It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)
“Lord, please give me an original thought.”
I’ve prayed some version of this prayer fairly often. That’s because in large part, I communicate for a living. Whether with my co-workers, through the blog here, through writing, or through teaching and preaching, most of my life is spent in communication. When you spend that amount of time crafting and delivering messages in various forms, you find yourself praying things like this, hungering for something creative and original to put before people.
8 Reasons People Aren’t Listening to Your Announcements. (via @richbirch) We may or may not have had a long conversation about announcements in yesterday’s Connections Confab. This is a great read on the subject.
We get belligerent and blame the people for not engaging in the mission. Sort of like a shepherd blaming the sheep for not going to the right pasture. We need to understand why people are stopping to listen to shifting our behavior to help them connect with what we’re talking about …
Little Girl Tap Dances to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and Into Your Heart. (via @DailyDot) You’ve probably already seen this…it went viral earlier this week. But man, the sass is strong with this one. She reminds me of a little girl who lives at my house.