Slutty Isn’t Offensive, But Skinny Is


Subway launched a Halloween commercial where a girl objects to her friends eating unhealthy. “You guy’s are eating burgers?!! Halloween is coming. You gotta stay in shape for all the costumes.” Then she comes out modeling a variety of sexy costumes like attractive nurse, spicy red riding hood, hot devil, sassy teacher… And people took [Read More...]

The 5 Best Ways to Leave Worry Behind

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Plenty of situations in life require nerve. What helps? [Read more...]

Africa to Texas with No Screening


Last month I went to Uganda for two weeks, then flew back to Texas. On the way there, Uganda health inspectors checked us thoroughly. On the way home… the U.S. didn’t do a thing. I kid you not. I looked at my dad who made the journey with me and said, “Seriously?” The contrast was ridiculous. [Read More...]

Do You Appreciate Pastors?

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Pastors do a ton of good in our communities, whether we realize it or not. [Read more...]

God and The Walking Dead


Last Sunday night over 17 million people gathered around the glow of their TV screens to watch a mishmash of human characters scrape a survival out of a world overrun by the walking dead. The show is aptly titled, The Walking Dead. However, week after week, this zombie infested drama has proven to be less [Read More...]

Enjoy a sample chapter of FEAST FOR THIEVES


Come, enjoy the first chapter of FEAST FOR THIEVES, a fantastic novel everybody’s been talking about. [Read more...]

When Teens Are Addicted to Screens


Teens typically think their smartphone use is reasonable. Parents and teachers, however, think teen smartphone use is out of control! Who is right? That’s the question I just proposed in the brand new blog I’m writing to teenagers every week (the blog is being hosted by that amazing new Faith Happenings site, the new online [Read More...]

How to Avoid Killing Your Arguing Teen


It’s not like my kids want to brawl with me… they just want me to understand that they know EVERYTHING!!! Last month one of my daughters walked into the kitchen to find something to eat. “I bought some of those rolls you like for your sandwiches.” I offered. “Why would I want a sugary roll [Read More...]