My Daughter Gave Her Life to Christ!!!

Ella Grace

Yesterday, I was too sick to go to church, so Angie and Ella went. We had a Trunk-or-Treat in which David Stewart, our awesome Children’s Ministry Director told a story about a pumpkin. I have no idea what David said, but Angie used it to spark a discussion when we got home. She had enough insight to see the question marks written on Ella’s face.

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Phil Cooke’s Talk on Branding and Open Media

On the final day of Engage 08, I sat in on a breakout session with Phil Cooke. I was highly inspired to continue encouraging leaders to explore how we’re going to be sharing the gospel as our culture continues to become more of an online culture. The internet was once a web. We could connect, get information, and disconnect. Kids today are growing up in a culture that remains connection continually. I don’t want to share too much of what Phil said since he may share this elsewhere, but I did want to give my own reflections on the talk.

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Seth Godin Hints About Web Design

Seth’s blog today mentions something that I try to articulate to clients all the time – there are web subcultures and you can’t sell to one if your site fits in another. I recently saw the site of a web design agency. The front page promoted them as a highly professional firm who wished to work only with highly professional people. It stated this on a little sign held up by a cartoonish guy! Clients choose service agencies that seem to match their own personality to at least some degree. So watch your site’s subculture. Continue reading

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Where Was My Brain Today?

This has been a long, but very good day. Angie couldn’t sleep at 3:30 a.m. so I got up too and started working on things. That may explain the mental lapses I endured throughout the day. I dropped Ella off at school and headed to the grocery store to pick up some fried chicken for Bethel’s Keenagers’ luncheon. About 10:30, a church member dropped by and I asked, “Oh, are you here for the Keenager’s meeting?” He helped me remember that it isn’t this week – it’s next week.

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