Last month, I had an essay published at Fathom Magazine for their “Transcendence” issue. It tells the story of an even that I initially thought was a coincidence, then came to conclude was a miracle. Here is how it begins: I decided, too late, that I wanted to go home. It was a cool fall … Continue reading Transcendence on the Metro (Essay at Fathom)
“The Empty Calendar” Essay at Fathom
I wrote an essay about how I have struggled with loneliness during this past year, and how I have attempted to push through that loneliness into solitude. I wanted to see if I could put words to my experience in a way that connected with what so many others are experiencing during the pandemic. The … Continue reading “The Empty Calendar” Essay at Fathom
The Great Terrible Thing
The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for getting a lot of rain, but volume-wise it doesn’t rain that much more here than a lot of other places. It’s just that the rain is spread out over so many dark, cloudy days during the fall … and the winter … and the spring … and the … Continue reading The Great Terrible Thing
How I Spend My Day
I’ve been working at Logos Bible Software since April, and ever since then people have been asking me, “What do you do there?” I do my best to explain, but I’m not always sure that my explanation makes sense. For those of you to whom I’ve explained what I do but you didn’t quite understand, … Continue reading How I Spend My Day
I Need Friends. But I Have Friends. But I Need Friends!
According to Facebook, I have 457 friends. I am not the kind of person who will accept just any friend request, either. To be my friend on Facebook, I have to at least know you, or remember meeting you. I am Facebook friends with a few people (and if you are reading this: it’s not … Continue reading I Need Friends. But I Have Friends. But I Need Friends!
Well friends, I'm back to blogging. April has been an incredibly busy month, but I'm starting to feel again that I have things to say and a little more time to say them. March 31 was my last day as a school bus driver. Leaving was bittersweet, since I truly became attached to those kids. … Continue reading Whew
Thanks to all those who commented on my earlier post, in which I shared how discouraged I was that I had no ministry job prospects two years after having graduated from seminary. Thanks especially to those who prayed. Since I posted that, I ought to post this to let people know how things are turning … Continue reading Encouragement
In May, it will have been two years since I graduated from Regent College with my Master of Divinity degree in hand. Later this summer, I will have served two years as a pastoral intern at Bellingham Covenant Church. In June, I will have spent two school years as a bus driver in the Ferndale … Continue reading Discouragement
Heard on the Bus
My school bus route can be a difficult one, especially when it comes to taking the elementary school kids home in the afternoon. They can get pretty worked up, and I spend a lot of time telling them to sit down, face the front and stay out of the aisle. Every now and then, though, … Continue reading Heard on the Bus
... until Mary and I get married. The big things (like where to have the wedding and reception, who else will be involved in the ceremony, etc.) have been taken care of. Now it's the time to look at other things, such as What music are we going to play? I've been mostly put in … Continue reading One Week