Thank You Paris, TX

Paris, TX was the best. I spoke 6 times in 3 days. 2 school assemblies, confession training for leaders, outreach event, Sunday morning service, and graduation banquet. Bethel Baptist Church, thank you for letting me be a part of what you’re doing.

I knew it was going to be a busy weekend so I made sure I planned out my Sabbath ahead of time.

At the schools I was reminded of my favorite part of doing assemblies.

Oh, and did I mention I was in the Paris newspaper?! How ridiculous is that?

Now I have to go record my Patreon exclusive podcast, How Did it Go Tonight, where I recap all the wonderful stories that come from my live shows.

Goodbye Paris


I was in the Paris newspaper (the Texas one) on Friday. I can’t get over how silly that is. Look at my dumb face trying to pass as “newsworthy.”

My long weekend is coming to a close. I knew it was going to be exhausting when it started (that’s why I already planned out my Sabbath) but I didn’t know it would be like this.

Isaac, who has traveled with me before, came to help out on this trip, and I'm so grateful he did. I don't know what would have happened to my brain if I had been here alone.

Tonight after the last service I spoke in, we bought a $5 basketball from Wal-Mart and played Around the World at the basketball hoops next to the Texas Eifel Tower (it's smaller in person). For most of the weekend if we weren't at church, we were eating, and if we weren't eating, we were sleeping. We needed to do something different.

Basketball was Isaac's idea. I feel like that's obvious. Sports is never my idea. I'm terrible at anything athletic. When I shoot a basketball I look like a toddler trying to catch a butterfly.

It's all over now.

I am so thankful for Kent Kirby, the youth pastor who thought to bring me in for this weekend. He used a lot of the ideas I give in my COMEDY OUTREACH EVENT info packet and I think they worked well for him. That's exciting.

Now I have to finish getting ready for camps.

And then it's Sabbath time, baby!

Best Part of School Assemblies

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Yesterday I spoke in two school assemblies. One was for a jr high in Paris, TX and the other was a jr high in Hugo, OK.

I know pictures like the one above are good for social media (and my ego) but this other picture is the type I want to print out and hang on my wall to remind me what I'm really doing,

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When I'm on stage it's easy for me to focus on who's not paying attention, not taking it seriously, joking with a friend and distracting other people. I can get so caught up with them that I miss the faces in the crowd who are really engaged. But after the assembly those are students who want to come up and talk. They want to tell you what's going on their life, what part really connected with them, and they want to say thank you. It's the best part of speaking at schools.

I know I'm not special. They're not coming up to talk because I'm the greatest speaker who ever lived. It's the message that's special. That's what's connecting with them. I'm just the messenger.

It's nice to hear from them. It's nice to be reminded that the message still needs to be shared.

"You're not alone."