The Beard

Ever since I started working on the manuscript in September I haven’t shaved. At first I secretly thought I should just keep it growing until I finished the manuscript, which I guess is still a possibility since I’m past halfway and haven’t shaved yet.

I get anywhere from 5 to 15 comments everyday from people about the beard. Most of the people at my church seem to hate it. My father in-law thinks that if I lived with him in Alaska I’d just look normal. Every student on the worship team thinks I look like a homeless guy, but at least a few of them think it’s cool that our church lets a homeless guy on the stage then 🙂

So here’s what I look like as of yesterday morning:

I imagine that a lot of you could careless about my stupid beard. And for that I’m grateful because everyone else in my life seems to have a strong opinion about this.

For those of you who do have an opinion…

Should I keep the beard going or shave it off?