XXXI: A Taste

Sometimes road trips are the most dangerous thing a person can conduct for themselves.

This time last week Darco and I were enjoying ribs with our friends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Overall it truly was an experience I’ll never forget. It wasn’t just because of the food, the fun, and the atmosphere. It’s because I got a taste of a different life. Continue reading

Mobile Minutes: #PittBound Part V

Thirty miles to go…

Darco has blown my mind today. All weekend I was on NyQuil due to fighting a cold, meaning complete exhaustion in the mornings.

We were up by 6:45 AM EST this morning. Out the door by 7:00 AM EST.

My wife knocked off the first 400 miles of our trip home. After I did a measly 200 miles, she grabbed the rest! Letting me sleep and recover without issue.

I am blessed.


Mobile Minutes: #PittBound Part IV

Do I have to go home?

Currently the only thought going through my brain while I head to sleep one last time in Pittsburgh.


It was an honor to worship with my friends today at their own church. Loud music, passionate voices, and a really cool story about missions in Zimbabwe and Kenya. Talk about blessed.



Turns out Pittsburgh does BBQ also. This weekend they had rib fest at Heinz Stadium, where the Pittsburgh Steelers play. We grabbed three half slabs to split. Shocker. Kansas City style won in our books.


Circa: Fall 2005


Circa: Fall 2015

All of this crazy journey stems from ten years ago. The very first, and one of few, friends I made in college was this 6’1 basketball player from Maryland. Even though she left after the first year, the friendship remained far after. Remember the exciting journey through Maryland, eventually leading to Darco becoming a Christian? Yes, it was this couple.

This is truly the fruits of friendship. I have laughed all weekend. I’ve witnessed amazing food, awesome friends, and a very happy wife from all of this.

It hurts knowing that such good friends live so far away.

Even with that reality, I am blessed and my soul is smiling.


Mobile Minutes: #PittBound Part III

What. A. Day.

Arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 7:30 AM EST. I fell asleep for five hours afterwards.

At 1:00 PM we went down to downtown Pittsburgh, which is absolutely GORGEOUS!


Exhibit A

Also, this was after enjoying a delicious burger from Burgatory. Burgatory is basically Chipotle…with burgers…and better!


After glory; it was time to enjoy Pittsburgh. Including random rain storms, fountains, and old friends.


This place is truly paradise.


Mobile Minutes: #PittBound Part I

Get it!
Darco and I have embarked on a holiday journey. Currently on route to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see friends.
Also listening to throwback music from high school and college.
I love my road trips with this awesome lady.
Reality is we fell in love over coffee and random road journey’s.
Why stop what works?


Mobile Minutes: Jetplane

Strange sensation coming in the next twenty-four hours.

I’ll be alone for an entire week.
That means no wife for an entire week.
You want to talk about being scared?


Because of school obligations next week I had to humbly bow out of an opportunity to go with a mission team to the country of El Salvador for the week. However, potentially the most shocking thing witness for the year to date, was watching my wife step up and state that she’d like to go to El Salvador in my place.

Earth shaking cool.

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