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Is God in this?

This morning in my devotions I was rereading the notes I had taken from Henry Blackaby's study on the book of Samuel, and I came across this quote from Mr. Blackaby: "To tell the people that He is with us in all of His power when there is no evidence of it in our lives is a betrayal to God's people." This convicted me when I first read it 7 Read More...

Is “Fatherhood” a Dying Institution?

Father's Day was last Sunday, in case you missed it.  (And if you did – quick!  Call your dad!) In honor of this beloved yet somewhat fading holiday, I'm posting a link to a rather deep but very intriguing essay by Andrew Peach (yum!) entitled "The Demise of Fatherhood."  Okay, it isn't a very cheery subject for Father's Day, but I found it an extremely thought-provoking analysis of fatherhood in Read More...

Why we’re doing this

Every now and then something happens that reminds me why we're working so hard to launch something new for kids.  It can be something big and dramatic, or something small and seemingly innocuous.  Last night it was something small. My 11 year-old daughter was singing a song from Disney's Hannah Montana (aka Miley Cyrus).  She sang the line, "Life's what you make it, so let's make it…" Before she finished Read More...

Just one more post about sports… (then I’m done)

Very interesting conversation about the Olympics in specific, and athletic pursuits in general. I certainly wasn't suggesting Christians pull out of elite athletics, merely posing the question – if elite athletics vanished overnight, would we really be worse off? What worries me most about athletics is the obsession it grows into.  20 years ago you could play multiple sports in high school or college and still be involved in other Read More...

Further Olympic thoughts…

Many good opinions about the Olympics – thanks for all the feedback!  Clearly I overlooked speed walking, which can really only be preserved for comedic value. Here's my question for you:  If the Olympics were canceled – say, because 10 years from now China is winning every medal and the rest of world collectively says, "What's the point?" and stops attending – how many of these sports would vanish entirely?  Read More...

Top 5 Olympic Sports We Can Live Without

And now for something completely different... I’ve been watching the Olympics lately, and almost daily I find myself saying things like, “How long has THAT been an Olympic sport?” and “You can win a gold medal for doing THAT?!?” [cont'd...]

Business and Singleness and no Veggies on JellyTelly

So many good comments on all the above topics… I hardly know where to respond. As JC pointed out, there are good examples of strong, committed Catholics building very large businesses (like Tom Monaghan and Domino's Pizza).  Having spent most of my time in the Evangelical Christian world, I'm sure I'm ignorant of numerous good examples from our Catholic friends. Regarding singleness and ministry/business/etc., it is clear from Scripture and Read More...

More business thoughts…

Very good comments on the topic of Christians and business.  My talk at the Bible conference was a lot of fun, and hit upon some of the same points you all raised in your comments. I talked about several major businesses founded by Christians and run according to Christian principles – LeTourneau Technologies, ServiceMaster, Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby.  All four are now multi-billion dollar businesses, capable of pumping millions of Read More...

Random Thoughts from Orlando

So if you've read my book, you know I'm a bit of a Disney buff.  If I ever find myself with some extra time in LA, I try to swing down to Anaheim and at least wander through the giant "World of Disney" store at Downtown Disney.  Finding myself in Orlando for a week, of course, provided ample reason to visit Disney property, and I again found myself strolling through Read More...

Oscar Fun…

So... did you watch the Oscars? I can't help but watch every year. It's sort of like the Super Bowl for all of us who didn't get into sports in high school - and you know who you are. The drama club members... the honors English crowd... the A/V boys. Read on...