Archive for August, 2009

Getting to #1 on itunes is no coincidence

Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by .

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The top 10 lists on itunes always interest me. Of the thousands of new songs churned out by the recording industry, these are the ones that skyrocket to the top, fueled directly by listeners’ purchases. I noticed this week that Miley Cyrus’s new song “Party in the USA” has been camping out at #1 for […]

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Burn your red coats

Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by .

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Morning after morning, British soldiers woke up and put on their uniforms–trousers, boots, scarlet red jacket. Morning after morning, soldiers stumbled out of makeshift tents–bright red exclamation points on the bleak New England landscape. Morning after morning, British troops paraded around the countryside as glowing red targets. On these same mornings, determined American colonists were […]

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TRAPPSTR Shoutouts! (week one)

Posted on 30. Aug, 2009 by .

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for checking out TRAPPSTR over the past week! The Internet’s kind of big so thanks for spending a little time here! I really appreciate the support as I wade into the blogosphere. I also appreciate all the great comments. This blog is designed to be a conversation, not a […]

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More thoughts on the 1000 bucks…

Posted on 29. Aug, 2009 by .

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Chris Owens, a friend of mine who is also a church planter in Cullman, AL, gave his own take on my post How I’d Spend $1000 if I were 23. It’s a great list! Check it out HERE.

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How I’d spend $1000 at age 23 (pt 2)

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by .

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Yesterday I wrote about how I’d spend $1000 at age 23 if I had to spend it on personal development. If you missed it, you can read it HERE. I told you about the first $800. Here’s how I’d spend that last $200. I’d spend it on books. Really good books. Life-changing books. Napalm-your-igorance books. […]

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How I’d spend $1000 at age 23 (pt 1)

Posted on 25. Aug, 2009 by .

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I wrote last week about your 20’s being all about personal development. I’m 27, so my 20s are winding down. But if someone handed me $1000 after I graduated at the age of 23, and they told me I had to use it to invest in myself, here’s how I’d spend it: $300 – 32 […]

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Junior High Sunday School Fight (w/pics)

Posted on 24. Aug, 2009 by .

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So I was visiting this church in Atlanta a while back when I stumbled across something truly special. And by special, I mean amazing. And by amazing, I mean ridiculous. And by ridiculous, I mean hilarious. Like the Mona Lisa collecting dust in a basement, this treasure could have gone undiscovered. But God clearly has […]

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5 apps that are rockin’ my world right now…

Posted on 24. Aug, 2009 by .

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Web and device-based applications have multiplied like rabbits in the last few years. I love it, as I am an absolute app junkie. I have em on my computer, my phone, and my ipod touch. Here are the ones I use often: Poynt on Blackberry – I just discovered this great little app about a […]

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Welcome to TRAPPSTR.com

Posted on 22. Aug, 2009 by .

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Avoiding a big fat wasted life

Posted on 20. Aug, 2009 by .

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If you’re planning a 2 week vacation to Europe, you’ll probably spend plenty of time researching airfare, hostels, tourist sites, weather, transportation, local food, etc. You plan because you want to maximize the opportunity. Only an idiot would jump in a life raft at Virginia Beach and start paddling towards England. Plan for the journey. […]

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