January: A Month for Learning

I know what you’re thinking.  It’s February!  True, but there were too many exciting things happening through the end of January to write about them earlier.  If you want to be great at something, you must spend a lifetime learning, so education is how...

Merry Christmas! (And a happy New Year!)

What a Christmas season! I adore the nativity program I am able to carry to churches to help bring the birth of Jesus to life in a fresh way. It is my most complicated program to prepare, but when I see the excitement in children’s eyes as I bring out the giant...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ever feel like we’re skipping Thanksgiving?  The past few years, the “Black Friday” sales have begun before the vacation was even over.  Today, please join me to take a moment and consider what you are truly grateful for.  Here are five things I’m thankful for in...

Giant Hippos, Inflatable Finds, and the Local News

October has been such a blast!  It’s a season full of Fall Festivals and special events. It’s also the perfect season for balloons! October has held some exciting opportunities for Inflatable Stories. Early in the month, I carried balloons out to San Angelo, TX for a...

The Ark: Israel

By the time I had the opportunity to travel to Israel with a group from my alma mater, I thought my photos of the Ark were done.  But this was Israel!  How could I pass up the opportunity to take photos for the book in the Holy Land? I made this ark in a hotel near...

The Ark: Galveston

When I make a sculpture for the book I usually plan to make it only once.  Between the travel, time, and resources, it can be draining to do it again.  That said, I have made “the” ark for The Inflated Story of Noah five times.  The first was in Thomasville, Georgia...

The Original Balloon Ark

If you’ve paid much attention to the Inflated Story of Noah, you realize one my book goals was to make everything as large as life.  Even though I haven’t come up with a 300-cubit ark, my arks are big… for balloon sculptures.  After all, I have to be able to transport...

Such a ReFRESHing Month

September has been a phenomenal month! God has been opening doors in Georgia, Indiana, and even Nebraska. The opportunity to share at Sherwood Church in Albany, GA really stands out. You might remember this as the church responsible for Facing the Giants and other...

End of Summer Touring, RV Adventures, and a Busy September! (August 2018)

It’s hard to believe fall is almost here. Summer is winding to a close and the students are heading back to school. You know what that means, right? Back to school balloon programs! As I mentioned in my past update, the summer season ended with a bang with four...

On the Road With Inflatable Stories (July 2018)

Wow! What a summer! June was an exciting month, capped with the Big Country Youth Camp in Leuder’s, Texas. This was an especially meaningful event because a former student of mine, from my years in youth ministry, planned the week. One challenge in any ministry is...

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