Welcome to another round of great Stuff I Like from around the interwebs. It’s been almost two months since my last edition, and I found a bunch of great stuff to share with you. We had a full day yesterday, so a typical Saturday post comes to you on Sunday.
But first, a confession: I can get so consumed by all the stuff out there on the internet. I love to read blogs, listen to podcasts, and search my feed on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. I’m trying to cut back, and that’s partly why I put together Stuff I Like. I hope you don’t comb through the masses out there, and this is my best attempt to curate some great stuff for you and compile it in one place.
- For those of you out there with tweens – The Top 5 Middle School Problems Tweens Face. I discussed this one with my almost-13-year-old twins. As you remember, those middle school years can try a young man or woman’s soul. This article helped me better understand and remember some of the challenges tweens face in middle school.
- I found myself intrigued with this article by Michael Hyatt: Recovering the Lost Art of Note Taking. As someone who’s gone back and forth between analog and digital, I resonate with what Hyatt shared and continue to retreat back to good old pen and paper note taking. Of course, many advantages exist for both, but more and more I’m going back to hard copy books instead of Kindle and pen and paper instead of digital.
- In 2000, I remember attending the Passion: One Day event in Memphis, Tennessee. All of my favorites spoke and led worship (Louie Giglio, Voddie Baucham, Beth Moore, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nochels, and others). I also remember this old guy who spoke: John Piper. I laughed and wondered why this old dude was speaking at an event for college students and young adults. On the other side, I now have a great deal of respect and love for Piper. His talk was the highlight for me – How John Piper’s Seashells Swept Over a Generation (article and video).
- This Is About That. I’m obsessed with this short video about marriage. We will show this one in our premarried Merge class, and I can’t wait to use this to illustrate what marriage is really about. “Marriage, Paul says, refers to Christ and the Church. This video has been produced by Kings Church Eastbourne to show at the beginning of our wedding ceremonies, illustrating how the symbolism of marriage reflects the Christian gospel.”
- From my friend Preston Hagaman – 3 Things Every Healthy Marriage Talks About. Great list, and would provide some great discussion for you and your spouse.
What I’m Reading:
- 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, by Tony Reinke. So far, so good. I think this one will probably kick my butt!
- James For You, by Sam Alberry. We’re reading the book of James in our community group, and this book has been a great companion as we study James. So far I like all the commentaries I’ve used in this series (Galatians, Judges, Romans 1-7). They’re accessible for any reader.
- The Business of Faith: How to Lead Yourself, Unify Your Team, and Create a Remarkable Organization, by my friends Matt Levy & Jeff Ward. Full review coming soon, but this would be a great book for a follower of Christ to read along with his work team.
- How You Can Date Your Spouse According to the 5 Love Languages – Check out the revised and updated, 2017 Date Night Guides. I now have a guide for both DFW and a national guide.
- From the Watermark Community Church blog – What Can Happen to Your Marriage in 102 Minutes?
- Vulnerability: One of the Best Gifts You Can Give to Your Friends and Family – Why vulnerability is so tough for us but so important in our relationships.
Have you read any books or articles you want to share with other readers of this post? If so, comment below!