My brother Mark and me.

my eulogy for my brother who took his own life

That’s my brother Mark on your left and me on the right. A rare photo of us together. He took his own life last month. You can read my first post about it here. His memorial was Thursday, May 12, 2016. I was to give the eulogy. One of the hardest…

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"My Brother Mark and Me" by nakedpastor David Hayward

i just lost my brother

My dear friends and readers… It’s with great sadness I announce the death of my dear brother Mark. I’m the oldest of 5 kids and he was the second. He was 57 years old. When my family (me, Lisa and our 3 kids) took a vacation to Costa Rica, we…

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waiting for new life

“Talitha Koum” is what I call my drawing. It is based on Mark’s account of Jesus raising the little girl from death. He pronounced over her “Talitha Koum“, which means, “Little girl, arise!” “Waiting” isn’t really accurate. When you are dead you aren’t aware of it. You are completely dead……

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Sophia Saturday: all artwork 50% OFF!

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I am giving away 50% OFF coupons to all the artwork in my gallery, including my Sophia originals and prints, cartoon originals and prints, and other art. Everything! All you have to do is type “VALENTINE” in the coupon code box! Click here! “Sophia Suspended”:…

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Love Without Fear

It is important to create an atmosphere of honesty, confession and repentance for a community to be healthy. My experience and the experience of many is that even though repentance is encouraged, it is at the same time discouraged because of the possible repercussions that follow. We have a choice:…

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