Video: Finding God in the Darkness When I’m Waiting

I was humbled when my pastor asked me to give a testimony about the waiting I have experienced for the last two years. I proposed giving a cartoon testimony. It is a tribute to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, only my version is Diary of a Waiting Guy. 

I recorded myself drawing, then wrote a script for the video. You can see it in the first five minutes of the sermon video.

If you know anything about me, you know faith is a bit part of who I am. It is the reason we left everything we knew in Indiana and moved to Arizona. It is also the reason we moved to the Dayton, Ohio area. It is the reason I hold perseverance as an important value. You cannot start anything new without taking a risk and displaying perseverance.

Pastor Steve Southards did a great job explaining the why’s of a waiting period through the story of Joseph in Genesis. My wife and I are privileged to be serving at Salem Church of God. The last two years have challenged me, but I am glad I made the leap. Taking a risk is much better than doing the same thing and wondering what could have happened if we took a risk.

Is patience really a virtue?

I’ve been waiting. I’ve been waiting for some time. A few years ago, John Mayer had the song, “Waiting On the World to Change.” I didn’t particularly like the song at the time because it sounded like whining. It’s not a song about patience!But lately, I’ve been doing a lot of waiting. I’ve discovered there is a fine line between waiting patiently, and just waiting for something… anything to happen.

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of waiting. My career has been in transition for over a year now. During this time, I’ve discovered there is a fine line between waiting patiently, and just waiting for something… anything to happen. Too often, I’ve practiced the eye roll and tapped my fingers on the table. Continue reading “Is patience really a virtue?”

Loving your Neighbor the right way

Cartoon of a boy and a teacher. The boy says, "Every time I try to love my neighbor, I get hit with a restraining order!"

Alas, if you get slapped with a restraining order, you probably aren’t loving your neighbor the right way! Continue reading “Loving your Neighbor the right way”

Cartoon: students and prayer life

Cartoon of a teacher and boy. The teacher says, "I want to thank you. Ever since you've been in my class, my prayer life has skyrocketed."

Cartoon of a teacher and boy. The teacher says, “I want to thank you. Ever since you’ve been in my class, my prayer life has skyrocketed.”

Certain students can bring out the best in us, whether we want them to or not! Some kids know what buttons to push and can even look like an angel while doing it. But that’s okay. Many times, it’s the ones that challenge you the most, that turn out to be the leaders and influencers of the world. Besides, when they have kids, they’re bound to have one just like them!

I drew this for K! Magazine.

Shopping Convenience

Cartoon of people waiting in line. One man says, "I don't normally expect long, Christmas-shopping lines at a convenience store."

Cartoon of people waiting in line. One man says, “I don’t normally expect long, Christmas-shopping lines at a convenience store.”