If you’re a dad, I highly recommend you consider reading Jon Tyson’s latest book – The Intentional Father. Jon is a sharp, reasoned thinker, pastor and author. Check out the book description below.
Self-initiation is killing our young men. Without strong mentors, boys are walking alone into a wilderness of conflicting messages about who they should be as men. It’s no wonder that our sons are confused about what the world expects from them and what they should expect of themselves.
The Intentional Father is the antidote. This concise book is filled with practical steps to help men raise sons of consequence–young men who know what they believe, know who they are, and will stand up against the negative cultural trends of our day. Jon Tyson lays out a clear path for fathers and sons that includes specific activities, rites of passage, and significant “marking moments” that can be customized to fit any family.
It’s not enough to hope our sons will become good men. We need them to be good at being men. This book shows how fathers, grandfathers, and other male mentors can lead the way.
These doughnuts are AH-MAZ-ING! Laura and I tried these on an recent trip to Nashville. (Thanks for the recommendation Cory and Rachel!) I tried the Carmel Bliss and the Maple Bacon. Laura tried Blueberry Hill and one other that I can’t remember the name. All really good! Check out the webisite for locations across the country.
I remember hearing about a case in Baltimore about a few bad cops. I stumbled across this podcast from the BBC that tells more of the story. It was very interesting to listen. It made me even more grateful for the good guys I know out there.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Raising a son is real work, but we have to get this right, because if we don’t teach our sons, the world will. If we don’t teach our sons about women pornography will if we don’t teach our sons about friendship, they’ll live a life of loneliness. If we don’t teach our sons about leadership, they’ll be followers all their lives. Being a father is not about efficiency. It’s about discipleship. Father is not about time management. It’s about heart development.” — Jon Tyson on the Dad Awesome Podcast
John Mark Comer’s newest book releases tomorrow. I was grateful to receive an advanced copy and have found it really helpful. John Mark is a great writer and great thinker. In this book, he revisits an ancient framework for understanding the battle we find ourselves in. In a sense, it’s his manifesto. If you are looking for inner peace, I encourage you to check this book out!
We are at war. Not with a foreign government or domestic terrorists or a creepy new artificial intelligence hell-bent on taking over the world. No, it’s a war we feel deep inside our own chests: we are at war with lies.
The problem isn’t so much that we tell lies but that we live them. We let them into our bodies, and they sabotage our peace. All around us in the culture and deep within our own body memories are lies: deceptive ideas that wreak havoc on our emotional health and spiritual well-being, and deceptive ideas about who God is, who we are, and what the good life truly is.
The choice is not whether to fight or not fight, but whether we win or surrender.
Ancient apprentices of Jesus developed a paradigm for this war; they spoke of the three enemies of the soul: the devil, the flesh, and the world. Live No Lies taps into this ancient wisdom from saints of the Way and translates the three enemies for the modern era, with all its secularism and sophistication. As a generation, we chuckle at the devil as a premodern myth, we are confused by Scripture’s teaching on the flesh in an age where sensual indulgence is a virtue not a vice, and we have little to no category for the New Testament concept of the world.
In this provocative and practical book, bestselling author John Mark Comer combines cultural analysis with spiritual formation. He identifies the role lies play in our spiritual deformation and lays out a strategic plan to overcome them.
Do you feel the tug-of-war in your own heart, the inner conflict between truth and lies? The spirit and the flesh? The Way of Jesus and the world? It’s time to start winning. It’s time to live no lies…
Apple recently released an updated iPad Mini. I picked one up last week and I’m loving it. I love the portability, the updated design, and (most importantly) the added support for the Apple Pencil 2.
My wife and I like watching true-crime tv shows. While traveling, we enjoying listening to the audio version of many of those shows. The Dateline podcast is a great example of one. These are great to listen to, especially while working out or traveling.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Love your enemies.” — Jesus of Nazareth
My friend Carey Nieuwhof has a fantast new book out called At Your Best: Hww to Get Time, Energy & Priorities Working Your Favor. This is a fantastic read. Carey does a great job of reminding us that while we have 168 hours in the week, not all hours are equal. There are hours that we are at our best. There are hours we are at our worst. And there is the in-between. Carey helps you sync doing what you are best at when you are at your best.
Overwhelmed. Overcommitted. Overworked. That’s the false script an inordinate number of people adopt to be successful. Does this sound familiar:
● Slammed is normal.
● Distractions are everywhere.
● Life gets reduced to going through the motions.
Tired of living that way? At Your Best gives you the strategies you need to win at work and at home by living in a way today that will help you thrive tomorrow.
Influential podcast host and thought leader Carey Nieuwhof understands the challenges of constant pressure. After a season of burnout almost took him out, he discovered how to get time, energy, and priorities working in his favor. This approach freed up more than one thousand productive hours a year for him and can do the same for you.
At Your Best will help you…
● replace chronic exhaustion with deep productivity
● break the pattern of overpromising and never accomplishing enough
● clarify what matters most by restructuring your day
● master the art of saying no, without losing friends or influence
● discover why vacations and sabbaticals don’t really solve your problems
● develop a personalized plan to recapture each day so you can break free from the trap of endless to-dos
Start thriving at work and at home as you discover how to be at your best.
Laura took me on a day full of birthday fun on Saturday. We started the day with brunch in Midtown Atlanta at The Lawrence. Neither of us had heard of it before, but it looked trendy and fun. As it turns out, it was national cheeseburger day, so I tried their buger – The Larry – it did not disappoint! Imagine: Two 3.5 oz Beef & Pork Patties, American Cheese, Bacon, Pickles, Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Larry Sauce, Mustard, coupled with garlic fries! So good!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Balanced people don’t change the world. Passionate people do.” — Carey Nieuwhof