Monday Start (Resources for the Week)

startHelpful for anyone serious about growing.

On the Job: You Are Never Too Old to Improve.  Appeared in USA Today.  Some great suggestions!

Do the extra!

Seth Godin can say so much with few words.  Don’t miss Do the (extra) work!  Also, last week my son-in-law, Cal, passed on this wonderful piece by Godin, Waiting for all the facts.

Confessions of a former preacher.

Don’t miss these two very good posts by Dan Bouchelle.  See Why Burnout? and Willingly Walking into a World of Pain.  Good insights into ministry.

Missional.

See Ed Stezer’s post Finish the Mission: To Our Neighbors and the Nations.”  Ed Stetzer makes me think.

A Question About Dads

dad heartI’m curious.

Many people grow up with memories of a father relationship that was less than adequate.  I’ve heard many stories of some fathers being emotionally and/or physically absent.  Other fathers regularly made critical remarks to their children and had no significant relationship with them.

In your experience, how does emotional absence and even disconnection, by a father, impact a young son or daughter?