Who am I?  Not sure how to best answer that question.  I am many things to many people.

I am a priest in the Coptic Orthodox church – one of the oldest Christian faiths in the world.  I serve at St. Timothy & St. Athanasius Church in Arlington, VA where we always aim to bring an ANCIENT FAITH to a MODERN WORLD.

I am a proud father to the two best kids in the whole wide world – Michael and Elizabeth - and even more proud husband to Marianne – the best and most precious gift God ever gave me more than 15 years ago.

I am an avid sports fan and I love competing at just about anything.  Basketball, racquetball, softball, ping pong, Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders …you name it!  If there’s a way to declare a winner and a loser, then I’m ready to play...and win :).

But most of all, I am just an ordinary guy who has been extraordinarily blessed by God.  I honestly can’t count all the good things that God has done for me and through me over the course of my life.  My goal is to passionately pursue God's purpose for my life and help you do the same as well.



I created this blog because I believe God created each of us uniquely because He had a specific idea/plan/dream of how He wants our lives to look.  The purpose of this blog is to help you see where God wants you to be… how He wants you to live… what your life should look like and could look like if you allowed God to lead it for you. My aim is to help you see that God is:

1. REAL – He wants to be an active part of your life, not just someone we visit on Sundays.
2. RELEVANT – He wants to make something spectacular and magnificent out of your life, something even greater than you can imagine or comprehend
3. REWARDING – He wants you to smile and enjoy the process every day, knowing that you are in good hands and that He always has your best interests at heart

Not sure where to start? Here are some of my favorite posts: 




Spiritual Growth 

Personal Growth

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