Welcome to My Blog
Hello there, friend! My name is Duane, and I’m a writer.
I write about life and what it means to live fully aware of God in every moment, what it means to live loved, and to love in return.
I write about the amazing grace I sometimes sing about, about my beautiful wife (called Southern Gal on this blog) who knows the secret ingredient to lasting love and making red beans and rice taste delicious, and sometimes, I write about my pesky little dog, Mr. Watson.
Although it may sound like I’ve got it figured out, don’t let me fool you. I might be the one holding the pen but it doesn’t necessarily mean I have all the answers.
I just know that sometimes, we have to live the questions to discover the answers.
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If you’re wondering why there aren’t links to social media on this site, you can read my reasons here.
In Him, always for Him,
P.S. A little extra note to family and in real life friends…
I want to take a moment to thank you for being a part of my life. First of all, if you happened upon this website, I’m sorry. You’ll learn far more about me here than you probably wish. But since you’re already here, please know the words you encounter here aren’t perfect. They’re full of messy, imperfect, painfully honest “me”. Reading these words here is like sneaking into my house, sitting on the edge of my bed, and flipping through my private journal. I once explained it to my sister like this: “I don’t care if you read. I really don’t. I have nothing to hide. But please know the words I write are often my way of working things out in my heart and mind.” So what I’m trying to say here is… please respect my privacy. This doesn’t mean you can’t connect with me here, no, not at all. It just means you might need to remember we all need a little Grace from time to time. Thank you for understanding!