Monday Picks ~ 11-6-2017

This is some stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well...

I even sort of enjoy the semi-annual shake-up…

Shut Up About Daylight Saving Time, It’s Actually Great
Dan Nosowitz
The fundamental misunderstanding of DST is a result of us Americans (humans, really) being impatient and all too willing to miscalculate the the harm of short-term problems over subtle long-term benefits. Remember! DST is not the two days per year (“fall back” and “spring forward”) when we move our clocks around. DST is eight months long…

Critics of DST often focus their criticisms around those two days per year, citing confusion, schedule disruption, and even health problems…

In reality, DST is an eight-month experiment designed to make life, well, more pleasurable for humans…

…It’s a perfectly imperfect, fantastically weird idea with noble intentions. There aren’t that many of those that actually get any traction, and DST has firmly anchored itself in our lives. Let DST stay. It just wants to make your life better.


Good reminder from a guy who has made law his life…

The Deception and Dishonesty of Legalism Tim Fall
The more you learn about Jesus, the more you’ll tend to live rightly in God’s kingdom. But if you try to focus on how to live rightly, you’d be spending time on that rather than learning more about Jesus and acquiring knowledge of the truth about him.

After all, it is not knowledge of the rules for right living that makes you godly. It is knowledge of God’s truth that leads you to godliness. This is one of the blessings of Jesus’ gospel of grace, a spiritual truth that leads you to God and godliness. The more you get to know Jesus, the more you become like him.


Five things a leader may need to sacrifice…

The One Thing Great Leaders Can’t EscapeDan Reiland
Baseball players that play for stats instead of the scoreboard, rarely contribute significantly to a winning team. In the same way, church staff who build resumes instead of building the Kingdom, rarely contribute consistently and in a big way to the progress of the church.

The primary difference between the two is the willingness to make sacrifices.

From a more substantive perspective, sacrifice might look like this…


Disturbing Trends in Men’s Hairstyles…
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