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...

Inflatable Update! June 2018

Hey friends! I've been keeping busy this summer at VBS camps, and have been having such a blast. On June 4th through 10th, I had the special blessing of carrying Inflatable Stories back to the church I grew up in, FBC Thomasville, GA. They had me in for their entire...

the elephant

This may shock you, but Elephants are BIG.  That just makes them more fun to sculpt!  Naturally, if I wanted to make a giant animal I needed a giant balloon.  The inspiration for my Elephant came from giant balloons I climb inside during programs.  They can inflate up...

rainbow part 3: the full bow

Regardless of the smaller rainbows, I felt like a special shot was needed for the last page of the book. It needed a full, arching, rainbow!  With that in mind, I grabbed several guys from our church college group and headed toward Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. ...

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