Refining Life, on Purpose

Poem: When We Again Shall Meet…

When We Again Shall Meet… Ye ole’ country churches, nestled along the county roads, I used to know. Guideposts along the pathway we’d go, to the homelands in which I root. The fire station. The park. The smiley face and… of course, the bow! We stop at the anti-garden sown of stones, fallen meticulous in neatly circled rows. Fearful of my ultimate fate, an’ the moments, we’d all rather not face. I long for recall, the warm embrace, of a cherished soul gone far too soon. The one that has left that massive void, in the core of my stony, […]

New 1Glories Title: Eleanor!

We’re very excited to offer for your Easter enjoyment, a  fun little Easter title that teaches the Easter story of Jesus in an unconventional way. Download Eleanor! & the Elaborate Easter Leg now – Hey, it’s free! What have you got to lose? Featured Scriptures: Matthew 21:8-9 ESV – Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in […]

Easter: The Next 1Glories Title

After a lot of praying and thought, we’ve developed a concept and title for our next 1Glories title. Much like “Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling, it will be a fun, enjoyable and God-glorifying ready for people of all ages. One that can and should be shared with friends and family. Stay Tuned.

Learn: The Jesus Film

With the New Year literally just hours away, many people are reflecting upon the 12 months they’ve just experienced and looking forward to bright and joyous days ahead. An opportunity to wipe the slate clean and build a better tomorrow. Perhaps this describes you and your outlook. Perhaps not. However, all will benefit by starting out right, grounded in faith and with the blessed assurance of the one source for truly cleaning the slate of our sin-filled lives. Make some time today and watch the JESUS Film as distributed by the JESUS Film Project. It’s a two-hour docudrama about the […]

Resolve: Thoughts on Resolutions, Revelations and Preparation

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:14 If you are chattering about New Year’s Resolutions, you’re not alone. Whether you do so for fun or for attempts to make serious change in your life, it’s a custom that receives a lot of attention every year as we approach the coming New Year. I did a brief observation of the many tweets that include the hashtag #newyearsresolution to see what’s on the minds of others. They ranged from the absurd to the sad to the strange and to […]

Next: a 1Glories Lenten Devotional – It’s On

Was in meditation today and was told by God that we’ll be producing a 1Glories Lenten Devotional on our blog. And it will be done the 1Glories way . . . simple and impactful. Designed to be shared. Encouraging and inspiring. More about the “why” and “how” coming later (we have a few weeks to prepare). UPDATE: Sorry friends and followers. Not going to happen this year. Ran out of time. Still looking forward to an Easter eBook though. 🙂

Next: Where to from here?

This is a “free range” post where I’ll spew out what’s on my mind to share what’s ahead. I guess it will be similar to what Mark Zuckerberg – as played by Jesse Eisenberg – did in the movie, “The Social Network”. I promise I’ll do my best to not offend and it likely won’t be as brilliant, but it will do two things – first it will outline what’s ahead and invite you to share in the journey and secondly, it will serve as a checklist of sorts for me to move forward, albeit not in any specific order. […]

Praise: For Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling

We’ve gotten a great response from our first 1Glories title; Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling — even a request for a Christmas play to be created from it!. Here are some of the comments that have been emailed in: Wow…it’s awesome… the pictures are great too.  We think you two are one your way to an author/illustrator children’s book team.  God Bless you all…and Merry Christmas!! Going to read at our family Christmas party Saturday. Thanks for bringing joy into our family. What a great story!  Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Very cute. And the gospel message on […]

Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling

We’re very excited to announce the availability of our first 1Glories title, called Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling. To learn more about the title, visit the page specially built for the title. You might also consider watching this brief intro video that Chad and Daphne created to help introduce it.

Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling Coming Friday

Sometimes it takes a little reminder to help us remember what’s important. Hank The Hurried Angel’s Sling is the first 1Glories title, a fun and inspiring read for the whole family. It will be released Friday, December 23rd. Sign up here so you get on an official announcement.