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.  

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Im stumbled onto your blog during a bling google search, about Disney vacation failures. I get you, I understand what you mean by thinking and driving. Sometimes its the only time I have to myself.


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