Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Perfect Man

“I want a man who…” That’s how her paper started. My daughter just graduated from High School last week and will be heading to California Baptist University in a few months. In the shuffle of paperwork flowing through her room, … Continue reading

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FCC Considers More Sex and Nudity

The rumor is true, the FCC is considering allowing more sex and nudity on televisions. Their website posted a public notice last month proposing an end to “the prohibition of expletives and certain images of nudity on television.” Then clean … Continue reading

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shortest post ever

On layover flight in LA… tired. Jet lagged. Looking at my speaking schedule… really excited about teaching at all three STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES with Doug Fields this Summer (Dallas, SoCal, and Philly)… check it out: http://slc2013.com/ Also excited about our … Continue reading

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Seminary Trained Plumbers

Do you have to be a minister… to do ministry? “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “A fireman.” “A doctor.” “A pastor.” Is one of these more noble than the next? Is only one of these … Continue reading

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Win a Free Crowder CD

WINNERS POSTED BELOW! I don’t know about you… but I love me some David Crowder. If I’m having a conversation about Christian worship, then you are going to hear me say the words “David Crowder.” That’s why I was so … Continue reading

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Should I Just Smash My Kid’s Phone?

This week I’m teaching a brand new parenting workshop in an exciting new venue… we’re inviting parents and teenagers under one roof and opening up the doorways of dialogue. The workshop is titled, “Should I Just SMASH my Kids Phone?” … Continue reading

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Top 10 Air Travel Tips

Yesterday I covered the Top 10 Tips to Hoteling, so today I’ll tackle air travel. I’m on a plane quite a bit. I seem to average 6 to 8 legs a month. I’ve learned a few tricks, quirks and tips … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Hoteling

I’m in a hotel 6 to 10 nights a month (like next week I’ll be in a hotel for three nights while I teach at Azusa Pacific’s FAM Conference). Over the years I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade … Continue reading

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SmartPhone Safety Nets

If your child accesses iTunes today and simply clicks on the music video charts, one of the top 10 videos features topless girls dancing… something anyone can see in the free preview of the video. Sad, but true. Literally today. … Continue reading

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Real Beauty Sketches

This brand new video from Dove was posted on April 14, 2013, and within two weeks it already had over 30 million views. The message of the video is simple: You are more beautiful than you think. This video documents … Continue reading

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