Each week I like to share with you four resources that have challenged, sharpened or encouraged me. These recommendations aren’t necessarily church related or even spiritually focused. They aren’t doctrinal statements. They are just a few recommended reads, listens, learnings, or restaurants.
Here’s this week’s 4forFRIDAY with ACHUCKAllen
An Awesome ReadAs Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God:
My good friend, Bobby McGraw gave me a copy of this book and I couldn’t put it down. Nothing captures the biblical foundation for this journey better than Peterson’s teachings over his twenty-nine years as a pastor. As Kingfishers Catch Fire offers a never-before-published collection of these teachings to anyone longing for a richer, truer spirituality. Peterson’s strikingly beautiful prose and deeply grounded insights usher us into a new understanding of how to live out the good news of the Word made flesh.
A Great 5-Minute Read:
6 Leadership Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way
Everybody loves to focus on the things you must do to be a great leader. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this approach, it’s often our weaknesses or things we don’t know that end up hurting us the most. Out of all the information out there in the world, there are things you know (<1%) and things you know you don’t know (max 5%). And then there are things you don’t know that you don’t know (more than 95%.) Oftentimes, it’s what you don’t know that you don’t know that crushes you and inhibits you and your team from reaching its full potential.
A Solid Financial Read
It seems that these days, everyone is talking about a minimalist lifestyle. From tiny homes to possessing less stuff, to even minimizing the dependency on money, a minimalist lifestyle is very attractive to folks looking for a change. But how about saving money? It seems many assume that if you go minimalist, you automatically save tons of money. The reality is the savings and budgeting changes. In this article, the author wants to share with you how to save money as a minimalist!
A Great Bag for Professional and Commuters from Ebags.com:
Corporate Casual meets Professional. We’ve taken a different point of view when it comes to a laptop backpack. Gone are the bungee cords, exterior mesh pockets, carabineer clips, and all of the other outdoor/sports bling that has no place in a professional setting. The Professional Slim Laptop Backpack features an all-black dress code that doesn’t look out of place in an office setting despite being a backpack.
And a quote I’m pondering from the Joe Gibbs, Super Bowl Coach of the Washington Redskins and Owner of the Nascar team Joe Gibbs Racing: “The further you go in life, the more you realize what you’re going to leave this earth. It’s not going be, “It was a great platform. It was great to win the Super Bowl.” But, really and truly what you’re going to leave this earth is the influence on others.”
Thanks for Joining Me Today,