Hello. My name is Ben. For most of my life I felt like I lived a pretty unremarkable and textbook life. I was raised as a preacher’s kid through elementary school and then my dad changed professions which is why I’m probably as well adjusted as I am. I got good grades, played sports, went to college, and got married. My wife and I have two great kids which just get more fun as the years go by.
My worldview was dramatically impacted after college when I moved to Kettering, Ohio to work at Kettering Health Network, an Adventist system of hospitals in Ohio. It was in Kettering where I encountered some of the most impactful people on my life both personally, professionally, and spiritually. It was in the midst of all of that I found my passion for religion, spirituality, and the grand story of life.
I started blogging because I needed a place to be free to express what was on my heart and mind as I tried to figure things out. I honestly don’t know what I’m doing. If you’re looking for answers I don’t know if I’ll have them. I haven’t done anything profound or earth shattering. I didn’t leave my wife and family, sell all I own, or go on a soul journey in a VW van across the US. The only thing I know is that have a lot on my mind. A lot of that comes in the quiet personal time as I drive to and from work every day. Maybe you’ll find something here. Maybe you won’t. But I know I’m not alone in this journey so I thought I’d share what I see and learn about life as a father, husband, colleague, friend, and neighbor.