Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stuff I've Learned From the Avengers Part 1: The Hulk - You've Got the POWER!

Say it with me... "Avengers... assemble!"  C'mon, you know you wanna...
In honor of the Avengers: Age of Ultron, I've assembled (ugh, sorry) some of the many critical lessons I've learned from these superheroic fellas (and one lady).  Let's start with Big Green.
The lesson from the Hulk is POWER.  Pure, raw, earth-shattering, unstoppable and downright incredible.  Know what?  You've got the same power.  YOU are Bruce Banner.  Just like him, that power is not your own.  It comes from another source.  For Bruce, it's the little green Gamma dudes swimming around in his blood.  For you, it's something more.  Something bigger.  It's God.  In 2 Timothy 1:7 the Almighty drops a big one on us - we have POWER.  Massive power.
Feel weak?  You are.  Want power?  You got it.  Just tap into what God has to offer.  Dig into His talk, figure out what He wants and how He works.  Wrap your life around it.  Give into it, just like Dr. Dave.  Unleash the beast.  You'll see some amazing, incredible, powerful, potent things that will blow you away.  Guaranteed.
Does all that power scare you?  It shouldn't.  It's a rush.  That's the way life was meant to be.
But when you unleash it, just make sure you hold onto your purple pants.  It's gonna be quite a ride.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Summitview Elementary - Write Makes Might!

Huge thanks to the students and staff at Summitview Elementary in Yakima, Washington for hosting my Write Makes Might! assembly last Friday!  It was awesome!

This event marked the debut of two new characters, the brash, bold and dedicated word guy Sgt. Vocab and everybody's favorite crazy scientiest Professor Pondorium.  Both were a big hit, thanks to the kids and their boundless, incredible enthusiasm.

My favorite part was when Sgt. Vocab's mustache fell off.  He quickly explained it was due to an "unfortunate mustache-related injury back in the war" and tossed it out into the crowd as a souvenir.  Some lucky parents who watched that one come home!  It also led to a rare mustache-handing-out-ceremony after the assembly.  A group of kids rushed up for autographs and when the paper ran out, I just handed out mustaches.  That was a first, I guarantee.  But knowing Write Makes Might, probably not a last.

The kid story we all wrote together was another great one, "The Adventures of Monkey Man and Banana Boy".  Anyone from Summitview who didn't get a copy can just contact me and I'll email you one.

Tons of thanks to teachers and kids once again.  You guys are the reason I do this.  Amazing words, great participation, incredible ideas and another unforgettable experience.

Go write!