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Thursday Three For All: On Books, The Word We Should Stop Using, and Arguing Lynx

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.)

 

On Books

(via @leadershipfreak) Since we’ve been on a bit of a book binge the last couple of days, I thought this ode to to the printed page was helpful.

I love how books look on my shelves. If you saw my books you might think I was smart. I like that. But the truth is you can be dumb and own lots of books.

It’s hard for me to get rid of books. One time I loaded my pickup truck with books and took them to the library book sale. I never did that again.

I have hundreds of books stored in boxes. I may never look at them again. I talk about getting rid of them. I should pack them in my pickup truck. Maybe someday I will.

 

One Word Christian Leaders Should Stop Using

(via @_michaelkelley) Ugh. I struggle with this one all the time. How can we move from “my” to…something else?

Every group you’re a part of has its own language. If you’re a marathoner, a stay-at-home mom, a video gamer – it doesn’t matter. With each one, there is a separate kind of vernacular you learn to speak as you get deeper and deeper into that particular subculture.

The same is true with leadership. When people who are in positions of supervision and authority get together either virtually or in person, you can expect to hear certain terms. Words like vision, strategy, mission, and a host of others are common. So common, in fact, that they don’t even need explaining any more to the people involved in the conversation. It’s like that with any of these groups – because of your shared interest or responsibility you start to speak the same language.

But there is one word, if you’re a Christian leader, that I believe you should stop using.

 

Two Lynx Have an Intense Argument

(via @premiumfunny) I had to watch this a few times, and still couldn’t believe it was a real thing. But it’s on the interwebs, so of course it’s real. Also, I’ve never had two lynx, but I have had four kids. So same.

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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