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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

Stolpe family in Guatemala

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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Why I’ll Never, Ever Pray for Humbleness Again

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Here’s a great guest post from one of my favorite online writing buddies, Jamie Kocur. She’s a gifted writer, singer and musician that I met for the first time at one of Jon Acuff’s Quitter events – needless to say she’s good people. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check [...]

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7 Questions With an Author: Rob Shepherd

Author, pastor, blogger speaker - Rob Shepherd

Here’s another installment of “7 Questions With an Author…” and today’s featured writer is a personal friend of mine, Rob Sheperd. Rob is the lead pastor of Next Level Church in Newport News, Virginia. He has a Master of Divinity degree and a bachelor’s in youth ministry. He writes six times a week on his [...]

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How Did I Get Here?

confusion

This is a guest post by Terrie Thorpe: author, blogger and writer of Christian Living articles. Her books Am I Really Saved? Answering Questions of Christians and Footsteps of Jesus – Becoming a Disciple are geared toward new Christians and you can follow her on Twitter @TerrieThorpe. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here. [...]

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7 Questions With an Author: Donna Cavanagh

Author, blogger, comedy writer, podcaster - Donna Cavanagh

This is another installment of the “7 Questions With an Author…” series, featuring writer Donna Cavanagh. Donna is a personal friend, a gifted writer and founder of the web sites HumorOutcasts.com and HumorOutcasts Press. Her latest book, A Canine’s Guide to the Good Life, was “written” by her two dogs, Frankie and LuLu, and is a guidebook described as [...]

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Facing the Hills….

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Here’s a great guest post from one of my favorite online writing buddies, Eileen Knowles. She’s funny, insightful and loves coffee as much as me – how can you NOT like somebody like that? If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ======================================================== My family and I recently moved [...]

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7 Questions With an Author: Leon Hayduchok

Author, pastor, blogger and speaker - Leon Hayduchok

It’s another installment of “7 Questions With Author…” and today’s featured writer is Leon Hayduchok, who recently authored his first book titled Dying to Control. Leon began his professional career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse, LLP before earning his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and founding Cornerstone Community Church in Utica, NY. After pastoring Cornerstone [...]

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3 Painful Lessons About Practice

My medal for completing the 2013 Frederick Half Marathon

Four weeks ago I ran and completed the 2013 Frederick Running Festival Half Marathon – a 13.1 mile jaunt through the highways and byways of Frederick County Maryland. Now mind you, the last time I had run a distance that far was early last summer before the birth of our son. Even though I’m in [...]

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Dads with Daughters: Do You Know This?

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Here’s a guest post from a great writer and e-friend, Joana Hyatt. She is an author and speaker who focuses on dating, and relationship issues – she’s one of my favorites! If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ============================== Standing in line at a coffee shop the [...]

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