The Journey Continues is now Sam Writes!
A publication embracing Redemptive Creative Force
Hello, fellow journeyers! I’m excited to announce that “The Journey Continues” is now officially “Sam. Writes.” ✍🏻
Why the change?
I've always been a writer.
I’m ready to bring all my personal writing under one umbrella.
I believe God has called me to stop chasing other paths and focus on writing.
I’d like to create a place where I can explore topics and formats beyond personal essays.
I'm trying to recapture the ease and joy of writing I experienced when I was younger.
I believe writing has the power to be a redemptive force in the world.
Reading Tim Wu's The Attention Merchants awakened me to the reality that many of the internet's supposedly "reliable" information outlets are just attention farms created for profit over purpose. The creator economy is built on a similar framework: pump (often useless) noise into the world in exchange for subscription fees and ad revenue.
Sometimes I think the answer is to stop the content machine and embrace an analog lifestyle. To burn the whole distracting, nerve-wracking thing down and go back to farms and small family businesses. To spend our time outside of vocational work on learning, productive hobbies, and relationships.
But I'm also incredibly driven to write. Writing has been a central part of my life for as long as I can remember—from telling stories in childhood to writing in journals as a teenager to working as a content writer as an adult.
I truly believe writing is one of the main purposes God has for my life. The update to this publication is my attempt to honor that purpose after years of running in the other direction and making excuses.
I've wrestled with this a lot in prayer and journaling in recent months and keep returning to one phrase: Redemptive Creative Force.
It's a phrase that encapsulates all I'd like to do as I continue to experiment here: write pieces that challenge people to think differently, live differently, and consider God. Examine the human condition, discuss current social and technological concerns, and share in-depth studies of Biblical concepts. And in between it all, I want to get more comfortable posting pieces that are more like journal entries than polished blog posts or studies.
All that to say that Sam. Writes. is an experiment in being a writer. I don’t have a planned publishing cadence or “content roadmap”—just the desire to write and a lot of ideas to explore.
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Thanks for continuing to follow me on this journey. 🌄 I look forward to where it goes from here.