Hi, I'm Jesse and this is my journal.

I'm Jesse and this is my journal.

I'm a designer, developer, shutterbug, husband, father, pastor and follower of Christ. This journal is a proving ground for my thoughts, so try not to get worked up about anything you read here. Looking for technology and design? Read my blog.

  • 2013 in Review

    January 15, 2014

    2013 was relatively uneventful. There weren't any big events. I had such little recollection of what happened in 2013 that I had to reference my Facebook timeline to write this.

  • 1,000 Words

    January 13, 2014

    Focus is the thing, and it's tough.

  • How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Blog

    December 30, 2013

    I've been blogging on and off for almost fifteen years now, and one of the recurring problems I've struggled with is the stifling thought that what I'm writing had to be meaningful and cohesive.

  • Social Media Hiatus

    July 31, 2013

    I took a week off social media. This is what I learned.

  • The Big Room

    July 25, 2013

    A Parable for Social Media Addicts

  • Walking Those Last Few Steps

    May 7, 2013

    An old friend reached out to me recently with sad news that his mother was dying. As you might imagine, he was struggling with how to handle it. The brief back-and-forth we had brought to mind a similar journey I took to the brink of death with my mother-in-law a few years back.

  • Sin & Salvation: A Study in Contrasts

    April 1, 2013

    Delivered during the 2013 Easter service at Oxford Valley Chapel. Listen online: In 1135, King Henry I of England died with no clear heir to the throne. His only legitimate son William had died 15 years earlier in a shipwreck....

  • My First Business Venture

    November 30, 2012

    The story begins and ends with a Christmas tree.

  • Marks of a Healthy Church

    September 10, 2012

    Christians through the ages have always been interested in evaluating the health of a church.

  • Startled Fawn

    August 24, 2012

    I woke up before the sunrise this morning and decided to take a walk instead of tossing in bed.