Andy Denen

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MySpace, Metal, and Friendships (Part 3)

If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2, I’d encourage you to do so. This might make more sense with some backstory. Plus it’s just funny to read about people getting sent to the principal’s office in 4th grade, right? Remember MySpace? That was a big deal. If you’re reading this and you DON’T remember it than I’ve officially hit “old man” status and will be looking at time

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…I’ll Show You Your Future (Part 2)

If you haven’t read my post from yesterday, you can do so here. So, I go to my fourth grade class with my box full of goodies in hand, happy and excited to announce my arrival into the “box club.” And it worked! I was in. We hung out at recess with our boxes and talked about all the other people who didn’t have boxes and we bartered and exchanged

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Show Me Your Friends… (Part 1)

Fourth grade was a crazy year for me. I thought if I left my mom at all, something bad was going to happen to her. There was an entire month where I didn’t make it through a full school day without needing her to come pick me up. It got to the point where she had to work in the nurse’s office and the library just so I could have the peace

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“Get Out!” (What’s My Boat Part? 1)

Have you ever walked into a bathroom when someone else is using it? Yeah. It’s the worst. I honestly don’t know who it traumatizes more… the person using the bathroom or the person intruding. So. Much. Vulnerability. And sometimes the person being walked in on tries to be so polite, “There’s someone in here.” A gentle tone, a calm demeanor. I feel like it’s ok to be completely rude in

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Fear Is A Liar

I tend to over exaggerate. Mostly for humor’s sake. Something happens that is kind of funny. But when I retell the story to friends, it’s pumped up a bit for comedic value. Usually it works. I assume everyone can sense my sarcasm and believes the story to be less dramatic than I portrayed it to be, but I can’t be certain. My wife always keeps me in check with it

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It’s Here!

Welcome to the new andydenen.com. I’m thrilled you’ve stopped by and can’t wait to engage in discussions about life, God, culture and everything in between. For a long time I’ve followed people like Carlos Whittaker, Michael Hyatt, Mark Batterson, and Jon Acuff just to name a few – I’ve been inspired & challenged by their honesty, transparency and ability to use a platform to develop a meaningful community. I hope

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