Published: 11 months ago

Thursday Three For All

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 big bold print to read the entire article.)

 

Why Wise Church Leaders Don’t Say Everything They See

(via @_paulalexanderSuch wisdom here. I could stand to shut up a little more often.

Just because God has allowed you to see it doesn’t mean you need to say it. You may see things that need to improve. You may see where the church needs to go in the future. You may see team members that need to change. But wise church leaders don’t say everything they see. They say what people can handle. They say what people need to hear in order to help them move in the direction they need to go.

 

The Best Productivity Habits of Famous Writers

(via @lifehacker) Whether you’re a blogger, a novelist, a 7th grader trying to crank out a book report, or somewhere in between, there are some helpful tips here.

Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.

Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.

 

Orangutan Attempts to Copy Magician’s Card Trick

(via @telegraph) Orangutan ain’t impressed. Or maybe he is. (He’s an orangutan, so it’s hard to tell.)

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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