Escape From A Dark Cavern

I walk with people through all kinds of tough places. Some need me to assist them through midlife crises. Many are survivors from sexual and other kinds of abuse which has left them in incredible pain and without grounding as adults. I assist them to receive the Hand needed to lift them out of the…

The Daily Camino

Back in 2015, I was planning to walk the Camino de la Santiago the next year, the 500-mile trek across Northern Spain. Since I hoped to begin to journal through the blog on that walk, I began this and titled it “Camino Walk 2016.” When I titled it, I thought it would just be a…

Clives: A Wild Chef With Many Knives

Last year I spent months studying a style of therapy called Internal Family Systems (IFS) as a Continuing Education journey. I do some counseling work with clients, desire to experience more wholeness myself, and find it applies to my work in mediation. I read the foundational book on IFS, called Self Therapy by Jay Earley…

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….

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Ten

“Thank you for being my little salesman today, Philip. You did a great job.” The words surprised Phillip who was not used to compliments. Today’s story of his trip to the paint store brought a shift to his experience of life. Have small things caused your life to change? Join Phillip as he makes life discoveries through the safe relationships in his life.

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Nine

Phillip’s mom confesses and repents. And she and Phillip start to build a relationship with Jesus alongside of them. She begins to learn how to be a safe adult. Every kid deserves safe adults.

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Eight

Phillip finds himself in the home of Maggie and Henry, the sweetest, down-to-earth folk imaginable. His time with them births many discoveries, one of his gift for music. And another was the opportunity for he and his mom to work together to get back into the house. Through hardship, hope is birthed.

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Seven

Phillip ran. He ran, tripped and fell, and then blindly ran more into the park, with his dog Skye. Terrified, surrounded by wind and storm, he ended up in a root cave tree and there encountered Jesus. Read this next installment of Phillip’s experience with Jesus and the servants Jesus sends to rescue him.

Hello, My Name is Phillip: Chapter Six

Phillip is 5 and on the spectrum and in a trouble home environment when the worst night so far in his life happens. As a result he is on the run with Skye his dog and ends up hiding in a root cave tree. There he experiences Someone he had heard before but not met. Someone whose name is the brightest color of all.

HELLO, MY NAME IS PHILLIP: Chapter One

Sharing the book poured into my heart during lockdown, because, every kid deserves safe adults. Meet Phillip, an honest, open, down-to-earth, really precious six-year-old. And discover the world through his eyes.