There is a Starbucks in both Disneyland and California Adventure!!! June 10

Disneyland for Cheapskate Families

Here are some quick suggestions for any cheapskate families visiting Disneyland or California Adventure. 1. Never pay full price for tickets: You can buy your tickets ahead of time through ARES travel and save a few bucks on every ticket. 2. Bring snacks into the park: Although the Disney website usually says food is not […]

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The State of Disneyland and the Nation

I spent a few days at Disneyland with my wife last week. We went without our kids while attending a conference. Don’t worry about the kids, they’ve already had plenty of Disney in their lifetime. While traversing the Magic Kingdom, I noticed the following: 1. People seem to go with the flow better today than […]

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A Shared Lament or Historical Retelling of “I Can’t Do This!”

A Shared Lament or Historical Retelling of “I can’t do this!” by Doug Bursch “I can’t do this!” I shouted this in the car today More than once, more than several, less than many times! I didn’t count, I’m counting now, or trying to count now But I didn’t count then. I just did it […]

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God has Given us the Gift of Choice

The gift of love is a gift of choice. In Genesis 1 we find the pattern of “Let there be. . .” and “there was. . . .” In this pattern God speaks and His creative will comes into existence. “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen. 1:3). From the […]

Stream of Light April 29

Social Media Anger and Anxiety in the Midst of Unrest

My friend Daniel Pryor is a really good counselor. Daniel often points out that we experience anger and anxiety when things seem out of control; when we feel as if we have no power to change the situation and when our value is called into question. This week has been full of some rather big […]

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A Review of Death Cab For Cutie’s Kintsugi: A Beautiful Reformation of Life’s Shards

Death Cab For Cutie’s new album Kintsugi is more Death than Cutie, but it still has plenty of Cab to make it a worthwhile journey. The album’s title, Kintsugi, comes from the Japanese art of repairing or transforming broken pottery with gold, silver or platinum lacquer. Instead of hiding the breakage lines of the pot, […]

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Bible League Africa: Day 6 or 7 or 1? (1-800-Yes-Word)

For the last 5 days I’ve shared a journal from a life changing trip I took with the Bible League to Ethiopia. Today is my final journal entry. Looking back, I realized that I forgot to include my first journal entry. So today I’ll end where the journey actually began. For those of you who […]

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