Brian Buchanan

Lauren Hill

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This morning southwest Ohio lost one of it’s heroes. Lauren Hill was young woman who bravely fought cancer and inspired millions doing it. In a world where the news is usually filled with negative stories about humanity at it’s worst her story was about hope. Take a few minutes and watch the tribute video from WKRC-TV: Let her story and her life inspire you to make a difference and impact others. Thank you #22 for being a source of inspiration to a city and nation that needed it.  

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Passion: The Bright Light of Glory – Book Review

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Passion: The Bright Light of Glory By Louie Giglio In the early 2000’s I got connected with the Passion movement. I attended as a student and later helped out as a “door holder” (volunteer). I loved the part of this book that included a history of Passion and what it’s about. Some of it I knew but I did learn a bunch of new things about Louie and the team and the beginning of it. The compilation of messages and stories are weaved together almost like a scrapbook of the…read more

The God First Life – Book Review

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The God First Life by Stovall Weems I got a chance to meet Stovall and take a personal tour of his church a few years back and really was taken back by how orderly everything there is. This book helps show that life really is un-ordered if it’s not putting God first. This book tackles questions like what does it mean to put God first and what are some practical ways to do that. It’s short enough that you can read it in a week but in-depth enough that you…read more

Settled

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Moving sucks. My wife and I recently moved from South Carolina to Ohio. For 6 weeks during that transition I was living up here and she was still in the south. That separation (even though we knew it was temporary) was a struggle. It was worth going through all that knowing that in the end we’d have a much better life and opportunity up here. The motto of this quick post is to look at the big picture. Yes you might be dealing with pain or hurt or a struggle……read more

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Ohio here we come!

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 After meeting in Savannah and getting married there, Amber and I made the decision to move to Charleston. She found a great opportunity and we thought since Charleston was bigger than Savannah I would quickly find something as well. We had ups and downs here but I don’t think we ever felt like Charleston was home. We were away from both our families (hers in Savannah and mine in Ohio) and finding time to visit both and balancing all of that was tough. We made a decision to either move…read more

Lessons from Skyline Chili

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This week I learned that Ruth from Skyline retired. Ruth was an amazing example of living your faith out at your workplace. She was a waitress at a Skyline Chili by Cincinnati Christian University. The 2 years I attended Bible college there I probably ate at that Skyline 100+ times. My friends and I had our own booth, Ruth had our orders memorized so we never needed a menu, and we’d share prayer requests with her and pray for her requests. On my birthday one year they decorated the dining…read more

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Hire Me!

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I am currently available to take on freelance projects related to a variety of things. If you need help with web design, web development, working with WordPress, graphic design, managing social media campaigns, or video production I am interested in hearing more about your needs and discussing how I can help. My passion is using technology and design to help businesses and individuals tell their story. You can reach me via social media (@HolyCityGeek or /HolyCityGeek) or email me at Brian [at] bblive [dot] cc.

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My Extreme Engagement (Four Years Later)

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Four years ago I did something way outside my comfort zone. As an introvert the thought of being on camera or on stage totally freaks me out. I’m a behind the scenes type of guy. The week before Thanksgiving in 2010 I was involved in an episode of

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Choose Your Own Adventure

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“We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.” – Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) in the movie Interstellar   In elementary school I used to read every “Choose Your Own Adventure” book I could get my hands on.  Besides R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” it is probably the only book series I really enjoyed outside of what school made me read. I’m sure I earned many free Pizza Hut pizzas from reading CYOA…read more

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