Planting Missional Churches

By Ed Stetzer. On Amazon Overall thoughts: Presents itself as a comprehensive guidebook to church planting. Although a fair assumption that people reading this book would already be supportive of church planting activity, the first few chapters do a good job of building the theological and evangelical rationale. Written with a firm North American target audience. Some […]

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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind

Another cheap Amazon kindle purchase Some key takeaways: The right approach is personal – everybody different. The approach of this book is to provide a playbook of best practices for producing great work The problem is usually not external – it is internal e.g. your own routine So much of ‘work’ now is just reactionary. […]

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True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer

How to live for Jesus moment by moment Foreword by Charles Colson I’m intrigued by Chuck’s summary: “It is a probing, penetrating search through the Scriptures for what it means to be truly Christian”. Introduction by Jerram Barrs The series of lectures that form the material for this book was born from a time of […]

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Aldi Crane GPS watch with heart rate monitor

After hearing a positive review from a friend, I recently picked up this little item for $99 from my local Aldi. As far as I’m aware, the watch hasn’t been advertised since July, but there were a few in stock in my local store. Key benefits: Two year warranty Really easy to use Does all […]

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Unfriend Yourself: Three Days to Detox, Discern, and Decide About Social Media

I read this short book (Kindle version) in a couple of hours rather than taking the whole weekend as the author suggests. It certainly draws on other more substantial work such as Tim Challies ‘The Next Story’. However still has some thought provoking ideas and the author’s style of writing is very accessible. I recommend it as […]

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Whitbourn Family Holiday

We just got back from our week of holidays in Sydney. So much fun – so many photos! Here are some of the fun things that we did on holidays: Leaving Atown in style As soon as we got to Sydney, we unpacked and then jumped back into the car and headed to Cronulla Beach […]

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