I started this blog in 2010 when I was preparing to graduate college and head to seminary. In deciding to go to seminary, I seemingly defied all conventional wisdom by turning down a great job offer in my hometown to follow God’s call on my life. So I decided to start this blog to chronicle my journey on this new path and dubbed it “Adventures of My Own”.
Fast forward to marriage, medical school, graduation, and a baby. These adventures are no longer just mine, but ours. Amazingly, even though so much has changed, so much has stayed the same. We’re still just a couple of simple people trying to follow God’s call for our family and experiencing the adventures He has for us along the way. We’re Christians, the Catholic kind with Baptist roots which makes us sound much more interesting and complicated than we probably are.
The blog name has since been updated to “Surpassing Greatness” coming from Philippians 3:8, a verse that we’ve adopted to summarize our mission as a couple.
Our big claim to fame is our annual food review of the fried delicacies at Hillbilly Days. You don’t want to miss it! Fried food is our calling! We have to spend the rest of the year detoxing, but it is worth every bite.
Faith, family, and devotional writing is my thing so that’s what you’ll see most of on the blog. Food reviews, that’s Andy’s forte. Occasionally it makes an appearance on the blog, but most often you’ll find his reviews live over on our Facebook page.
In my head, I’m always very well spoken and clever but in reality, I’m a math major who has to work really hard not to start every sentence with the same word. The words I write here are things that spill over from a very intimate place in my head and my heart.
I’m glad that you’re here, come share the journey with us.