Bye 2016

Last year was described as an “amalgam of pain and joy that changed me and my family.” I provided evidence for this statement by sharing 5 memories, 3 observations, 2 quotes, and 2 playlists.  In 2016, we saw the death of celebrities loved and hated, the world grew in confusion and kindness, and here in … More Bye 2016

Rebuilding My Beliefs Through 10 Meditations (Prologue)

Prologue: Easter Sunday 2015. That was the last time my family and I attended church. When we left the church I was working at, we were warned that we were going to enter into a time of suffering, spiritually and relationally. One year later, our relationship with each other and Jesus has been stronger than … More Rebuilding My Beliefs Through 10 Meditations (Prologue)

2015 in review

2015. A year filled with an amalgam of pain and joy that changed me and my family. 5 memories. 3 observations. 2 quotes. 2 playlists. I changed jobs from teaching high school to middle to school to back to high school. I honestly never saw myself as a teacher (professionally speaking), but each day has … More 2015 in review

Last Words

   I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook’s On This Day feature. Being reminded of positive and negative memories has molded me into the man I am today. One of the better memories it shared with me was a final project I did my final semester of college.  I don’t remember which class it was … More Last Words


My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.  Brennan … More Storms