Contributing Authors

Financial professional by day and SSA author by night, I have the privilege of discussing people's most private affairs: their money and their sexuality (though typically not at the same time). When I'm not discussing people's darkest secrets, I am a reader, gamer, and enjoyer of the outdoors. For those who care, I am an ISFP and Enneagram Type 6. For those who don't, suffice it to say I'm easy-going and enjoy both time alone and with friends. Jesus is the author of my story, and I look forward to sharing His work in my life!

Call me Ben, or call me Beamer. I am in my early thirties, married, pastoring in the Midwest, and Jesus is my reason for living. I'm either an ENFJ or ENFP. My Enneagram is 2 or 6 depending on the day. I am a chameleon ... being who I need to be to care for others. Most of my favorite activities center on being with people in any setting outdoors, whether that is hiking a mountain trail or simply lying in a hammock drinking a beer.

I like to stare at the stars, and when I'm feeling adventurous into the sun. I'm a bit silly and somewhat scattered. Give me a time machine and I'd have dinner with Jesus and John Lennon. And when life gives me lemons, I run, because I hate fruit pies! But what is it that makes me extraordinary, wonderfully and fearfully made? I don't know, but I want to see the One who does. Will you come?

I'm passionate about truth, and I'm passionate about people! This basically means that in real life I talk a lot! I was born into a conservative Christian family but born again into the Family of God at the age of 21. I was also born with a relentless aspiration to learn how everything works. It can be a blessing and a curse! The blessing being that I've learned a lot through good old-fashioned research and not being satisfied with myself until I am certain of the answer. The down side being that even though I'm His child, I can't know all that God knows, so my obsession with knowing clashes with God's plan of just believing and trusting Him!

I'm a mid-twenty-year-old human being currently soul searching and residing in London, UK. Born and raised in Manila, PH. Having grown up in an American influenced Asian background and now living in a European environment whilst being surrounded by a diverse set of cultures, I try to bridge the gap between cultures, sexes, and exes. I'm an Enneagram type 747-400 and Myers-Briggs type ICBA. My love languages are Quality Naps and Words of Shadiness.

I'm a twenty-something computer engineer from the Midwest who feels just as comfortable debugging computer code as he does baking cheesecakes. Singing has always been my favorite extracurricular activity, and I've been doing it since I was two years old. I'm passionate about hospitality, and I strive to make my home into a place that absorbs chaos, gives back calm, and provides hope. I love Jesus, and I long for my life to show how wonderful he is.

I used to go by John on this site before using my real name. I've spent my entire life living in the Peach State. However, I love driving and traveling around the country and even the world. I'm pretty much a goofy extrovert who loves to laugh and make others laugh (cue the terrible jokes). On a more serious note, I strive for intimacy and openness with people. Late-night conversations are the best. Currently, I am a young twenty-something trying to get my life together after quitting college (yay associates degrees!). I look forward to helping (or maybe even inspiring) strugglers all over the world through my life and this blog. This bio probably will change as I am learning more about myself along the way. Join me along the journey!

Born and raised in the Midwest, my heart is bent to nature and travel. Things that I love? Traveling, cooking, trying new food, hiking trails, exploring other cultures, the arts, stories – told and read – summer camp, and lists (seriously). Personality tests run the risk of putting people into boxes, so I'd rather let you get to know me before sharing what I "test" as. Sojourner is a term I am becoming more comfortable using to describe me (and my lifestyle). Random facts about me: I played the bassoon for 11 years and can speak French. Let's journey together.

Hi, I'm Sam Adams, but I'm not the founding father or the beer. So, sorry if you were expecting that. It's nice to meet you! Get ready for lots of pop culture references and rants.

I’m a college student studying computer science in Southern California. One of my favorite things to do is heading to Starbucks with a good friend and talking for a few hours over coffee. I’m an ESFJ and an Enneagram 6. I really value community, both here on YOB and at school and church. A good song in my head is an essential part of a good day (never try to separate me from my Spotify Premium) and grocery shopping and cooking are my go-to stress relievers.

Greetings from the friendly country of Canada. As I write this, I am drinking a French press coffee and listening to Arcade Fire on vinyl with my prayer journal, a pile of books, a piano, and a typewriter next to me. Some may say I am a hipster, but I do not really like culturally constructed identities in an attempt to place my personality in a box. I read a lot of theology and philosophy, and I do much research in that area (it’s kind of my job). When I am feeling particularly adventurous and motivated, I will watch a hockey game and drink a beer with my friends -- like every good Canadian.