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Over coffee the other day I lamented that my daily devotional time was “meh” and that I wasn’t connected very closely with God. I felt like I was phoning it in. My friend across the table asked if I was consistent with my devotions. “Well, sort of…” I started to say. Then I realized I wasn’t going to get away with that answer with him. “No” was the actual answer.   Read More ...

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My childhood experiences with baseball comes down to five events: I played one season of T-ball as a kid. I was terrible and blamed my dad for years for not teaching me how to throw and catch. I broke my bike by running into the back end of a parked car while riding down Clark street and watching some kids playing baseball. It was embarrassing, and on top of it   Read More ...

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In response to a question on the /r/writing subreddit, I decided to write this post. The question was: For the past couple of years, I’ve been doing all of my note-taking, rough drafts, and free writes in cheap composition notebooks. The problem is that by making an effort to write and study writing every day I’ve filled about 5 of these books and my 6th is about 80% full, and   Read More ...

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Check your tights, it's time to play #XtremeShakespeare! Check out these examples and keep the game going! https://t.co/cK6U178kDi — @midnight (@midnight) April 24, 2015 To thine own selfie be true. #XtremeShakespeare @midnight — She Likes (@shelikesitloud) April 24, 2015 #XtremeShakespeare to Retweet or not to Retweet that is the question @midnight — Sarah Joy (@Sarah_Joyous) April 24, 2015 Waldo, O Waldo, wherefore art thou, Waldo, #XtremeShakespeare @midnight — Mistress Indistarr (@indistarr)   Read More ...

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I would have preferred to have seen my old friend Kristian under different circumstances. My dad was dying from cancer. Kristian’s dad Michael was an old friend and the two of them came to see dad at the hospice. Kristian drove. It was great to see both Kristian and Michael. When I was growing up, advice Michael would bring his family to central Wisconsin to visit ours. The woods behind   Read More ...

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As I build a daily habit of writing and communicating, I am simultaneously thinking about personal branding. Personal branding is really self-promotion but done in such a way that it doesn’t come off as bragging or boasting. It is about the words I choose. My writing is an expression of my brand because: “Your content is your key differentiator online.” That quote is from Erik Decker’s and Kyle Lacy’s excellent book Branding Yourself.   Read More ...

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I already posted my Third 52 goals, but I want to follow up with a recap from the Second 52. Hopefully I can look for some trends and patterns to find better ways to meet my goals going forward. For each goal, I’ll list the initial goal and then the results. Career Coding I built a habit of coding an hour a day, four days a week. Fail Before deciding to   Read More ...

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Thus far in 2015 I did a poor job of outlining my goals for the First and Second 52. This time, I am changing my ways and publishing my goals before it starts. Wowza! 3 Word review: Kingdom, Creation, Confidence Before I outline my goals for the Third 52, I want to take a few moments to reflect on my 3 words for 2015. Kingdom – Everything I do should be for   Read More ...

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Over the past few years I developed a bad habit I didn’t even realize I had until just recently. It affected almost every area of my life for the poorer. Now that I see it, I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed it sooner and am a little sad at the lost time because of it. What was it? Short-term thinking. I think I started down the road of this habit   Read More ...

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