I’ve been meaning to write a post about Christmas for a while. I’ve hesitated because a) we’ve been busy moving into a new apartment, and b) I just haven’t known how to encapsulate my thoughts. I have to really guard myself against cynicism, during the holidays more than ever. I know my experiences overseas really […]

I read (and finally finished) a fantastic book last night called The Last Lion. Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965. This book was mammoth, to say the least- one of the largest books I’ve ever read. My dad asked me how I liked it and I told him it was a love/hate relationship. […]

It’s been an exciting last couple weeks as Kim and I have worked to setup and establish our new business. We came up with a name too. We’ll be calling our company Amalgam, which means “the blending together of two or more different things or ideas”. We like the idea of blending together our clients’ […]

I went outside taking pictures in my parent’s backyard this week and got a couple amazing pictures of the trees. One in particular was just at it’s peak, displaying a gorgeous mosaic of greens, reds, oranges, and yellow- set against a deep blue sky. I went under the tree and pointed my camera up into […]

God has laid a new opportunity at our feet that both Kim and I are really excited about. It’s been a pretty fun past couple weeks. Let me recap for a moment where we’ve been. We returned home from Indonesia last March. We spent about four months at headquarters debriefing with our organization, and starting […]

As I think about my past, my childhood, I can’t think of too many things that aren’t with me today. I’ve been fortunate to be able to carry with me into adulthood most of the things I enjoyed as a child.  The Daily Post challenged me to write about something or someone I’ve lost. But […]

It’s been almost a week since I’ve seen my family. Kim’s been in Indiana with Eli and I’ve been up in Wisconsin for a few interviews. It’s only been about five days and I’ve really been missing them. It’ll be hard when I finally get a ‘normal’ job and have to be away from them […]

A while ago I wrote a post called “The KISS Principle. Why Dumb Devices are the Smart Choice“. In this article I talked a lot about the iPhone and how sometimes a device with so many features and internet connectivity can be very distracting. I contrasted the iPhone with ‘single function’ devices and how overall […]

I’m trying out a new photo gallery on my website. You may have noticed a few subtle changes to the way I display photos on my site. After several years of using Zenphoto, a stand alone product for displaying photos, I’ve decided to just bite the bullet and use WordPress’ photo management instead. This was […]

I’m really excited to be announcing the release of my first book! Yeah! My first book is called Josh’s Blog. Spirituality, Tech and Life Overseas and as the name suggests this book is a collection of blog posts and thoughts I wrote during my time overseas in Indonesia. It covers five years of blogging and […]

Today I want to write about my three favorite songs. Well, of course I can’t name just three favorite songs, but for the sake of this exercise I’ll try to mention three and what they have meant to me. I’ve included the links to Spotify so you can listen if you want. Here we go. […]

I’ve been running and biking again and it’s been enjoyable to be outdoors. We’re living with my parents here in Wisconsin and I just can’t get enough of the beautiful country landscape. This morning I was out jogging and couldn’t help but marvel at the quiet and stillness all around me. How is it that […]

I attended my first ‘Drupal Camp’ last week at the UW campus. It was a lot of fun. And the price was right- free! For those that are unaware (and I don’t blame you if you are) Drupal is an open source (meaning free) piece of software that you can install and set up on […]

This is a statement I heard the other day that has really stuck with me. It’s also a concept I’ve thought about for quite a while but didn’t have the words to put it so succinctly. “Discipline begets discipline”. What this basically means is that discipline in one area of your life leads to discipline […]

I kind of don’t like the label “Christian music”. To me “Christian music” seems kind of limiting, as if there are only certain kinds of music that Christians should listen to. How unfortunate. I think a better label should be “worship” music. Worship music, to me, is the kind that makes me worship God and […]

May 2020


Random Quote

The universality of the moral law makes it possible for a pluralistic society to agree on enough to hold the nation together.

— John Piper