My Story...

I am a 60 year old Christian man who has his dream job! Praise God! But it wasn’t always this way.

I have owned franchises and a couple of other businesses for over 20 years, gaining valuable experience (sometimes through mistakes!) in what it takes to make a business run smoothly and efficiently. I now operate a small consulting company called All About Business.  My calling and desire is to assist churches, and other non-profits with web design, getting systems in order, promotion, marketing, bookkeeping and logistics. I also help small business owners and anyone else that needs my skills.

I have been a Christian since the 70’s When I was young a was into the party scene. Growing up in the 60's & 70's before I was a Christian it was pretty much "sex, drugs, rock & roll". This did not lead me to a happy life and through a series of events, God drew me to Himself. I finally surrendered to His spirit in 1976.

My walk with Him was slow at first, I didn't trust churches in the beginning as they were "full of hypocrites!" But I loved the Bible and read it almost daily. In 1982 I got married and came back to Calif. from New Mexico. Some friends invited us to a church gathering and we went. My wife received Christ and I got serious.

Over time I was became very involved in my local church. I sat on church boards, taught bible studies, and even taught on Sunday mornings a few times. In 2002 I started a little organization called The Love Never Fails Foundation. The purpose of LNF was to reach out to people, primarily on the internet and encourage them.

I had studied with my pastor and the Biblical Counseling Foundation (http://www.bcfministries.org/). By God's grace I became a lay counselor, and was able to help many who were struggling in various ways. I became connected with a guy who ran an Anti-porn site. He was overwhelmed and so through him I began to counsel by email with men and wives who were ready to deal with their problem. Counseling by email is hard but I did my best. I’ve realized that people either want to quit or they don’t, and if they do there are tools and support to help. (See Porn, Can I Please Stop Now?) The website traffic increased and we did very well, helping a lot of souls.

In 2000 of series of events challenged my faith but brought me closer to the Lord than I have ever been.

  • I had sold my franchises in 2005 and the people I sold them to went out of business after a few years owing me over $200,000 
  • I fell into "The love of money trap", got greedy and made some very poor business decisions. Then the IRS audited me. When they were finished I owed them over $50,000 plus interest & penalties. 
  • My wife of 28 years left. 

After she left, I was devastated with her decision to divorce me and reside in another state. My three daughters were very hurt and I felt my life was falling apart. I shut down the website and the foundation in an effort to heal. For awhile I questioned God and wondered if He loved me at all.  I knew in my heart He did but emotionally it was very hard.

I am sharing this because I know there are a lot of hurting people out there and I want them to know God IS there and wants to work in your life! I made a conscious decision TO run to God, and He has been healing and restoring since. Please don't give up! Seek Him and you WILL find Him. He WANTS you to believe!

After I started my little consulting business I had just enough business to keep going. Finances were even harder after my wife left. I had 1 client that paid the bills and a few others that did business sporadically. But things got better. I had to do a loan modification on my house to keep it but all my needs were met and all my bills were paid.

Emotionally it has been slow but steady and now I can say I am very blessed and very thankful.  The Lord is so good. At first I focused on just going to church, spending time with my girls, keeping quiet, praying and meditating on God’s Word.  My desire returned to get involved in the human race and body of Christ again. I started attending a new church that I really like. People in this church showed me love and grace, and the healing accelerated. I was invited to some prayer sessions with pastors and leaders from my area that I had been acquainted with before. Their forgiveness and understanding was amazing. I felt the power of God return! It wasn’t anything special I did except really seek Him and applied the little faith I had. With some prayer and encouragement I felt the Lord saying to rework the Love Never Fails website and here we are...

To some my story may seem like a piece of cake. To others it may seem terrible. The point is this:

Psalm 34:17-22 Says:

17 The righteous cry, and the LORD hears 
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones,
Not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned. 
 

If you are hurting, cry out to the One who made you!

 
 
 

If you know Him personally keep your faith alive. Stay in prayer with Him and stay in His Word. Don't let your emotions rule what you know is true. He truly loves you. Whatever you are going through is only a test... for a time...

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Heb 11:6


 



  
   
When the Lord says He is the God of restoration I can say, 
 “Yes, He is!”   
 

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