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This Week’s Top 5 Blog Post Fav’s

It’s Contagious 

Just last week we were sitting at the table when I asked my 8 year-old to do something for me. I won’t bore you with the details but the way he responded did not make me happy. Brandi (my loving, but far too often truthful wife) quickly chimed in “He sounds just like you.” My first thought was, Me? Really? Me? (Read More)

The Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Seen in Church

(I had to put this in because I’m so intrigued)… Any guesses on what this is? Anyone know the history of this church? (Read More)

Five Things You Must Do When Your Spouse Has an Affair

Just this past week, we’ve had several hundred people find our site through a Google search variation of this term “what to do when you spouse has had an affair”. As we were talking about this, we wanted to respond in two ways today: we are reposting a post that Trisha wrote a few weeks ago to hopefully provide hope today for people who need it.

The pressure of writing this post is a bit overwhelming and my heart is heavy. Sigh… not because I think I have all the answers but simply the reality of the broken person who will search for this resource. Remembering that surreal and painful moment of hearing “I’m having an affair.” And now knowing that I may be speaking into your “moment” causes me to stop and pray hard that I don’t mess this up. (Read More)

Afghan Girls Poisoned for Attending School

Some Afghan groups believe educating girls is forbidden in Islam and corrosive to society.

Some 88 girls and teachers fell ill at three different school within a week in northern Afghanistan. Authorities believe the sickness is due to poison gas attacks, and have not yet identified who harmed the girls and teachers. The Taliban has been suspected but claim they were not involved and denounce the attacks, which some people consider a terrorist action. (Read More)

Are You Stuck in Future Quo?

We all know people who are stuck in the status quo. Even though the world has changed they are nostalgic about the past and continue to think that if they just stick with it they can recreate the glory days.

The newspaper and music industries were stuck in the status quo as the digital revolution changed the world.

Sports teams that win a championship & then hold on to the heroes who won that championship way past their prime, they’re stuck in the status quo too.

One of the most interesting concepts Seth Godin writes about in his latest book Linchpin is being stuck in the “future quo.” He writes:

 For many of us, the happiest future is one that’s precisely like the past, except a little better.

Nostalgia for the future is that very same feeling about things that haven’t happened yet. (Read More)

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