Today, a client asked what my tattoos mean or if they have a theme. I've never brought up my faith in a business setting before as I feared it would be unprofessional. Yet, he asked, and just a few days ago, my Men's Devotional referenced Romans 10:14-15 NLT which says, "But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?"
So I took a deep breath, motioned to my inked forearm and said "this is the stairway that connects heaven and earth, and for me, that's Jesus." I paused, unsure of what would happen next. He then told me that he is a Christian too. I was relieved that it wasn't crazy awkward, but also proud that I was able to start that conversation with someone outside of my friends and family. We went on to have a terrific photography lesson and captured amazing shots of beautiful waterbirds.