The Beauty of Answering God’s Call to Step out of My Comfort Zone


To know me is to know that having brunch on a rooftop patio in Uptown Dallas is about as outdoorsy as I get. However, the Lord has a great sense of humor and loves calling me into areas where He knows are out of my comfort zone. In fact, God got a good laugh about a month ago when He called me to go to Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista, Colorado, for Young Life camp for a week! Minus me being sick for two days, I was filled with so much joy after trusting God to guide me through a week in a place that was unfamiliar. Here’s what can happen when we allow ourselves to experience the beauty of answering God’s call to take a walk outside of our comfort zones. Continue reading

From String Bean to Dad Bod: A Man’s Guide to Finding the Best Swimwear

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We’re a few weeks away from Memorial Day weekend: the official start of sweet, sweet summertime! Whether you’re planning to float down a river for six hours or impress the ladies by performing cannonball dives at your local watering hole, it’s crucial that you’re rocking the right swimwear. Check out this guide to finding the perfect pair for your physique!

 

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Never Met Desperate, Don’t Know Lonely: Why You Should Embrace the Gift of Singleness

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At an age where we’re going to weddings every other weekend and running into our Tinder matches in the checkout line at the grocery store, there seems to be lots of pressure to find a life partner.  As a born and bred southern boy, I’ve spent my entire life watching couples get married early in adulthood, sometimes even before they’re old enough to consume an adult beverage. Before I go any further, let me put it out there that I’m not dogging anyone who is married, engaged or has these desires; I’m simply acting as a megaphone for us singles who get the pity looks from our peers just because we’re going into our 30’s solo. Continue reading

A Man’s Musk: What’s Your Man-Scent?

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Men, I need y’all to listen. Axe Body Spray is NOT a cologne and you’re not 15, so STOP dowsing your shirts with it! It’s time to upgrade to a fragrance with a linger that’s complimentary to the type of guy you are. From a man’s man to an ultimate hipster, and everything in between, check out this handy-dandy guide to finding your perfect scent!

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I’m On a Boat: Four Cruises You Need to Take in 2015

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2015 is the year of cruise vacations! The new year is not only seeing the launch of a number of luxurious new cruise ships, but the opening of new destinations will grant access to the world’s most remote places greatly more accessible. US News & World Report evaluated 15 cruise lines in five categories, taking into account key factors, such as health evaluations, traveler approval and reputation among critics, to determine the best cruise lines of 2015. Before you solidify your travel plans for the year, let’s explore the cruise lines that came out on top. Continue reading

10 Gadgets Featured at CES That We All Need in Our Lives

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Techie types and gadget geeks from all over the world have assembled in Las Vegas this week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show! CES serves as a global stage for the next generation of innovators to showcase their breakthrough technologies to the marketplace. While there are many tech products yet to be featured, (20,000 in total) here are 10 awesome tech devices that are creating a lot of buzz! Continue reading

Top Seven Cities Throwing the Best New Year’s Eve Parties

In just a few days, we’ll all gather with our friends and family to say goodbye to 2014 and cheers to do it bigger and better in 2015! While you’re planning out how you’re going to bring in the new year, check out the cities throwing the most impressive last hurrahs! Continue reading

“Yes, Grandma, I’m Still Single:” Five Quick-Fire Ways to Survive the Holidays with Family

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It’s that time of year yet again where many of us are forced to spend an unnecessary extended amount of time with our families. As a bachelor living over 500 miles away from his family, I find this to be very difficult as for the majority of the year I’m not around the drama and judgment that comes with a big family. Nevertheless, it’s our duty as good ole southerners to put on our “bless your heart” fake smiles and explain over and over again why being 27 and unmarried doesn’t mean something’s wrong with me, and awkwardly interact with our weird cousins with whom we have nothing in common. Here’s how I plan to muster through these holiday family gatherings without going completely insane. Continue reading

Six BASIC Fall Things That Make Me Not Completely Hate This Season #IMissSummer

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To know me is to know that I’m tropical. I was raised in the humidity of New Orleans, LA, I’ve never taken a cold-weather vacation and my mood is definitely less bubbly on days of extreme dismal weather. However, as much as I hate to admit it, there are a few things that come about during the fall months that I can muster up a enough strength to enjoy. Continue reading

The Cosby Show Turns 30: A Look Back at Everyone’s Favorite Moments

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Two days ago marked 30 years since the world was introduced to Cliff,  Claire, Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy Huxtable–the immediate family who made up one of the best family sitcoms of all time, The Cosby Show. From 1984-1992, we were drawn into stories of what it looked like to be a child in an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. Thanks to syndication, The Cosbys are a household name spanning over generations who weren’t even born during the show’s original eight season run. Here’s a look back at some of The Cosby Show’s most notable scenes! Continue reading