10 Things You Might Not Know About Me–Link-up #20

A personal post with insights I don't often share!

It has been a busy week with baby Emma, and I’ve had this post in the queue for a while. So, I thought this week was the perfect opportunity to share this with you. With top-ten lists being the ever-popular thing to do, today, I thought I’d pull back the curtain, and give you a […]

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My Faith Adventure, Roller Coaster and Experiment!–Link-up #19

Faith is an adventure, a roller coaster, and an experiment. It is most certainly not a dot-to-dot. Let me explain: Faith is an Adventure Hebrews 11, is referred to as, “The Hall of Faith.” It describes a group of men and women who, “Were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive […]

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Mission Statement For Bloggers: Finding Your Lighthouse–Link-up #18

The best way craft a mission statement is to start by listing qualities and ideas that matter to you now. Then look for themes that you believe will be an important part of your life ten, twenty, and even fifty years from today. Ideally, the way that you fulfill your mission statement will change over time, but your overall mission will remain steady. For example, […]

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Email List Building: Making the Process Simple and Pain-free!–Link-up #17

An honest look at what it takes to grow an email list!

Building an email list sounds easy. Start with an irresistible offer–This could be an e-book, a video, an online course, or something as simple as a one-page PDF. As long as the offer–commonly referred to as a “lead magnet”–adds value to the lives of others, you are doing it right. Next, build a squeeze-page–a simple, one-page website […]

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Welcome Baby Emmalynn, A Free Date Night, and Link-up #16

A quick update on life and a gift for you!

Today’s post is shorter than usual, because our family is busy celebrating the arrival of baby Emmalynn! Right now, sleep and free time are rare commodities around our home. But Jenny and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Emma arrived on April 12–her exact due date–and weighed in at 8.8 lbs. She is happy, […]


Story Power! Why Every Blogger Needs to Share Their Story–Link-up #15

You have a story that needs to be told!

Fifteen years ago, ago I attended seminary and simultaneously interned at a large church in San Diego. During this time, I saw the power of story dramatically played out! This small event made an enormous impact on me, as I vividly remember it many years later. One evening, our children’s pastor–who also happens to be one of the most skilled communicators I […]

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Platform Building Experiments–Link-up #14

How to use experiments to build an audience and reach new levels of personal growth!

For the past few weeks, I have been posting less. In January, I wrote 3-5 times a week–and it was awesome! I hope to pick up the pace again soon. However, this month, two things have taken over. I’ve been consumed by family, and–as silly as it may sound–I have also been swept away by the mad-scientist […]

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How to Blog with a Limp–Lessons from Walt Disney–Link-up #13

Wisdom for blogging in the midst of life's storms.

This week I learned something new about about the man behind the mouse. Walt Disney–who is a legend for his animation, creativity, and theme-parks–did not have an easy road to success. He did know how to push forward, in spite of his pain. As an adult, Walt proclaimed, “All the adversity I’ve hand in my life, all […]

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How to Maximize Your Blog with the 80-20 Rule–Link-up #12

Discover how to blog smarter and not harder, by focusing on the things that matter most!

“All right guys, lets work smarter, not harder.” These words were spoken cheerfully by my employer, and I had gotten used to hearing them a few times a week. This phrase was my introduction to the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 rule. The Pareto Principle is named after the Italian Economist Vilfredo Pareto, who demonstrated a reoccurring pattern […]

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