Are We Simply Too Obsessed With Simplicity – Especially The Church?

I am more and more troubled as of late by a certain stigma of communication. Yes, “stigma” – I choose that word on purpose. If you’ve ever been on the wrong side of it, then you’d know the common disdain for this is that sincere. I’ve begun to wonder if catering to it is actually beneficial though.

What am I talking about? The infatuation with “simplicity” in communication – which, by the way, also means “short”. In fact, I’m pretty sure that’s actually all it means to most! So could someone be allowed to talk about it? I’ll try to keep it as short and sweet as possible… ironically.

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Quick Reminder: Suggest Your Tips For Life Tuesday Ideas!

I know many of you visted the blog this last week for the Tips For Life Tuesday posting, and I’ve received a lot of feedback on this series I began. Only, the feedback wasn’t on here!

I’m so thankful for the positive feedback and the excitement. I’m happy to help out!

However, because of this, I’m just tossing up a quick reminder here that I would love it if you would hop over to this page: Announcing Tips For Life Tuesdays! and leave some questions or suggestions of anything you’d like covered!

Many of you have expressed that you’re super excited to learn more about features and possibilities with social media and technology, but this doesn’t have to be limited to that! For example, one I plan on doing soon will be a tip for memorizing scripture! I have others planned on time management and favorite apps! They can really be anything as long as it’s possible to give practical advice on it.

I know I’ve heard so many of you say, “Oh I’d love to know more about (insert general idea).” So even if you don’t know specific questions to ask, just let me know what you’re interested in! Excited to hear from you soon! GO TELL ME!

The Danger Of False Heavens and 3 Ways To Relax

Are you struggling lately with an overwhelming sense of being overwhelmed? Ya know, that weird state of “this isn’t right.” Frustrated cause “that person needs to get it together” and worn out cause “my schedule is relentless and task list endless” and “I need to get it together!” Any of that sound familiar? I mean, if not, I could keep going…

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What version of your own “heaven” are you creating?

Lately there’s been many around me that have battled a mindset of discontentment. However, in my perception, it’s not necessarily a circumstantial discontentment that could be alleviated with a given change or new reality. Maybe in their minds it is (and there’s no doubt circumstances affect it), but there’s a real sense of, well, plain joylessness.

Through a few convos lately and some good old fashion ponder and prayer, I think I’m on to something though. Let me tell you, it doesn’t need to be this way. The answer is easier than you’d think…

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How To Use Facebook Friends Lists To Their Maximum Potential – [TFLT]

Are you tired of having 1000 “friends” but only seeing updates from the same 20 that you don’t even like? Tired of the political rants, the ridiculous pictures, the “guess what I did every ten seconds” people, the creepers, the… oh, you get it? Well then, this post is for you!!! No seriously, you have no idea how much you’re going to love this.

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The Difference Between Facebook Restricted and Acquaintances Friends Lists

*Update: This has become my most trafficked post from Google search. However, I never wrote it to be a hit. In fact, I wrote it in about five minutes as an aside to my vlog post: “How To Use Facebook Friends Lists To Their Maximum Potential”. So while I’m glad you’re stopping by, you need to know that I was primarily writing for people and leaders in ministry of the Christian faith at the time. While I’ve pivoted much of my website purpose and content since then, I still believe what I said here and still use these lists to guard my heart and mind from unnecessary crap. So if you get snarky in the comments, I reserve the right to either delete it or use your silliness as an example for others to learn from. Your call. :) 

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Making lists keeps you in control of your Facebook presence

So you’re wondering what the differences are in Restricted and Acquaintances lists? I was too once!

They both have the ability to group people and limit their exposure to your posts and vice versa, right? Well, that’s good, but then why two!? How do you know which list to put people in!? Does it matter?

It does. Let me explain…

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Mini Update – Rough Week Meant Silent Blog

The blog has sat silent this week. It’s been a hard week. Really. I’m more discouraged than I’ve been in a long, long time in my work. Especially if you’re one of my Missions Partners, I could use your prayer. Feel free to get in touch if you would like specifics. I was once far enough scheduled in advance to cover a week like this with blog posts ready to go, but what I have scheduled now was worth more …

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The Majesty’s Men

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I serve as the Director and Editor-In-Chief of The Majesty’s Men, a multi-faceted ministry and brand I founded in 2013 focused on facilitating friendship and mentoring between Christian. TMM is made up of an online community and blog, a network of exemplary men and their sites, a brand and shop, resources, and, most importantly, a growing network of localized face-to-face communities.

I build the site, manage our accounts and volunteers, lead the editing, and lead in strategy and marketing for TMM. It has been a wonderful and super challenging learning experience over the years and I have many more plans for the future!

The best way to get to know TMM is to hop over to the site and check it out.


Let me know if you have any questions about it! I’d be glad to chat.

I write and work in other locations around the internet. You can catch all my other articles on my Published Elsewhere page, but for my other sites and properties I run, you can just hit these images below to hop over to them in a new window:


My work hub for most of my web development, marketing, and consulting with cause-driven businesses and ministries.

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A super simple blog I use for writing thoughts on personal development and the tension I live in of working in both “ministry and marketplace” work.

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A large community website and network I founded with numerous Godly men writing and producing content for the goal of encouraging and equipping one another to be the leaders God has called us to be as men of God.

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