My name is Ben Larsen. I am married to Angela. And I am not a writer (I want that to be clear from the get go).
With that being said, for some reason, I feel compelled to write. It is not that I feel I have an abundance of knowledge to share, or any incredible insight. I may have the occasional ah-ha moment (like most people).
More than anything, I just need a place that I can record my thoughts; whether it be my inspirations, or struggles, my hopes, or my fears. And, hopefully, in time, this blog will be as much about you as it is about me.
I am not starting this to accumulate a vast number of readers, or garner attention for myself, or even receive acknowledgement of my writing. My sole purpose in starting this is to share my life, from the extraordinary to the mundane, with the hope being that there are people out there, like me, who need to know that someone has gone, or is going through, what they are going through.
So I guess to tell you a little bit about myself.
I am 25 years old (as of writing this, anyway). I have been married for 6 incredible years to the most amazing woman on the planet (even though she drives me crazy some days). I love sports. Seriously, I am an absolute, unabashed sports fanatic (except for soccer… what is that about?). Did I mention I like sports? (My wife thinks I am weird because I watch golf on television, I do not really understand what is weird).
Most importantly though, I am extremely average and ordinary, with one exception, I am a prized possession of Jesus Christ (James 1:18).
That is right, I am a Christian. Hopefully that does not scare you away. You see, despite being, not just, a Christian, but a youth pastor, I am still the same screwed up, dirty minded, sarcastic jerk that I was before I accepted Christ in my life. I just have a better filter… most of the time.
In all seriousness though, I do try to live my life as a reflection of Christ; but I am definitely a work in progress. In fact, my inspiration for the name of this blog comes from Proverbs 27:19, “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”
Most days I feel like my life is a reflection of Christ, just if someone threw a pebble into the water.
So feel free to come along on the journey. Prepare yourself for stupid jokes, sports rants, and probably lots of talk about an amazing God and how insignificant I feel at times (contrary to what He tells me).