The 8 Kinds of Friends You Need to Have

Matt Perman’s blog focuses on how to be productive while maintaining a focus on the big picture ideas of life. It’s a great blog from a Christian perspective but deals with questions such as email management, bad meetings, workflow, and so on. This post is a review of key points in Tom Rath’s book Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without. These are the 8 kinds of friends you need to have and why. 1. Builder “Builders are great motivators, always pushing you toward the finish line. They continually invest in your development and genuinely want you to succeed — even if it means they have to go out on a limb for you” (87). 2. Champion “Champions stand up for you and what you believe in. They are the friends who sing your praises. Every day, this makes a difference in your life. Not only do…

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We Don’t Deserve Safety, Prosperity or Greatness

A powerful quote regarding abortion from Tony Woodlief in World Magazine: But I’ve come to believe that a nation that tolerates destruction of innocents deserves neither safety nor prosperity nor greatness. We’ve descended into barbarism, and it poisons how we treat the elderly, the incapacitated, even ourselves. We shouldn’t be surprised, having made life a utilitarian calculation, that more and more humans become inconvenient. John Piper recently stated that God will not judge us for abortion, abortion is the judgment. The judgment for sin is more sin and the increasing inability to distinguish between good and evil. America’s collective conscience has been seared to the point that “abortion fatigue” has set in and many seem unfazed by its the utter horror of abortion. As a result, we have elected a man who would not support legislation to require doctors to provide medical care to infants who survive abortion. And we…

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