- Money. That’s what we want. is a quality reflection on a trip to the mall.
- What Happens When You Really Meet People’s Needs is a quality case study about working with employees, or volunteers for that matter.
- I learned from The secret of reliably great content: Blog like a crime reporter.
- The buddy system is a simple idea that could easily be implemented in the UMC.
- Does Size Matter for Ideas? and Timing are closely connected to my current planning for Resurrection Online.
- Good research on products and helpful commentary at IHOP vs. IHOp, It Was a Matter of Time.
- Who else out there needs to Be Good at Something Different?
- Getting smart about the hierarchy of smart is a great rubric for training volunteers.
- Some good Thoughts on Chilean Miners and the gospel
- Great explanation of the role of a producer at Leadership Institute 2010.
Simple Life: Time, Relationships, Money, God by Thom S. and Art Rainer is a follow up to Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples with the focus shifting from church to one’s personal life. Rainer and Rainer suggest moving through action steps of clarity, movement, alignment and focus in the areas of time, relationships, money and connecting with God. Common sense principles are mixed in with interview from individuals who were experiencing stress in these areas.
I appreciate the idea of simplifying one’s life. Simple Life offers practical steps to moving forward. However, I experienced the content as a bit fluffy. The meat of the content could have been produced in a book half the length. This book would have been more effective if the authors would have taken on the challenge of editing to a more concise length.
The connection to the successful book, Simple Church, seems contrived and a mechanism to market a nominally effective book. I recommend http://unclutterer.com over Simple Life for simplifying one’s life.