My Top 10 Board Games

I love board games. They’re a huge part of who I am. I used to play complex board games with myself for hours on end, perfectly content (my win-loss ratio was impressive). I would even redesign board games—and sometimes I would just invent my own board game from scratch. Immersing myself in an in-depth strategy … Continue reading My Top 10 Board Games

Why I Wrote Ayphae

So what could possibly compel me to write a world full of mushrooms? Well, I love mushrooms. That’s a start. Then there’s the concept of purpose. Purpose is a big deal in life—it brings meaning and identity to us. It has to be supplied by external factors (like a deity), or it’s just a meaningless … Continue reading Why I Wrote Ayphae

5 Reasons NOW is the Best Time to be an Author

(By Nicole Vroon) When Ian and I first started walking down this road of self-publishing and marketing we had no idea what we were doing or the steps to take. We were naive and just thought hey, this is a good book if we slap it up on Amazon the people will come right? Oh … Continue reading 5 Reasons NOW is the Best Time to be an Author

Words I Abhor – Vol 2

Today I grace you with more words that displease me. Beware, all who use these words—you might elicit a disapproving glare! As usual, it’s my pious pleasure and pedantic privilege to share those words with you now. Enjoy volume 2, plebes. Pulchritudinous • This word just means “physically beautiful.” But can you really see someone … Continue reading Words I Abhor – Vol 2

Mission to Canada – we’re back!

And so we return from Canada. Five days of intense vacation Bible school, listening ears and forged relationships. The kids were sad to see us go at the end, and the feeling was mutual. I felt more confident this year than in previous trips. The Cree native village where Nicole and I ministered—Stanley Mission—usually has … Continue reading Mission to Canada – we’re back!


Reisor took a seat, adjusting himself on the wooden bleacher. The bleachers were set up in a circle inside the giant tent—and right in the center, a stage gleamed under the glow of shroomlamps. Dane would perform there any minute. Reisor clenched and unclenched his fists, swallowing. It would be fine…it would be just fine. … Continue reading Siblings