The weather in North Carolina is crazy. I love that we normally have four distinct seasons here, but we often go back and forth between temperatures quite a bit even within one season. Take Christmas, for example: this year we had a 70-degree Christmas instead of a white Christmas. But this past week or so, the weather has finally decided to be cold. Continue reading

The Way I Am

We have a children’s book at my house that I really like called The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen. In this book, there’s a fish who’s just always gloomy and depressing (don’t we all know people like that?), and he thinks he can’t change it because that’s just the way he is. Continue reading

The Struggles of Being a Sports Fan

Every fall I get super excited about the return of football season. The stretch from February to mid-September with no football is painful. As the season approaches, thoughts start to creep into my head. Thoughts like, “I think we have made some pretty good moves this offseason,” or “this could be the year we turn it around,” or “there should be no way that we miss the playoffs.” I have taught myself over the years to not dwell on those thoughts. Unfortunately, the teams I pull for have a certain way of crushing my hopes. Continue reading

Practice Makes Perfect

Read a post from our guest blogger, Katherine:

I’m sure most people have heard the common phrase “practice makes perfect.” This can be applied to learning a new language, mastering a theatrical production, or even ministering to people. All of these things may sound tricky if you have never experienced them, but with enough practice, you can become perfect at them (or at least better than you were before). I was able to get plenty of practice with all 3 of these things during my first missions trip to Nicaragua. Continue reading

Being a Doer

I love watching cooking competition shows on TV. If I had to choose, I’d probably say that’s my favorite kind of TV show, which is kind of ironic because I don’t really like cooking all that much. There’s something about those shows, though: the fierce competition, the strange challenges and ingredients, the judges, the (healthy?) dose of reality TV drama—I love it. Continue reading

The Real Issue

I was on campus a few months ago and someone came up to me and asked, “Can I ask you a question?” First of all, as a friend of mine likes to point out, she already asked me a question. Anyway, I told her yes and she started asking me what I thought about some things. I don’t even really remember what she was talking about, but I remember wanting to ask her what the point was. What did she want from me? What was she trying to get at? Continue reading

TV One Life Prize Pack Giveaway (Winners Announced!)

Hey TV One Lifers! Derek here. You may know me from some skits like: Man vs. Woods, Extreme Home Renovator and GiftWOW!

We are getting close to launching Season 5 of TV One Life, so I thought it’d be fun to launch a little giveaway. I mean, who doesn’t like free stuff?! Fill out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a TV One Life Prize Pack.

So, I know you’re thinking, “What does this prize pack include?” I’m glad you asked.

You will get a 2-Episode DVD of TV One Life, a T-Shirt from our Store (picked randomly by yours truly) and a super cool TV One Life Sticker to put on your wall/locker/notebook/guitar case/car/mobile device/friend.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter below and while you’re at it, tell some friends!

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P.S. – Here’s a little GiftWOW! for you. 🙂

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  • Contest is open to all residents of the United States.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly. Two (2) winners will each receive one (1) TV One Life Prize Pack, including a 2-Episode DVD, T-Shirt and Sticker.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. Make sure that the account you use to enter the contest includes your real name and a contact email or Facebook login.
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A Good Friend

If I’m not careful, sometimes I’ll end up hanging around some not-so-nice people. Now, I don’t intend to make friends with the wrong crowd; it just so happens that I make a lot of them and I’m not the best judge of who makes the best of friends. That’s why I trust in what God says about the friends we make! Continue reading