Skip to main content


Book Review: Name of the Wind

So a while back, I was walking through Auntie's Bookstore, in Spokane, WA. I've read pretty much everything ever written by Ted Dekker, Bill Myers, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, and many others.

I told her I like the Fantasy & Science Fiction genres, and I was looking for a new author.

"I have just the one," she said. "Follow me." She came out from behind the counter and we meandered up and down a few aisles. "Here it is," She turned and handed me this book:

"Hm. I've never heard of him," I replied.

"He's Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Chronicles of Narnia all wrapped up into one amazing story," she was quite excited. "You'll love it!"

The woman handed me a few others to consider and then went about her duties. I took pictures but didn't have any money to spend that day.

Later, because I'd mentioned it, my boss bought it for my birthday.

I just finished all 713 pages, and I am AMAZED!

This migh…

Recent posts

A Conduit of Blessing, NOT a Reservoir

I've read the book of Job more than any other book in the Bible. I identify with him in so many ways (real or imagined).
As I re-read the closing chapters this morning, I found a theme running through beginning to end, a silver thread hidden among the tapestry of his life.

There are four points through which this thread pulls most vividly:

Sacrificing out of fear for his kids, at the start (inward focus, fear of loss).Self-Admiration (I'm so innocent) throughout the book.The counter offered by Elihu > Then God (don't ascribe right-ness to yourself, but to God).Sacrifice on behalf of his friends (outward focus, gain on half of others).
Sacrificing out of fear for his kids, at the start (inward focus, fear of loss).
At the start of his story, we find a man who is self-focused. You might argue that he was focused on his kids; however, he wasn't. He was focused on not losing his kids, which is a self-focus motive. He would make sacrifices from a spirit of fear (what…

The Rapture Debate this great article, Sid Litke shows that The Rapture and The Second Coming must be different events. There is no other form scriptural stance. He mentions the less popular view of a Mid Trib Rapture.In light of a recent video teaching I watched, I'm exploring this as another possible interpretation. Nothing in this article, linked above, would negate a Mid Trib Rapture except the concept of imminence. Believers are looking to the return of Jesus as the next event that could happen at any moment. In the event of a Mid Trib Rapture, you can literally set the calendar for the exact day off Jesus' return. This fails the imminence test.It requires further review and study, but my gut impression is to say anything other than a PreTrib Rapture fails sound scripture reading on the whole.Still studying though.Darrell

I'm A Beaver

I'm A Beaver

Take the test: Here

Hope you enjoyed the Smalley Personality Quiz! Your score report is presented below.  Your dominant personality is your highest score, but you will also notice how strong you are in the other three types.  Your unique personality style is a combination of each type.

Your Result   Print

The Beaver Strengths: Beavers have a strong need to do things right and “by the book.” In fact, they’re the kind of people who actually read instruction manuals. They’re great at providing quality control in an office and will thrive in any situations that demand accuracy, such as accounting, engineering, etc. Because rules, consistency, and high standards are so important to beavers, they’re often frustrated with a mate who doesn’t share these same characteristics. Despite deep feelings for those they love, beavers must learn to communicate their softness and warmth in a way that’s felt and clearly understood by others. Areas of Growth: Beavers need to accept that it’…

Starting a business

Many folks ask me how to start a business, here are the steps, in general.
1. Choosing a Type/Structure:
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has a ton of information about starting, structuring, and launching a business. The SBA.Gov website has a special topic on choosing a Business Structure.
Most Common: Business structure Ownership Liability Taxes Business structure: Sole proprietorship (often uses a DBA / ABN) Ownership: One person Liability: Unlimited personal liability Taxes: Personal tax only Business structure: Limited liability company (LLC) Ownership: One or more people Liability: Owners are not personally liable Taxes: Self-employment tax Personal tax or corporate tax Business structure: Corporation - C corp Ownership:

Debt Disputes: What to do with collections, charge-offs, and unknown items on your credit report.

Quite often, over the years, I've worked with people who had old items on their credit reports. Sometimes they don't even know what the items are for. Other times they disagree with the legitimacy of the report, or the reason the company says they still owe money. 
The following is my advice for any such individuals. Take it for what it is. I'm not an "expert" but I've been a loan officer for over 12 years and I've seen quite a bit.  Step One: Debt Validation LetterStep 2.1: Debt Validated/SettleStep 2.2: Debt Not Validated/Still Not Removed.
Step One: Debt Validation Letter See , I borrowed their letter and made it better. Here's my revised template:


Your Name
City, State Zip

Debt Collector’s Name
City, State Zip

Re: [insert account number]

This letter is sent in response to an item showing on my credit report. I am requesting that you provide validation of this debt. A validation of this debt includes a signed copy of the…

Suicide: Can suicide send you to hell?

The Blessed Life posted this video (here) "What Happens When You Commit Suicide?". This sparked a long on-going debate with strong feelings on either side. I love Ravi. He's one of the best. I'm kind of surprised he couldn't answer this one simply.

Here's the video, my answer below.

DISCLOSURE: Before reading my answer, please be aware of this. Suicide is a serious thing, with impacts not just for you but for your family, co-workers, and many others. If you are contemplating this, please seek help. 

There are many great resources, watch videos by Dr. BobHamp, seek a pastor our counselor, join a group. Suicide is a sign of depression and isolation. You need, above all else, connection with other believers. Not just to be physically around them, but an actual heart connection. Find someone, anyone, that you can talk to who will love on you with the Grace of God. Someone who can show you that there's NOTHING in your heart that will prevent God and that person …

Pokemon Avatar... Just because I can. LOL

Pokemon Avatar... Just because I can. LOL

Darrell G. Wolfe
Storyteller | Writer | Thinker | Consultant | Multipotentialite

Darrell's Reading List

Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Other sites I follow: