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Farewell to The Daily Show

The final episode has been aired. It’s over. Jon Stewart has really left the Daily Show. Whether or not you have seen the show in it’s 16-year run or avoid it because you have preconceived notions about his politics, there’s one thing that was crystal clear on his finale: culture matters to Jon Stewart. I’d challenge you if you have never watched an episode to catch...

3 Reasons You Need A Vacation From Your Life

Vacation with Micki

Wanna get away? You can. I’ve got a solution for this and you’re gonna love it. It may take some work to pull it off, but I challenge you to do this and come back saying it was a bad idea. A few years ago I took my wife away for a week in Florida. We were on fumes, burned out and needed a getaway. We had never gone anywhere for longer than 3 days. I found a cheap VRBO deal and some inexpensive...

Investing in Young Leaders

Kids Hope Mentoring

Becoming a leader doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a long view and long road. It starts when we’re young. As I look back on my journey in faith and leadership, I’m finding a consistent theme: investment.  I wrote a bit about it in an earlier post. Take An Interest During my junior high years, high school senior Chris Spink modeled the Christian life while playing basketball...

Weekend To Remember

Weekend To Remember Originally uploaded by Jason Archer This past weekend was one to remember. Actually, it was titled, “A Weekend to Remember“. Yes, it’s a marriage conference. But we have some dear friends who work witih Family Life in Arkansas who sent us a coupon in the winter.  Thanks Robyn and Tom!  With so much going on and knowing we would be pretty maxed out in April...

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