The Death of Reading is Threatening the Soul by Philip Yancey
We read blogs, news articles, twitter and Facebook. So why does Philip Yancey claim that reading is dying? Studies show the “tyranny of the urgent” is actually causing society to abandon actual deep, concentrated reading at an alarming rate. Learn more about the crises, how to overcome it, and why we actually have all the time in the world to read.
I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To a large degree, they have formed my professional and spiritual life.
5 Ways Of Teaching Our Kids To Be Human by Joshua Straub
Being human isn’t something your children learn on their own in today’s culture. In a world where most children spend hours in front of a screen each day, it’s vital that Godly families become intentional about seizing the small opportunities that form their children into human beings. Here are five simple, doable activities that profoundly shape your children’s hearts.
We took our kids camping in a tent this summer. I have no idea why, but we decided four nights and five days would be a good amount of time for the first time camping with a two and four-year-old. You read that right. Four nights. Five days.
5 Ways to Save $1500 by Art Rainer
One of the first goals of completely transforming your finances is to save $1500 for emergencies. That amount can seem daunting, but it’s a lot easier than it looks. Here are five practical ways to get that emergency account fully funded and move on to your next finial goal.
If you have read The Money Challenge, you are familiar with the eight money milestones: Milestone 1: Start giving, Milestone 2: Save $1,500 for a minor emergency. Milestone 3: max out your 401(k) or 403(b) match. Milestone 4: Pay off all debt except your mortgage.
Milestone 5: Save 3-6 months of living expenses for a job-loss level emergency. Milestone 6: Put 15% of your gross income to retirement. Milestone 7: Save for college or pay off your mortgage. Milestone 8: Live generously.
Richard Branson’s Secret to Being More Productive, in Just 2 Words by Julian Hayes II
He doesn’t recommend a book, a specific business strategy, or an insider leadership tip as the secret for his success. Billionaire Richard Branson attributes lower stress, increased brain power, self-confidence, and business success to one two-word phrase. Read about it here.
When it comes to inspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, Richard Branson is at the top of most lists. After all, he’s a billionaire who has started over 400 companies and is easily in the running for the busiest individual in the world while still enjoying life.
Ways to Teach Your Kids the Bible by Jon Nielson
Studying the bible each day with young children can seem like a daunting task. Jon Nielson offers six practical and age-appropriate ways to get the Word of God into you’re children’s hearts and minds.
I’m a father of three young kids. I can’t think of many things more important for them than regular exposure to the living Word of God. If you’re a Christian parent of young children, I assume you share the same conviction: Your kids need to hear from God, and you long for them to listen carefully to his good Word.