Need some Weekly Wisdom? Here are my favorite resources of the week.
VERSE OF THE WEEK
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone [Isaiah 9:2].
BOOK OF THE WEEK
How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity by Matt Perman
Many people with great, world-changing ideas aren’t able to make them happen. Most people are trying to make a difference where they are, yet they feel overwhelmed, overloaded, and far too busy. How do you get “unstuck” – without resorting to complex systems that take more time to keep up than they actually save?
How to Get Unstuck answers this question by introducing readers to ten core principles that are at the heart of becoming an effective person for the glory of God. These principles are flexible enough for people to adapt and apply them to their own life and context. Also included is a plan for getting started in using these principles and applying them to real life.
This book is more than just good ideas that you read and never apply. How to Get Unstuck walks you step-by-step through the core principles that free you to be more effective in everything you do. How can we learn the discipline of personal effectiveness? Starting with the Scriptures and drawing on the best research How to Get Unstuck shows Christians how to live integrated lives. True effectiveness is doing something in God’s way and for God’s glory, and this book will show you how.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 of the Briefing by Al Mohler
As the days barrel toward December 25th and Christmas, as the year comes to an end, traditionally this is when you expect the political situation to calm down a bit, to become something of the background noise rather than the foreground noise in the culture.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Refuse to be average. -A.W. Tozer
SONG OF THE WEEK
One of my favorite Christmas songs from one of my favorite songwriters. Here is “Welcome to Our World” by Chris Rice.
POST OF THE WEEK
Just Drop the Blanket by Jason Soroski
Right in the middle of speaking, Linus drops the blanket.
Charlie Brown is best known for his uniquely striped shirt, and Linus is most associated with his ever-present security blanket. Throughout the story of Peanuts, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and others all work to no avail to separate Linus from his blanket. And even though his security blanket remains a major source of ridicule for the otherwise mature and thoughtful Linus, he simply refuses to give it up.
Until this moment. When he simply drops it.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Say “No” So You Can Say “Yes.” You can’t do everything. You have to decline some opportunities so you can accept others. The quicker we learn that, the more we can contribute.
In 2018, I made a weekly post on Fridays to share some weekly wisdom of resources that had helped me in the previous week. I am thankful for those posts, but I am charged to do some other things in the way of resources. That’s why this post will be the last one like this (maybe for a while – maybe forever).
Either way – thanks for connecting with this blog and I hope that upcoming resources will help you. Can’t wait to share them with you in the days to come!
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
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