About

familyI am a pastor in North Central Montana. Married for 18 years with 2 kids. I have a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and a Masters of Divinity. I collect hobbies, including cycling, barbecuing, reading, writing, and sci-fi fandom. This blog is an extension of a weekly column I write for the local newspaper, the Mountaineer. Follow me on Twitter: @patchingcracks.patching cracks

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  1. Codi says:

    Hi! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog so much! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    Here are the Rules:

    1.Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

    2.List the rules and display the award.

    3.Share seven facts about yourself

    4.Nominate 15 other blogs and let them know they have been nominated.

    5.Proudly display the logo on your blog and follow the bloggers who nominated you.

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  2. Jennwith2ns says:

    Thanks for following the Jenn stories, friend!

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  3. Prudence says:

    Thanks for the follow! God bless you!

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! I see you have some serious topics, i like.
    Stop by again soon. Enjoy life!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. best wishes and prayers

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  6. lifehelps says:

    Hello.
    Thank you for liking “Jesus, My Source and Goal” on hisdeeplove. Do come visit again. Blessings on you. Hannah

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  7. Thanks for checking out my last post. I’m blessed that you liked it. Now I’ll have a look around and see what you’re up to!

    Blessings,
    Vanessa

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  8. peneb says:

    Thank you for liking “Wanted”!
    May God bless you and your family!

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  9. Heather says:

    I appreciate your interest in my recent post…and glad your like brought me to your blog 🙂
    Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

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  10. Crystal says:

    Thank you for checking out my site and for liking a post! You have a beautiful family, and I enjoy how you are able to share with others what you’ve learned from your experiences.
    Blessings to you!
    ~Crystal

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  11. Thank you for following God’shotspot.wordpress.com. God bless you for your wonderful post and ministry to the Glory of God. God bless

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  12. Beautiful family, Pastor. Thank you for the work you are doing. I like the name of your blog.

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  13. Thanks for the ‘like’. God bless!

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  14. Trevor says:

    Thanks for the visit and the like! 😊

    Nice blog…I’ll be following.

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    • patchingcracks says:

      Thanks for following. Your post was moving and convicting. I feel for you and your wife and pray that God leads you to a place where y’all find peace. Its got to be tough to put yourself out there like that, but I’m certain your hard work will be a beacon for folks who read your posts. You’ve recognized a vacuum, bless you for working to fill it with words of a couple seeking the Lord in their marriage.

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  15. Looking forward to exploring your website

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  16. esinedd says:

    Good blog. Very well set up. Nice job. You have a beautiful family. Stay strong in the Lord.

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  17. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I read your post “Dating my wife” and enjoyed it very much. Its so easy to get caught up with life and forget to plan time for each other and your marriage. Well done…

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    • patchingcracks says:

      Glad you enjoyed it! I really enjoyed The new creation in Christ graphic I read on your site. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. God bless!

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  18. asharbaugh says:

    Cheers for stopping by my blog! Your post about divorce was really touching. I really appreciate how down to earth and practical your writing is. I’m looking forward to your new posts!

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    • patchingcracks says:

      Really enjoyed your blog, the post on homosexuality was concise and clear. I enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  19. I appreciated your having a look at my blog on Christian Meditation and giving it a ‘like’. Grace and peace to you brother.

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  20. peggywright says:

    I like your blog and your heart for your family, especially your wife. Keep at it. We need to hear. Thanks for visiting me at my place.

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  21. Hello there brother. Hey, would like to have you consider posting your testimony on our new site: http://www.storiesofstones.com. Thank you for stopping by my site. I do look forward to learning more about what you are doing and writing about.
    Peace and blessings,
    In Christ Jesus our Lord,
    jeremy

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  22. Thank you for stopping by to visit and for liking a recent post of ours. I thoroughly enjoyed your ‘patching cracks’ article and can see why the good folks at the newspaper were eager to have you on board! Be blessed and keep writing and enjoying those adorable kids! Too cute :). The best years are still ahead!

    Love in Christ Jesus,
    Ma Chris (and Rebecca too!)

