About

I live on the south coast of Ireland, where the grass is always green and the sunshine is always precious. I’m married with three children, and I work with a group of Irish Baptist churches. As C.S. Lewis (no relationship) said: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” I have found over the years that my thoughts tend to run in circles until I write them down, so this blog is my attempt to focus my own thoughts, and hopefully stimulate helpful thoughts in others as well.

Most of the posts on this site are greatly improved by the input of my beautiful wife and closest friend, Jessica. Her thoughtful insight helps straighten wandering thoughts, un-mix metaphors, re-balance overstatements, and consistently brings clarity.

I have written a book called Dream Small: The Secret Power Of The Ordinary Christian Life

I have also self-published a short book of silly stories for my children, “The Notorious Adventures Of Nutt The Nefarious”

You can find my writing in these places as well:

A Life Overseas Blog – “On Being An Immigrant” and “A Trip To The Embassy

Risen Motherhood – “Ordinary Chores, Extraordinary Love: Imaging God’s Care For Us”

Common Good – “Why Some Things Are Worth Doing Poorly”

Open The Bible – “The King Who Longed For God’s Presence”

The Drabble – several short poems: “Walking To School,” “Grand, Thanks,” “An Act Of War,” “Outside,” and “The Cold Hard Truth

VOX magazine Ireland – article on “Practicing Hospitality In A Pandemic,” July 2020

4you magazine from Aontas Ireland – “Hannah’s Funeral”, page 5