Weekend Link:: From Beer to Eternity

My dad (and my sister‘s dad) has another ebook out on Amazon for just 99 cents:: From Beer to Eternity:: A Little Story of Addiction and Beyond.  I cannot do this story justice, go, read about the book and about our dad.   Want to read some of his work?  Visit his blog and read Don’t force your fuzzy into a box.  Local to Charlotte, NC? Listen to Gary on the radio, he’s a DJ on New Life 91.9.

Here’s the three of us acting all civilized and such.

Here’s we are in the same exact spot as on the book cover, only a mere 37 years later…we took this last month when we visited our hometown, Columbus, Indiana.

And here we are after I yelled out “hey, let’s reenact the original photo”, and then like, 10 seconds later Dad said “what did you say?”.  Poor man has had to put up with a house full of fast-talking women folk his entire life.  Clearly, I think I’m hilarious. Read the book and be encouraged.

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  1. oh my gosh the reenactment photo is the best! happy weekend and thanks for sharing! great title! :)

  2. Been reading your blog for years. Small world- my husband grew up in Columbus, Indiana. Love that little city. I look forward to reading your dad’s book. Love to hear other stories of redemption.

  3. I should have known you were a beloved Hoosier. ;)

  4. I love the title of his book. I can’t wait to read it.

    And my dad lived in a house full of fast talking women, too. He usually just smiled and nodded his head. ;) Now he has four granddaughters and two great -granddaughters to carry on the tradition.

  5. You ARE hilarious!

  6. Love it!!! Your dad looks like Timothy Olaphant(sp) from FX show Justified!!!! Now that should make his day!!! Love your blog!

  7. Precious book cover photo! Read his other book on fear. He is very inspirational!

  8. I LOVE that you guys recreated that shot (both of them). ;) How cool to have 3 gifted writers in your family. :)

  9. I listen to 91.9 all the time! Love the re-enactment!!

  10. The photo of you and your Dad is charming. I went and read his blog and decided to subscribe. Bummer that I don’t have a kindle, I’d love to read his books. He sounds like a guy I’d really like.

  11. Personal stories are the best. The photos are great. You’re never too old to be in your daddy’s arms.

  12. Little Old Lady says:

    Downloaded it. Read it. I’m hooked!

  13. RD Shugart says:

    Wow, it is a small world! I live south of Charlotte and a friend of mine, Leslie Nease, used to work for 91.9, plus, my husband has played in the 91.9 golf tourney for years (and won quite a few times!) Love your blog!

  14. If there’s anything I love more than seeing someone’s dad, it HAS to be a re-enactment photo {or at least an attempt!!! Ha.} Best of luck to him!

  15. I had no idea you lived in Columbus Indiana. My family moved there when I was 2 and we lived there until I was 15. My family also moved back there several years later. I loved growing up in Columbus. We went to Ceraland at least a few times a week. It was a great place to grow up. I love that last picture of you and your dad.

  16. I’ve followed your blog for the past couple of years. Thank you for sharing your dads work. His story hits all too close to home in a family that struggles with alcoholism. Im forwarding this book onto my dad who has searched for answers to “help” some he cares very deaply for. A father of 3 very loud girls by the way! I will also share my gratitude with your dad on his blog as well.

  17. What a great title. ;)

    I read that post you linked to and will read more. We feel we are in a “wait” stage of our hopes, so they do seem fuzzy and undefined. We have several possibilities and are unsure which way to pursue.

  18. I really love your dad.

  19. Powerful.. I am a email subscriber who likes your design posts.
    However, today…..different. I purchased the book, stayed up 2 + hours past my bedtime and know this: people will be touched by this message. Addiction, Christian, non-believer, enabler…..who is not hurting? I consider your father’s story an example of goodness. But on behalf of everyone but himself. He just happens to be a great victor in the story.
    Well done. Thanks for sharing. The consequences of pain from anyone who suffers from addiction is nothing any feeling human would really wish on anyone. But the rewards of peace must be awe-inspiring.

    Dana Sipes

  20. This is a book I would love to read. I still read the old-fashioned way. Any chance of physical copies in the near future.

  21. I just wanted to come and tell you that I finished reading your dad’s story. I couldn’t put it down. Well, I guess I have to say I couldn’t put my Kindle down. :)

    It’s an amazing story about God’s grace. There are people in my life with somewhat similar stories that I’ve been praying about for YEARS! Your dad’s story was a comfort to me that God is in the business of miracles and nothing and nobody is too hard for Him. I’m so glad your dad shared his story so transparently.

    Blessings and love,

  22. Just bought it, can’t wait to read it! Thank You <3

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