Archive for October, 2009

Battles and stubble and wars and beards

Posted on 30. Oct, 2009 by .

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I think we’re all fighting some war. A war against addiction. A war against insecurity. A war against lust. A war against our past. A war against depression or discouragement. Or we’re warring for someone who is falling away and screwing up their life, warring in prayer. A war to save a marriage or a […]

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Anonymous 2-by-4’s

Posted on 28. Oct, 2009 by .

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A half-built house doesn’t interest me. Bare wooden planks slung together on an ugly construction site littered with Mountain Dew bottles and cigarette butts. Nothing special there. A brand new, finished home is something to pull over and check out. A house-in-the-making? Not so much. Yet I’ve noticed a few of my newlywed friends on […]

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3 Things Tuesday!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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Hey guys, hope you’re having a great week so far. 3 quick updates here in the TRAPPSTR world: 1. I announced to the TRAPPSTR email subscriber list last week that I’ve been working on an ebook which will be available for download here at the blog sometime before the new year. I’ve been working on […]

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Changing THE world and Changing YOUR world

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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I wrote a post last week called “Of Candyland and Gotham.” It was just a simple call for all of us to wake up and take action on what’s going on in the world. Over the weekend I got a great comment from a reader, an old friend from Alabama, Pam. She wrote: “I find […]

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Of Candyland & Gotham

Posted on 22. Oct, 2009 by .

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I think I’m called to change the world. I really do. And I think you are too. See, most of us here in America have forgotten that. Our world is pretty darn good. Flawed–sure–but not in need of a whole lot of change. Our world is like Candyland. In Candyland, kids hiding in attics and […]

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Eyes trained for the exceptional

Posted on 20. Oct, 2009 by .

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“They’re so…small,” were my thoughts when I went back to my first high school football game in the fall of 2000. I remembered everyone on the field being MUCH bigger and feeling ridiculously outmuscled when I suited up a year earlier. Now they looked like hobbits. What happened? Had high school kids shrunk that much […]

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Shoestring success

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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I’m just going to say it… I’m really good at tying my shoes. Really good… I am a shoelace-tying expert, a guru, a virtuoso, a prodigy. If shoe-tying were a sport, I’d be Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, and Lebron James all rolled into one mass of talent and expertise. I could tie my shoelaces anywhere–in […]

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Nightmare at Hawk’s Nest

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by .

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A few nights ago I got to live a good story. I’ve been up in the mountains of north Georgia this week–on a creative sabbatical–clearing my head and working on a few big projects. The story happened on Tuesday night and it had all the trappings of a horror movie. Me, sitting at the kitchen […]

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10 people I’m not

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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I have a friend named Rachel. She’s really smart–so smart she made a 35 on her ACT. She’s finishing up her Phd at a prestigious university in New England. I’d bet her 12 year-old self was smarter than my 27 year-old self. I have another friend named Chris. Everyone wanted to be like him back […]

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Take out the hearing aid and dust off your Bible

Posted on 13. Oct, 2009 by .

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I’m in the Blue Ridge mountains right now on a creative and spiritual retreat. Lots of Christians go to the mountains to hear from God. I’m just not that worried about hearing “the voice of God.” As a teen I spent so much time wondering/worrying/wringing my hands about certain thoughts that would float through my […]

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