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God created many of us with a burning desire to write down our words for others to read. He even preserved His own thoughts in a book. So follow His example. Ponder your words, and put them in a book!  

Maybe you feel like Job: “Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!” Then do like Solomon: “The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.”

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Of making many books there is no end…

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Have you ever felt like the two disciples who walked with Jesus on the road to Emmaus? When they finally caught on who He was, they said, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?”

Hopefully this blog can capture some of the things that make my heart burn within me from my walk with Jesus!

What is Truth?

Truth is something which is still real, even when you don’t believe it. In other words, it is an absolute. I’ve heard of a group of people who believe that the world is flat. That doesn’t change the fact that the world is round. I could persuade myself that gravity doesn’t exist, and walk off …

Music

I’ve added some old music to my site and you can get to it by clicking here.  They are in chronological order. It might tell you how old these are when I say that the first recording was released on an LP album as well as on cassette. We never made any 8 tracks of …

About Me

A Little About Myself

Lester goes homeGod does strange things sometimes to mold our lives. My love for reading started during several bouts of rheumatic fever when I was young. I spent about a year in bed between the ages of 12 and 16. Then I taught school for five years when I was first married. There were other things, of course, but those two, especially, have molded my life as an adult. 

I have worked in Christian publishing as a full-time writer and editor for over 13 years of my adult life. During this time I wrote around a dozen books. You can check out the books I’ve written here, on this site. And while you’re here, check out the thoughts on my blog. 

 

See my CV / Resume here.

 

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When Life Doesn’t Make Sense?

How do I find meaning and purpose in life?

 Most of us face this question sooner or later, no matter how popular, rich or successful we might be. Money can’t buy meaning in life. Education can’t teach it to you. Possessions don’t come with it. You can’t find it by getting married, nor by staying single. Losing weight doesn’t help, nor does meditation. Religion won’t fix the problem, nor will committing suicide.

But life isn’t hopeless or meaningless. You can find answers. Welcome to the book of Ecclesiastes.

Solomon was one of the few people in history who had the resources to try out everything that life offers. He had money. He had power. He had possessions. He had knowledge and wisdom. He had women. He had his own private musicians. He even tried worshiping idols. If he wanted something, he bought it, or got it some other way. But he didn’t have meaning or purpose in life, and he wanted it.

He wanted it badly.

The book of Ecclesiastes is Solomon’s diary of the process he went through to try to find meaning in life. You will be surprised at what he all tried, and what didn’t work. And you may be surprised at his conclusion.

Stage: Cover design (should be available to purchase by the end of November!)


 

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The Journal

Imagine:

  • Imagine 1870 in a Mennonite community in Pennsylvania.
  • Then imagine a father who was living a double life.
  • Also imagine that the father kept a journal for some unknown reason and wrote down the details of his life.
  • Finally, imagine that he died suddenly and didn’t get the chance to destroy the journal and his son found it. 

Then what? 

Imagine The JournalSylvester

  • Meet Sylvester, who had an urge to keep a journal but never thought of what might happen if someone found it.
  • Meet his wife Sarah, who knew something was wrong but didn’t know what, until she read the journal after his death.
  • Meet Samuel, his only son who always struggled with getting along with his father. Finding the journal doesn’t help him to forgive his father.
  • And finally, meet Selina, Samuel’s wife, the key to helping the family heal after the devastation of discovering the journal.

Stage: About finished first draft. Then comes the rewrite / personal editing stage.