500 Words a Day Challenge

Keeping on the theme of it being a new year, I’ve decided to join hundreds of other writers in a 31 day writing challenge. This is my first entry, and as I think about what I hope to get out of this stretching exercise, I can’t help but think about my 2013 stretching exercise (now…

Tech-Wise Parenting: Redeeming the time (Part 1 of 2)

Ephesians 5:15-18 tells us, “15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit….”

Tech-wise parenting: eReader & Accountability

The privilege and freedom to use electronic devices should be tied to simply having the technical ability to use it, but rather to the maturity and character to be Godly in what we do with it.

Helping Fix Email Inbox Overload

Learn about the cost and negative impact of poor email management and an out-of-control inbox. Also, learn the action-based approach to achieve a “zero inbox” with your email. Increase your productivity by learning to be a better email sender and a better manager of your email inbox.

Video: Learning to be more productive

Hey There. I thought I would try out a different approach to sharing what I’ve been learning lately. Above is my first video blog post where I share a productivity technique I’ve recently discovered that is simple to implement and has helped me develop longer periods of focus, and increased productivity. It is called the…

Tech-Wise Parents: Facebook hasn’t changed anything!

If you’re a parent you’ve probably heard about Facebook. If you have teens, it is most likely your teen is an active user of Facebook. Like any tool, Facebook is a powerful website for good or for evil, depending on how it’s used or misused. For this article, I am going to assume you know…

Being Tech-Wise Parents

Godly parenting has always been challenging, but today’s fast-changing technology poses serious challenges for parents wanting to be involved in helping kids make wise, discerning choices in what media they consume.

A lot happening in the Social Media Sphere

The digital marketing world continues to change, and at a more rapid pace than ever. Just discovered a book by Brian Solis entitled “Engage”. After spending 4 years at one of the nation’s largest banks, I’m convinced there are still way too many major brands stumbling along  in fear, attempting or worst pretending to engage…

1 column, 2 column or 3 column?

I came across an interesting question on Linked-In about web page layout design that gave me the opportunity to write down some thoughts on design strategy and the importance of testing. Linked-In user, Harekrishna Patel, asked which web design layout give the best conversion rates— 1 column, 2 column or 3 column? Of course, as…

Confusion about the core strength of email

Morgan Steward wrote some great thoughts in today’s Email Insider e-newsletter. The basic thought is that our peers don’t understand the value of what we do. He gives several reasons why, but one in particular resonated with my own personal experience. Email lives at the center of a conflict between things that are urgent and…