• This is an old picture of the village of Seal Cove, taken before the roads on the island were paved. The house that we have just purchased is the 4th on the right in this picture.

Life has changed dramatically for my wife and I in recent years.  The most difficult challenges have made the most significant differences in both of us.  It is an incredible experience to be “in sync” as a couple after this many years.  It seems that God has been leading us in tandem, which should be no surprise at all. Our kids are grown and finding their own way.  We love our children and know that God is doing His own unique work in their lives, in His time.

God blessed us to be able to purchase a home on Grand Manan Island in the summer of 2014.  This has been a personal dream for some time and we have a sense of being led home for His greater purposes.  Currently, ahead of our original estimations, we are year-rounders here.  It would only make sense for us to enter this new ministry season, believing that at every stage in life, there are more natural ways for us to be of service to God.

He defines our life.  He gives us reason to live fruitfully and productively.  While we fail to represent Him perfectly, our hearts are bent toward His Will. In this website, you’ll find

offerings, perspectives, challenges that hopefully, will be timely for your own spiritual journey. If there is any way that we might walk with you through some of your own challenges, it would be a privilege. Elaine and I are passionate about what it means to be followers of Christ.

We believe that if the church is not intentionally and deliberately engaged in discipling believers, it doesn’t matter what else we may be doing well.

In 2010 we made a decision to give our lives primarily to this pursuit in whatever way we could find that would facilitate this Kingdom priority. It never occurred to us that “coming home” would involve a return to pastoral ministry at Community Life Church.  Our desire is to bless local pastors and churches and to host visitors as they come seeking God in their own lives.  If you have a need to be able to step away from the hectic pace of life and intentionally seek God and some personal consultation or coaching, please contact us.

From Thomas Merton …

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going, I do not see the road ahead of me, I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore, I will trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.” Thomas Merton–Thoughts in Solitude

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