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  • Bob shared from Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke
    treasure. Entertainment is passive and easy; books require an active mind and diligence.
    Note: yup.
  • Bob shared from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
    We sometimes yearn for a problem-free life, but that would be death by boredom. It is in working to solve problems and overcome challenges that we become the person God wants us to be. Every problem is an invitation from the Spirit, and when we say yes, we are in the flow.
    Note: Amen.
  • Bob shared from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
    There are many ways to look at the ups and downs of our futures, and philosopher Robert Roberts describes three attitudes we can hold: hope, despair, and resignation. Hope is the belief that my future holds good prospects. I genuinely desire what I think this future holds, and I believe this future prospect to be on the way. Hope is not hype. Of course, hope involves waiting, and hope can include uncertainty, so it can be scary. But when I hope, I delight in the thought of the future. I welcome tomorrow. You can always tell if you are around a hope-er. Despair, on the other hand, creeps in if...
    Note: Which attitude do we usually operate in?
  • Bob shared from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
    Robert Putnam made a staggering comment: “As a rough rule of thumb, if you belong to no groups but you decide to join one, you cut your risk of dying over the next year in half.” It is difficult to imagine anyone not interested in cutting their risk of dying in half. That is why the new motto for small groups at the church where I serve is, “Join a group or die.”
    Note: join a group or die! awesome.
  • Bob shared from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
    Spending meaningful time with people who care about us is indispensable to human flourishing. Social researcher Robert Putnam writes, “The single most common finding from a half-century’s research on life satisfaction, not only from the U.S. but around the world, is that happiness is best predicted by the breadth and depth of one’s social connections.”
    Note: good friends => good life
(Newport News, VA)
Bob Koo