1. Put your children before your spouse.

2. Keep secrets.

3. Treat your spouse in a condescending manner.

4. Travel alone with a member of the opposite sex.

5. Think “It could never happen to me.” […]

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*Youversion Bible app. This is my every day Bible reading tool.images-8

 

*Tripit travel organizer. Tripit keeps all of my travel plans in one location.

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*Wunderlist for to-do lists and tasks. Organizes my life by date and priority.images-2-2

 

 

*Evernote. This is pretty much all I use for writing and sharing documents.Unknown-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Duolingo. Yep, I’m learning Spanish.Unknown

 

 

What apps would you recommend? […]

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*In only eight years, from 2000 to 2008, the number of kids dying from measles declined by 78 percent (from 733,000 deaths per year to 164,000) because we are completing the work of immunizing every child.

*We used to say that 40,000 children die each day from preventable causes. In the 1990s, that number dropped to 33,000 per day. By 2008, it dropped further to 24,000. And now it is down to 21,000!

*The number of children dying before their fifth birthdays has been cut in half, and we did it in one generation using a wide range of practical strategies, from creating access to clean water to training skilled birth attendants. […]

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missional forum speakersLooking forward to teaming up with Alex Absalom, Matt Smay, Brian Bloye and Kim Hammond at Exponential West to lead the “Transitioning to Missional” Forum.

Remember … the church on mission will always be attractive. Join us this October at Saddleback to hear more.

“As part of the new pre-conference gatherings at the upcoming Exponential West conference (Oct. 6-9) at Saddleback Church near Los Angeles, Exponential is bringing together five missional thought leaders to help church planters and leaders wrestle with key tensions unique to transitioning a church to missional.

“When Jesus challenged the crowd in John 6 to ‘eat my flesh and drink my blood,’ thousands of people turned their backs and walked away from Him,” says Greg Nettle, president of Stadia and leader of the Transitioning to Missional Forum. […]

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Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 5.11.33 PMAfter a week at the Blessing Ranch and numerous days with Pete Richardson (my life coach), this is what keeps me healthy:

1. Reading 50-80 books per year.
2. Working out at least 4 days per week.
3. Daily walks (best if with my wife, Julie) at least 2 miles.
4. Keeping the Sabbath—I call them “snow days”—doing anything or nothing that refreshes and recreates me.
5. Adventure. I need this spirit of competition and risk in my life. It typically manifests itself through climbing, golf, travel and new relationships from which I can be challenged.

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I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dusty Rubek about his new role as President of Church Development Fund and their work with new church plants.

 

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We just summited Mount Bierstadt!  Why do we do what we do?  Check out this video!Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 4.48.48 PM […]

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1. Listening to my good friend Tim Harlow preach the opening message. Tim did a fantastic job of setting the tone for the entire conference!
2. Hanging out with the Provision Team. What an amazing ministry group.
3. Catching up with friends at the Stadia booth . . . Gene Appel, Vince Antonucci, Caleb Caltenbach, Todd Clark, Rick Rusaw, Mark Williams, Jeremy Brown, Trevor DeVage, Jeff Metzger, Bob Wallace, Greg Marksberry, Phil Ling . . . the list is endless . . . thanks to all who stopped by.
4. Watching my children. I LOVE that they love being part of the NACC. […]

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My wife Julie and I worked together at Rivertree Christian Church and learned some important lessons along the way.  This short video shares some insights.

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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The Martian by Andy WeirScreen Shot 2014-07-04 at 9.58.53 AM

The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James BrownScreen Shot 2014-07-04 at 9.59.04 AM

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

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Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abnagale

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What fun summer reads would you recommend? […]

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