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    “The Christian Parenting Handbook” Preview

    This week is the official launch of the newest parenting resource from Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, The Christian Parenting Handbook. Stay tuned all week as I share my thoughts on this exciting new book. One exciting bit I will share right now…. Buy the book this week and receive $400 worth of FREE parenting resources. Who doesn’t like free stuff. I think that even if the book was junk (which it is not) the FREE gift would make the purchase worth while. Use the link to the right to check out the book on Amazon. Plus as a bonus the paperback version of this book is on sale for $11.35.…

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    #OC13 General Session #7

    Speaker: Brian White, Jon Langford These guys are both executives with Disney. Brian is on the software side of things, leading the development of apps such as Where’s My Water?, one of my personal favorites. Jon is on the them park side of things. The spoke on some of the things that have helped to make AND KEEP Disney successful. Speaker: Perry Noble Ok, confession time: While I have certainly heard of Perry Noble, this is the first time I have ever head his speak. I LOVED IT. Sharing a great combination of inspiration and humor, of Biblical knowledge and just being himself Perry delivered a message that was a…

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    #OC13 General Session #6

    Speaker: Brad Lomenick Known by many as the organizer of the Catalyst conferences, Brad shared some of his thoughts on leadership and collaboration. Speaker: Jared Herd Jared came on stage with a pair old boots. He told us how the boots belonged to his grandfather. he then told us about how his grandfather use to regularly tell them stories. He would not explain the meaning of the stories, but Jared assured us that there were many of life’s lessons that he learned through his grandfather’s stories. He used this to point us to the importance of stories. I would add that there are two kinds of stories; the ones we…

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    #OC13 General Session 5

    Speaker: Adam Duckworth Speaker: Heather Zempel Speaker: Ben Crawshaw I clump these together because they all spoke on the same topic…and because I am tired. These guys spoke on the importance of tribes. They referred to the tribes of church and family. Each of them had such good stuff to share. I will just say this. Take the time to review my notes. They are worth it. Be sure to check out the #OC13 Notes tab at the top of the page for a link to all of my notes from the conference and for links to all of the posts from #OC13 Matt Norman Thanks for reading this post.…

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    #OC13 General Session #4

    Speaker: Bob Goff First let me say that Bob Goff is one of the funniest people I have ever encountered. I mean anyone that refers to himself as a recovering lawyer is good in my book. Bob Goff has such an energy and spirit about him. He is absolutely INFECTIOUS. Bob is really good at making you laugh and really making you think all in the same talk. This session was no different. Speaker: Jeff Shinabarger You’ll notice in my notes for this session that I have nothing written under the heading for Jeff. This is certainly not because he had nothing good to say. I think it just comes…