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Taking a Break

By Nate LaClaire —  April 16, 2010 — 3 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I spend my time. It seems that I find myself wasting a lot of time on Facebook or in front of the TV (or both simultaneously) or doing other things that drain me emotionally, physically, and spiritually. After reading and contemplating a blog post by Tony Steward, I’ve decided to follow the example of Michael Hyatt and combine it with a suggestion from my good friend Joanna Hoyt. Consequently, I’m observing TV Turnoff Week (aka Digital Detox Week), April 19-25, 2010, by turning off the TV, staying away from Internet video, and taking a break from social media, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social sites/tools. Since my work involves social media, I will have to monitor Facebook, Twitter, and some other social media sites for business purposes, but will use them for absolutely nothing personal and will limit my time on them as much as possible. I’m also observing a blog silence during the week, but that won’t impact my life much because of the (lack of) frequency with which I generally post to my blog.

I’m looking forward to the break and am contemplating how my life will change after April 25.

Would you like to join me? Comment below and let us know what you’re giving up as part of your digital detox from April 19 to 25.

See you on the other end!

Freeport-based concert ministry The Lighthouse Events is bringing two big names to Maine this spring: Jeremy Camp and Phillips, Craig & Dean! Jeremy Camp will be joined by his wife, Adie, on March 27 in Lewiston at Pathway Vineyard. PCD will be in Bangor at Abundant Life Church on May 21 and will be joined by Meredith Andrews. Both concerts promise to be fantastic! For more information, click the posters below.

Jeremy Camp Live Unplugged Tour. Click here. Phillips, Crain, and Dean with special guest Meredith Andrews. Click here.


A Christmas gift for you! My sister told me about this song after hearing it on the radio and I was excited to find it on YouTube. These guys are awesome! You’ll be rolling on the floor laughing after watching this.

The Ultimate Gift

By Nate LaClaire —  October 9, 2007 — Leave a comment

A couple weeks ago I finally went to FYE and bought The Ultimate Gift on DVD, after asking at the Bible Bookstore and being told that they had no plans of getting it. I watched it with my family the next night. I must say that if the trailer had been more honest, I probably wouldn’t have watched the movie. That might possibly have been the biggest mistake of my life. The Ultimate Gift is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Although heart-wrenching at times, the story is one of hope, of life not wasted, and of true love of the non-romantic nature (although the romantic kind may be found in the movie as well). Now I need to read the book. If you have not yet seen this movie, please take my advice: watch it today. I guarantee that you’ll come away a changed person. All of us can benefit in one way or another from The Ultimate Gift.

Warning: have a box of tissues handy when you watch this. My family agrees that we don’t regret watching the movie, but all five of us had tears in our eyes for much of the movie. You’ll find tearfully happy and tearfully sad moments, but the happy ones far outweigh the sad.

Tinpanic Steel Band

By Nate LaClaire —  September 7, 2007

I attended an awesome concert this evening! The performance was by the Tinpanic Steel Band and it was held at the Auburn Mall as part of the Mall’s Summer Concert Series. What an amazing performance! Truly awesome… Perhaps as much as the music itself, I enjoyed watching the performers and the audience, all of whom were having a ball. This is a group I definitely want to see again! And, I’m sure I’ll have a chance. Bryan Dench, an elder and worship leader at my church, is in the group and told me and some others at church about tonight’s concert. Well worth the time and the price can’t be beat! :-)

The Ultimate Gift

By Nate LaClaire —  August 23, 2007 — Leave a comment

I have to see this movie!

Updated Book List

By Nate LaClaire —  September 3, 2006 — Leave a comment

Great news! I’ve updated the list of books I have read. I finished The Summons by John Grisham today (I spent most of the afternoon reading it – I never do things like that!) and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of these days I’ll post something more substantial to my blog…

The Peter Fletcher concert at Ricker Library tonight was wonderful! Approximately 40 people attended and all appeared to enjoy the music immensely. I came home with three CD’s – one for my grandfather and two for me (and the family).

Now I am going to bed – I am exhausted!

As promised, more information regarding classical guitarist Peter Fletcher‘s concert in Poland is now available on the Friends of Ricker Memorial Library web site. Hurry and get your tickets before they are all gone!

Pilgrim’s Progress was written by John Bunyan on this day in 1678. Animotion Studios has released a very well-made audio drama of the book. Whether you have read the book or not, the audio drama adds life to this beautiful story.