“Life is not what we make of it, but what God makes of us.”

Life is a journey of learning what God wants to make of us. We can’t always make sense of the disparate pieces of our lives, but God can. He helps us find coherence in the confusion, transcendence in the transitory, meaning in the messiness, beauty in the banal, and truth in the treasures of faith, life, word, and art. Welcome to my journey.

Thanks for stopping by. Make yourself at home. The construction is done, but we’re still finishing the interior. More to come.

 “Every piece of a puzzle has a story of its own to tell.”

The pieces of my life are not really that fascinating, but they have stories to tell. Not overarching metanarratives, but hidden micro-narratives—small observations with larger implications; colored threads in a textured tapestry. No piece of a life is too small to have a voice. I’m just trying to hear what the pieces of mine have to say. Listen in.

 “Sign on an author’s front door: ‘Books live here. Open and read.’”

Whatever else you hope to find in a book—information, inspiration, escape—you’re entering into an exchange with its author. You’re choosing to engage with the mind and heart of the one who put those words on those pages. When I write a book, I’m inviting my readers to join a conversation. So open and read, but also engage.

“Only a musical Creator could make musical creatures.”

Every song—masterful or mediocre—is a narrative of notes and lines. I write songs simply to embody ideas and stories musically and lyrically. I’m not a performing or a recording artist. I write mostly for the personal pleasure of creative expression. And yet, like every other songwriter, I hope that my songs will be heard. Thanks for listening.

“A picture is worth a thousand words, a word ten thousand pictures.”

I confess that I was never more than a wannabe photographer—owned the gear, never mastered it. But now, iPhone in hand, I’m learning the emerging art of being a phoneographer. I may not master my iPhone any better than my DSLR, but at least now I’m a visual observer and storyteller rather than a wannabe photographer. That’s a step up.