Inside Scoop 28


Ann and I drove to Charlotte for the day.  I spent some time with my friend (and pastor) in Charlotte who also makes some kick-ass stuff with leather. Check it out here. I’ll be darned if it didn’t make me miss Watershed.

We visited Lydia & Caleb (I married them two years ago. Lyd’s is also Joy’s best friend in the world) who just had a really cute little boy named Remi. Pray for them – they’re facing a few challenges.

Speaking of babies, Nicole (Ann’s sister’s daughter) had a little boy and named him Eli. Also, Jenni (Luke’s wife’s sister) had a baby girl and named her Jocelyn.

Brad and Jamaica made it back from Australia. We’ve had so much fun with Miró while the parental units were away. Great memories (for us anyway). It’s a good thing we get to spend next week with Ava & Landon. We can’t get enough of our g-babies.


Joy is fully engaged (pun intended) with her wedding plans. I’m thinking about doing a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her big day. It’s our second NYC wedding.

I spent Thursday with a couple of Kiwi’s who are killing it with an amazing “why” and the technology to go along with it. I know it’s sounds cryptic, but it’s got the potential to sustain a movement of generosity. I’ll probably schedule a blog about it in a week or two.

I’ve made good strides this week towards doing only what I can do and only doing what I love. How about you?

On the subject of technology, it’s ballsy, but I appreciate what @jasonfried did with 37Signals.

We’re off to Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, and KC on Monday. Next week I will be the age of my favorite car… can you guess?


Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Life is full!


No filters

Texture of the black synthetic coal filter

It’s estimated that more than 100 million Americans made New Year’s resolutions. If you’re not one of “those” people, undoubtedly you’ve set a few important goals or made significant decisions to change specific things in your life – maybe over and over and over again.

Spoiler alert: most will fail.

But why? I don’t know for sure, but I like the rawness of what Manning wrote, “When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and I get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games.”

May this be the year I remove any and all filters and allow the unconditioned flow of reality to change me from the inside out.

No. Filters.