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Friday Bag #27

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The Friday Bag is my way of sharing some of what I find online each week. I save it and then I share it. Enjoy!

Living with Less. A Lot Less. “Somehow this stuff ended up running my life, or a lot of it; the things I consumed ended up consuming me.  My circumstances are unusual (not everyone gets an Internet windfall before turning 30), but my relationship with material things isn t.”

PicMonkey: Photo Editor I use this every time I use an image on my site. It’s easy to use, and has about a thousand uses. Go check it out!

Two Enemies Discover a Higher Call in Battle“The pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision.” // Any WWII historians out there? You’ll love this story of redemption.

Leaders of Courageous Character. Where are they? “A true leader is more than someone who stands around telling others what to do expecting everyone to fall in line. Certainly a leader is to be a visionary. But a leader is also expected to be an advocate. A team looks to its leader to show them the way. But they also look to their leader for support.”

Michael Jordan Has Not Left the BuildingFive weeks before his 50th birthday, Michael Jordan sits behind his desk, overlooking a parking garage in downtown Charlotte. The cell phone in front of him buzzes with potential trades and league proposals about placing ads on jerseys. A rival wants his best players and wants to give him nothing in return.”

 

Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.