Folks, this will be quick, and you may not know I was even here. (TWHS)
I just had to tell you about the conversation I had with a second grade girl today.
I had my sleeveless shirt on to go lift weights after school, and I was just hanging out in the gym, waiting for my lifting buddies. I had a couple of kids starving for my attention, I guess because I have bosoms that appear matronly.
2nd Grade Girl: Can I see your tattoo?"
Me: "Sure!" (lifting what's left of my sleeve out of the way)
2GG: "Wooooow... Who's that?"
Me: "That's kind of me."
2GG: "What does that say?"
Me: "It says, 'The beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair.'"
2GG: "What does that mean?"
Me: "That's kind of hard to explain to someone so young."
2GG "Is that Jesus?"
2GG: "Is that the sun behind His head?"
Me: "No, that's His halo."
2GG: "Jesus has the biggest halo, huh?"
Me: "Yes, He does."
"2GG: "What do you have in your hand?"
Me: "It's a hammer and nails."
2GG: "Oh! From where they nailed Him to the cross?"
Me: "Yes ma'am."
2GG: "Why are you holding them?"
2GG: "Is it because you put Him there?"
God 1, Travis 0.
Folks, this is how I know God has a sense of humor. Trying to tell a 2nd girl that you put Jesus on the cross is something. I've said time and time again that I won't get preachy on this blog, and so I'm not going to. I will say this though, I will be saying my prayers when I go to bed this evening.
I hope you've had a great day, and I'll be back tomorrow with what I'm sure will be a humiliating TMI post!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
My Day Today...
I'm a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. I teach English and Literature to the youth of today. I love Jesus and my mother, and I'll gladly introduce you to both. I love photography and writing. Duke basketball keeps me occupied for half the year, and hating Chapel Hill keeps me busy the other half. As you can tell from the title of my blog, I like stories. I'm a big guy with a big voice, trying desperately to be heard by someone before The Lord takes me home. Let's be best friends.