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7 Questions With an Author: Shane Snow

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I'm thrilled to share with you the latest installment to my "7 Questions With an Author..." series. Today's post features an interview with someone I've admired from afar for the past few years, and I'm delighted that author Shane Snow agreed to share his thoughts regarding his new book, Smartcuts. First, a little bit about Shane. He's an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, currently the Chief Creative Officer of Contently, a technology company he co-founded in 2010 with the mission … Continue reading...

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Texting?

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I've writing on several occasions here about the realities of teenage texting as well as the risks associated with it. I finally went ahead and compiled my thoughts and research into an e-book titled 101 Text Messages That Parents Need to Know Now that's available on Amazon. Here's a description of the 30-page guide that can be easily read in less than an hour: Here's the truth - parents don't know "what they don't know" about the texting habits of their teenagers and preteens.  A … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Jon Stolpe

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This post marks the latest installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s author is Jon Stolpe Jon is an online writing buddy who’s been blogging for years at his entertaining and informative siteJon Stolpe Stretched - where he writes about a wide range of topics. He has a passion for family, leadership development, missions, and personal growth. Here’s seven questions with … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Frank Viola

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s featured author is Frank Viola. Frank is a highly-sought speaker and an incredibly prolific writer with 16 published books so far. His web blog frankviola.org is one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the Internet. His latest work is a collaboration with Internet rock stars Mike Morrell andMichelle Shaeffer, … Continue reading...

A Good Master And A Greater Revelation

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Here’s a great guest post from author, speaker and singer/songwriter Jason Clark.  Jason has just released his first solo book titled Prone to Love, which is available on Amazon.com, and poses a paradigm shift for the church today. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: When he came to his senses, he said, “How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Jeff Goins

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Here's the latest installment of my ongoing "7 Questions With an Author..." series. I'm thrilled about today's interview because it features a truly gifted writer - who's also a friend - Jeff Goins. Jeff  is an accomplished blogger, sought-after speaker and best-selling author. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, he graduated from Illinois College with a degree in Spanish and Religion. Junior year, he spent a semester in Spain, which opened his eyes to a whole new world. Which … Continue reading...

7 Questions With an Author: Angela Johnson

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Here is the latest installment in my "7 Questions With an Author:...." series. Today's featured writer is Angela Johnson. Angela obtained a bachelor's degree in Literature in 1996 from University of Houston-Clear Lake.  After working in mid-level management with a major phone company, she started her career as a Farmers Insurance Agent.  Angela started a scratch agency in 2005 and has built it into a thriving success. A key driver of that success - as outlined in her book - is social … Continue reading...

4 Life-Changing Reasons Why You Should Have a Baby Journal

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“…I don’t think it means what you think it means” - Inigo Montoya, From the Princess Bride There is a bit of confusion it would seem, in some of the more common expressions around parenthood. Before the birth of our son, my wife and I would always hear the comment: “Our child is the center of our world.” This sure sounds sweet and endearing, right? Guess what. It’s not. It is a cold, hard fact. After the arrival of our little bundle of joy, he is the center of our world. And boy, … Continue reading...

Trombone Arms…really?!?

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I grew up in a house jammed with music. Or drums, anyway. My dad was a drummer, so these instruments were part of the living room furniture, and a part of me. In fourth grade it was finally time to join the band. My classmates and I lined up to select our weapons of choice. [...]

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5 Reasons To Go On A Mission Trip With Your Family

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Early this month, our family traveled to Guatemala to serve the orphans and widows in and around the village of Santo Domingo Xenacoj. Deciding to go in the first place was a pretty significant leap of faith. As a father and husband, did I think we would be safe in a strange land removed from [...]

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