Another Friday Bag

The Friday Bag

The 50 free apps we’re most thankful for -Here, we’ve taken your votes (and added a few of our own) and ranked our 50 apps using those votes as a guide. So without further ado, here are 50 free apps for your downloading feast.”  I use many of these free apps, but I promise that I do NOT have all 50 installed currently. I think.

7 Reasons You Should Give a Talk without Notes – Carey Nieuhof tells us what most of us already know. We are better speakers when we speak from passion, and don’t have to look down to find our next point.

7 Unusual Things Great Bosses Do -Great bosses do these things. The rest don’t–because these simple gestures would never occur to them.”  Attention bosses out there…read this!

And now I give you the single creepiest piece of advertising I’ve ever seen in my entire life. You are most welcome.

Friday Bag #17

The Friday Bag

50 Dangerous things (You should let your kids do!) -  “In a time when children are too often coddled,  50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)  reminds readers that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, this book explains how to “Play with Fire” and “Taste Electricity” while learning about safety. With easy-to-follow instructions, it includes:  Activities, like walking a tightrope;  Skills, like throwing a spear;  Projects, like melting glass; and  Experiences, like sleeping in the wild.”

Engaging your Kids in Discussing their Day -   Fine.  Sometimes I wonder if that s the response that Adam got from Cain when he asked him throughout his life, So how was your day, son?

Visual Theology: One Another – This is one of my favorites of the series Tim Challies has done.

Here’s a video I did last year when I attended the Children’s Pastor Conference in San Diego (and also Orlando.) I will always have a special place in my heart for those that lead children, and there are few places as unique as CPC for training. learning, and encouragement.


“Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.” -George Bernard Shaw

Caring for Your Introvert

I’d like to help you take care of the introverts in your life. We love you and want you in our lives and we need you to help us at times. Consider it a respect issue. We don’t need you to cater to us, but if you are an extrovert and you live with an introvert, or work with an introvert, or your friend is an introvert; then you could learn a little something from these resources:

Caring for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood group

Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?

If so, do you tell this person he is “too serious,” or ask if he is okay? Regard him as aloof, arrogant, rude? Redouble your efforts to draw him out?

The Inside Scoop on your Introvert Friends

Losing friends can be particularly difficult for introverts because we don’t surround ourselves with people. We prefer a few intimate friends to lots of less-intense friendships, and deep discussion with one person to a party full of festive chitchat. For us, losing one good friend can leave a larger hole in our lives than it might for an  extrovert  with 25 best friends.

Understand Your Introvert

So let s take a look at some insight that will help you understand and relate to your introverted lover, friend, child or employee.

  • Enough with the guilt
  • Space and understanding
  • Build trust
  • 2 to Tango
  • True communication

And finally, I love this short list of ways to care for your Introvert:




Sponsored Post: HomeFront Family

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Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed a new advertisement over on the sidebar. It’s featuring a great resource for parents called HomeFront from my friends at David C. Cook. HomeFront is simply a resource that helps parents engage with their children.

There are so many of these out there, so what makes HomeFront different?

  • It’s not dependent on any ONE curriculum. It may fit with the TRU curriculum package, in some ways; but it’s obvious that they’ve worked hard to tie it more to Michelle Anthony’s book “Spiritual Parenting” than to any sort of curriculum tie-in.
  • It’s tied into a great book written by Michelle Anthony. I referenced it above, but this great monthly resource helps us to put into the practice the ideas set forth in the book “Spiritual Parenting.”
  • It’s FREE. Go download your monthly copy today, right now!

HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource

Bring your parents a resource that will inspire, equip, and support them as they become the spiritual leaders God created them to be. HomeFront is a free monthly resource that gives families ideas on how to create fun, spiritually forming times in their home—in the midst of their busy lives.


  • Time spent in God s Word as a family
  • Creative, tangible responses to Scripture
  • Kid-friendly recipes and conversation starters
  • Answers to spiritual parenting questions
  • Free app for use on the go

Here’s a tip for you iPad users out there. I push this PDF to my Kindle app,and on my iPad it’s beautiful! Full-color, easy-to-read, and I can take it anywhere!  

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