This site is a duplication of, and will eventually replace, my original blog… TrentArwine.com.
Because this is the “About” page, I assume that I have to give a brief synopsis of who I am, what I like, etc. I’m not really sure why I have to do this other than the fact that I would feel awkward having a blog and not giving some explanation as to who I am.
If you want to email me, you can do so here…
My name is Trent Arwine. I was born in 1975 and born again in 2001. I am very happily married. I enjoy serving God (especially through evangelism). I also enjoy reading, philosophy, math, and music. Professionally, I am an information systems analyst… whatever that means.
Why do I write? Really, for two main reasons.
(1) I enjoy writing. Most of my writings never make it to this blog, but I write often. I love music but I cannot play an instrument at all. I love art but I have absolutely no innate artistic capacity. I love writing, and have that capacity. I am not an excellent writer, really, not even interesting, but I do find writing as a means of expressing those thoughts that are deepest within my mind and heart.
(2) Much of the content that I post originated in the mind of someone else. My goal in life is to cheer on the faithful in Christ, encourage the weary, and evangelize the lost. When I come across an article or poem, a song or quote, that inspires, encourages, or convicts, I want to share it. Perhaps someone will stumble upon it and benefit… regardless, it serves as a repository for me to be able to reference and to send to another who needs to be encouraged or challenged.
I don’t think I could afford a tombstone, but if I could, and I could leave some text on it, I would want to leave the lyrics to this song…
Before the Throne of God Above
Words: Charitie L. Bancroft, 1863
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great high Priest whose Name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.
When satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free.
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.
Behold Him there the risen Lamb,
My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace,
One in Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood,
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ my Savior and my God!
Unless otherwise noted, all scripture used on this website is from the English Standard Version.