Testimonials

For those of you who have read my blog or heard me speak (and liked it anyways), this page is for you.

 

  • “It’s refreshing to read the honesty of someone’s past with the hope of a bright future. It has encouraged me to press on. Thanks.” – Jonathan C (Ministry Leader, Melbourne, Florida)
  • “Wow!  Could your posts stop relating so much to my life?  The last 10 posts you have written have met me exactly where I needed to be met!  Tricia T (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
  • “Thank you for your honesty and transparency. It is refreshing to read original material that does not just scratch the surface but invites a reader to think deeper about real life issues. God has given you a precious gift of using words to provide others’ with encouragement that point to Truth.– Elwin M (Illinois)
  • “You are a true inspiration and source of strength to me. Thank you for blessing me, and surely so many others, with your brutal honesty. So many thoughts that you provoke.” – Bridget B (Texas)
  • “My son told me you did a very good job speaking at the men’s retreat last weekend. He appreciated your vulnerability and openness to share your story.  Rarely do men hear anything but surfacy stuff. Your journey needs to be heard as you share that Jesus is the answer for your redemption.”Jeff (Pastor in Florida)
  • “Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. Your explanation of the Original Sin concept in Christianity (http://rodarters.org/i-am-bad-to-the-bone) makes more sense than any other I’ve read or heard. I never quite understood it before, but I’m closer now thanks to this blog! – Kirstn T
  • “Your message at the men’s breakfast was awesome. Very appreciated, very powerful, very authentic.  That is what we are hoping every men’s breakfast feels like.  Great job!” – Steve (Pastor in Irmo, SC)
  • “The Map my Run post (http://rodarters.org/map-my-run) was ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL!!!  One of the FUNNIEST things I’ve read in a while!”   – Shelly (Ohio)
  • “I’ve heard great things from the men at the retreat – thank you for sharing with them and ministering to them.” Jonathan (Pastor in Xenia, OH)
  • “Keep writing, Rod. You’ve got an important message for the world.” – Jessica
  • “You are a terrific writer!  Keep up the good work and continue to inspire others. And thank you for the incredible posts!” – Stephen (Pastor in Long Island, NY)
  • I haven’t read your blog in some time…just busy I guess. I spent an hour or so today, just reading through a number of your postings and wanted to share with you how much I appreciate you and your VERY transparent writing. You are providing a tremendous ministry to so many and I wanted to share my gratitude with you.” – Ken (Pastor in Dillsburg, PA)
  • “Tears are streaming down my face as I realize your post, “Liars, cheaters, thieves and me” is also my story.  It was like I was reading my own thoughts only, I knew, I had never written them down.  Thank you so much for sharing your story and struggles.  Thanks, too, for providing this starving soul the first few bread crumbs from someone who understands.” – Schulalo
  • “Your writing is inspiring, convicting and captivating and blatantly open about your mistakes and struggles.  Thanks  for being an example for all of us, as we have ALL fallen short.” Cynthia (Atlanta, GA)
  • “Thanks so much for your message today at Chapel.  It is very refreshing for me, when I see that high school students are following along.” – A. Lewis (School administrator, Columbia, SC)
  • “This is an awesome blog.  Thank you for your words of encouragement and “food for thought.”  They are like a drink of fresh, cool water for a parched throat. So helpful.  I’m so glad I found your site. I love reading your words.  I need a springboard to the Bible and that is what you provide.  Your gift definitely is writing. You make a difference for so many of us!” – Janie (Phenix City, Alabama)
  • “Rod, I want to say thank you for your blogs.  They are very inspiring and thought provoking.   I see the hand of God at work through your writing.  Furthermore, I am blessed each time that I read one.  Keep up the good work!” – Larry S (Midland, TX)
  • “Raw. Thoughtful. Beautiful. Excellent! Thank you for such good words.” – Val H (Lancaster, PA)
  • “You speak from a spirit of humility and transparency.  For many men that is a tough place to go and you opened the door for our group of men to be real with one another.  Thanks for being willing to show your hand and allow God to use you in your weakness so He could be strong.” – Ken (Associate Pastor, Dayton, OH)
  • “I’ve been reading your blogs.  You have no idea how much you have helped me.” – Tina (Mint Hill, NC)
  • ” That was an unbelievable read. Made me see myself in a different light.” – Lori (Hickory, NC)
  • “Rod, you write a very thought-provoking blog. I really like the unique way you see things, and I consider myself blessed to be able to read your posts, so I can see things through your eyes. You are not pretentious, pompous or arrogant, but you just tell it like it is. You call a spade a spade, which is the kind of person I am.  Everybody has something to teach us.  I love what you have to share…keep on sharing what is authentic and the truth.” – Angie (Houston, TX)
  • “I LOVE your blog.  I love that they spark interest and thought.  I need that. Thanks for being so honest. And thanks for putting it out there regardless of the comments. I commend you.” – Shelly (Ohio)
  • Normally I don’t even have time to read my own email, but I’ve been stuck in the ER for hours with a friend and nothing to do but surf…so ended up reading and enjoying a bunch of your blogs.  You are really a fantastic writer, and I don’t say that to hardly anyone. I actually laughed out loud on multiple occasions and that is gold to me. So please keep doing what you’re doing! I was also amused to find someone else who couldn’t seem to contain all they had to say in 500 words or less. Well done on pulling off a mini-book online without losing my attention 🙂” – Dawn (Paris, KY)
  • “What a gem I have found!  I actually found your blog through “Family shares” and when I clicked on your website…..I am hooked.  You are an amazing vessel! I’m starting from the beginning posts and I love every word of it. Thank you for being faithful, honest and humble. I look forward to all your entries!” – Helen (British Columbia, Canada)
  • “Fantastic blog, Rod. Great stuff.  Thanks for having the courage to share your story.” – Dave B (PA)
  • “Wow…God surely does use people…He is speaking through you.  May God bless u for changing a soul each day, u touched mine today.” – Mirembe (Kampala, Uganda)
  • “Thanks for your transparency and humility on your website. It’s been a blessing.”Elle (Charlotte, NC)
  • “Thank you Rod for helping me open my eyes.  I’m sure it was God who put you in my path today. Thank you with all my heart and may God bless you always.”Sandro Fernandes, (Brazil)
  • “I just wanted to let you know again how much I appreciated your prayers & words of encouragement when I was at the lowest point of my life!  Thank you for shining a light when my world was in darkness.” – Joan
  • “Thank you for inspiring me with your words.” – Ira
  • “While I’m grieved to hear what has happened, I’m grateful to hear how God has been at work in the midst of it, both in your own life and in the lives of those you come into contact with.  That’s a living, breathing example to Psalm 51.  Keep up the good work, brother!” – Pastor Dave (Charlotte, NC)
  • “You have blessed my life richly with your honesty and transparency. I am deeply honored to be your friend and brother.” – Michael H (Costa Rica)
  • “Thank you for your openness, Rod. I can honestly say because you poured into me as a youth that I gave my life to Christ. I now volunteer with youth because of the seed you planted years ago. Thank you for pouring into me many years ago. Thank you for believing in me and the next generation.” – Heather W (Columbia, SC)
  • “Wow. You truly are an inspiring writer. Thanks for helping me to feel that I’m not alone.” – Daniel H (TX)
  • “Thanks for once again speaking right to my heart through an article.” – Katrina