Sometimes I fire up my blog and deposit 1,000 words about my messy life or the messy world or my messy life in this messy world. Other times, though, a picture speaks more fitting words than I could ever express. Today is one of those latter times. I encountered this graffiti in Chattanooga, Tennessee a few months ago. It speaks to me. I hope it speaks to you, too. I’m praying it a lot these days. Dear God: bless this mess. Every […]

A Birthday Baptism Immortalized

A couple weeks ago, my friend sent me a picture. A picture hearkening back toward my past. The more I stare at it, the more I want to cry. A year and a half ago, I was baptized. Baptized on my 25th birthday despite ascribing to the name of Christ for most of the last quarter-century. Surrounded by roommates, parents, and most of my church’s small group, I would never be the same. It was a baptism with so many […]

today we’re younger than we’re ever going to be

I’m still recuperating from my days in “Extrovert Land,” and am still very much processing my time in Nashville at Donald Miller’s Storyline conference. Next week, I’ll begin a blogging series recapping my transformational time in Tennessee. I can’t wait. In the meantime, I was perusing some of my old pictures and came across one that I’d taken a while back. It was one of those random, just-walking-along images that causes you to stop and not only snap the picture, but […]

Misplaced at Walmart: Owl in the Candy Aisle

While this blog has gradually grown more serious over the last few months, I don’t like to be so serious all the time. I have a little Joker in me, after all. And one of my favorite outlets for inspiration, humorous or otherwise, is Walmart. Dearest, dearest Walmart. One of my most popular posts of all-time is this innocent little recap of a misplaced item at Walmart. I snapped a picture of it because it was just so visually delicious: […]

Misplaced at Walmart: Sandwich with Books

It’s no secret Walmart has long been the bedrock of my blogging inspiration. Whether for silly or serious reasons, this store never fails to provide me blogging material when I need it most. One of my favorite things about going to Walmart (other than the colorful characters) is discovering misplaced items. We’ve all done it at one point or another: picked up that Scooby Doo toothbrush and only upon walking the cereal aisle, realized you have seven unused toothbrushes at home. […]

When Life Sends You Ducks in a Swimming Pool…

Sometimes I write massive reflections on life that most people probably skim before moving on to the next hilarious YouTube video since, blah, who wants to read massive reflections on life? Well don’t worry friends, strangers, and enemies; today, it’s a simple post. One of those rare moments I can’t do justice to by simply stringing some words together. I woke up like I do on any other Sunday morning. I emptied my bladder, I brushed my teeth, I refused […]