Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Thirty

(Welcome to the final chapter of this serial release of my book Hello, My Name is Phillip, copyright Brian Shimer 2021, All Rights Reserved┬ádo not copy or print. Click here to order your own copy. I hope you have enjoyed this story. Do share it with others.) I lean into dad as he reads. I…

Just a Piece At a Time

My neighbor told me he’d rather watch paint dry than to do a jigsaw puzzle. But, I actually like them. I’m not fast at them, like our youngest daughter. Watching her do a puzzle is like watching a tennis match. She’s like watching a tennis match. She’s been known to complete a 1500-piece puzzle in…

Exhale Fear, Inhale Faith

The mask I often wear says these words: Exhale fear, Inhale faith. When I found it, I bought it. I felt it was important for me to wear. Since, I needed the reminder. I want to dwell in faith, but battle fear time and again. So, exhale fear. Let it go. Inhale faith, take it…

Look Beyond Yourself…

My heart so grieved this week. I read many reports and watched a chilling video. And I understood another level of the great deception we are under. My heart grieved. Although, I sought to write what I saw and knew, I could not put it all to words. It didn’t help that this week the…

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Twenty-Eight

(For you who are walking with Phillip, there are three chapters to go. This begins after the concert he played at church. That chapter ended with his observation he would never see his best friend, Kevin, again. I encourage you to get a copy of the book here and share it with friends. Thank you…

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Twenty-Seven

(This is the serial release of my book Hello, My Name is Phillip. It is available on Amazon here. Search for “Phillip’s Story” on this blog site to find the other chapters. Phillip’s world is expanding with more and more people touched by his music. In this chapter we come to the long-awaited concert.) The…

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

I spent time with our oldest daughter, her husband, two children and her mother-in-law last week in a town near Salt Lake City. This was the first trip out of town I’ve taken since last March. I was thrilled. I went for Pascha, the Orthodox Christian celebration, which often comes later than the regular Western…