The Widow's Offering

About a month and a half ago, we had a big leadership meeting at our church. We gathered all of our leadership (deacons, teachers, ministry leaders) together for most of the day on a Saturday (yes, coffee and donuts and lunch were provided) and, as a staff, each took turns sharing with them a little about what we do, how we do it, and where we'd like to go in 2013.

Our pastor (@EGCoakley) shared first and, what he shared was pretty powerful. And do you know why? Because he used a prop. Who knew we could learn something about preaching from Carrot Top?



Confession: I love taking pictures.

It's something that I've enjoyed since I started college (way back when I was using Kodak Advantix). My junior year, I was able to buy a nice Canon Rebel that I used to cling to 35mm film photography until I began graphic design and had to make the switch to digital. I bought my first digital camera in 2006 (6 megapixels for, like, $300). Then, when I got my first iPhone in 2011, I went mobile. I began taking all of my pictures using my cell phone (which was a 5 megapixel camera). With my recent (December) upgrade to the iPhone 5, I've now got an 8 megapixel camera in my pocket at all times. (Booyah.)

So, needless to say, I'm on Instagram.

I could write pages about how much I love Instagram. But, for the purposes of this post, I'll limit my love to one thing.

During the month of February, I decided that i wanted to participate in one of those "photo a day" things. The one that I chose was created by FatMumSlim. But, here's the thing. I didn't want to do it in any normal way. I wanted something that would make it different and creative. Not to mention fun.

While hanging out with my brother one Sunday, I found one of my old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures in his room. It was Casey Jones. It was then that an idea (not to mention a #hashtag) was born.

Each day in February, I had a word or phrase to theme my picture with. Each day in February, Old School Casey Jones had an adventure. And I documented it on Instagram.

Click the jump to see the photos...