Progressive Patterns


Progressive patterns is not an institution, organization, or even a ministry. It is a crusade to encourage and instruct people to think, perceive, and imagine better. These skills are key to a truly happy and productive life.

As you look around this website you will see that I draw from God's two great books: Scripture and nature. Both present patterns of good and evil, redemption and punishment, growth and death. Thinking in patterns, rather than randomly reacting, is how we were designed and so is the way to realize our highest potential and the best way to inspire faith in others.

If you would like to contribute time, money, networking connections, or other resources to spread this message and method farther and faster, then please contact me. If you would like to help develop and/or host a new approach to evangelistic meetings, then please contact me!

Who am I?

I'm me! I am a husband, father of two girls, writer, programmer, educator, backpacker, bird watcher, and general all-around student. I like to learn and share what I learn.

I live in Klamath Falls in southern Oregon. We are in between Mount Shasta and Crater Lake.

From the time when I was in college and switched from Catholicism to atheism and then to Adventism, I choose to affiliate with the Seventh-day Adventist church because it's official teachings are consistent with my worldview and understanding of Scripture. For twenty years I was an academy teacher, principal, and dean. Now I have left the confines of the classroom for more creative pursuits.


B.A. from Southern Adventist University (1985) in Religion and Secondary Education

M.Ed. from Trident University International (2008) in Education.



All contents of this website copyright ©2016 Ed Lyons. All rights reserved.


I knew a boy

I knew a boy

who grew up in the city.

He liked to play in the parks

and swing on the swings

and sled down the hills.


Then he grew up

and worked hard

and played little.

His life was hard

trying to help others.

Sometimes he made their lives hard.


Then God led him

and walked with him

into the deep woods

beside the blue lakes

up to the high mountains.

There the man became a boy again.

His playground was the wide wilderness.

Health returned.

Energy increased.

Time became swallowed up

in timeless beauty.


Born again,

swaddled by green and blue,

God gave the boy happiness once again.


link back to me!