I wanted to let my reader know that my rate of posts will likely remain slow for the next few months as I focus my efforts on finishing a book (as well as projects related to my career – time with family and church are givens). While I cannot put a firm timeline on my book, I hope to be publishing it as an ebook sometime next year. Much of the text of the book is done, I’m in the editing stages but it’s a slow process, especially for one with fastidious tendencies towards writing. Posts from this website will serve as the foundation of the book, which will consist of a collection of essays that are loosely connected with one another but with the hope that the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts.

I know that’s a cryptic description of the book but it’s too early to say much more about it. I just wanted to let the one person who does read my posts know that finishing my book has taken precedence over writing new posts for this website although I have many thoughts I want to write down so I’ll try to write when I am able.

Meanwhile, feel free to watch and listen to this lovely arrangement of the gospel tune Poor Wayfaring Stranger (lyrics below the video).


I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While traveling through, this world of woe.
But there’s no sickness, toil or danger
In that bright land, to which I go.
I’m going there to see my father
I’m going there no more to roam;
I’m just a’goin’ over Jordan
I’m just a’goin’ over home.

I know dark clouds will gather round me
I know my way is rough and steep;
Yet beauteous fields lie just before me
Where God’s redeemed no more shall weep
I’m going there to see my mother
She said she’d meet me when I come;
I’m just a’goin’ over Jordan
I’m just a’goin’ over home.

I’ll soon be free from earthly trials,
my body sleep in the old church yard,
I’ll drop the cross of self denial and enter in my great reward,

I’m going, I’m going there to see my Savior
I’m going there – no more to roam,
I’m just a’goin’ over Jordan.
I’m just a’goin’ over home.

Over Home, over home…..I’m just a’goin’ over home.

(Visited 37 time, 1 visit today)