About Me

I write Poems, Short WritingsShort Stories, and what I like to call Fictional Memoirs. I write to put words to what I feel and think about faith, love, and tensions in life. I try to have a specific rhythm in each piece. One thing people tell me when they visit the site is how the rhythm helped them view a concept differently. 

I’m from St. Louis, MO where I met and married my wife. After earning my MDiv at Covenant Theological Seminary  we moved to SC to work at Mitchell Road PCA. If you’re in Greenville, SC and want to connect please reach out at jvirtue@mitchellroad.org

Thanks for visiting,


Recent Posts


Belief in God is difficult. I cannot see him. If a tree falls, but I didn’t hear it, did it fall? If I cannot see God, is he there? How do I know I’m not in the matrix? How do I know I’m not just imagining my world? You say it’s God’s Spirit who is…

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Floating or Shame

Ideas are presumptions about reality. But they are just your imagination until tested. Are your ideas about reality true or do they shatter against reality?

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More than Friendly Gestures

1 min read “If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. . . For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:8,11). Spoiled. How…

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12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. As an artist, your blog’s ascetics are quite good. Frankly, I’m impressed. And the words of wisdom aren’t too shabby either. Keep up the good work.

  2. Definitely will use the books on the shelf to connect them to people and their closed communication. I’d love to collaborate on writing sometime! Can’t wait to read your blog. -the girl from starbucks! Haha

    • Alix, I’m so glad you are finding something worth your while! Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or just comment. I love feedback and always benefit from it. I found your blog to be very raw and unfiltered, which tells me that it is sincere. Please continue to be transparent, for if we are not transparent, we are deceiving not only to those listening, but to ourselves.

  3. Great writing. “A Poor Excuse” made me really ponder on what I am composed of and where I am in my relationship with God

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