Category Archives: Family

Instagram Contest

WINNERS POSTED! (at bottom of post) I feel like giving something away! Last week in Chicago my 16-year-old got on my case for Tweeting and posting pics on my Pinterest… but not Instagram. So I finally caved in to her … Continue Reading

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On the Road with Mom and Dad

Eleven days, ten nights… over a week on the road with Mom and Dad. Poor Ashley! Ashley is my 16-year-old, and for the last six days, she’s been in five cars, one plane, four hotels and three states with Lori … Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Survival Activities

The Walking Dead premiere broke all the records Sunday night, with 16.1 million total viewers, 10.4 million of those in the 18-49 demographic. That makes “Dead” the most-watched show in the demo on any channel, broadcast or cable, this fall, … Continue Reading

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Proud Daddy

Saturday was a fun day for me as a dad and a husband. I, once again, participated in Sacramento’s “no swim” triathlon called Eppie’s Great Race… but this time my wife and my daughter did it too. My daughter Alyssa … Continue Reading

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Experiencing New York City

This past week I took my 15-year-old daughter Ashley on one of my speaking trips, speaking 8 times in three states… then two days in New York City just for fun! Rather than blabbing all about it… here’s the picture … Continue Reading

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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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