After finishing my junior year at Penn State, I suddenly felt a desire to start writing. It came out of nowhere and was surprising for someone who always felt like writing anything was a burden. But I felt this urge to document what I was thinking about. What I was reflecting upon.

It started with some thoughts on the Penn State Scandal. And then transitioned into my thoughts on what faith was evolving into for me. What was Christianity all about? Why was becoming increasingly important to me? And what implications did that faith have on the most mundane of day-to-day parts of life to the largest philosophical questions we all ask today?

For me, the goal of writing is not to obtain any particular following or gain a certain number of likes for any one post. At least I try to remind myself of that. Getting these thoughts written down helps me to align what is often a jumbled mess of disconnected ideas. And hopefully, the end product comes across as a somewhat polished and coherent message. That’s what I hope to get out of it anyway.

And along the way, my prayer is that some of these posts can connect with friends and family in a way that encourages them, opens new worlds, and maybe, just maybe, starts new two-way dialogues that are beneficial to all of us.

If you like what you’re reading please comment, follow, or message me. Have a great day!

7 Tips on How to Have Good (Difficult) Conversations

During incredibly tense and raw moments like these, our ability (or lack thereof) to have good and constructive conversations about sensitive topics becomes all the more apparent. Desiring to talk to those closest to me and grapple with the implications of recent events us as individuals and communities, I’ve spent much of the past couple…

The Hidden Meaning of Onward

One of the best perks of being a parent is seeing your kids enjoy things for the first time. Whether it’s petting a baby bunny, wading in the water, or tasting cake and brownies, the overwhelming joy they experience is contagious. The world is infused with wonder not just for them but for the parent,…

The Illusion of Omnipotence in the Midst of a Pandemic

“If 20 formative years of your life involve a major terrorist attack, two recessions, exorbitantly expensive and unnecessary wars, tangibly worsening inequality, climate emergencies, and incompetence during a global pandemic, it might make you think things aren’t good.“ Well that’s a pretty sobering post to find in your newsfeed on Facebook… Odds are you have…

A Different Messiah

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus…

The Upside-Down World of the Joker

One of the most compelling television series to air in the last decade and a half was Breaking Bad. The show displayed so brilliantly what happens when Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White, realizing he has terminal cancer, makes a seemingly altruistic decision to make and sell drugs during the time he has left to provide…

Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.