I was born and raised in the San Diego area. I have one brother, and seven cousins whom I would practically consider siblings. I attended community college for a year, then dropped out to join the Navy. There is a long tradition of naval service in my family, dating back to my great grandfather, and I'm very grateful I had the opportunity to carry on my family's legacy. I was honorably discharged after ten years of service, and am currently studying at Georgetown University.
I was raised in church. Though I've always had a great deal of knowledge about God and Christianity, it wasn't until I left home, joined the Navy, and started living life on my own that I really began to realize my desperate need for God's grace and direction. I've been on an amazing journey during the last ten years; I've learned about the world, about myself, and above all, about the infinitely-detailed plans of an almighty and all-knowing God.
About the Blog
In the days of wooden sailing ships, a crew's ability to navigate by celestial objects was critical. Calculations had to be exactly precise, or else the ship could find after several days of travel that they had veered miles off course. Our life of faith is no different; making sure you are perfectly aligned to God's Word and his intended path for your life is a daily discipline. My goal is simply to impart some "navigational insights" that I've learned over the years, many of them by failing miserably and picking myself up afterwards.
I believe that our journey in life is a lot like that of a sailing ship plotting a course to a home port we've never visited before. It's called Heaven, and the course to get there is long and fraught with dangers and distractions. Nevertheless, we sail on, relying on the tools God has given us in order to plot a course, namely his Word and his Holy Spirit.