Doug Spurling's history includes things like: Professional Rodeo. Youth Pastor. Church Founder. Columnist. Catastrophe Adjuster. Business Owner. Author. Writer at SpurlingSilver.com.
He'd tell you he's spent his life being a Professional mistake-maker. An Expert getter-upper-off-the-dirt... "I've gotten bucked off more horses than I've ridden, out of more marriages than I've entered and quit more jobs than I've started. But, somehow--by the grace of God--I survived...and I've learned a little about what not to do. Maybe that can help some folks."
Doug spent his youth splashing in the lakes around St. Peter, Minnesota. He professed that he could teach anybody how to water ski. One of his favorite things was to go sailing after all the big, noisy, stinky gas hogs were put up for the night.
After graduation he started Evangel Bible College in Springfield Missouri, only to quit after the first semester when he felt the need to go home and fix his parents broken marriage. He couldn't.
After his parent's divorce Doug lost his moral compass and ended up driving a truck for Coke and getting involved with professional rodeo.
Doug married a girl he met in the rodeo. They had four awesome children. Doug found his moral compass, helped pioneer a church, became the youth pastor, owned a floor covering business, life was great...until it wasn't.
After twelve years of marriage...another divorce sent Doug spiraling out of control, again. He rebounded through two marriages that barely lasted long enough for the ink to dry until finally settling into a career as a storm chasing insurance adjuster.
This life suited his restless soul for years as he helped folks suffering from natural disasters.
He eventually healed enough to take another chance at love and he married again--this time it stuck.
When Doug approached his fifty year mark he did some soul searching and he yielded to a buried passion—writing.
Doug soon realized he had a gift for writing and felt a sense of accomplishment each time he wrote. He also realized his writing could help others. After half a century of getting bucked off life—mission and passion collided and Doug found his calling.
He lives with Roxy, his wife, in Florisota (that’s winter in Florida & summer in Minnesota).
He can’t think of anything more fun than Sailing.
The important things: Family, Prayer and Spiritual Warfare keep his heart pumping.
His theme is: The strength of family, the power of prayer and the battles that rage against them.
It is in those areas he constantly prays for you to succeed.