When I first thought of starting a blog, it was something that I believed I could do to help others, and to reach an audience that might be looking for encouragement in their faith or to help those wrestling through something difficult. As I mulled over the idea for several years, the purpose of creating a blog shifted quite dramatically.

Throughout the course of my seminary studies, I began to realize two things about myself. First, I struggle with being able to put into words what God is teaching me, especially when sharing with others. Second, my walk with the Lord grows the most when I am intentionally preparing to communicate Scripture and God’s truths to others. Based on these two realizations, I have decided to start this blog as a spiritual discipline for myself. First, so that I might grow as I intentionally prepare what I want to communicate. Second, so that I might grow in my ability to share with others the work that God is doing in my own life and what I am learning as I walk with him.

The logo insignia above has become a statement for me. It represents the roman numerals II and X (2 and 10), which I use as a reminder of Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” This verse has made a profound impact on my life, as I have come to grips with the fact that I am wired differently than most people I meet. Rather than shying away from my uniqueness, I have been learning to lean into the difference. God has made me different because he has a different plan for my life than others around me, and if I try to become like them I will never be all he designed me to be.

About Me

I am passionate about training the next generation of leaders in the church. I believe that as the leadership goes so does the church. I desire to train leaders who are equipped with the knowledge of the Word and theology, but also trained to be emotionally healthy and spiritually dependent while being firmly rooted in the community of believers. I love teaching the Word and helping others see how it is living, active and applicable to our lives every day. Currently, I am serving as the interim pastor at CrossPoint Community Church.