Bobby posting: Today’s entry is on the method behind the madness of via chicago’s layout.

The piece of bridge there on the top of our page is no accident. Neither is the iron that it’s made of, or for that matter, the four small bolts that sit tight, tightly holding their world in place, doing everything in their power to be firm, to prevent a collapse from ever happening.

It’s the bridge that connected a group of us from entirely different states. A shape-shifting Man-made connection that only happens, for those who are lucky, only a few short times in your life.

It is proverbs 27:17, “as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another,” that first made us all burn with some sort of passion to do everything we could to help each other become the best brothers, friends, boyfriends, husbands, sons, and Christ followers we could be. It was that timeless idea that brotherhood could transform childhood to adulthood, but more importantly boyhood to manhood.

And lastly, it is those four bolts. That’s the four of us sitting there all cracked and chipped, rusty and worn but darn-right colorful in our own beautifully broken way.

Hopefully, just like the layout of our page, there will always be something “beneath the surface” here at via chicago. Hopefully, even when we’re ranting about the guy in front of us with 13 items in the express checkout line, we’ll still bring it down to something more. It may not always be as pretty as the site itself…but hopefully it will always be just as meaningful.


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