I’m writing to you from Wichita, KS. I performed at a Christmas party last night (a lot of fun) where they played a game called “poop the potato.” Tomorrow I have a house show and next Wednesday I’m doing comedy for “big church.” It feels weird saying “comedy for adults” and I didn’t know what else to call it.
Wichita is where Cameron, one of my best friends, live. That’s a picture of him up top. He didn’t know I was taking the picture. He won’t know until he sees this (hi Cameron!).
I’m VERY good at sneaking pictures of people. If we're friends, there's a chance I snuck a picture of you while hanging out and you'll never know. I don't know why I do this. Just for fun, I guess. There's no weird collection I keep for creepy reasons.
I was so excited about spending time with Cameron since I haven’t seen him in several months. I’ve been making a list on my phone of all the stuff I want to talk to him about.
“What do you think about all these churches live streaming their services on Facebook?”
“What’s one thing you’re most looking forward to?”
“Matt Chandler recently preached a sermon where he talked about feasting and it was so beautiful and I want you to hear it.”
I always leave conversations with Cameron excited to learn, read, and get closer to Jesus. My biggest hope is that he could say that about me, too. That’s the kind of friends I want to have. That’s the kind of friend I want to be.
I once saw Wade Bearden lecture on C.S. Lewis and he said if you’re ever not sure about your preaching or writing you can always throw in a C.S. Lewis quote to make everything better and make you sound smarter.
So here’s a C.S. Lewis quote for ya:
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Friendship is one of those things that makes all this surviving worth it.
Here’s to the Christmas season!
Here’s to the long break
the cold weather
The empty schedules
The “I’ve got nothing on today”
the conversations that feel so short until we check the time and see that 2 hours have passed in 30 minutes and we're like "HOLY CRAP OUR CONVERSATION WAS SO GOOD WE TRAVELED THROUGH TIME!"
here’s to making friends with your family
and making family out of friends