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To Change the World with My Own Two Feet

Daniel Ogle and I met when he was the associate pastor of my home church. He’s since moved on to another church, but we try to stay connected via texts written in sarcasm font. We both love snark and words and American Pickers and Jesus (not necessarily in that order). Also, coffee. (Always coffee.)

He asked me to write something over on his real estate and I said, “OF COURSE!” and then took like, two weeks to send him something. It’s fine, we’re cool.

So if you want to read what I Google-Doc’ed him, land here; be sure to stay awhile, because his words are so good, y’all. I’ve met Jesus more times than I can count through Ogle.

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You Are Nothing

My lovely friend Kim Wilson is hosting a genius series at her blog called To My 20-Year-Old Self. I mean, it really is brilliant.

I love this gal. You should too!

So I’m over there today, giving my younger self advice, advice that’s slightly better than, “Stop writing love letters, you’re only fourteen.”

So click here to read my letter to my 20-year-old self.

And if you don’t already, make sure you look around her site and get to know Kim. She’s got a servant’s heart, and I know from personal experience (yay, Killer Tribes!) that she is kind, sweet, and a lot of fun to have lunch with.

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Badly Drawn Buttram

I have a confession.

But you’re going to have to head over to Jared Hollier’s blog, BadlyDrawnBible, to hear it.

As Bug would say…SUCKAS!!

And if you aren’t already reading his stuff, then I’d be willing to gander that there’s a BDB-shaped hole in your life.


Go forth and be filled.

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Come Visit Me on an Isle of Men

Last week I got a phone call from a totally sketchy dude telling me I had won an all-expense paid trip to the tropical locale of my choice if my choice was Kevin Haggerty’s blog The Isle of Man, and all I had to do was answer a few questions correctly.

Well, I don’t know if I answered them correctly per se, but at least I didn’t say the capital of Brazil was Rio de Janeiro and accidentally get all my friends murdered. What were we talking about again?

Anyway, click here to read my interview with Kevin Haggerty, teacher by day, Mitch Hedberg impersonator by night. And while you’re there, make sure to read his blog. He’s hilarious and thought-provoking, a winning combination in my book and also America’s book.


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Buttrams Begin

Today Hubs and I celebrate eight years of marriage.

That’s nine years and two days since our very first date at Up the Creek, which was Big Spending for a broke college kid. He even sprung for dessert, some strawberry cheesecake something or other, which we split, though I found out later that he wasn’t a big fan of strawberries, cheesecake, or desserts. (Don’t worry, I’ve rubbed off on him since then.)

And nine years and six-ish months since he was first introduced to me as a fellow Alabamian in Tennessee. I thought he was a freshman, and he thought I was pretty.

Nine years and six-ish months later, I know he’s an Older Man, and he knows I’m nutty.

Nine years and two days later, we ignore Valentine’s Day, calling it the Buttrams’ Anniversary Pre-Game Show. (It’s pretty much the Pro Bowl to our Superbowl. How do you like that sports analogy? So romantic, amiright?)

You can clickety click HERE to read the rest of how our story began over at my good friend and Internet Twin Leigh Kramer‘s blog as part of her This is How We Met series. Leigh is a talented writer, a supportive blogger buddy, and a funny Twitter pal, and we’ve since bonded over our mutual taste in music, television, and literary crushes.

And while you’re there, you should definitely get to know her. She is, above all, authentic, and you can never get enough of that on the internets, right?


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The Hierarchy of Grocery Stores

If there’s one thing I know instinctively, it’s which aisle powdered doughnuts are in at any grocery store in America. Because I’ve been in more than my share. In grocery stores, not in powdered doughnuts, although that sounds awesome, so please can we make that happen?

So naturally it was my duty to rank these grocery stores in order of desirability and granola availability. And even more naturally, I had to do this over at Clay Morgan‘s site. So click here to read my guest post and let me know where your grocery store falls in the hierarchy.

And for the record, I had no idea he owns a Yorkie, but…now everything just makes sense, right?

One last order of business: the Anna Dressed in Blood giveaway! Hip hip hooray! The winner is Jan Heath! Thanks for commenting, friend! I’ll be emailing you to collect your goods. 🙂


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Buttram Out Loud

Just take my word for it: I’m pretty loud. I once lost my voice because I shouted “Free Willy!” repetitively while on a bus trip to YoungLife camp. Seven hours of pint-sized random yelling, you guys. Because I. Am. Annoying Awesome.

Oh, hi, Tamara

But that’s not what I’m talking about when I say Buttram Out Loud. Nay, I’m talking about my guest post at Tamara Out Loud’s blog. Tamara is one of the most gifted writers I’ve ever come across on the interwebz, and I was honored when she gave me her space to talk about something ridiculous and belated.

You know what, I don’t care. Luckily, neither did she.

So click here to read my guest post over at Tamara’s site, and if you don’t already read her site regularly, you HAVE to linger. She’s impressive. If you know what I mean.


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