I love Mondays.
I don’t find them manic, as thoughtful cultural influencers might lead you to believe they should be. For me, they tend more toward magic. And never do I wish Mondays were Sundays.
I don’t dislike weekends, I should add. I’m fairly particular about taking the weekend off from work, other than church related tasks for our Sunday gatherings.… Read more
I’m excited about this weekend — our first ever regional event for the newly forming Midsouth region of the Ecclesia Network, in conjunction with the also newly forming Missio Alliance. I’ve presented at two similar events in LA and Denver in recent years, but this year, I’m serving as MC and facilitator.… Read more
My middle daughter was eager to join me on a trek to Target a few weeks ago. I’d like to think that she was thrilled about the chance to join me in restocking our paper towel cache. The reality was, she had $3 that needed to be unburdened in the $1 Spot, aka the junk gauntlet, found inside the entrance of each and every Target.… Read more
I’m a hoarder of bits, a collector of info, an accumulator of concepts. I have no shame about this, and it certainly isn’t a secret if you’ve followed along here for any period of time. I launched this blog with a series called Capture Everything, and I’m still at it.… Read more
If you are reading these words, and you are not me, then it would appear that I have emerged from the darkened stupor that has filled this blog, or failed to fill this blog, for the last three months.
For almost four years now, I’ve worked as an independent web designer and developer alongside my part-time role as pastor of a start-up church in Austin.… Read more
In 2002, I joined Audible and began binging on Audiobooks. We had recently moved to a new house which tripled my commute to 30 minutes, so I retasked the 15″ woofers in my 16 year old little truck to the spoken word. I felt like I was making the most of my car time, and was selective enough that I enjoyed most of what I was reading.… Read more
Late in 2011, I started doing something I hadn’t done for at least seven years. I started keeping an analog journal.
I’ve always been an erratic journaler, more streaky than the tears of a clown. I have seasons of daily scribbles, followed by months of silence. But one thing was consistent for the last seven years … all that journaling was hacked into a keyboard for digital capture by an asortment of different programs.… Read more
Long before we had kids, my wife and I were on a trip to the mall. (After you have kids, time with just the two of you is far too precious to spend at such a soulless place.) We were visiting one of the many women’s clothing chains and she was looking to find a top to match a skirt she had bought in that store the year before.… Read more
In 1984, my dad took me to a computer store to see the brand new Macintosh. The salesman opened MacPaint and helped me paint a tree. (I marveled at how the spray paint brush could be used to paint clumps of leaves.) The salesman printed it out for me to take home, and I held on to that picture for some time.… Read more
Earlier this summer, buzz echoed around the internets about an iPad app called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. If you haven’t seen it you should. And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a kids book…adults should find it amusing and inspiring as well.
Shortly after purchasing the app, I discovered there was also a short film, based on the same story as the book.… Read more