The Good Stuff (13/8)

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! 🙂

Are You Needed In Your Church? – Very good blog I love reading. This is an especially needed-to-be-written article especially to the next generation. She asks a very pertinent question we should ask ourselves,“I think ultimately it comes down to this: Are we serving for the benefit of the Body, or for our own self-fulfillment?”

3 Steps To Develop A Culture Of Service – MIssional is the buzz word in protestant evangelical churches now a days. Ed Stetzer begins a series of articles addressing the transition into being a missional church and he talks about service. Good read for leaders especially.

Better Discipleship – Are you into discipleship? Then you have to read this. I’m convicted to change how I disciple others. Ed Stetzer shares 5 ways to fix discipleship (if you’re doing it wrong).

10 Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples – I’d recommend this article for single and married people alike. My personal belief is in the biblical complementary roles of husband and wife in marriage, and thru many teachings and courses I’ve attended have come to know some of these principles here as true. Nevertheless, the most important thing is to apply them.

You have probably seen this video around, but if you haven’t and have heard of a man named Steve Jobs, you might like this.

 

The Good Stuff (3/8)

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! 🙂

Productivity Czar David Allen’s Secret to Getting Things Done – “This brings to bear to prescient points: that our decisions get better when we map them out and that the work we’re flying at presently needs to be grounded in long-term thinking.”

You Never Marry The Right Person – Wonderful article by Tim Keller. A quote that’s awesome at length, “Destructive to marriage is the self-fulfillment ethic that assumes marriage and the family are primarily institutions of personal fulfillment, necessary for us to become “whole” and happy. The assumption is that there is someone just right for us to marry and that if we look closely enough we will find the right person. This moral assumption overlooks a crucial aspect to marriage. It fails to appreciate the fact that we always marry the wrong person. We never know whom we marry; we just think we do. Or even if we first marry the right person, just give it a while and he or she will change. For marriage, being [the enormous thing it is] means we are not the same person after we have entered it. The primary challenge of marriage is learning how to love and care for the stranger to whom you find yourself married.” 

10 Myths About Introverts – I found this extremely self descriptive. I can identify with it.

And for fun….

Use Google as a timer with a simple search command.

One of my favourtie subscriptions on YouTube is Smarter Every Day. This is just one of the videos that make me wish I still studied science!

 

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.”