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Family Finance – Talking Dollars and Common Sense

Here’s a guest post from writer, Carol Peterson - author of the book Fun With Finance. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: =============== Many of us learned how to handle money by watching our parents. Then our kids learned from us. Unfortunately, that’s sometimes like making a copy of a copy. Each copy becomes more and more distorted. What if we started over, learning proper money management and taught kids from where … [Read more...]

Why People Can’t Stand Christians…

Over the holidays we spent time with some close family friends, and one of the topics that came up during our conversation was a seemingly growing distaste for Christians and Christianity in general. Through our discussion, it was obvious that the reasons for this perception are legion. However, one of the examples given during the talk shined a stark light on the issue. A Tale of Two Speakers One of the individuals participating in our discussion had attended a series of talks at Harvard … [Read more...]

Salvation – yup, there’s an app for that…

Here's a guest post from a funny writer that I've featured before. His name is Bryan Logan. Check out his blog HERE and his entertaining post below. [EdiTOR's Note: When Bryan first submitted this post, I thought it was a cleverly "deceptive" spoof. However, Bryan happens to conceptualize and write programming code for mobile applications. The idea he writes about below is actually a real, mobile application he developed.] If you’d like to submit a guest post for The Daily … [Read more...]

ReBranding the Church: Develop a Thirst for Knowledge

  Evan Forester works in marketing and writes for #LiveFully. He believes the church needs a new brand. Most people identify Christians by what they are against, but he believes they should be known more by what they are for. Today, he discusses Christians and their need to have and demonstrate a thirst for knowledge: A History of Thought Leadership For centuries, Christians led the way in discovery of new truths and the applications of those discoveries. In John 8:32, Jesus … [Read more...]

The Church of the Future

Today's guest post comes courtesy of a very witty writing buddy, Bryan Logan. Check out his blog HERE and his entertaining post below. If you'd like to submit a guest post for The Daily ReTORt you can see the guidelines HERE. ================== If you traveled back in time and told your grandparents what the churches of today are like, they wouldn't have believed you. More importantly, you could probably use time travel to do more important things, but that's a different post. So … [Read more...]

We Need More Than Ourselves

I spent most of my Sundays growing up as a kid being dragged to some kind of charismatic church; tent meeting or guest-preacher service. Mostly I was bored. Often I would sleep under the seats. Sometimes I’d smuggle in Matchbox cars and drive them along the curvey armrests of the pews. And other times I would hear. Kids Hear Things Even as a child, I remember hearing the beautiful music that was elevated by all the voices singing together. In particular, there was a little old … [Read more...]

Sometimes Curses and Blessings are Neither

I learned a lot from my grandfather growing up, including the single most important lesson in my life - which I wrote about here. However, another profound insight he gave me, that I continually lean on as an adult, is this following bit of wisdom: "Things are not as bad or great as they first seem." Those 11 words are packed with profundity and truth that I see proven on a regular basis. I recently read a fable that perfectly articulates my grandfather's statement, which I'd like to … [Read more...]

Wisdom: 10 Words or Less…

Here’s a quick-and-dirty ranking of the pithiest, most useful kernels of wisdom I’ve learned in life thus far. Each is actionable and well worth additional study and investigation. Please comment with other concise, worthy insights but remember the actual phrase must be 10-words or less: 10. A Quiet Word Turns Away Wrath – this is perhaps one of the most useful snippets on this list. I don’t care if it’s an argument in the boardroom, classroom or bedroom - next time a discussion … [Read more...]