Wayfaring Writer

Driven by a violent desire to write.

The Power of Symbols

The Power of Symbols

Halloween is upon us and with it comes all the articles and blogs about how Christians should or should not celebrate it. Seriously, there are so many of them it’s ridiculous. You’ll see arguments raging in the comment sections telling authors they are false teachers and are going to hell for saying it’s OK to participate […]

Teaching Makes You Better

Professor giving class at the blackboard

There’s an old saying ‘Those who cannot do, teach.’ I think this is a stupid saying and needs to be struck from our vocabulary. As far as I’m concerned, if you don’t know something and know it well, you can’t teach it. I’m a teacher. I don’t hold a position in a school or have […]

Show Me Your Passion

Show Me Your Passion

If I meet someone new and they tell me they’re a writer my first question is usually, “What have you written?” or “What are you writing?” If they say anything other than what they have written or whatever they’re currently writing then they aren’t really writers. Saying you’re a writer doesn’t impress me one little […]

Trying Is The First Step Towards Failure

Trying Is The First Step Towards Failure

Homer Simpson is a great philosopher and leader of men. Just kidding, he’s an oafish idiot that spends most of his time watching TV and drinking beer. But he does occasionally give us some sage wisdom. The piece of advice I’m referring to is when Bart failed at something and Homer told him: I very […]

10 Things You Should Know About INTJs

10 Things You Should Know About INTJs

On the Myers-Briggs personality test I am an INTJ. If you don’t know what the Myers-Briggs is you should click this link and take the test. When I tell people I’m an INTJ I can see a lot of judgments and assumptions about who I am. So I’d like to settle a few things and […]

The Heart of Violence

The Heart of Violence

This morning I saw an article shared on my news feed titled “God, Guns, and Feminist Theology”. My first reaction was to ignore the post because I felt that as a white male who owns guns, I probably wasn’t going to agree with the majority of the article. Despite my reservations, I decided to give […]

5 Things We Need To Re-Learn From Children

5 Things We Need to Re-Learn From Children

I really envy the way children get to live life. There is so much in the philosophy of a child that’s awesome, and I want to take some of that back for us “grown ups”. So here are 5 things we need to re-learn from children. Low Expectations The other day I was in a […]

Embrace the Weird

Embrace the Weird

I’ve been taking myself very seriously lately. Too seriously in fact. When I begin to do this I tend to enjoy my life a lot less and have to remind myself to do something weird. What do I mean by that? It doesn’t mean you have to walk down the street in a Darth Santa suit […]