My dad would catch me in my room talking to myself when I was a kid.
At least that’s how it looked. When I started getting older he got concerned
As kid, I would be moving around the room just imagining different scenes. Sometimes I would just have a dazed look. Sometimes I would be moving around doing the actions. Sometimes I would do the voices of the different characters. Sometimes the imagination was with toys, but a lot of the times, I didn’t need them. Just a boy acting all crazy on the floor.
Sometimes I would go to my brother’s room and say “Let’s imagine” and the two of us would sit on his bed and for hours play with our toys, but eventually we wouldn’t use the toys and we would be lost in our imagination world. We were talking about it last year how it was as if we could see each other’s thoughts. Like how did we always know what the other person was imagining? Maybe we didn’t, but it sure felt like we were imagining the same things.
When my sister got older she would imagine with us too.
Eventually my dad put an end to playing with toys because he thought it was weird that his sons were doing all these silly voices.
But although we weren’t allowed to play with toys anymore, we could still imagine. And he allowed us to still play with puppets, because he thought it was a little more mature.
When we got tired of the puppets, we started telling stories that we would imagine to each other. All three of us would make up all these crazy stories, keeping each other entertained for hours. This is what happens when your dad only lets you watch 1 TV show a week; you got to find other ways to keep yourself occupied.
While I was in high school I would still imagine to myself.
And in college.
And still to this day you can find me doing silly voices by myself.
I feel a little awkward saying all this, because I know it makes me seem weird, but I realized as I’m writing this… that this is what birthed one of my preaching styles (narrative preaching).
The first time I decided to preach letting out all these voices that I liked to make up, my dad was shocked. He didn’t think it was weird anymore. And he was proud of me. He saw it as an awesome tool to use for God. All that imagining now combined with a relationship with God was creating something unique.
Out of that imagination-brain came this comic book series on the story of Daniel. Finally I can let people actually see what goes on in my head.
We are fully stocked and ready to deliver books 1, 2, and 3 in our series.
And on May 17 we are launching a Kickstarter funding campaign for the 4th book in this series…
Daniel Dreamgazer: “The Man Who Became a Beast”
The Kickstarter goes live on
Monday, May 17, 5pm
and it will last for about a month.
Anyone who contributes will not only receive the reward they select, but will also receive the audiobook I recorded for Book 2. (Only for first day backers)
In fact, almost every day I will be awarding bonus content. So the earlier you back the project, the more extra stuff you can receive.
So pledge as early as you can.
(It’s called a pledge, because your card only gets charged at the end of the campaign).
So mark it on your calendar. Set a reminder on your phone. And join us on May 17 for this epic launch event.