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Reading is the best thing I’ve done to help me progress professionally.
From working as a retail store manager and in a call center, to working as a senior marketing manager for one of the world’s largest publishing companies to a senior content marketer for an online and mobile giving provider, reading has been the most influential catalyst in my professional development.
But trying to read more books can be frustrating.
Facebook has never been more difficult to use from a content and marketing perspective.
The target is always moving when it comes to what “success” looks like on Facebook, which can make life frustrating for the social media marketer. But, as I have said before, this is part of what makes Facebook fun for me. It feels like a game whose rules constantly change.
One of the most recent rule changes on Facebook is the suppression of content that includes “engagement bait.”
The primary message an abused woman should hear from a minister of Christ is that the Lord is the protector of the weak. He is our Boaz, the gentle, kind, and strong Redeemer who spreads his wing of protection over us (Ruth 2:12). Like Naomi spoke to Ruth, the voice of the church should unequivocally call a vulnerable woman to the safety of Jesus Christ: “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, lest in another field you be assaulted” (Ruth 2:22, ESV). We make that safety tangible by surrounding a victim with advocates, counselors, and resources to help her make the difficult choices that lay ahead.
The Bible is not a self-help book given to us to help us become better people, better leaders, or better at whatever it is we attempt. If it is about leadership, it is about God’s rule and reign and His relentless pursuit of people. At the same time, the Bible is incredibly practical and offers us wisdom on how to live life well. Some time ago, I offered a list of ten proverbs for leaders, from the Book of Proverbs. With some added commentary, here are six important reminders for leaders from Proverbs.
If Lewis is right, that God alone can provide the answer to the ache in our souls, then just how do we live in the reality that only God clearly lights our way? How do we store up treasures in heaven while ceasing to store up treasures on earth? How do we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, that all these things may be added to us also? How do we exchange our life lie for the truth of God and lean our success ladders against the right wall instead of the wrong one? How do we loosen our grip on the seductive “Precious” to, instead, return the embrace of God, who alone can fill the “infinite abyss” that is our grand and glorious, image-bearing souls?
A favorite from the archives:
In my house, we have very different reading styles. Emily rarely reads a book more than once. Abigail cycles through some books (particularly graphic novels) multiple times a week. Me… I have a few that I come back to repeatedly, but not a ton. So what makes a book worth re-reading? Here’s what I look for.