I am a designer and poet from Baltimore, Maryland. I love the study of theology and culture and hold a BTh from Bethlehem College & Seminary. My gracious wife and I have four wild, amazing kids.
Sometimes I struggle out loud because, well, I fail daily. My hope is not in myself or my enough-ness. It’s in my gracious Savior and his promise to never leave me nor forsake me. I have no more solid ground than that.
This world is home, yet I’m only sojourning through. For now, my heart is in pilgrimage. And poetry is the most natural way to translate the heart. As I attempt this, I hope to serve you, my fellow image-bearer.
Soli Deo Gloria.
By George Herbert
Prayer the church’s banquet, angel’s age,
God’s breath in man returning to his birth,
The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth
Engine against th’ Almighty, sinner’s tow’r,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six-days world transposing in an hour,
A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear;
Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss,
Exalted manna, gladness of the best,
Heaven in ordinary, man well drest,
The milky way, the bird of Paradise,
Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul’s blood,
The land of spices; something understood.