Stuff Christians Like
Stuff Christians Like

A few days ago my little family headed up to Dallas to buy one of those new fangled iPads.  My kids took to them right away and I’m pretty sure we’ll be looking to add another one to the family soon.  (Add an iPad, not a kid.)

One of the fancy features is that you can buy books on it.  It has a real pretty and shiny bookshelf looking thing on it.

I don’t really read, but I do have two books on it.  The Winnie the Pooh one came with it and I’ve been reading it to my kids at night.  The second, is a book called Stuff Christians Like. (Here is an Amazon.com link to the old fashion paper copy of the book for those of you without iPads.) It’s a book that pokes fun at Christians and some of the things we believe or think we believe and covers such great topics like…

“Making sure everyone knows your fiance’ isn’t living with you.”

A little known fact about me is that I used to be a “Super Baptist”.  When I lived in Houston my family went to the biggest Baptist church in the city, once we moved to Palestine, the church was smaller, but still the biggest we could find. :)  Since then a few things have changed and some have not.  I no longer attend the biggest Baptist Church I can find, but I do still enjoy making fun of Christians…  in a happy fun way.  I am and have been a “Christian” for most of my life.  The longer you “are” something the harder it is to think in terms on not being that.  Jonathan Acuff runs a little site called Stuff Christians Like and it’s one of my favorite stops every morning.

Anyway, he is running a little contest/game on his site and requested a few other blogs to link to his.  Mine was chosen so here is the info for those of you coming from his site.

The “Is that contestant on American Idol a Christian Scorecard”

7. The contestant is a former worship leader = – 3 points

Those of you coming to my site for stunning beautiful breathtaking imagery… scroll down a bit more. :)

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At the car wash… Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa….
At the car wash… Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa….

If engagement sessions were measured on the Richter scale, Jessica & Arcenio would be off it. :)

Check it out.

Fun with talk bubbles.

Fun with soap bubbles.

I can’t wait for their June wedding.

Thanks for a great session guys.

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Interview: Davi & Jonathan (Part 2)
Interview: Davi & Jonathan (Part 2)

Yesterday was Part 1 of Davi & Jonathan’s interview.
Today, Davi talks about the moment that could have ruined her wedding and what she chose to do about it.  Enjoy.

Also, in case you missed them, here are a few photos from their sessions.

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Interview: Davi & Jonathan (Part 1)
Interview: Davi & Jonathan (Part 1)

Davi & Jonathan were married last June at Elmwood Gardens.  I caught up with them at their place in Austin to chat about being engaged, their First Look, and an event that almost ruined the wedding day.  I’ll post Part 1 today, check back tomorrow for part 2.

View their sessions: Engagement | Bridal | Wedding

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Don’t Reach Out & Touch Someone when you are on a date.
Don’t Reach Out & Touch Someone when you are on a date.

Danielle & I have two types of dates. The first is called a “Fake Date”. Those happen once a week after the kids are down. Around 8:00 or so, I’ll go out and grab some food and we’ll sit down and watch a movie or play a card game.

We also have “Real Dates”. Those happen every other week when we we drop the herd off at our friends’ house, and head out on the town for a real live sit down and have dinner date. We go to a place where people bring us food and water and take care of the dirty dishes. It is refreshing and wonderful. One of the things we love to do on our “real dates” is spot couples who are also on dates. I snapped these two photos in the past few weeks.

I had to go into spy mode to capture them. So I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but BOTH the husband and wife are on the phone. I’m sure you have noticed this trend. As we all fall more and more in love with our phones, sometimes we forget that they don’t love us back. The next time you are out on a date, or home for the evening, try this crazy idea:

Turn your phone off. Talk to each other. Look into each others eyes.

Then, log onto Facebook and update your status. :)

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