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I’m Not A Bum; I’m A Human Being

I’m Not A Bum; I’m A Human Being

Yesterday I was restless, and when I'm restless sometimes I'll surf videos on YouTube. Yesterday I stumbled across this interview with Ronald Davis, a homeless man in Chicago. He was wearing the same barn jacket that I own except his was significantly more worn out....

Baby Photos, Disciple, Red, TFK, and Skillet

Baby Photos, Disciple, Red, TFK, and Skillet

Stress happens. It's something that happens to us on a day-to-day basis, and everyone deals with it in a variety of ways. Call me strange, but I've been dealing with stress in a couple of polar opposite manners: baby photos and heavy metal.  I work in a marketing...

New Young & Free (Y&F) Snapbacks & Beanies

New Young & Free (Y&F) Snapbacks & Beanies

Young and Free (AKA Y&F) is at it again producing some great new music (including the 5-song EP "This Is Living") as well as some great new snapbacks and beanies. Hillsong Young & Free (Y&F) Music Let's start with the music. Have you had a chance to listen...

Introducing Our God Over Bacon T-Shirt

Introducing Our God Over Bacon T-Shirt

I'm from Iowa. We like our fair share of bacon here. Last week, professional golfer Mark Calcavecchia, won The Principal Charity Classic wearing bacon-patterned pants. My local donut shop offers bacon maple donuts. At the Iowa State Fair you can get a Bacon Mac N...

10 More Cool Christian Snapback Hats

10 More Cool Christian Snapback Hats

Last fall, we wrote a blog post about our 10 favorite Christian apparel snapback hats. You guys definitely have good taste, and we're proud to say that we've driven a lot of traffic to some great Christian brands to check out their gear. This year, we've discovered...

New Hillsong United Empires T-Shirts

New Hillsong United Empires T-Shirts

Today's a great day. Want to know why?  It's because Hillsong United's new album "Empires" launched worldwide. That's worth celebrating right? What's also great is that Hillsong United will be touring this summer on the Outcry Tour with artists including: Jesus...

Best of 2014: Top 10 Christian Shirts

Best of 2014: Top 10 Christian Shirts

I've never really done anything "by the book" so it makes perfectly good sense to me to take time out of the middle of the year to recap 2014 and our top 10 best-selling Christian t-shirts. But first, let me say thanks. Last year was an epic year for Lighten Up Gear,...

Lighten Up Gear Is Back Online

Lighten Up Gear Is Back Online

A couple of weeks ago, my previous hosting provider decided to take my website (along with a few others) hostage. It's a long story (thankfully it wasn't anything I did), but I ultimately decided to transfer my domains and hosting service over to my new friends at...

Favorite T-Shirt from SoCal Vacation

Favorite T-Shirt from SoCal Vacation

Last week, my family was on vacation in Southern California (San Diego / Carlsbad) having some great family time and enjoying the sun. (It was a long winter in Iowa...although I got a lot of respect for the folks in Boston, MA). My wife loves the beach. Now you know....

The Best Sermon on Forgiveness

The Best Sermon on Forgiveness

A couple of weeks ago, Pastor Troy Nesbitt (the lead pastor of Cornerstone Church of Ames & Ankeny) gave one of the most heartfelt, passionate and stirring sermons I've ever heard on forgiveness. I was so moved I immediately shared it with my parents and some of...

Dinner Devotionals for Families

Dinner Devotionals for Families

If your family is like mine, then dinners can be a little crazy and hectic. It used to be a lot crazier when our children were younger - especially our twin sons. Trying to feed two toddlers as a family just didn't work so a lot of times we'd just have dinner after...

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