Dude Makes Me Laugh


Day two of the birthday week giveaways is here! Are you ready?

For those of you who know me, you know I like to laugh. For those of you who don’t know me, know that I like to laugh. I’m going to pick a comedy over a drama any day of the week. If there’s a chance I might cry, I don’t want to be involved. Laughter is the method I use to try to cheer people up, usually self-depreciating, but whatever. This is probably why I resonate so well with this guy’s blog.

Jon Acuff started a blog a few years ago, and it caught fire. Since then he’s written three books, one of which just made the Wall Street Journal’s Best-Seller List. The blog is called Stuff Christians Like and he talks and often pokes fun at the crazy stuff we as believers do that gets in the way of our relationship with God. You seriously never know what this guy is going to start talking about. His posts have ranged from V-necks to metrosexual worship leaders to teaching us about a little thing called a Jesus Juke. But my personal favorites are when he talks about how to navigate church as a single adult.

It’s not all fun and games over at Stuff Christians Like, though. On Wednesdays he posts a Serious Wednesday post. Not only does the Dude make me laugh, but he can be serious and has posted a lot of Serious Wednesdays that really make me think about how I’m living my life, which is usually something I try to avoid.

Go visit the blog by clicking any of the links above. I promise you that even if you don’t laugh out loud, it will at least bring a smile to your face.

Jon’s most recent book as made to the Best-Seller’s list for the Wall Street Journal, which is pretty darn exciting. I actually kind of felt a little weird about buying it because it’s called Quitter. It’s about being caught between your day job and your dream job…which is why I felt a little weird. Most days I think my day job is my dream job, but I do have other dreams in my life, so I went ahead and purchased the book. You will not be disappointed!

So in order to have a chance to win Quitter, you have to do a few things for me. See, you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. You have until June 13 at 11:59 p.m. to comment and enter for the giveaway. I will announce the winner on June 14 at noon CST!

First you have to answer the question below here in the comment section. You can give me a serious answer or be a total smarty-pants. I don’t really care. It just has to be in the comment section here on the blog and not a comment on my Facebook page. Answer it already.

Secondly, see those little buttons at the bottom of the post? If you have Facebook or Twitter or any of the others, I’m asking you to share a link to this post. Also make sure you put that I’m giving away stuff so your friends can get in on the action, too!!

Thirdly, you need to go “Like” my page on Facebook. Okay. That’s not a requirement, but I’d really like it if you did!

That’s it. That’s all you have to do. I will be notifying the winners Tuesday of next week. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and see what the new giveaway will be!! So answer the question below!

What did you want to be when you grew up, and what are you doing now?

Past giveaways! Keep entering for a chance to win!

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Walking on Water

The Me I Want To Be

The Poisonwood Bible

Grace of God

Visioneering & Evolving in Monkey Town

About the author

  • Jamie P

    I’m pretty sure I wanted to be a country music singer, or an actress. I think I’m farthest away from that job I could be working in a bank. At least I get to be surrounded by country music living in Nashville.
    My dream job now? My own coffee/bakery shop!! ….maybe one day.

    • I always wanted to be a singer, too…just not country. 🙂 I have a feeling, Jamie, that you would be great at a coffee/bakery shop. I say do it! It may take 20 years, but might as well get started on it now!

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  • I had two dream jobs growing up. One was paleontologist. The other was a Disney animator. I always wanted to combine the two and make a dinosaur cartoon. Eventually I moved to Fairfield, the killer of hopes and dreams, and saw those fade from my mind. And while I’m pretty sure both graduate school for paleontology and becoming a disney animator are out of the picture, both for practical reasons and because they aren’t my dream job any more, I have recently began to draw again, though I know I was better at age 7 than I am now. Practice, my dear boy.

    My dream job now would to be a writer, which I am do also, though I am far away from having something good enough to even try to publish, but again, practice. Gotta do the work.

    All of this is so much more exciting than my current job of doing nothing for no money, so I guess my most current dream job would be; a job.

    • Maybe you could write and illustrate your own children’s book about dinosaurs? I can see all this in your future, Hersch!

  • I seem to remember wanting to be a Dinosaur.

    Other prospective professions: Paleontologist, astronaut, Pro Baseball pitcher, choir director, rock star, and youth pastor.

    I currently work in college ministry.

    If I wasn’t, I think being in some kind of consulting job would be fun. Like hearing an idea or goal someone had and then figuring out how to make it happen. I like helping people do what they want to do.

    • Did you want to be the flying kind of dinosaur or the man-eating kind? I personally think I would want to fly.

      I like to think that college ministry is kind of a consulting job. You’re helping kids become the best version of themselves. I like that. Thanks, Ben!

      • Not really the flying kind. Those are not technically dinosaurs. Nerd alert!

        The thing is, college students often don’t have good ideas about who they
        want to be. They have a pretty limited or unrealistic perspectives.

      • Ha! My bad. Guess I didn’t pay that much attention in school 🙂

        Yeah. I college I was going to make close to 100k a year by doing what I was training to do. Didn’t really think about all it would take out of me to get there. And now I’m in a totally different field. Life is funny sometimes. Good funny, but still funny!

  • Nancy

    Well…when I was in kindergarten through high school, I wanted to be a teacher…I got to college and wanted to be an accountant…then I got a “C” in one of my accounting classes and changed my major to English! Not only did I get a “C”, but I also felt called to pursue my teaching degree. That dream became teaching English on a foreign mission field.

    And what I am I doing now? Working weekends…for five years now…dreaming that I could just be a full-time mom and stay home with my family on weekends! 🙂

    • Soon and very soon, my friend. It’s coming. I can feel it!

  • An artist, a writer, and a realistic dream in about Jr. High (b/c that’s what it was called then) a teacher. Now I am a Spanish teacher, but next year I will be a bilingual Language Arts teacher specifically trying to help out the Hispanic community at our school. I’m getting excited about it.

  • Cathysnyder80

    Honestly, I wanted to own my own daycare business because I loved taking care of kids. Well, two degrees later, I just happen to take care of big kids and help guide them through the enrollment process.

  • This one is easy. I’ve always wanted to be a doctor, and in 6 months I will be!

    • Can I get a Boo-ya! Way to go, Bethany! I’m soooooo excited for you!!!

  • bethanyplanton

    To answer this question, it really depends on the year for me. When I was little, I think Dolphin Trainer was at the top of the list. As I got into high school, my passion turned towards the people of the world and wanting to help them. Through out college, I have been working stateside at nonprofit doing just that and getting to travel to Kazakhstan almost every summer!

    • I agree. The older I get the more my dreams and who I want to be change. Dolphin trainer would have been way cool, though! Although, I am pretty jealous about you getting to go overseas every summer 🙂 It sounds like you’re following your heart, and that is very cool.

      • bethanyplanton

        Maybe we can be dolphin trainers when we retire. 🙂 I have been blessed to go overseas every summer. It has been a great first step in my career.

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  • I wanted to be a lawyer…God definitely got in my life and shook things up and now I’m working at my church and an elementary school! =)

    • I’m sure there’s lots of time at elementary school to practice mediation! 🙂 I love the way God shakes us up sometimes! Thanks!

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