Jay Lauser’s Endorsement of Merlin’s Blade

Jay Lauser, also known as Sir Emeth Mimetes and the founder of the vast Holy Worlds universe of websites, gave me a surprise endorsement of Merlin’s Blade: I have read Robert’s first book, [Merlin’s Blade], and as a prolific reader and fellow aspirer, I can honestly and truthfully say it is one of the best[…]

The Advent Conspiracy!

Exactly one year and three days ago, we installed our new well system. It had been 22 days without water in the house, and we learned a lot of lessons. One of those lessons was to really celebrate Advent. Ever since we were married, my wife and I have celebrated Advent, but last year we[…]

Well Install — Parts List

If anyone is interested, here are the parts that we used in our well installation. This might just save you some headaches, but always check with the manufacturer in case anything in their products have changed: Well Drop Pipe: 300′ roll of EndoPure 1-1/4″ IPS (Iron Pipe Size) form Endot Industries. Pump: Grundfos/Franklin Electric (pre-existing[…]

Well Install — Part 3

My son and I worked on installing the well Friday afternoon once it warmed up. The first thing we did was pressure test the line after getting all the fittings on. To do this, we had to electrically hook up the pump and then put it in a garbage can full of water and turn[…]

Thirsting For The Water Of Life — Part 2

The “overnight” parts for our new well drop pipe didn’t ship until Wednesday, so they finally arrived last night immediately before we left for a Christmas concert (I’ll put another post up about the concert—incredible!). Not only did they arrive, but they fit perfectly. So today is the day. Everything is ready for the well[…]

Well Install — Part 2

Sometimes my son calls me Puddleglum (of course, I tease him back and call him GloomyPoodle), and yes, I can can be pessimistic at times. I tend to think of it as being a realist, but to an optimistic 13 year old, I sure sound pessimistic. The funny thing is that I actually think of[…]

Well Install — Part 1

I now have in my possession all the parts that I need to install the well. Today is the big day, so we’ll see what happens. I do know this—God is more concerned about teaching me patience, gratefulness, and joy (in spite of my circumstances) than how to install a well. With that, I look[…]

Thirsting For The Water Of Life — Part 1

The verse in the Bible that has impacted me the most is Isaiah 55:1-3: “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor[…]