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Stones of Remembrance

I have twin boys who just turned 16 last month. My wife is the one who always tries to make sure they feel special on their birthday. She often does this by decorating the house with confetti, banners, balloons and other Happy birthday paraphernalia on their special day. This year, she got a banner from […]

A New Perspective on Coaching

Recently on The Today Show, Tom Brokaw shared a video segment on the latest workplace trend, WeWork, a communal office space, which, not surprisingly, is a trend that is being driven by Millennials. The Four minute video can be seen here on Yahoo, but it was something Brokaw said in the post-piece discussion with the other […]

I know so much yet don’t know anything

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all that there is to know and do and that it’s impossible to keep track of what is really important? In the modern age, we are exposed to so much so quickly. We can know what is going on anywhere around the world at any given time. If I […]

Two Views of Freedom – The Amplified Life, Part 2

Freedom. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Probably because our family just spent 5 days in Washington, D.C. on our first real vacation in 3 years. As we walked around the city, touring the museums and visiting the many monuments, it was a reminder to me that we live in a pretty […]

What is the Amplified Life?

In the 1984 rock documentary comedy spoof “This is Spinal Tap”, there’s a classic scene where the lead guitarist is explaining to the film director that their amps have that extra push because the volume knob goes up to 11 instead of the traditional top value of 10 (You can watch the 50 second clip […]

Welcome to OC Amplified!

Welcome to OC Amplified – the website for the Millennial ministry of Cru Orange County. This is the central communication hub for information regarding events and activities as well as Leadership Development Groups for the OC Millennial ministry.