LEARNING MY LINES . . .

. . . discovering what it means to follow Jesus, seeing my story swept up into his . . .

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Twittering Narcissists. . . . .

Like all things in life, Twitter isn’t a bad thing. Hey, we even jumped into the Twitter-sphere here at CPYU. What we’re hoping, however, is that we use it in the right way. I’ve blogged about this before so there’s…
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Must see movie. . . .

Every once in a while a film comes along that I have to recommend to everyone who knows, loves, lives, or works with teens. About a year ago, I heard about a new independent documentary set for release in July,…
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Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Talking Points. . . .

Last Thursday I spent a few minutes catching up with one of my tweenaged nieces via text-messaging. She likes to communicate with me that way. She lives several hundred miles away so I don’t get to see her too much.…
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Death, Death, Death. . . .

When we moved from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown over 17 years ago, we faced a dilemma we had never before encountered. Because our house was built on farmland in a semi-rural community, there was no public water service in our neighborhood.…
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Two Winners. . . .

I know. I know. We’re a week late on announcing our winner of the Sam Van Eman book, On Earth As It Is In Advertising. And the winner is. . . .Kane. Here’s the ad he submitted: I’m not sure…
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Ahhh. . . . College. . . .

Last week I decided to try to gather all my college Facebook friends who have been popping up into one place. I started a Facebook group for the 40 or so folks who’ve been reconnecting after our days spent in…
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Ugly people don’t have problems. . . .

Okay. . . . this is another one that just might get me into some hot water. . . but I think there’s a strong need to speak up. . . especially after last week’s blog on helping kids discern…
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Something worth talking about. . . .

Here’s a question for you: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier than the edgiest ad you’ve already seen, what’s the edgiest ad you’re now seeing? Yep. The envelope is always getting stretched. That’s something we’ve learned here…
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Truths to make your head spin. . . .

Is it really possible that there are places in this world where there’s a higher concentration of thinking Christians? Yes. I was at one such place over the weekend. The Grand Rapids, Michigan metro area is a place I’ve grown…
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Being a Twit. . . .

So I’m walking through our church foyer the other week when I’m flagged down by a couple of mothers of teenagers. They wanted to know my opinion of Facebook. They weren’t the first to ask. It seems that it’s one…
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Twilight. . . .

What’s the most humiliating thing a father can do to his 16-year-old son? I think I figured that out. It went down last week. I’m laying on the couch in our family room. My head is propped up on two…
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