Gary Wiram – Editor

My life’s priorities are: Faith, Family and Community.

My life’s motto is: “I don’t know what tomorrow holds but I know Who holds tomorrow and I abide in His hands.”

My professional background is primarily with technology-based business-to-business systems-solutions including e-Learning, Workforce Management and Document Management. I’ve held Senior-Level Sales and Sales Management roles in Fortune 500-level companies, like Kronos and Minolta, as well as in three successful Start-Ups. In more recent years, I’ve made myself available as a Consultant for Sales Organizations, Media and Political Campaigns. Presently, I’ve returned to the foundation of my college education, first, teaching in a Special Education Program for K-5 children with Autism and now, as Registrar for a Middle School.

The metamorphosis of my writing began with my English Composition 101 class at Indiana State University. That was my first real recognition of enjoying writing and that I possessed some writing talent. In my professional life, I mostly used my writing abilities for producing Sales related materials. An exception to this was a script I wrote for a skit that was presented in a night club during a top performers reward trip to Spain’s Costa Del Sol. The overwhelming reaction of that audience let me know that my creative-writing talent was much richer than I’d previously understood. My most rewarding experience with my writing, up to now, was the seven years I got to serve as a Pen Pal in Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s New Life Prison Fellowship Ministry. In recent years, I’ve continued to hone my writing skills through blogging.

Being aware of having some writing talent has seemed peculiar to me. First, though I know I do have talent as a Writer, there’s something about saying so that seems a bit egotistical. With that said, I know that I’m no James Clavell. Regardless, whatever my level of writing talent is, I know it is a gift from God. And, whether it’s lesser than some or greater than others, He gave it to me for His purposes. With that in mind, in 2011, I took on a role as a Writer for Calvary Chapel Magazine. And, along with that change, the aim of my blogging now is, solely, to serve His purposes.