This weekend’s roundup includes Kindle Deals on men who love fierce women, God’s crime scene, and several classic collections, as well as plenty of talk on Charlottesville.
If you are an older brother or sister, a husband or wife, a teacher, parent, project manager, writer, speaker, deacon, pastor, coach, person with friends, or anyone that relates with other people, you have influence. As your influence grows, you will face temptations that could destroy you.
In this post, I discuss two particular temptations I have found that we least expect to face when we are young influencers.
Is there a specific age one should be before taking on public ministry? Are there certain credentials he should have before he’s ready for that kind of influence?
Maybe. But in today’s post I share something that matters more than age and more than credentials. Without this, no one is ready to say anything publicly.
Good morning, folks! It’s Saturday morning and I’m starting something new. At least, I’m going to experiment with it for a month and see how you all like it.
I call it “Weekend Roundup.” What this means is that every Friday I’m going to roundup the best articles I’ve read the previous week and think would of interest to you and link to them with a brief description of what they’re about. I will also link to the post that was most read on my blog this week (just in case you missed it), as well as give you a behind the scenes update of what is happening in my life or with the blog.
Have you ever felt unsure of what to do as you watched a friend grieve a loved-one? My wife recently lost a cousin in a tragic car accident. As I watched the family grieve I found myself wondering what to do.
There really is nothing one can do at a time like that to alleviate pain. And the pain is so deep and excruciating, it’s almost mockery to pretend we can identify. So, as we drove the thirteen hours to where the funeral would be held, and as I watched the family and their loved-ones grieve, unsure of my role in a time like that, I kept asking myself, “What do people do for me that feel good to me as I grieve?”
If you have ever found yourself in a similar situation, wondering what to do for your grieving friends, I’d like to share a few insights from my own journey that I think will be meaningful for anyone walking through grief. First, let me say a few things everyone, those looking on and those going through it, need to know about grief.
We’ve been doing a lot of driving lately, and I’ve been listening to quite a few podcasts. I don’t know if you get into podcasts much, but I love listening to them. When I’m not driving through three States in one day, I listen to them while washing dishes, sorting email, cleaning my office, mowing lawn, or picking the lint out of between families toes. Actually, I don’t do that last one. But if I did, I’d listen to a podcast while doing it.
It may or may not surprise you what all I listen to. I like learning about business, marketing, writing, theology, productivity, faith, mystery and missions. This list resembles a smattering of each, and certainly aren’t listed in any particular order. Here are some of my favorites: