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How I Lost 30 lbs in six months….

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I’ve written a few times on this blog about the scary heart issue that I had toward the end of last year and my subsequent overnight in the hospital emergency room. I also wrote about the ongoing fight I’ve been forced to face against myself to lose 40 pounds at the recommendation of my cardiologist. […]

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Belated Memorial Day With Cleverbot

Cleverbot is a not-so-clever (but mildly entertaining) software program that learns

One of the more popular features here on The Daily ReTORt are my conversations with Cleverbot. What’s Cleverbot you ask? Cleverbot, is Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) software  that supposedly learns by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. I’ve never found Cleverbot to be intelligent in the purest definition of the word; however, interacting with this […]

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5 Ways to Get Stuff Done

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Here’s a guest post from writer, Rachel Thomas who writes about kids and family issues over on her web site www.babysitting.net . If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ========================== I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have fun and waste time then actually get things […]

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This Post is Good to the Last Drop

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I’m not gonna lie – I am a coffee addict. Whether you call it a cup of joe, lava from java, battery acid, decoction, forty weight or demitasse – I love it all (to my shame). I blame my days as an early morning radio news sidekick where I’d be up by 4:30 am each […]

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Your Heart Will Be Cut…in a good way

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Sincere thanks to my friend and blogging mentor Michael Hyatt who shared this compelling video today over on his site. It is a powerful reminder for all of us to be vigilant of the needs of those around us. But, we’re not only to be passive watchers of those needs but active “engagers” to help […]

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The Story of Three Vases

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Here’s a guest post from writer, Lynn Mosher who writes unique devotionals over on her blog http://lynnmosher.com/. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: “God does not want us to be like vases of glass or porcelain.” ~unknown “Here comes a prospective customer,” whispered the cut-glass vase to […]

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Role of Kids in Your Family Life

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Here’s a guest post from writer, Sophie Samuel. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: Children are an integral part of a family and a home. A newly married couple waits anxiously for the birth of their first child and for more thereafter. We all love sound […]

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7 Questions With an Author: Frank Viola

Prolific bestselling author and speaker - 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 12 published books so far. His web blog frankviola.org is one […]

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Cheering Your Kids Without Spoiling Them

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Below is a guest post from a great writer Melanie Hargrave. Melanie  is a wife and homemaker from Idaho whose pride and joy is her family. She is her daughters’ number one fan, always ready at a moment’s notice to grab her foam fingers and spirit shakers and cheer on her girls. In addition to spending […]

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A Cool Book Trailer (and awesome deal to boot)

Thanks to Michelle Shaeffer who introduced me to the writing genius that is Frank Viola. Frank has written several books and here’s his latest title God’s Favorite Place. If you’d rather not have to read all the great endorsements from top-flight authors such as Mark Batterson, Jon Acuff or Mary DeMuth – Frank’s publisher put […]

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