Proper introductions begin with names, so let me tell you mine — it’s Nick Harsh. Yes; I have heard every pun associated with my name that you can possibly imagine. I have lived in Des Moines my whole life and am still a tourist in my own city.
Seriously! I never knew there were so many places to eat that aren’t Panda Express or Culver's until I went on staff at Soteria Des Moines. That being said, I could probably live off of quesadillas and pho for the rest of my life.
I spend most of my mornings either reading or writing at Mars Café, which for some might be preferred only to having teeth pulled, but I love it. C.S. Lewis once said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me,” — he was right.
Currently, I am working to complete my Masters Degree through Clarks Summit University. When I’m not at a coffee shop or work, you'll probably find me disc golfing or relaxing with friends and family. Fun fact, I once took an Astronomy class, naturally, I now consider myself to be a professional astronomer — or something.
Blogs are interesting. In one sense, they can prove to be excellent resources and helpful tools (I read and share them all the time). On the other hand, they are often unreviewed, self-published and egocentric. This means that some blogs are dispensable at best and destructive at worst. Big shocker, not everything you read online is helpful.
For me, writing is both how I think and how I communicate what I believe. The thoughts on this site are a little glimpse into my life and head. I’m glad you stopped by. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly and I am certainly not immune to poor writing. But as Ben Franklin once said, “If you wou’d not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”
I truly believe that the principle aim of a person’s life is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever (1 Corinthians 10:31, Psalm 16:11). A relationship with Jesus makes this possible (1 Peter 3:18). My hope is that the things you read here might cause you to see Jesus as supremely valuable and lead you to joyful worship of him (Philippians 2:9-11).