Author Archives: Roger E. Bruner

About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger has nine published novels. Four of them are the now-completed young adult Altered Hearts series. Three are quirky romantic novels (as opposed to genre romance novels). The Devil and Pastor Gus is a speculative satire, and Rosa No-Name is a contemporary coming-of-age novel.

The More Like Him I Grow

God is my Heavenly Father; He made me who I am. He wants all that’s best for me; It’s written in His plan. His Son is like a big brother Who guides me as I go. The closer I walk … Continue reading

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First and Second Mile Blues

If you’ve come to walk just one mile And to tell me what you’re taught to say, Go on home; I’m not gonna listen. I don’t think you’ve a thing real to say to me. But if you will walk … Continue reading

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An Empty Spoon

As you come to fill my mouth With food for thought from your abundant past, Why wonder that I do not eat? For I am not molded in your cast. You tell me you can tell me what truth is, … Continue reading

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Call Upon His Name

Why should life discourage you so? Why despair when you’re feeling low? Let the Lord be the strength of your heart. Call upon His name, call on His name. Let God be your shelter and your strength, An ever-present help … Continue reading

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God’s Words

God’s words are like the rain and snow That fall on dry, thirsty ground, So seeds can be planted and crops be grown To bring forth a plentiful yield. The crops are ripe and ready to harvest, But the workers … Continue reading

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Working Behind the Scenes

I believe God’s working behind the scenes; He’s helping me in ways I can’t see. God understands all my problems; He knows my best efforts are not enough to solve them. I believe God’s working behind the scenes; He’s retouching … Continue reading

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Is This the Church?

Look right through those stained glass windows. Look beyond those heavy wooden doors. Look above that towering steeple spire. Is this the church or is there more? Look behind the curtained baptistry. Look beneath the pulpit furniture. Look above the … Continue reading

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