Here is a new series with a modded Minecraft series where you are given one block of dirt and one tree and that's it. But I won't be going this series alone, instead I am joined by my friend and modded Minecraft guru: DarthTimmanis.
Catch the full series as it comes out on my personal site at http://jeremygrantsmith.com/
This week we went to a local farm to pick out pumpkins and get some freshly picked apples. From there, Ashley and I discuss what we plan to do with finding out the gender of our newborn. Do we want to tell?
My name is Jeremy and I am a Christian, husband, father, therapist, blogger, writer, techie, and social media realist.
I had been serving in ministry as a missionary since 2003 with Youth for Christ and have loved every minute of it. I love talking faith, though I find myself debating less about the opinions of faith in favor of looking at the “why questions” and practical ways of putting faith into our lives. June 2014 was my last month in a direct, paid ministry position but I will always be serving at some capacity within volunteer and other roles.
Husband and Father
One big takeaway in this life is my family. They are of utmost concern to me, beyond any personal accomplishments or career dreams. I love my wife, Ashley, and our two beautiful sons. I may not be perfect at it, but I see my service to them as my most important priority only second to God’s calling.
I am a substance abuse and mental health therapist at a local community counseling center. My clientele have had disorders ranging from Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Opioid and Amphetamine Dependence, Schizophrenia Paranoid Type, and Borderline Personality Disorder with Alcohol and Cannabis Dependence. I am our Autism and Developmental Disability specialist as well as only a few months from receiving my Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor accreditations.
I’m an experimenter when it comes to blogging. I have zero aspirations of becoming a career blogger, even though I find myself in that role a couple of different times. Instead, I’d rather take some of the opinions of blogging out there and put them to the test and then share my results to help others do blogging better. I am currently exclusively blogging at Churchmag.
Coming from someone whose worst subject in high school was English, this is a big step for me. I currently have more than ten eBooks written or in production on a variety of topics for church technology and devotionals. A page is coming soon highlighting all of my published writings.
Social Media Realist
For me, social media is a powerful platform for the Church to reach the ends of the Earth as Jesus commanded us to do. But it is only a tool, something that we must have power over. Further, I recognize the time, energy, finances, and creative effort which must go into it to be effective as well as having a foundation within appropriate data and experiences which are necessary for an effective and healthy social media platform. You will hear me pushback.
- Denver SeminaryMasters of Counseling in Clinical Mental Health, 2010 - 2014
- Ohio Northern UniversityBachelors of Science in Computer Engineering, 2003 - 2007
- Winebrenner Theological SeminaryMasters of Arts in Family Minstry, 2007 - 2010
- Spanish Peaks Behavioral Health CenterCo-Occurring Outpatient Counselor, 2014 - present
- Youth for ChristSocial Media and Blogging Manager, 2013 - 2014
- Club BeyondCommunity Director, 2009 - 2013
- Youth for ChristCampus Life Director, 2007 - 2009