I’m a pastor, and a geek, and I honestly don’t know why I keep putting myself “out there” for people to see. Actually, I’m rather introverted in my natural state. So, while pushing the envelope and leading is kind of compulsive for me -it’s also out character. If anyone wants to write a paper on my particular form of insanity please let me know (I could use the royalties). Really, I’m just “painfully hopeful.” I hope that I can be a decent pastor, geek, father, and husband. It’s just sometimes I’m painfully aware that I’m not quite all that I want to be. This is OK, however, because I have hope that maybe one day – I will. “Painfully Hopeful” is my story.