I'm a ordinary guy who has been blessed with a beautiful wife, four awesome kids, a job I love, a church that is a family and a life I don't deserve.
My passions and pursuits vary and change as time goes on but these are the things I'm most consistently fond of: buying books for my Kindle and reading some of them, playing Super Mario Bros. with my family, watching movies and serial TV shows, the Denver Broncos, drinking way too many Starbucks mochas and cans of Coke Zero, Arsenal FC, listening to film scores, playing Tiny Wings, designing fun and beautiful things and purchasing just about anything that Apple makes.
I'm trying to be a better writer and am in the process of publishing my first book. I'm an amateur photographer and have have developed a fever to buy new glass (that's what the cool kids call it) each year. Last year I bought a 24mm 1.4 wide angle lens.
I'm a former high school athlete who thinks I was better than I really was even though I have the letter jacket to prove it... I still love to play volleyball, flag football, softball, racquetball and anything else that gives me an excuse to exercise my competitive nature.
My claim to fame is that I once created a website for movie star Rachel McAdams which was then made fun by Conan O'Brian on the Tonight Show.
Currently I'm a pastor at Willow Creek Baptist Church in West Des Moines, Iowa. I teach regularly and help people connect with our church. I also direct our digital and print communications.
Because Jesus died and came back to life I'm able to have my sins forgiven. I follow Him with a passion and with no apologies. Since I am a Christian and my worldview is that of a Christ follower, everything I do is in light of that worldview. My writing, design and pursuits are all attempts to image my creator in a way that brings Him the most glory.
This site is my digital playground where it has been evolving in form and function for the last 10 years. Currently its more of a creative outlet and portfolio as you'll find writings on various topics ranging from books I've read to my thoughts on current culture and issues. I also post my favorite photos and things I've been designing and developing.