My Dentist Locked Me Out

Yesterday I had a 2:00 PM dentist appointment. Being the time conscious person I am, I arrived around 1:45 to make sure I was on time. When I got there, the parking lot was completely empty and there was a sign on the door that said, “Sorry, we’re closed!”

I was confused a little bit, as I had never seen a “closed” sign on the door, but since I was early I decided to wait. Around 1:55 PM another patient pulled into the parking lot. At 1:58, a third patient arrived. After 2:00 PM came and went, I got out of my car and went to the door to see if the sign had been placed in error. It hadn’t. The door was locked and it was clear no one was inside.

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Double Dare’s Original Prizes

Do you remember the original prizes on “Double Dare”?

Double Dare is back on the air and I couldn’t be happier! Thankfully, Nickelodeon kept the original structure intact, and even brought back Marc Summers. Since the original show premiered over 30 years, there’s no doubt the prizes have changed a bit. Do you remember any of the original prizes? If you want to feel nostalgic and get a good laugh, take a look at this video to see what kids of the 80s were battling for:

A Thank You and Farewell to Third Day

The lights went down and the noise of the crowd came to a hush. The sound of the acoustic guitar did not prepare me for what would happened next…

The fall of 1997 found me an awkward middle school kid on the verge of turning 13. In what will sound foreign to today’s teenagers, these were the days before YouTube and digital music. If you wanted to hear music, your options were limited to the radio or putting down the money to buy a CD or cassette. If you wanted to hear Christian music, your options were even more limited. Like me, many people lived in towns with only one Christian radio station, and it was usually filled with static and only played 90s music that appealed to soccer moms. If you got really lucky, you might find a Christian rock album at Walmart, but it was more likely you’d have to travel to a Christian bookstore and pay $17.99 for an album you knew almost nothing about.

There was one perk to this, though. Continue reading “A Thank You and Farewell to Third Day”

Outraged About Everything and Nothing

If we’re outraged about everything, are we really outraged about anything?

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If society was a font, it would be large, bold, and in ALL CAPS. Everyone is outraged! Just take a morning scroll through Twitter and you’ll no doubt see that someone is upset about something and they want you to know it! Partly fueled by social media and partly fueled by a lack of wisdom and discernment in society, we’re living in an outrage culture where anything that upsets us is worth screaming at the top of our lungs. Just take a peek at the headlines above, all from this past week.

But with so many people losing their mind and emotions on a daily basis, the question must be asked: Continue reading “Outraged About Everything and Nothing”

Why the Name and Why Now?

Why “the other David Jones”? When your parents name you something so basic, every new person you meet from kindergarten on up wants to remind you that you share a name with Davy Jones of the Monkees and that Davie Bowie’s real name also was David Jones. You quickly find out that your name is so American and generic that it is on the No Fly List because terrorists have adopted your name to try to sneak into the country. And people everywhere will say to you, “I once knew a guy named David Jones. He was <insert anything>. You must be the other David Jones.”

As most people know, Continue reading “Why the Name and Why Now?”