In an interview with Forbes, Haydn Shaw, a researcher of generational differences for over twenty years, talks about why Millennials leave companies after a brief period of time and what organizations should do to retain them.
Loved this monologue by Jay Mohr at Nascar’s Champions Week banquet!
A 6-yr old boy displaced due to domestic violence wishes for a LeapFrog and its device learning games for Christmas.
Every month, our Breakaway Outreach ministry is serving women and children displaced due to domestic violence. Twelve children have already been adopted for Christmas gifts and winter clothing. We’ve just been given an added referral for a 6-yr old boy in secure care whose only wish for Christmas is a LeapFrog device and some associated learning games. If you wish to adopt this child for a gift, simply contact Cindy Larche at email@example.com.
This untitled and unattributed poem came from a little volume by V. Raymond Edman titled The Disciplines of Life:
When God wants to drill a man,
And thrill a man,
And skill a man
To play the noblest part;
When He yearns with all His heart
To create so great and bold a man
That all the world shall be amazed,
Watch His methods, watch His ways!
How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him,
And with mighty blows converts him
Into trial shapes of clay which
Only God understands;
While his tortured heart is crying
And he lifts beseeching hands!
How He bends but never breaks
When his good He undertakes;
How He uses whom He chooses,
And with every purpose fuses him;
By every act induces him
To try His splendor out
God knows what He’s about
“Safe” theology is not only the antithesis to your becoming fully alive, it is the bedrock to a misspent life—one full of many regrets.
We all want more courage. More boldness. More audacity. But audacity comes with a cost. We safely Tweet and Instagram our favorite quotes about courage. We often pray abstractedly for more courage—not even considering the price it requires. Then we wonder why our lives are still so full of fear, worry, anxiety, mediocrity, and trepidation. It’s because a life of audacity… a life of no regrets comes with a cost. In order to experience the fullness of courage God longs to fill us with, we must be willing to give up our need to feel comfortable and safe. It’s a demand that goes against the forces of our nature. Everything in us yearns for comfort and security. Read the rest of The Perils of “Safe” Theology »
“It is not daily increase but daily decrease; hack away the unessential.” Bruce Lee quotes
Today is my son’s last day as a 9-yr old. In honor of that, I asked Zach (he recently decided he no longer wanted to spell his name “Zack” and, no, it’s not because he’s running from the law!) what the Top 9 highlights of his life have been to date. His random thoughts, though not in any particular order, were:
1. Coming into this world and meeting you guys (his family).
2. Watching Star Wars the first time.
3. Being there when Kenzie was born (his baby sister).
4. Moving to Tennessee (I think this has to do with the camouflage in his wardrobe!)
5. Being baptized by Dad.
6. First mission trip to Germany.
7. First family vacation in Boone, NC.
8. Learning movie-making (he’s a Lego Movie Maker junkie!).
9. Playing baseball.