The Story of the Chapter-a-Day Posts
These chapter-a-day posts began around the year 2000 when a friend of mine told me that he’d been struggling to consistently read God’s Word. Since we both spent a lot of time on the road, I suggested we read one chapter every weekday and call one another to share one thing we got out of the chapter. It worked. We’re still going.
In 2006, I started this blog to record my thoughts, insights, and feelings about the content of each chapter. Everyone is welcome to share this post, like this post, or add your own thoughts in a comment.
Thank you to those who have become faithful, regular, or occasional readers, along with your encouragement.
In 2019 I began creating posts for each book, with an indexed list of all the chapters for that book. You can find the indexed list by clicking on this link.
Prior to that, I kept a cataloged index of all posts on one page. You can access that page by clicking on this link.
You can also access my audio and video messages, as well.
I believe that the universe is a work of God’s artistry – embellished by Van Gogh’s brush, Miles Davis’ trumpet, Bob Dylan’s lyrics, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Tolkein’s imagination and Michael Jordan’s jump shot. I believe in hot coffee, Gregorian chants and quiet conversations with God before dawn. I believe in baseball parks on warm summer evenings. I believe in good food, good wine, good company and dinner conversations that keep you at the table for hours. I believe in guitars, cigars and back porch music under the stars. I believe that life is a journey with an eternal destination and in having good companions for the sojourn. I believe that the Cubs will one day win the World Series and the Vikings will one day be Super Bowl champs. I believe grace is costly and salvation is free. I believe in the blues. I believe in second chances, my wife’s love, and the reality that my children are my life’s masterpiece.
– Tom Vander Well (2006)
I was born and raised in Iowa (but please don’t hold that against me). After a brief college sojourn, I returned to Iowa where I now live with my wife, Wendy. I’m an amateur actor and playwright and a regular teacher among my local gathering of Jesus’ followers. I serve as President and CEO of Intelligentics (formerly C Wenger Group) a research and QA firm helping companies measure and improve customer service, satisfaction, and loyalty.
You can be contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.