If Jesus Was In Charge of Marketing

You have seen them all over the place, especially at events where Christians abound. They adorn the shirts of the “believers.” And quite frankly, they look stupid to the rest of the world. “Them” are those knock-offs of name brands with Christian logos and scriptures — from the John 3:16 made to look like the John Deere logo, to the words “Jesus Christ”...

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There is hope for knuckleheads

Do you think you are a knucklehead? Maybe others think that about you. Either way, I have good news — there is hope for you. A little History… In my late teens and early 20s, my “knuckleheadedness” was in full motion. I was irresponsible, short-sighted and somewhat arrogant. Each weekend meant consuming too much alcohol, spending too much money and usually doing something stupid....

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Do you have to apologize when you are right?

Here is a hypothetical situation: A rift was caused between two people that was based on bad information. One party held a grudge for months because of it. An apology was made. Everything is OK, right? Not even close. The party on the receiving end of the apology is now offended. Why? Maybe the apology was a bit lukewarm. Maybe the root of the...

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I’m not a preacher, but…

“Are you a preacher, sir?” the voice at the end of the aisle asked me. “Uh, no.” was the best response I could give on such short notice. I can see where the mistake could be made. After all, I was in a Christian book store. I was wearing a shirt and tie. I was mumbling to myself – (OK, that last part...

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5 Days Without My iPhone – and I Survived

Last Friday, something terrible — even catastrophic — happened. In a moment of shear stupidity, I jumped into the air and my iPhone 6 jumped out of my pocket. Before me, on the floor was a shattered mess. Granted, it was just the screen, but my heart dropped nonetheless. Luckily, I was at Gorilla Tech & Repair in Minden (shameless plug for my...

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Being Intentional Is Not As Easy As It Sounds [Blog]

At one time, I had the privilege of hosting a church life group in our home. During one of our meetings, we discussed “meditating on God’s word.” Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the...

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No. You Can’t Say That On Facebook

The other day, I witnessed something on Facebook that really ticked me off (Big surprise, huh?). This wasn’t the first time something like this had happened, which is sad. An inspirational word picture was shared via a timeline. In it, there was a grammatical error. Being a quote, I wasn’t sure if the error was intentional or not. However, the message was quite...

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Thinking Outside The (Newspaper) Box

Recently, my team and I were brainstorming ideas on how to increase sales in our newspaper machines. Several years ago we made the conscious decision to move away from the “it bleeds, it leads,” mentality. While that approach has been the staple of newspapers for years, we felt it didn’t line up with our core values as a company. Taking that option off...

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