"Children are the only test of character that you cannot get rid of when you are tired or stressed and go do your own thing. You can take a break from a 'ministry' but not from a whole slew of little kids. You are up to bat all the time. You never see the dugout, much less the locker room. But it is way down in the nitty-gritty, knee deep in the nuts and bolts of everyday life, that God makes spiritual giants. Laundry and phonics and recipes are the stuff of greatness. "

- Jill Barrett
Bird's Bio

First of all, "Bird" is an old childhood nickname. Can't recall how I got it.

My real name is Eric Guel and I live in Waco, Texas. I'm a 37-year-old follower of Jesus, husband, and father of five gorgeous children.

My interests are literature, photojournalism, journalism, chess, theology, hobby farming, and history.

Visit my photography website, Eric Guel Photography. Email me at eric at eric guel dot com.