Welcome Back, Everyone!

After well over a year of neglecting my livejournal blog, I believe that the time has come to begin journaling again. With that said, tonight I’m happy to premiere my new website here at ScottHowell.ws! Though my web domain has been pointing to my LJ account for quite some time, this new webpage is proudly hosted on the MKO server and Powered by WordPress. I really hope you enjoy the new design of the website and I do plan to add things as I go along. Currently all of my old content is now in place, so feel free to look around.

Before I get into what I’ve been up to for the last year, I wanted to explain my purpose for blogging again. Though I’m happy I’ve blogged throughout the last seven years I think I’m in a time of my life where there’s not much point in me rambling along about my daily life and routines. I want this blog to have a purpose and I plan to utilize it as a tool to reach out to others and bring up specific issues in my life that I’m experiencing with or working through. More specifically, my Christian walk that has grown very strong in the last three years. I don’t intend or want to preach to anyone on this site, but I will speak from the heart on how God has impacted my life. One of my talents I feel God has given me is to write and I think the gift is best suited by sharing some of these stories, struggles, and accomplishments with all of you. Whatever your religious background is, all I ask is that you read with an open mind into the type of life style I now lead and consider the truth for yourself.

So, what’s new in my life? Lots. On October 18th, 2008 I married my beautiful wife Lindsey Howell. She has been the greatest gift of all in my life and we have continued to cherish a happy, healthy marriage in this nine month or so run. It’s been an interesting but fun adjustment into the world of wedlock and I’m thankful for every moment. Lindsey and I are so blessed to have so many close friends and family who love and care for us. Currently we are both working full time in our respective jobs in Marketing and Accounting, but still are able to find the balance to spend time with each other and enjoy each others company.

As for our church family, we regularly attend NewLife Community Church in Canal Winchester, OH. This is where we had our wedding ceremony and where we’ve been regulars (and now recent members) for the last 3 years. Growing up Catholic, the change of attending a more modern non-denominational setting has been an incredible transition. During the week on Thursdays we also attend LifeGroup with the Noffsinger family, which is a weekly bible study with other friends of NewLife. On Wednesdays you will also find Lindsey and I at either our home or two close friend’s for another bible study that has been taking place the last few years nicknamed “The Fellowship”. The groups are dynamically different, but both challenging and rewarding in our constant walk with Christ.

In other areas of our lives, you will always find I am a tech enthusiast at heart. I spend a lot of my time catching up on the latest tech news or listening to the latest podcasts over at Twit.tv. I love computers and basically anything else that has a chip in it. Though we have a few nice gadgets and gizmos in our apartment we do try to save as much money as possible. This kind of passion mostly came from my wife as she is an accountant. Though with her push we’ve been able to pay off all of our credit cards, cars, loans, and now remain debt-free! Having that freedom from debt has really helped us enjoy life and has allowed us keep a calm mind in times of stress.

Other than that, it’s really all we’ve been up to. If you want to know more about me or my wife please feel free to visit my Facebook page which is listed on the sidebar to the right. As I end, I do invite you to come back and join in on the conversations I hope will flourish from this blog. With that, good night and thanks for visiting!