Or if you knew me back in the early days of my life, as the aspiring poet who followed the literary works of Henry David Thoreau.
However you know me, or however you found me, I’m glad you are here.
A Little on Me
My name is Brian Gardner and I created this site. If you spend enough time around here, you’ll notice that I have a passion for life. I’ve been happily married to Shelly for over a decade, and have a son named Zach.
I’ve always been a contemplative person, and believe in Carpe Diem. Which ultimately means that I belong in the Dead Poet’s Society.
I’m also a believer of sharing resources, so check out my personal library.
I am a believer in transparency and confess boldly that I am a Christian. From time to time, I may write about things on my site that I won’t apologize for – which will include my spiritual life and walk with God.
It’s been more than 12 years since my world came crashing down and I hit rock bottom. I realized living my life the way I wanted, and not the way God wanted, put me in the lowest point of my life.
I came to the conclusion that the deepest part of me wanted to live a genuinely happy life – that the things I was putting first, I could do without.
My life has changed in ways I can’t describe. And I owe it all to the fact that I am no longer living for myself, rather for God. I have been incredibly blessed with a beautiful wife and a wonderful son.
Life is good, and I’m thankful that I came to my senses. I speak proudly of the fact that I am a Jesus follower, and will share pieces of my journey.
I’ve never really had one of these before, but I’m frequently asked which tools I use to develop websites. Here are the ones being used on mine.
The world’s greatest content management system and blog publishing tool. And yes, I’m using custom post types to display the various content.
2. Genesis Framework
This is a framework of immaculate code that is search engine optimized, secure and allows you to paint a beautiful picture for your website design.
All vehicles require energy, and my personal blog is no different. It is proudly powered by a daily dose of grande wet cappuccinos.