Was Jesus a Swede?

Christmas-dinner-007Did you hear the funny story about a 5 year old girl who thought Jesus was a Swede?

This cute little girl was helping set the family table one Sunday near Christmas. She stopped for a moment and announced, “Jesus was a Swede.” More than a little surprised, her mum corrected her, “Oh, no, dear, Jesus was Jewish.… Read the rest “Was Jesus a Swede?”

Christmas JOY

Angels

Luke was a doctor who lived in the first century. Like most doctors, Luke valued facts and obtaining accurate information. That's why he spent so much time interviewing people and talking to eye-witnesses when he prepared to write his Gospel record of the life of Jesus Christ.… Read the rest “Christmas JOY”

LEGO – the Exponential Impact of Connection

Lego 2Yesterday we talked about some lessons from LEGOLAND.

LEGO is so simple yet when individual bricks are joined together with others, they can contribute to the creation of something quite amazing and complex. 

Think about this:

  • Two 8 stud LEGO blocks can be combined in 24 different ways (remember that LEGO bricks can connect at the top and the bottom). 
  • Three 8 stud LEGO blocks can be combined in 1,060 different ways.
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Book Review: The Essentialist – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

EssentialistOne of the best books I have read over the last few months is The Essentialist – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. It is a very challenging book that forces you to think through what is most important in life (the essentials) and focus on that, often requiring the elimination of the less important (the trivial). 

Here are a few excerpts:

The Problem

We stretched too thin, overworked, busy but not productive, constantly in motion, never getting anywhere and trying to please everyone.… Read the rest “Book Review: The Essentialist – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”

Proverbs 9

Proverbs-Series

We continue to today with insights from our Proverb of the week, Proverbs 9, from the Message Bible.

Vs.4-6. Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on? Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me! I've prepared a wonderful spread – fresh–baked bread, roast lamb, carefully selected wines. Leave your impoverished confusion and live! Walk up the street to a life with meaning.Read the rest “Proverbs 9”