Monday, February 25, 2013

Scared to Death

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it's a simple video about one of the most dangerous jobs in the world:  guys who climb thousands of feet to repair radio antennas.  yes, the video is a bit long (7 min. 27 sec) but i felt intrigued the whole time.  the POV camera mounted on the helmet of the repair man made me feel like i was climbing thousands of feet above the ground.  i nearly lost my stomach a few times.  

this video might work well with a lesson on FEAR or RISK or PERSPECTIVE or STRESS.  things could always be worse!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

the beauty of a second

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The Beauty Of a Second - 3rd round compilation (Instant Bliss) from The Beauty Of A Second on Vimeo.

The Beauty Of a Second - 2nd round compilation from The Beauty Of A Second on Vimeo.

Every Second Counts!

thee videos are unique and creative.  they could be used as a tie in to a discussion on making every second count or on the beauty of life.  Luke 12:27 comes to mind as well: "consider the lilies..."

art is beautiful because life is beautiful.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Review: The Narky Nazarene

The Narky NazareneThe Narky Nazarene by Nathanael Gillett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

99 cents via the Kindle. very interesting... a series of short essays and stories about Jesus and his 'narkyness'

i really enjoyed this book. it's easy to read and very thought provoking. it's a series of 72 essays, anecdotes, stories, pictures and challenges.

I think this book would serve as a great discussion starter for any group that wanted to grow deeper in their faith walk. i would hope it might also compel readers to action. i am eager to share this book with others, so that we might discuss it and live it.

it's super simple. super easy. short segments make for easy reading and re-reading. a great book that is worth your time.

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Book Review: The Icarus Deception

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

if you've read anything by Seth Godin, you'll no doubt appreciate this new book, The Icarus Deception.  If you're not familiar with him, this book would be a great start.  this book is about the art of creating something of value - something new that matters.

i really appreciated part five:  To Make Art, Think like an Artist.  To Connect, Be Human.  This is a book that many would think is for anyone working or living in the business world - but there are so many usable parallels to what Seth is writing about in this book, especially in Part Five, that is practical on so many levels, no matter what you do or aspire to do.  I like the connection between making good art - and thusly connecting with others as a result.

I highly recommend this book.  I underlined a lot and took a lot of notes.

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