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve added you to my reader. Are you on Twitter? God bless your family and your blogging adventure. ~Joyce

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  24. God Bless, thanks for dropping by
    greg

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    • patchingcracks says:

      I have enjoyed several of the posts I’ve read on your blog. Good stuff. Thanks for visiting and commenting here.

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  25. lindsey686 says:

    Thank you for liking my post!

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  26. lindsey686 says:

    Thank you for reading and liking my post “Forgiveness for a Nation.”

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  27. bearrington says:

    Thanks for the follow, man!

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  28. kcolford says:

    Thank you for liking my post on my sermon on worry 🙂 I appreciate it! We have a bit in common according to you bio! I’m currently doing my MDiv and planning on furthering my education in Counselling as well! Neat 🙂 God bless!

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    • patchingcracks says:

      Where are you studying? I did mine online, so that I could continue to work. The counseling degree is more than worth the time, though I’d recommend working in mental health some. I learned a lot while working as a chaplain at a mental health facility. Made me a much better pastor. Thanks for reading and commenting. I enjoyed your sermon.

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      • kcolford says:

        I’m currently studying at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada! And thanks for the tip re: Counselling! Very much appreciate it! And thanks for taking the time to read my sermon!

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  29. Heather says:

    I expect you are relatively busy, but wanted to let you know I’ve much appreciated reading your perspective here. I hope you don’t mind that I’ve tagged you to receive the “Liebster Award”. It’s really just a way to let others know about sites we enjoy reading, and there is absolutely no obligation to respond. But if you’re interested in participating, you can get an idea of what it’s about here: https://sparrowsingsweetly.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/liebster-nomination-and-a-small-sampling-of-sweet-sites/

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    • patchingcracks says:

      Thanks! I appreciate it. Weekends are a busy time for me. I’ll look at posting it in a couple days. (Preachers are really busy on weekends.) I appreciate your kind words regarding my writing.

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  30. Wally Fry says:

    Thanks for reading. I haven’t had to chance to read any of yours yet, but plan to. God bless you.

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  31. courtneyjd says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog!! Your posts are very thought-provoking and encouraging. 🙂

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  32. aliciacouch says:

    Thanks for visiting Charged4Christ! I love the fact that you talk about dating your wife. Thats something that I think this world has lost understanding of. Keep up the inspiration, you are touching lives!

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    • patchingcracks says:

      Thanks! I enjoyed your blog and will be checking it out more in the future. Thanks for commenting on mine!

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  33. Naomi says:

    Thanks for dropping by and liking some of my posts, the encouragement is appreciated. I’ve been reading your blog and enjoying your articles about making special time for family. God bless you.

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  34. Thanks for stopping by. I’ve enjoyed checking out some of your writing,

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  35. Wow!! No sooner did I click post, your name popped up!! I think that is the fastest I have ever seen somebody check out a post!!!
    So, another Brother in Christ! What a wonderful, magnificent, loving (you fill in the exaltation) God we serve! He proves to us time and time again, His faithfulness and grace to us. I do not believe in coincidence, but Holy Spirit-led direction and when I started this blog a few months ago, I asked the Lord to lead me to where He would have me continue to learn, and to be inspired and He has been ever faithful.
    I perused a couple of your articles and WILL be back as what I have seen is just what I look for in the Body of Christ. I am an avid reader, and I LOVE to write, but sometimes my fibromyalgia makes it hard to type. Not complaining, just letting you know that sometimes there are time gaps in commenting on blogs I read and posting on mine. But, God is always Glorious because He always gives me inspiration and eventually the strength to write.
    I’m going to post your site on my Links page so others will find you as well. So, ’til later, Pastor, God bless you ever so richly and abundantly as you continue in your service (ministry) to our Redeemer and to those who come through your blog.

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    • patchingcracks says:

      I really enjoyed the poem. I came across it in the feed. It’s pretty solid. I’m also curious who wrote it. Thanks for the follow and the comment.

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  36. 1bloggerhead says:

    Thanks, patchingcracks for the follow. Much appreciated!

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  37. 1bloggerhead says:

    Thanks for the follow at the Crazy About God blog. God bless you!!

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  38. Thanks for the like. Have a great day! Come back by!

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  39. cb says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Many blessings to you and your family in all you do.
    cb

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