Archive | April, 2010

Barf bag? Doggie bag? Sometimes I confuse the two.

April 29, 2010

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A barf bag is helpful when you’re losing your lunch. A doggie bag helps you transport what’s left of your lunch. It seems like it would be easy enough to the two bags sorted out. But often, I confuse the two. And needless to say, the mix up leaves me with a bad taste in […]

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South African family brings the funk in burger commercial

April 28, 2010

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As you may know, I work in advertising and marketing. So I have a soft spot for commercials … especially goofy ones from foreign countries. This TV spot is for a South African burger chain called Wimpy’s. Featured is a family in Earth, Wind & Fire era outfits rocking out at home with their collectible […]

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Book Review: Ransomed Dreams

April 28, 2010

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In a split moment, Sheridan Montgomery’s idyllic life as an ambassador’s wife is transformed by a vicious assassination attempt that leaves her friend dead, her husband crippled, and her world turned upside down. And that’s just the first page of Ransomed Dreams by Sally John. What follows is less climactic, but very engaging. Sheridan tends […]

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A Standing Ovation

April 27, 2010

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What is the view of the elderly in today’s culture? Increasingly older folks are treated with mockery, disdain and disrespect. But what does God want our view to be? “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.” — Leviticus 19:32 Let’s be counter-cultural […]

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Why are Desperate Housewives so, you know, desperate?

April 24, 2010

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For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we DESPAIRED OF LIFE ITSELF. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on […]

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Pop culture at its trashiest? Or cause of Icelandic volcano eruption? You make the call.

April 23, 2010

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This is a re-post from the excellent blog of one Brad Ruggles. What he says about faith makes me think. What he shares about the world makes me feel. His design skills make me jealous. This post just made me laugh. DESIGN CONTEST DISASTER As a designer I’ve seen my share of design contests. There’s […]

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Recycling is so 15 minutes ago. Here’s how trendy folks celebrate Earth Day

April 23, 2010

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I was under the assumption that I was going to have to start wearing hemp clothing to be environmentally sensitive. Silly me. It turns out that all you have to do to honor mother nature is to celebrate Earth Day with bacon donuts. Didn’t know there was such a thing? Me neither. Check out the […]

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Miracle cure for childhood nightmares? Um, maybe not.

April 17, 2010

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Author of Stuff Christians Like is okay with violence involving Chinese cuisine.

April 16, 2010

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Jon Acuff of the blog Stuff Christians Like is my doppelganger. We are so similar, it’s scary. He’s a Christian; I’m a Christian. He has a blog; I have a blog. He lives in America; I live in America. I mean it’s like we’re twins separated at birth! What? Not seeing it? Okay, I know […]

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Grace is always an adventure

April 15, 2010

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This is a re-post from the excellent Gospel Coalition blog by Ray Ortlund. Great nuggets like these make his web site one of my favorite reads. “God’s grace to His people is continuous and is never exhausted. Grace knows no interruption and no limit.  In contrast with the Law it stresses the dynamic character of […]

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