ALARM CLOCK 11: Everyday is a Fresh Start

Some will still protest, saying: “I tasted the morning coffee only to have it turn bitter in my mouth!  I jumped up at the first breakfast call only to find stale cereal and sour milk waiting on the table!  The sweet song of the morning bird was quickly drowned out by the loud ruckus of…

Teens and Stress

USA TODAY.com News featured a story entitled How Stressed Are Kids?  More Than We Think. I care deeply about the world today’s teens inhabit and the unique challenges they are facing.  To the best of my knowledge and from my own personal observation, the world of teenagers has been changing over the last couple decades…

POLL: What stresses TEENS out most?

I read an article today about the things that teens today are most stressed about.  I was rather surprised by the results and wanted to take my own poll to see if it matches the results of this finding.  So, if you wouldn’t mind, please take a moment to weigh in on this poll if…

Is ‘Virtual’ Church ‘Real’ Church?

The debate over the legitimacy of virtual church vs. traditional church has heated up at Out Of Ur over the past couple weeks.  (Dr. Mark Roberts has a series of posts as well.) I’ll be honest and admit that I have at times been too critical and skeptical of the “virtual church” movement.  I see the…

ALARM CLOCK 10: God’s Alarm Clocks

We all owe the man who invented the alarm clock radio a heart felt thanks.  I am still baffled by those who insist on waking up to obnoxious beeps or irritating buzzers.   I still remember my first year of college, living on a dormitory floor with some thirty other freshmen.  Every morning as I…

Keri’s Creepy Crawler Cookies & Cupcakes

Just one more reason my wife is so amazing.  She really knows how to throw a party and puts extra time into the little details that make it more special.  Check out her creepy crawler cookies and cupcake creations!  They sure didn’t taste as scary as they looked. PS: She even let me put some…

Beyond Chapter & Verse

Here’s an old post salvaged from the old DI archives from a couple years back.  Enjoy!  I love the Bible.  But I’ve never been good at citing “chapter and verse” as they say. Have you ever met those Christians who always need to have a verse cited to back up every statement made? When reading…

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…