Monthly Archives: December 2013

Son of God Movie

I usually try to keep up with upcoming films, but this one caught me off guard, a new film about the life of Jesus, coming to the theater this February. The film is titled, Son of God. I saw the … Continue Reading

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My dad texted me about 23 minutes into the Bronco game Sunday and told me, “Don’t miss the Apple ad!!!” He was right… wow! What an amazing Christmas commercial. It’s titled, “Misunderstood.” CLICK HERE IF YOU DON’T SEE THE EMBEDDED … Continue Reading

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Christmas Flash Mob

Let’s be honest, sometimes during Christmas we get distracted by shopping, wrapping, cooking, working… and we don’t necessarily forget, but we don’t take time to just stop and soak in the true reason behind Christmas. Shoppers at a mall in … Continue Reading

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What Ever Happened to Shrewd and Innocent?

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” -Matthew 10:16 This week Phil Robertson was suspended “indefinitely” after “disparaging gays as sinners” in his GQ interview. Yes, it’s … Continue Reading

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Lieutenant Colonel Christmas

Most people love Christmas, but in my house, Ashley LOVES Christmas… sometimes a little too much! I know, I know… how could someone love it too much? If you lived in my house in late November through the New Year, … Continue Reading

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Get Off the Phone Now

My friend Doug Fields found this video from YouTube comedy duo Rhett and Link… and I had to share it with you, the GET OFF THE PHONE SONG. Hilarious… and a little convicting (I’ve totally been that guy tweeting about … Continue Reading

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Friends with the Monster

How do young people deal with adversity today? Do they fight their demons, addictions and problems… or do they make friends with these monsters? Young people are always searching for ways to cope. In their quest for answers, many turn … Continue Reading

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Rebecca Black’s Saturday

Perhaps you finally purged Rebecca Black’s autotuned 2011 music video, Friday, from your memory. Sadly, the autotuning is back, because last weekend the now 16-year-old Black released her new music video apply titled Saturday, where she joins with YouTube personality … Continue Reading

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Another Little Taste of Christmas

Last week I posted a fun little YouTube video to get us in the Christmas spirit… and reader Dan Manns linked another video in his comment that caught my eye. In this YouTube video, the “Piano Guys” rotate around the … Continue Reading

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Building a Girl’s Self-image

Yesterday my 16-year-old daughter Ashley was lying in front of the fireplace doing homework. Not knowing her mother and I were both gazing at her, she lightly brushed her hair aside with her forefinger. Her mom couldn’t resist. “Ashley, you … Continue Reading

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