I love the Lord and seek to please Him in everything I do. I don't always get it right.

I am an author of Christian books for children and write Bible-based material to inspire teachers, encourage parents and guide children. Some of this material is available on the Truthforkids.com website. I have served in Children's Ministry at various levels for more than half my life.

My interests are photography, painting with oils, creative thought, technical things and hiking in the countryside. Like a tree, I thrive in sunshine (Psalm 1:3); but unlike a tree, I prefer coffee to plain water. I have two adult sons who follow the Lord, but sadly my wife passed away at the beginning of 2013 after an 18-month struggle with cancer.

Some time later, God led me in an unusual and beautiful way to Keryn, a wonderful helper and encourager. We are now happily married and serving the Lord in Pretoria, South Africa.

I guess you could say I am living my dream - working from home and accountable directly to my Master and Lord. Yet there are ups and downs—a part of everyday life—and I would value your prayers for Keryn and me, and especially for the ministry to children.

My theme verse: "Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come." Psalm 71:18