Your Life Is Not A Beer Commercial

This year’s best Super Bowl spot, according to USA Today’s Ad Meter, was Budweiser’s “Lost Dog” spot.

It’s hard to argue against it. Puppies. Horses. An acoustic version of “500 Miles” sung beautifully by Sleeping At Last. Add it all up and it’s an emotional wallop that’s tough to beat.

But is it a great beer commercial? Continue reading

The Two Ways To Respond To Interruptions

“Not today.”

Wednesday night I was ready to go. I was in the zone for my usual Wednesday activities as Youth Pastor at The Hill. My lesson was memorized. Everything was in place for our game. The slides were set for the keynote. I was all prepared for kids to start showing up around 3:30.

And then the kids showed up with this:

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A stray dog. “Oh no,” I thought, “Not today.” Continue reading