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The M.O. of F.O.M.O.

The Fear of Missing Out. It's that feeling we all get when we're pretty sure we're the odd one out. That we're that one person who's not with it. That everyone else knows something we don't. That we're the odd duck. The... Continue Reading →

I’ll Take Good Care of Your Son

February 8th is my birthday, so February 8th, 2013 sticks out in my mind for several reasons. For one, I turned 34 that day. I don't remember what I got for my birthday, mainly because I, like most parents, stopped expecting... Continue Reading →

Tech Talks for Teens: Hooked!

I predicted it fairly accurately, give or take a few weeks. I think I saw it coming only because it's happened before: Silly bands, Pokemon, and neon shoe laces have all done the same thing. They've ended up either lost... Continue Reading →

Good Grades in School (by Dr. Bud Lyles)

As an educator, I am often frustrated at the lack of drive I see in students to get good grades. Is it a generational thing? Is it a family thing? Am I doing enough to encourage good grades? I ponder... Continue Reading →

Get What You Pay For & Even What You Don’t

I'm on a plane. As I boarded a few minutes ago, I noticed a brag-line by the door that caught my attention: "The youngest fleet in the country". The airline promotes the fact that they slash frills "to save you... Continue Reading →

Great Advice About Time-Management from Michael Hyatt

Here's some great advice from Michael Hyatt I found at https://twitter.com/michaelhyatt "The reality is all of us have more work than we can possibly do. When you add to this the demands of regular exercise, family, church, civic duties, and some... Continue Reading →

Plant Righteous Things in the Paths of Your Kids

We just got back from a great week at Camp CoBeAc in Houghton Lake, MI. There was swimming, a zip-line, rock wall, putt-putt, canoeing, a waterslide, games, ice cream...all the great things you'd expect to find at camp. Our church... Continue Reading →

Living the Secular Life…Really?

If you're looking for a fairly simple read on what makes non-religious and/or atheistic people tick, Living the Secular Life by Phil Zuckerman is a good place to start. I picked this book up mainly because as a teacher and... Continue Reading →

Keeping First Things First

There are lots of things that are important, but only a few things that are really important. One of the best sources I've studied on this topic of essentials in Christian education is Kingdom Education by Glen Schultz. This book is... Continue Reading →

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