Thanks for stopping by. If you check out my essays, posts, and op-ed pieces, you’ll find that I like to write about messy Christian spirituality, social issues, and family life. I’ve been published at Fox News Opinion, Washington Post, ChristianityToday.com, Boundless.org, Thriving Family, and Inside Journal.
How I Got Started
I spent the first part of my life in rural Mississippi, where I grew up swimming in creeks, climbing trees, and being the class clown in school. Despite my classroom antics and my general distaste for homework, I always liked it when my English teachers required me to keep a journal, and I started writing a column for my local newspaper in eleventh grade.
Eventually, those journal entries and columns turned into a love of writing, which came in handy when I finished law school and moved to Washington, D.C., to practice law, which certainly involves its fair share of writing.
In D.C., I met my wife, married her, and we had our children. We still live in Washington, where I practice civil rights law. And in my free time, I spend time with family, hang out with friends, volunteer at my church, write, and exercise a lot.
Why I Write
In 2010, my first child was born, and I found myself wanting to tell strangers about the lessons I was learning every day from being a dad. So I started blogging, and eventually, I began writing about other things God was showing me. So basically, I’m just looking for God in the ordinary, and I pray that the folks who read my blog will find Him along with me.