Brian Doyle described himself as a story catcher. Ever since I read those words I’ve liked to think that that’s my pursuit as well. Seeing the world. Seeing in the world. And trying to scrape away and uncover the stories that are there and here and all around us.
No moment is without something sacred peeking around the corner. And that’s the chase and the place I want my mind focused on resting in.
I also believe humanity should always be of greater importance than ideology. Because humanity is ultimately where ideologies stories come from. And in humanity they remain story rather than dogma.
I’m in my twenties. I like writing. I enjoy making up random words that aren’t real with my wife, Emily. I don’t “own” but more hang out with a crazy-hyper Australian Shepherd named Oliver in honor of the Mary with that as her last name. I’m a pastor at a “spirit community” called Branches. Thanks for swinging by!
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How have we gotten so off track with our definitions where a call to action has become a passive bowing of the head?