Stop and... Listen to Bono

Ahh, it’s time to ease back into this blogging thing. I'll start with a softball post in the “stop and…” category. Let’s stop and listen to Bono talk for 3.5 minutes. There’s so much in here, I think the term “softball” is misleading. He starts out talking about living in the midst of tension between who you are and who you want to be. He also talks about what part of the Lord's prayer is most poignant to him (which is one of my favorite parts too).

What stood out to you?

This video was posted by my friend Joel Clark (check out his awesome new book - Awake! – the book you can watch)

Stop and... enjoy some Christmas Cheer

I'm sitting in the living room, enjoying the glow of our Christmas tree. If you need a short break from all the hustle-and-bustle, wrapping-and-baking, take a look at one of these videos.

Christmas Flash Mob by Journey of Faith - performed December 18th, 2011

The Christmas story as told by children of St. Paul’s Church in Aukland, New Zealand (love those kiwi accents!)

They’re each about 5 minutes long. I know time is precious right now, but if you need to give yourself a rest, this is a good way to do it!

And if you're looking for some last-minute gifts - think about a gift-card to Opportunity International. It's a "meaningful gift that empowers an entrepreneur working her way out of poverty in another part of the world." Gift cards start at $10 and are a perfect gift for that person who has everything... They'll get to choose which client they help fund, and Opportunity International will keep them updated through emails through the life of the loan.

Merry Christmas!