday at a small DOC congregation, I have two wonderful kids with one on the way and on top of all of that… I am writing a book, something that I have always wanted to do.

Needless to say things can be a bit hectic… schedules overlap, the daylight runs out and the to-do list is ever growing; there are plans to be made, commitments to keep and life to live.  I have been working feverishly on the book.  Thanks to the internet I can access my manuscript from anywhere.  I have been organizing my thoughts and ideas on the fly thanks to Evernote.

The publisher set the deadline for the final manuscript for September 30; I have pushed that timeline up to September 1 to give myself most of the month of September to edit, refine, tweak and run spell check about 76 times.  Did I mention that my beautiful wife is pregnant and is due at the end of August?  Yep… I’m battling two due dates.

Today marks 100 days until September 1 and things are going well.

It’s starting to become a bit more real; I have been working on table of contents, getting various permissions, setting up interviews taking head shots and the like.

It will be a busy and exciting time.  I will be posting updates here and on Twitter (and maybe Facebook… an author page might be in the works).


Thanks for your support and happy reading!


In Christ,


Rev. Evan



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Today We Go Live… Activation Day 2014

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After battles with insurance, jumping through the state’s hoops, a small procedure and recovery time, today is the day I received my Bone Anchored Hearing Aid.  It was a odd experience when the audiologist turn the device on.  Everything was quite loud.  If you can imagine I haven’t had hearing in both ears for a long time.  The best I have been able to hear is about the equivalent of having a finger in a one ear.  For the next few days I will be adjusting the levels and trying to get used to hearing things differently.

The device is quite small and if you are looking head on you might not even see it.

The clip I am wearing in the second photo is a remote that I can wear or put in my pocket to help mute or turn down the device.  Also if I wear it I can sync my iPhone to my device via Bluetooth and listen to music or have a phone conversation.

With all of this technology you would think they are going to put a man on the moon one day.  🙂

It has been a long road and I can not wait to see what happens next.

In Christ,

Rev. Evan

Hometown In The News

My hometown of Longview, Texas has been in the news lately, even Jimmy Fallon commented on it.

In short a women who is 34 was arrested for impersonating a high school sophomore.  Read more here.


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Update: Activation Day

Hello friends!

I have been busy with two children, a pregnant wife,  a full time job, a “part time” ministry and a book in the works… I’m not sure when I have time for sleep.  It has been a crazy ride and I look forward to what is in store in the future.

About a month and a half ago I had the first part of my Bone Anchored Hearing Aid attached and I have been patiently waiting for phase two.  Well, come Wednesday I will have the processor attached and I should be able to hear out of both of my ears– something I have not been able to do for a long time.  On one hand I am excited to be able to have hearing on both sides of my body but on the other I am nervous because it will be quite an adjustment.  I will post pictures and thoughts during the activation, so stay tuned!

(Also a book update post might in the future too so be sure to subscribe on the right)


In Christ


Rev. Evan

Fun Video Friday


DISCLAIMER: It’s supposed to be funny, not an attack on Christian dating sites.

I know its a day late  Enjoy! 🙂


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Hundreds of girls have been kidnapped in Nigeria because they had the audacity to want to get an education.

Be in prayer for these girls and that they might be brought back to their families safely.  It’s hard to imagine that so many girls could be taken away.  Social media as been buzzing trying to draw attention to this problem.

Sadly this problem is not just located in Africa but every day women, men and children are sold into modern day slavery and sex trafficking.

Despite all of the rhetoric and differences that get thrown around Christian circles there should be a united front from all followers of Christ.  These girls (or any person for that matter) are not property to be bought and sold and exchanged for goods.  If we truly believe in the divine presence of God indwells within all of humanity then we should be outraged at the actions of this terrorist group in Africa. Not just because they are a terrorist group but because they are stealing the innocence of these girls.

Pray for their safety, prayer for their families who struggle to cling to hope and pray that peace will come to earth and this never happens again.


Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

In Christ,


Rev. Evan


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