The thing that makes Donald Miller so intriguing is that not only is he an awesome thinker and philosopher, but he seems like a normal guy. Like, even though he’s got all these best-selling books and a movie under his belt, he still seems grounded and cool. Obviously I’m not in a position to speak authoritatively about this, but I’m 99.9% sure the guy still laughs at his own farts. And that’s the kinda guy I can do LIFE with.
So I’ve been writing a lot of Insert Image comics lately, and – as it turns out – Donald Miller has been popping up in a lot of my writing. Some good stuff, too. I have a feeling that Donald Miller may become a “character” in this strip in much the same way as Rob Bell has been lately. This could, of course, have both positive and negative benefits. The positive benefits would be that you guys will hopefully laugh your butts off at the Donald-Miller-oriented humor. The negative effects would be that Donald Miller gets freaked out by these cartoons, and it lowers the chances of he and I ever becoming best friends which is something I dream about nightly.
In fact, one of the things on my bucket list is to smoke a cigar with Donald Miller. I don’t even know if he smokes cigars; I just assume he does because that seems like something he’d do. I visualize him sitting on a back porch overlooking some rugged mountains while he smokes a cigar and drinks 100-year-old Scotch and wears a tweed jacket. Is “100-year-old Scotch” even a thing, by the way? It sounds like it would be really good Scotch, but I’ve never had Scotch so I’m just taking a shot in the dark.
Like most of you who are reading this, my wife and I will be enjoying a long weekend coming up thanks to Memorial Day. Kari and I are heading to a cabin in northern Ohio on Friday and we’re not coming home until Monday. I love these trips because it’s a chance to leave technology (or most of it) behind and focus on the things that really matter, namely my wife and my God. One of the things I love to do when we visit the cabin is pray, and I’d love to pray for you guys.
If you have something you’d like me to pray for you about, just leave your request in the comments section. I encourage you guys to pray for the requests, too. Nothing like a little community prayer support, know what I’m sayin’?
If you’re not comfortable leaving your request in the comments below, but you’d still like me to pray for you, you can send me an email using this form:
I’ll be checking the comments and emails until Friday afternoon, but you can still lob your prayer requests at me whenever you want. If I don’t see your request before I leave for the weekend, I’ll definitely add your prayer request to my list when I get back on Monday.