ALARM CLOCK 9: Your Smell Gives You Away

Business marketing strategists have even capitalized on the power of the olfactory sense.  Fast food joints located within close proximity to other businesses are rumored to pump their deep-fried smell into the parking lot in hopes of drawing in hungry shoppers for a bite.  Coffee shops grind their own beans, filling the air with that … More ALARM CLOCK 9: Your Smell Gives You Away

Generation M Manifesto (or “Hindsight is 20/20”)

    I found this post at Jesus Creed — originally from Umair Haque at Harvard Business Publishing.  No parent likes it when their idealistic college-aged kid comes home for Christmas and begins criticizing the ways of the older generation.  This post sounds like just such a rant. Some strong points made here, and one … More Generation M Manifesto (or “Hindsight is 20/20”)

Fusion Fall Retreat

I spent the weekend with 400+ senior high teens at Trout Lake Camp’s fall “Break-away” retreat.  The weekend featured energetic worship led by the talented and fun Bensonwells and animated speaker Ketric Newell.  Most excitingly, I saw students ministered to and challenged to be a generation that rises up and takes the baton and lives all … More Fusion Fall Retreat

ALARM CLOCK 8: The Smell of Coffee in the Morning

“The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.”  Who can forget this classic coffee jingle?  Before there was a Starbucks on every corner, there was Folgers.  I can still picture the fake smiles of the actors in the ads as they enjoy their first sip of the morning.  For many, coffee is the best part of waking up.   For … More ALARM CLOCK 8: The Smell of Coffee in the Morning