Monthly Archives: June 2008

Not Ashamed of a One Night Stand

I guess energy drinks will try anything to market their product. Not much to be said here… I’ll just quote the ad word for word: “When you wake up ‘the morning after’ in a strange place, don’t be ashamed. Jump … Continue reading

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A Virtual “Pick Up Joint” for Teens

A 13-year-old can’t go “clubbing” on Friday night… right? Maybe a decade ago. But now, the sky’s the limit. Actually… there are very few limits at IMVU.com Parents… brace yourselves. I didn’t know much about this web site that provides a … Continue reading

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Lend Your Infant to NBC

Who would lend out their infant as a reality show challenge? Add in the fact that a teenage couple will be raising your kid on camera… and you can bet that NBC didn’t choose the brightest of teens for this … Continue reading

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Religion a Salad Bar in America

“Religion today in the USA is a salad bar where people heap on upbeat beliefs they like and often leave the veggies — like strict doctrines — behind.” Wow… what an indictment! That’s USA Today’s summary of the new data … Continue reading

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8.9 Million Kids and Camp Rock

Everyone knew it would be big… the question was, How big? I’m, of course, talking about Disney Channel’s Friday night debut of their “original movie” Camp Rock, starring none other than the Jonas Brothers (more on that boy band made up of … Continue reading

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300 jr. highers

My family just got back from a weeklong camp where I spoke to about 300 jr. highers. The week was fantastic. The kids really responded to the messages, with about 40 kids making first time decisions to follow Christ that … Continue reading

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What Teens Are Watching This Weekend

The Malls were quiet on Friday night… the streets were a little less crowded. Where were all the tweens and young teenage girls? At home watching CAMP ROCK on the Disney Channel. Yes, if you thought TV’s High School Musical … Continue reading

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Finally Some Good News About Virginity Pledges

If you follow the news and the media, you know that when you hear the words “abstinence education” or “virginity pledges” … most likely they are followed with reports of how ineffective they are. Last week we heard a different … Continue reading

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What Are Your Best Swimming Pool Activity Ideas?

Today’s EZINE features some of our best swimming pool activity ideas. In that EZINE I told you that I’d blog about it so you could add your own ideas using the comment feature of this blog. (We are reworking the … Continue reading

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Dumb Jokes That Are Funny

Ashley (my 10-year-old) told me a joke this week that actually made me laugh audibly. I don’t know what’s funny about this joke… but it got me: Two muffins were sitting in an oven. One muffin said to the other, “Is … Continue reading

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