What’s In My Man Bag?

Man BagYeah, that’s right, I carry a “man bag.” Technically, a messenger bag. You got a problem with that? I’m not trying to be a hipster or fashionable. I carry my bag for the same reason women carry purses, because there’s crap I wanna carry around.

There are certain items that I like to have with me, and ya can’t wear cargo pants everyday, right? I don’t think I need to justify my satchel choices anymore than that, but if you need further evidence that it’s a good idea to carry, I submit the following bad ass examples:

 

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So here is a list of all of the stuff that I carry around with me in my Ultra Manly, Testosterone Infused Messenger Bag:

 

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  • Bible – Yes, call me a corny, but I believe that a man needs to carry his Sword everywhere.
  • Camcorder – Because Bigfoot is out there.
  • Glucometer – My son is diabetic. It’s nice to have a backup.
  • Pens and Highlighters – It’s OK to write in your Bible.
  • Tylenol – Don’t have time for headaches.
  • Vitamins – Because I’m old.
  • Deodorant – For your benefit. You’re welcome.
  • Grooming Kit – My lady doesn’t like long fingernails or random facial hair.
  • Visine Allergy Drops – I like to see.
  • Flashlight – Again, I like to see.
  • Multi-tool – Be prepared.
  • Zippo – Fire doesn’t start itself.
  • Business Cards – Because people have horrible memories.
  • Phone Charger – Usually others use it more than me. (Not shown)
  • Ipod Charger – I’m a podcast junkie. (Not shown)

So there it is. Guys, you know there are things that you would like to carry around but don’t have enough pockets and you know you’d be even less manly if you put things in your wife’s purse. Here’s a good place to start looking for your first man bag. (Affiliate)

Website Development Team Recruiting Video

Website Development Team Recruiting Video

Website Development Team Recruiting Video

Website Development Team Recruiting Video

Here is a video that I created for our church’s ministry fair to recruit volunteers for our Website Development Team. I hope this gives you some ideas to create your own. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Website Development Team Recruiting Video from Brian Caruthers on Vimeo.

People are hurting. People are lost. 80,000 unchurched in Eaton County alone. What can we do? Reach them where they are. 34% of the world’s population has internet access in their homes. That’s over 2.4 billion people. How many of those have never heard the name of Jesus? As a part of the Website Development team, you will be a key part of spreading the message of Jesus to Charlotte, Eaton County, and the entire world. Through the use of podcasting, blog posts and social media, we will be reaching those who are searching the internet for a light in the dark. We are looking for people of all backgrounds who can take a picture, shoot a video, click a mouse, or listen to audio. It’s really that easy. If you can take a selfie, you can take photos for the website. If you can take video of your baby, you can shoot video for the website. If you can work a keyboard, you can build a web page for the website. If you can play an mp3, you can edit an audio sermon for the church’s podcast. The church’s website will also be an important part of life here at C. A. G. It is the hub for church schedules, upcoming events, online giving, contact information, study resources, and much more. The really great thing about the Website Development team is that you can target a certain demographic based on location, age, gender, interest, or anything you want, but in the end, it’s really a world wide ministry. Another great thing about the Website Development team is the amount of service opportunities we will have. We will be serving every ministry within our church that wants an internet presence, and every ministry in our church would benefit from a strong internet presence. You would be learning valuable skills and serving the greatest number of people possible if you were to join up with the Website Development team.

Why Rory Williams Is The Man

Rory Williams

Rory Williams is THE MAN! 

I know you’re probably thinking, “Who?” And I would say you’re half right. (this is where you would hear a snare drum “rim shot” in your head.) Rory Williams is a character in the BBC television series Doctor Who. He is portrayed by Arthur Darvill. When he is introduced in the show, he is the boyfriend of Amy Pond and he works as a nurse. You kind of have to watch the show to understand the dynamic between Rory and Amy, but their relationship (from his point of view) has always been that he loves Amy with every fiber of his being and he can’t understand why she is in love with him. He kind of lives his life with the constant realization that some day she will come to her senses and move on to someone else. There is an awkward lack of self confidence in him that we can all relate to.

Rory Williams

Rory Williams

But that is part of what makes him The Man. He’s not John Rambo, John McClane, or Cordell Walker. He Rory Pond (that’s what The Doctor calls him), Male Nurse! He’s the guy that changes bed pans and gets pushed around by the doctors in the hospital he works at. The thing about Rory is Amy. He is a man in love. I’m talking about a man who will fight an army of mechanically enhanced cyborg killers or come back from being erased from existence to save the one person in the universe he can’t live without. He is the husband I want to be for my wife. There is nothing that will stand in his way to protect that which is dearest to him. He acts without counting the cost or considering his own well being. He waits 2000 years for her while protecting her without a hint of recognition or acknowledgement. He is what I like to call “Gentle Strength”, that quality in a man that is reserved and loving and gentle, but when needed, he is able to come through with clarity and amazing leadership. He, in all his physical weakness, can make alien armies think twice about advancing on him. Why? Partly because of Amy, like I have explained. But that’s only a reason for his strength. What is the source?…

The Doctor! The Doctor is the “god like” character in the television series all of the bad guys are really afraid of. He is the one who has been defeating alien hordes for the last 900 years. He is the one with the magic blue box and the sonic screwdriver. Rory is The Doctor’s companion, his friend.

That’s where I come in. I, like Rory, am a man in love. My wife is a woman who I could not imagine living without. She is a constant blessing to me and I want to be the man who comes through for her. I probably won’t be travel time and space with a quirky alien Time Lord, but I do have a constant companion whom I am a representative of. His name is Jesus, and he is the one that commands the fear and respect of my enemies. You may not want to believe this, but The Bible tells me clearly that we live in world that is at war, not with physical enemies, but with supernatural ones who are hell bent on destroying anyone who bears the image of God, and since Genesis tells us that we were all created in the image of God, that means you too.

Now, I can cower in a corner and hope that the enemy doesn’t notice me, or I can pick up my sword and invoke the name of Jesus to defend my wife and my son, and those that are lost and waiting for an awkward bumbling friend to come by and tell them that Jesus loves them, He died on a cross to set you free from sin and death, and He has a wonderful plan for your life. I want to be THAT guy.

So to sum this up, if you haven’t watched Doctor Who, I strongly suggest checking it out. Here is a link to the Amazon Instant Video page for Season 5 where Amy and Rory team up with The Doctor. If you have seen Doctor Who, I strongly suggest you go back and rewatch these episodes again, this time with a sense of who Rory really is.

Here are some really cool YouTube videos I’ve found to help show the “Bad Ass” that is Rory Williams. Enjoy.




Rory Williams

Rory Williams

Rory Williams

Rory Williams