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Life

Someone Please Turn The Marketing Off

Everywhere I look it’s marketing marketing marketing. Read my book! Subscribe to my podcast! Register for my class! Sign up for my webinar! Tune in to my Periscope! She’s this with a friend! Don’t miss out! Don’t hesitate! Get in on the ground floor!

Push. Push. Push.

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Faith

Can We Finally Stop Calling The Bible Our Owner’s Manual?

If you’ve said this, it’s okay to confess. Just get it off your chest today with a total stranger or down below in the comments with an alias.

But get it off your chest and leave it behind you, because the Bible is NOTHING like an owner’s manual. Unless the lawn mower you bought came with a booklet that reads, 

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Life

I Don’t Actually WANT To DO Anything

Two things you need to know about our family: First, my wife and I run a blog as our family business, so we work from home. Second, I suffer from a a laundry list of maladies including, but not limited to: Lyme Disease, MTHFR genetic mutation, insufficient testosterone production, and rock bottom neurotransmitter production.

Through cutting edge research, we’ve pinpointed nutritional opportunities to reverse and restore my health. We’re at the beginning of that process.

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Work

I Should Rename This Blog If I Want To Be Successful

Which of you wants to work your ass off for something that will never become a success? Not me.

Today was a turning point. One I have reached for for a very long time. 

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Family

How Do You Stop A Baby From Crying?

Pulled this from my journal. Our daughter had kept us from sleeping for a LONG ASS TIME…

As many of you will identify, our baby girl went through two days of near nonstop sleeping, to be followed by two days of near nonstop crying. It breaks our hearts when we can’t figure out how to meet her needs. And, of course, we need relief from pacing the living room floor with her on our shoulder as well.

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Life

GOP Debate Summary 

I watched the entire GOP debate in New Hampshire, and this is what I walked away with:

Rubio is the best speaker, but you have to show up for the job you already have before you deserve the job you want. Responsibility fail. Beware the silver tongue who fails to show up when it counts. 

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Life

Building A Mystery With Sarah

Sarah McLachlan is my jam. So soft and haunting. Reminds me of all the darkest moments in my life. When I couldn’t escape from the pain of my life, and didn’t want to.

There was a time when it felt better to hold rejection and betrayal close to my heart, so it could simmer like a steady fire. Everyone handles loss differently. Me? I chose to never lose again. I chose to never trust. Each person was useful only until they weren’t. Tools.

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Life

I Hate the Word “Rural”

No, I don’t hate rednecks or find city folk superior. I hate the word “rural” because it just so happens to be the word I misspelled in the 4th grade regional spelling bee.

In my defense, I’d never heard such a word. I thought the adult staring at me was full of shit. He’s making this up, I thought. I can’t even begin to imagine how that strange sound would be spelled.

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Family

You Need A Man Like Me

A woman close to our family just broke up with her boyfriend. They’d dated for at least a year, maybe two. I didn’t keep track of those details. She’s heartbroken. They lived together, and it was probably the most functional relationship she’d ever had. We were doing our best to love on them and be light to them, so we never made an issue of their lifestyle choice.

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Work

When God Prepares You For Promotion, Things Fall Apart

Remembering the crazy time around our the birth of our first child…

I shouldn’t say that this happens 100% of the time. That would be unfair. But my experience and the testimony of many believers around me tells me that greater promotion is often precluded by greater hardship.

Hardship. I like that word. It has a nice, solid sound to it. And somehow more easily swallowed. Hardship defines my life right now. Let’s take a quick look at what’s happened to me and my family: