Ten Things to Know About Me

  1. I’m large and redhedded
  2. I live in West Des Moines, IA
  3. I love music of all genres
  4. I’m married with 3 children
  5. I’m a Christian, raised in the Lutheran tradition
  6. I like to run and play basketball
  7. I’m a youth minister who occasionally writes curriculum for publishing companies
  8. I believe that life is a work in progress
  9. I once went 13 years between reading books
  10. Favorites include Tim Duncan, Harry Chapin, Jon Stewart, and Christopher Nolan

In The Beginning…

After dabbling in the blogosphere intermittently for the past few months, I’ve decided to take the plunge and get my own blog. Naturally, the most difficult part of joining the blog establishment is coming up with a worthy name. I considered the boring route <erikullestad>…the silly route <bigredblog>…and the obscure route <mister-e>. None of them seemed to work.

Until…inspiration struck.

<godsnowhere> is my magnum opus (to quote Charlotte and her web) – my one great work. It sums up what I hope to tackle in the weeks and months to come. There are three ways to read this jumble of letters…and I’ll explain what each one means to me:

God’s Now Here – I tend to believe this about 90% of the time.

God’s Nowhere – This accounts for the other 10%

God Snow Here – I live in Iowa. It’s April 4. It snowed yesterday.

So it shall be from this time on and forever more – the uninteresting musings of a husband, father, Christ-follower, teacher, writer, musician, sinner, saint, sports junkie. Enjoy…


4 Responses to About

  1. Neal Ullestad says:

    Erik, Fascinating website. I really feel I know you better. I too have been on a quest for years to bring apple soda up from Mexico to the US. Ahh, sabroso. Neal

  2. russ says:

    I read it as God’s Nowhere…the nowhere that belongs to God.

  3. Erik says:

    Interesting, Russ. The possessive apostrophe is something I hadn’t considered. Thanks for adding a new wrinkle…and for stopping by the blog!

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