Monday Wake Up

Last week Amy and I had the opportunity to go back to family’s house in Kentucky for the first time since our wedding. It was great to be back and catchup with our family and friends. It was also my 3rd consecutive year of not going Black Friday Camping at Best Buy. I do miss those days, but I’m beginning to realize that I have limited time with my family while I’m back in Kentucky so I might as well take advantage of it.

We also visited a church while we were back in Kentucky called Crossroads Church. It started in Ohio, and they just recently launched a campus in Kentucky. I’m always interested to visit new churches and see what they’re doing. This one especially caught my eye because the campus that we visited was a satellite campus, meaning that they broadcasted the sermon via satellite video. I must say, the flow of the service was so smooth I hardly even noticed that it was a video. There may be more thoughts from my visit coming in the future.


In Later News…

  • In preparation for the large amounts of food that accompany Thanksgiving and Christmas I started doing the Insanity workout. Apparently this is like a step above P90X, and I definitely feel like I’m going to die every time, but I’m starting to feel better and better each time. Here’s a little taste of what I go through.┬áIf you’re looking for a good workout that doesn’t require weights you should definitely check it out.
  • Today is Cyber Monday, which means there are tons of great deals online today. Jeff Goins has put together a great list of deals for writers. Check it out.
  • I recently had the opportunity to write a blog post for NBC Chicago on brands using social media. Check it out.


  • Tim Keller recently wrote a great post on signs of political idolatry. Check it out.


  • 5 Lessons from 5 Big Brands that ‘Get’ Facebook Marketing. Check it out.


  • My friend, Victor wrote a great piece of committing to something for the long haul. In our culture, and my generation especially I feel like it’s expected that you don’t commit to something for more than 3 or 4 years, but that mindset could be dangerous. Check it out.

Checkout this cool video of Passion Pit’s lead singer talking about the song “Take a Walk” while singing an acoustic version…


How was your Thanksgiving weekend?

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