A Halloween unlike any other…

…(said in Jim Nantz voice, of course).

A peek into our office today:

Pastors pic Halloween 2018

That’s Lead Pastor the Rev. Danita R. Anderson with me preparing for our church’s preschool to parade by our offices.

It’s a tremendous gift to work with Danita, who is always ready to laugh. One of the reasons we work well together is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

I also like to repost my favorite office Halloween moment from a few years ago. Apparently I like to dress as Batman.


I was feeling a bit silly today, so… Hope you enjoy watching this even half as much as I enjoyed creating it! 🙂

H/T to Colleen Erbach for editing help. Another H/T for inspiration to HISHE, BatDad, and of course, this guy.

Dancing fools

If you’ve been around Woodridge United Methodist Church (the church I serve as Koinonia Pastor) at all during the last couple of Advent seasons, you likely know that I’m a big fan of the song, “The King of Glory Comes.” I liked it well enough on it’s own, but after I found this video, well, it was cemented as my favorite Advent song.

We’ve danced to the video in worship ever since.

There’s even video evidence of my hilariously pathetic dancing skills attempting to replicate the Colbert classic. Might be best to think of it as an homage. Actually, it’s probably best to just avert your eyes. But if you’re a glutton for punishment, here you go. Thankfully, it’s only 17 seconds worth.

Tomorrow is the beginning of Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter when we Christians remember the final few days of Jesus’ life, retracing the story from Palm Sunday through Holy Saturday), so what am I doing bringing up Advent?

Because this piece of video awesomeness surfaced recently. Anything with Colbert is worth watching, of course. But, at the risk of sounding like I’m auditioning to write for Upworthy, at the 5:11 mark the possibility of something spectacular is introduced. Finally, at 5:52, my hopes were fulfilled and my giddiness went totally berserk! Hope you like this as much as I did.

I can’t believe I have to write my own post on my birthday…

I love me some Jim Gaffigan. He’s goofy, weird and endlessly funny.

So to celebrate my 40th birthday today, I’m watching this birthday bit of his. I’ve seen this countless times and yet I still almost did a spit take with my coffee watching it this morning. Enjoy! (But you might want to put that drink down first.)

Laugh break w/How it Should Have Ended

I’m still compiling my reflections on last night’s IL Forum to Combat Human Trafficking, so in the meantime, how about something lighthearted and funny?

I discovered How it Should Have Ended thanks to a Jay Bakker tweet the other day. Needless to say, I’ve spent a good deal of time watching these videos, showing them to our superhero-obsessed son (no idea where he got that from), and laughing. Lots and lots of laughing. Here’s a couple of my favorites, there are more on HISHE site. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did.