Hi. I’m Andrew.
I have two boys, ages six and seven, eight teenage girls, a wife, a dog, and camera. I live in Boys Town, Nebraska. I enjoy storytelling, whether it be through writing or photography.
About the Blog: I started this blog in 2009 soon after I graduated from college. As a fresh know-it-all college grad I decided to start writing about the topics I was wrestling with at the time. Over time the topics that I have written about have shifted and changed, as well as how I write about them. If you do a deep dive into this blog, you’ll find posts of my theological reflections during my time in grad school between 2009 and 2014 or so.
In 2012, my first son Micah was born, and two years later my second son Ezra was born. Posts from this time give a peek into the topics I was concerned with during those days as a new dad. And since then, I’ve written about many different topics. You’ll find posts about photography, psychology, politics, and parenting. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
As most people do, I’ve grown and matured a lot over the years. This blog is over a decade old now, and so there may be posts I’ve written in the past that I do not completely stand behind today. I’m ok with that. My worldview and theological views have shifted quite considerably since 2009, but I’m thankful to be able to look back and see from where I’ve come.
I’ve had a few blogs over the years, but this blog has always been the one I’ve used for my more thoughtful posts. It’s the blog where make posts that I have taken the time to intentionally step back and think for a good long while before posting. I do not post here incredibly often, but I do sometimes have writing spurts.
I also have a blog where I post photos on a fairly regular basis, and you can see that at Andrews.photos.
Background: I was born in Omaha, Nebraska. My family moved into a south suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana when I was five years old and I spent the rest of my childhood and teenage years growing up there. I attended Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida from 2005-2009 graduating in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a concentration in Missions and a minor in Biblical Languages. In 2012, I graduated with my Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a concentration of Pastoral Care. I also worked on a Masters of Arts in Counseling Ministries from Trinity from 2012-2014. After living in Chicago and the Chicagoland area for a little over five years, my family and I moved to Omaha, Nebraska in December of 2014 after my wife accepted a job as a labor and delivery nurse at a local hospital.
My wife Sarah and I were married in 2010 and we have two sons, though we started dating in the winter of 2004.
In January 2016 our son Micah was diagnosed with a very rare genetic syndrome called Kabuki Syndrome. I’ve written about his journey to diagnosis and continue to write updates about Micah’s progress and development on the blog.
In the summer of 2016, my wife and I accepted the position as a family-teaching couple at Boys Town in the Omaha area. We live in a big apartment with eight at-risk teenage girls. We love our job, and every day is an adventure!