Undone by Michele Cushatt is a beautiful and truthful memoir of a mother who is striving to make sense of her unexpected and imperfect life. This book is for everyone. Many times throughout this memoir, I found myself replacing her story with my own.
This is a book for the perfectly, imperfect person. Whether you are married or single, divorced or remarried or looking for love this book is for you.
As someone who has met Michele (and embarrassed myself horribly in front of her and 250 other people), I can share that her sincerity and life is a testament to everyone who comes into contact with her. Chances are she will not remember me (and hopefully not my horrible dancing), this book is deeply touched me and I am blessed by her courage to share it.
According to research, if you earn more than $48,000 per year…you are RICH. In fact, you are part of the 1% club. That’s right, you are in the top 1% of wage earners in the entire world!
: How To Be Rich by Andy Stanley (Rating: 9.1 out of 10)”]
We have been disallusioned by the idea that we are not rich. The world tells us that being rich is more than what we currently have. If we make $40,000 per year, someone who is rich makes $80,000. It is a viscious cycle of misunderstanding the concept of being rich.
Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes follows a unique journey inside the mind of one of ultra-running’s most popular figures. Dean didn’t start out being a recognizable running figure…in fact…he began by running all night long along a desolate highway on the outskirts of San Francisco.
This book is a journey. A journey to re-connect to things that matter most in Dean’s life – family, friends and running. He has a successful health business but was missing that je ne sais quoi. One day he got fed up with his physical and mental state and took off out of town on foot.
[blockquote]Ultra-running is defined as any distance over 26.3 miles. Your typical marathon is 26.2 miles, so if you can survive for another tenth of mile you have entered ultra-running territory.[/blockquote]
Churches should not “wing it” on Sunday morning or with their approach to programs. The Church (with a capital “C”) is important. We have message that is life-changing and impacts you after your death. If planning is not part of your church's strategy, it could throw your church into chaos.
Tony points out that you don't need to have everything scripted, but you do need to have an overarching approach to ministry and leadership.
Jumping over to the book site, I read about his experiences as first-time missionary and the work that God did on his heart. The Unlikely Missionary is a story-driven, first-person narrative outlining his first mission trip outside the United States. He partnered with the Five Talents organization which works to provide micro-financing loans for underdeveloped regions in order for people to obtain a better way of life.