The Business Card!

It was a cold, rainy morning on a Tuesday when I attended a ministry leaders meeting in Dallas, TX.

I walked into a conference room and sat down with 15-20 ministers

I passed out my business cards to the group including to the one guy that was to my left.

When we exchanged cards, I was humbly surprised by what was on his card.

It simply read: “My card!” I burst into laughter. I couldn’t believe that this guy was carrying a card that simply read “My Card!!”

I didn’t laugh simply because the card hit me comedically. I laughed because I was tapped with a subtle reminder to stay humble and to not think of oneself as greater than anyone else.

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)

Interestingly enough, just as Paul was writing about unity in Christ for believers, the lesson that morning during this particular ministry leaders meeting was in fact on unity.

Paul was encouraging Christian believers in Philippi (present-day North Eastern Greece) to live the Christian life through the practical steps of loving one another and looking to the interest of others.

Notice the term, “conceit,” meaning vanity, or empty glory.

The man with the peculiar, yet funny business card delivered an experience that surpassed titles and labels. It was a lesson to remind me that interaction and relationship building with others is more important than just getting my card into people’s hands.


Inspiration to Write and Blog Again!

It was 2011 when I first started writing blogs. I honestly was not certain what I should write about, that is until I just started writing.

My first ever blog post featured the original concept of my webcomic character who was at first named Ken. I first did the drawing back in early to mid 2000s.

I learned to appreciate the journey of chronicling the adventures I had with people, sharing my interests that spanned from cartoons to tech to ministry, and sharing thoughts and ideas that might help somebody else.

It was messy. It was maybe even a little unorganized. But, it was so much fun!!! And it’s still fun.

When I started blogging, I spent a lot of time talking cartoons, comics, video games, art, and so forth. And that’s not to say that I won’t mention it elsewhere.

But now I’m actually looking to explore sharing my Faith experience as a Christian here. I’ve spent so much time worrying about how it would look, or how perfect it needed to be.

Now, I’m getting over that, and over myself.

A LOT has changed since I began blogging. I’m serving in a media ministry at a Dallas church. I’m married to a wonderful women who has shown me so much love and affection it has drawn me closer and closer to Jesus. I’m working for a college. And I’m still writing and drawing my comics. And I have begun doing advocacy for ADHD and Autism.

My wife and I are learning that it is easier to write together. So, I’m excited to give this shared writing time a try.

It must be working because I haven’t written a blog post in a very, very long time.

Creative Saturday!

My usual routine is to wake up bright and early and grab a cup of coffee from the Keurig in the kitchen.

But this particular morning was a little different.

I slept in.

But I was still able to seize some part of the beautiful day and do some creative work. By “creative” work, I mean editing and updating my website, opening up my first Ko-Fi page, promoting my webcomic “By and By,” and pivoting towards doing some more drawing.

While doing that, I had a chance to have a Tumeric Tea, especially since I did consume my limit of coffee for the morning.