Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Little Taste of Christmas

My Twitter and Facebook followers know that my wife Lori has been itching for Christmas since a little before Halloween, already playing Christmas music in our office mid October. Here’s a little sum-something trending on YouTube to help you bring … Continue Reading

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One thing I really love about Thanksgiving is the fact that it triggers much of the country to stop and reflect about what they’re thankful for. Here’s the top 7 items on my “thankful for” this year: My 18-year-old daughter … Continue Reading

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A Heart for the Unnoticed

Do you notice that kid who seems to disappear under the radar? In the shadow of a tragic teen suicide, and a weekend training youth workers to notice and connect with teenagers, I was pleasantly surprised by a film that, … Continue Reading

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R.I.P. baby sister

“I just love being straight up ignored when ever I need you.” It was the last thing she posted on her Facebook page. Then she went to her high school the next day and hung herself in the school bathroom. … Continue Reading

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Dad, Can I Download Katy Perry’s New Album?

Katy Perry’s new album Prism has been out for just a couple weeks, and it already landed a number one spot on the Billboard charts. But this doesn’t seem to be the same Katy Perry we once knew. What can … Continue Reading

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First Two Winners

Last week I let you all in on a little contest we’re having this month where I reward you for connecting with me on my Facebook page (you can read all about how to win HERE). Well, last week I … Continue Reading

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Guys, Girls… and Zombies

I’m still scratching my head a little bit about this The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers we put on the shelves just two month ago. It was difficult to get a Christian publisher to print anything with the word … Continue Reading

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Only If You Get Caught

I received some interesting emails and comments in response to my How to Kill a Hooker blog post a couple weeks ago. The post was about the new wildly popular, violent and sexually charged video game Grant Theft Auto 5 … Continue Reading

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November Give-aways

It’s this simple: connect with me on Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win one of 10 different prizes I’m giving away in November (like the new Man of Steel on Blu-ray/DVD). Why now? After hiding for years, I just … Continue Reading

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Not So Sweet Dreams

Last night I had a really cool dream… and then, like always, it fell apart. Literally. I dreamed that I was with my family at a restaurant that served the world’s biggest burger. The burger came on this huge platter … Continue Reading

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