Hand Me Another Brick might seem like an odd choice for the name of a personal blog. But as I labored over something other than “Swampboy’s Blog” I wanted to convey the idea that the purpose of this site is to build in to your life. So much of what we encounter tears us down. In our “compete and compare” environment, it’s often hard not to sense the chipping away.

My desire is that this blog will counter that. Whether it’s an excursion into some spiritual topic, a post on character, leadership or family, or even the lighter fare — the intent is that you will be glad you spent the time reading it. Moreover, I hope that all aspects of this site, whether it’s weighty matters like eternity or more temporal topics that interest me like running, gardening, music or football, will serve to incline your heart toward God.