I was born on January 25, 1958, in LaPaz, Bolivia. My parents were missionaries with the World Mission Prayer League. I have never decided what to be when I grow up. Consequently, I've worn a number of different hats. I used to make a living by teaching eighth grade language arts (we used to call it English) at Hillview Middle School in Palmdale, CA. I also served Jesus as a parttime pastor at Evergreen Lutheran Church, Phelan, CA. Now, I own and operate Great River Inn Bed and Breakfast in Little Falls, MN. I have two children: a daughter born in 1983 and a son born in 1990. On May 6, 2006, after just short of 27 years of marriage, I became a widower. My late wife was taken suddenly from this earth to eternity with her heavenly Abba where she has no more pain and is singing with the hosts of heaven. God refilled my cup with a new love and wife on June 21, 2008.
The rationale for why I chose "lumpofclay" for my domain name can be found here.
There is more about me here.