A Little More Personal
You can call me Russ.
I am a bad joke teller. Really bad joke teller. Just ask my wife and kids. The worst part is, I do it on purpose. Sometimes, you need a bad joke to make a good day.
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. I can, as far as I can tell, do this marginally better than telling jokes.
I have always loved a good story, but never really appreciated how it can shape the way we look at the world.
While I had some success with short stories, it wasn’t until I took a break from writing that I understood why I want to write.
During that break, I achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a Master’s in Christian Apologetics. I pursued them, because of my passion for truth and for the person of Jesus. And I thought maybe I would like to do something with that passion. Something good in this world.
Naturally, I did nothing. At least, I didn’t do what I thought I should have done. But, I ignored what I was really made to do. What was in my blood, in my soul, to do.
For a long time, I looked at this world and saw the pain and fear and hate. And I lamented it. That was the extent of my action.
But, then I remembered something. I remembered why I love a good book. Why I love a good story.
Because they are more than mere words on a page. They are a vehicle for change and challenge and comfort. In short, they are a vehicle for hope.
And so here I am. I write. I write to tell stories of fun and adventure. I write to tell stories that dance with your imagination.
I write to tell stories that remind us all that there is always hope.
And Hope Never Fails.
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