I'm blogging because I want to, and my love for reading has led to a desire to write more. That's about the extent of it. I don't want to be tethered to writing about one thing or another or a number of words, I just want to write. I want to be challenged to live a life of grace and love through writing.
I desire to live my life differently or set apart from our culture. When I say live I mean not only write about but live. I want to live a sincere life. I will fail at times, but admitting that and learning from mistakes is apart of this life.
The name of the blog comes from an Essay by Wendell Berry. Wendell Berry has taught me much about how to live life and I'd encourage everyone to read as many Wendell Berry books as you can.
I love my family more than anything else in this world. Spending time with them is my favorite thing. My wife is awesome and the grace that she is to me inspires me to live this life of grace and love.
I am a pastor in S. Everett, WA and I love my city. I also am a board of Peoria Home and Casino Road Kids Ministry. I love using my gifts and passions to benefit other. I desire to use my privilege to help those who don't have any. I want those who don't feel loved, lovely or worthy of love to feel these things at a deeper level. Women who have been in slavery and kids who grow up in poverty need the hope of those who will stand beside them as they find their way in this life, and I want to be there with and for them.