The News

Every week I have a great conversation with a dear brother by FaceTime. It is always a time of deep sharing. Last week, Wednesday morning he shared something with me, a bombshell, that caused me to be afraid for him. If I told you what he had decided which caused my fear, many of you…

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Twenty-One

(This is the serial release of my book Hello, My Name is Phillip. Follow this link to get your own copy on Amazon. We start at the end of Phillip’s first day of school.) After we get home, I practice piano and then do my homework. Mrs. Olson sent extra math sheets home with me….

Such a Hike

Monday, March 22nd, was my birthday! Hey, thanks for the birthday greetings!! The day comes yearly, and even though my body is aging, inside I don’t feel one iota different. Perhaps this is the whole scriptural picture of “the inward man being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). I easily forget that now I…

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Twenty

(This is the serial release of the book Hello, My Name is Phillip. Please share these blog posts to let others know about the book. It is available on Amazon here. This chapter begins on Phillip’s first day of school. Thank you for reading, liking, commenting and sharing.) I am not excited. I am terrified….

To Access the Heart

I have always been impacted by the verse in Deuteronomy 8. Remember how Moses said to Israel on the shores of the Jordan across from Jericho, “And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what…

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Nineteen

(This is the serial release of my book Hello, My Name is Phillip. You are welcome to share these posts with friends, and welcome also to buy the book here. The story picks up as Phillip eavesdrops on an important conversation.) It is Mr. Clay, from the church. He stands there, smiling that wide grin…

Moving On…

Sunday afternoon, I met three of our daughters at Michelle’s Pianos in Portland. Susanna had flown in from Boise in order to select and purchase a piano. When she and her husband had married, Collin told her he wanted to her to have a good piano someday. Susanna had been a piano performance major, so…

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Eighteen

(This is the serial release of my book Hello, My Name is Phillip. It is available here on Amazon. We begin here on the day after Phillip’s 6th birthday. Enjoy and share these posts!) As I get up the next morning, I look out the window. It is raining and I am so excited for…

Surprising Gifts

Gift Number One: Walking! I can walk without pain! Two weeks ago, Friday, I got that puncture wound (see the Gift of Pain) and by this past Friday I could walk without pain! I have immense empathy for those with pains which haven’t healed as quickly as this one. To walk is such a gift!…

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Seventeen

(This is the serial release of the book Hello, My Name is Phillip. The previous chapter told of what happened the Christmas Eve when Phillip was 5 years old. This chapter begins July 27th, on Phillip’s sixth birthday. Order the book here. Visit my website at http://www.brianshimer.com for more information.) So, that was last Christmas….