Confused by Snapchat?

Admittedly, when Snapchat first arrived on the scene, I was an early adopter and user, problem was I didn't have many people with whom to interact. That all changed in time, but I haven't been able to keep up with all the changes. A new update came through recently,...

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Called to Work

Rarely do I take exception with Seth Godin. I like the challenge of his insights. This is one of those times when the challenge of the insight chafes a little. Here’s his point from a recent post called “Calling your Finding.” “I'm not sure that anyone has a calling....

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Instagram Ride

Instagram. A teenage girl. A dad that felt like this. “I was on the verge of snatching the ‘little daughter stealing device of the devil’ from her hands and throwing it into oncoming traffic.”

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Listening, Leadership and a French Press

If you spend any time around me, you know that I love coffee. One of my favored ways of enjoying coffee is a French press. Problem is I could never quite replicate the depth of flavors at home in my own French press. After asking a few questions, two small details...

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Social Media Envy

Take a moment to think about three things you like about yourself. What are they? Seriously, say them out loud. You are the only one listening, so be honest and make it about you, not what you have. A few weeks ago, I asked a group of college students to do this very...

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Can Ministers be Real People?

The pastor and her family are out at dinner on a Friday night. A church member sees them and comes over to talk about something they need done. Another minister is out and notices church members walk in the door. He hides his beer under the table. A group of ministers...

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The Youth Ministry Data is Wrong

A set of special customized grocery store coupons showed up today. Oddly, they were all for products we regularly purchase, or their competitors. Is Publix that intuitive? Of course not, but they are collecting data. Data is a big deal. Every time we use our phones,...

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