I'm married to the beautiful Bridget and father to four fantastic kiddos. We plant churches and live in a fifth-wheel camper. I write and smoke a pipe whenever I get the chance. Currently camped in Austin, TX.
“This story begins and ends in joy.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
The story to which Tolkien refers is the story of Christ, which in turn, is the summation and realization of our story. Christ begins and ends in joy. Before creation, the Son is with the Father in a divine exchange of joy, love, and life. Then, before the foundations of the world, He chooses His Bride. We are born in joy at creation. We are born again in joy at the new creation. We then end in joy at the eternal enthronement of our glorious Lord. In Christ, we begin and end in joy.