The Good Stuff (15/8)

Every week I’ll try to share some articles, blogs, images that I’ve found interesting or inspiring – the good stuff! The aim is to learn and promote learning – yet not forgetting the fun in the process! 🙂

An Atheists Point of View: Why Christians Aren’t Being Heard – It would do Christians well to learn from fellow atheists and investigate the evidences and reason for belief that lead to the truth, says the president of the secular society. Interesting read, but makes me curious why he has yet to come to faith?

50 Rules For Dads Of Daughters – While no one is prepared for parenting in the real sense, there’s nothing we should not try to do in being good parents. If I had a daughter, I’d probably try some of these.

Should Pastors Try To Be Cool? – Just a interesting article that I’m sure pastors struggle with all the time from hairstyles to whether today is checks or lines.

A House Of Windows – A window-washers nightmare. What I thought that was pretty cool was the whole place was built kinda like in the middle of the forrest. See it below:

Nick Olson. Maker of the house.

 

Check out this video of Steve Jobs talking about the rules for success.

 

The Good Stuff (8/8)

Every week I’ll try to share some articles, blogs, images that I’ve found interesting or inspiring – the good stuff! The aim is to learn and promote learning – yet not forgetting the fun in the process! 🙂

Fittest Man On Earth – The “Fittest Man on Earth” is 26, stands at 5 feet, 9 inches, weighs 195 pounds, and is on fire for Jesus.

Structuring A Ministry Workweek – Useful article not just for pastors for full time Christian workers like me. There is not part time but I’m full time all the time. “If I could choose one word to describe the structure of a common workweek for a pastor, it would be “messy.” Pastoral ministry is less about a vocation, and more about a lifestyle. If you call yourself a pastor, you are likely on duty 24/7/365. Your life is far more like that of a small business owner than a teacher or professor, with set classroom times and office hours.”

Using Your Saturday’s Well – A few good links from Matt Perman on how to maximize your weekends. Article includes a liturgy for Saturdays, having a personal mission statement and recommendations for project management software. Personally, I find Trello to be incredibly useful.

I’m enjoying these few books that I really take turns reading:

By Stephen Covey. I read this for personal development.

By Stephen Covey. I read this for personal development.

By Bill Hybels. I'm learning practical leadership skill here.

By Bill Hybels. I’m learning practical leadership skill here.

A helpful book realigning my focus back on the Gospel and person of Jesus.

A helpful book realigning my focus back on the Gospel and person of Jesus.

By Erik Metaxas. Savoring slowly this biography.

By Erik Metaxas. Savoring slowly this biography.

 

The Good Stuff (1/8)

Every week I’ll try to share some articles, blogs, images that I’ve found interesting or inspiring – the good stuff! The aim is to learn and promote learning – yet not forgetting the fun in the process! 🙂

What Pre-marital Counselling Didn’t Teach Me – This article is so good and I have to reread it again (thus it’s saved on my Pocket webapp). “The thing is, we can’t really plan for the unknown. But we can plan that the unknown will occur. So how do we do this? The secret is not in a chart or checklist, nor is it in most marriage books. The secret is in the good news—the gospel—that changes everything.”

In Lieu of Money, Toyota Donates Efficiency To New York Charity – Now this is something you don’t see every day. We are starting to see the rise of design thinking and engineering in every realm of business is. I’m sure there’s more to come.

Most Creative People in Business 2013“Data Geeks, world-changers, actors, rappers and all types of innovators prove the value of creativity at a crucial time in business.”

10 Life Lessons from Calvin and Hobbes – I’m enjoying this from one of my favorite comic strips. Savoring it slowly. Here’s a good one:

The Most Important Things You Learn Aren’t From School

The Most Important Things You Learn Aren’t From School

Isn’t she the cutest ever?

Love this comment; “Appa, boojhikhjikoojokoo. Sounds about right.”