How can we maintain an intimate relationship with God in a busy world? How do we read the Bible to feed our souls, rather than "professionally", looking for the next talk we have to deliver? How do we care for ourselves and avoid either burn-out or rust-out? Paul Mallard has written Staying Fresh for everyone involved in ministry, at whatever level that may be. While he acknowledges the importance of conviction and competence, his primary emphasis here is on character. He is passionate about the importance of integrity, of persevering in prayer and discipleship, of never giving up in our battle with sin and our service for Christ. "But even if you are not a leader and never aspire to be one,' he says, 'I hope that what you learn here will help you to maintain the freshness of young love."
The inner thoughts, struggles and insights of three young, innovative graphic designers-Jason Fulford, Peter Buchanan-Smith and Leanne Shapton-are explored here. Using the word "spine" as its theme, the book examines the worlds of publishing and self-publishing from the perspective of the graphic designer. Leanne Shapton, an illustrator, graphic designer and publisher, was art director for the Arts and Life section of the National Post.
This text brings together the work of four young and innovative firms - Base, Honest, Hunter Gatherer and Stiletto. It focuses on the newest, hottest, and most important trends in graphic design today.
The Fresh Expressions initiative, a joint Anglican and Methodist venture launched in 2004, has attracted increasing interest from academics, clergy and laity, yet there is very little that offers critical reflection on it. This is the natural successor to John Hulls useful short critique in Mission- Shaped Church: a theological response, and key authors assess the impact of mission-shaped thinking and practice from a variety of angles. An impressive line up of contributors first asks what counts as a fresh expression and who decides. Part 1 explores what postmodern ways of viewing the world means for the way churches explore truth and uncertainty, and tradition as an evolving rather than a static enterprise. Part 2 uses real examples to examines who attends fresh expressions and what it incarnational theology looks like in practice. Part 3 considers the implications for clergy training and whether there is a case for making pioneer ministry a discrete type.The conclusion asks whether a mixed church economy can really work.
Testing Fresh Expressions investigates whether fresh expressions of church really do what is claimed for them by the fresh expressions movement and, in particular, whether their unique approach helps to reverse trends of decline experienced by traditional churches. Part 1 examines those claims and untangles their sociological and theological assumptions. From a careful study of factors underlying attendance decline and growth, Part 2 argues that long-term decline can be resisted only if churches are better able to attract children, the non-churched or both. Part 3 tests the comparative ability of a group of growing parish churches and a group of fresh expressions to resist trends of decline and discovers some intriguing social dynamics common to both groups. Part 4 argues that fresh expressions do not fulfil the unique role often claimed for them but that they do have the capacity to help reinvigorate the whole church.
The idea of maintaining, continuing, and enhancing our relationships with those who have died was a fundamental part of Rudolf Steiner's work. This volume collects a rich harvest of Steiner's thoughts on this subject gathered over many years. Steiner speaks from his own experiences, providing some of the meditation practices and verses that worked for him. We learn of the value of reading to the dead; of using verbs (rather than nouns) when talking with them; of the importance of the sacred moments while falling asleep and awaking for asking questions and receiving answers; of the way our memories of the dead are like art to them; and of key moods we must develop -- community with the world, gratitude, confidence in the current of life.
You’re only a startup CEO once. Do it well with Startup CEO, a "master class in building a business." —Dick Costolo, Former CEO, Twitter Being a startup CEO is a job like no other: it’s difficult, risky, stressful, lonely, and often learned through trial and error. As a startup CEO seeing things for the first time, you’re likely to make mistakes, fail, get things wrong, and feel like you don’t have any control over outcomes. Author Matt Blumberg has been there, and in Startup CEO he shares his experience, mistakes, and lessons learned as he guided Return Path from a handful of employees and no revenues to over $100 million in revenues and 500 employees. Startup CEO is not a memoir of Return Path's 20-year journey but a thoughtful CEO-focused book that provides first-time CEOs with advice, tools, and approaches for the situations that startup CEOs will face. You'll learn: How to tell your story to new hires, investors, and customers for greater alignment How to create a values-based culture for speed and engagement How to create business and personal operating systems so that you can balance your life and grow your company at the same time How to develop, lead, and leverage your board of directors for greater impact How to ensure that your company is bought, not sold, when you exit Startup CEO is the field guide every CEO needs throughout the growth of their company.
A practical guide to listening to the whispers, warnings, power, and presence of the Holy Spirit--and expecting the miraculous every day. Compiled over thirty years, this book is a manual for miracle living. Integrated throughout each of the twelve chapters are the author’s personal memoirs of God’s faithfulness to build Discovery Camp and introduce half-a-million campers to the love of Jesus Christ. The message that repeats throughout Miracle Moments is that serving Jesus is an adventure when you depend totally on the Holy Spirit. As we honor Him, uncommon miracles become commonplace, as documented in this twenty-five year narrative. God does not tease us. He who releases dreams into our hearts never sleeps nor slumbers. Behind every God-given dream, whether it’s for our children, marriage, business, or ministry, stands God’s sterling character and all the resources of heaven. As readers learn twelve important life lessons, they will regain confidence in a faithful God and receive courage to hold on to their personal dreams and expect miracle moments of their own.
What if there were no limits imposed by budget or practicality? This book takes you to a world where anything is possible. Let your fantasy free with this array of ultimate consumer delights. These pages feature such objects as underwater motorcycles, personal spaceships, and every manner of gadgets and accessories. These luxury toys offer fine detailing, craftsmanship, design, and materials. Whether you feel envy or a rush of acquisitive frenzy will depend purely on you. One thing is for sure: you’ll be entertained by the spectacular photography and tantalizing descriptions.
The Rules of Management will teach you how to manage your team--and manage yourself. They're surprisingly easy to learn and live by. Now, Richard Templar has brought them all together in one place: the quick, irreverent The Rules of Management. Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. Learn when and how to let your people think they know more than you (even if they don't)--and recognize when they really do! Discover how to adapt your style to each team member... create your own private game plan for success... manage stress and stay healthy... and take charge, as if you were born to manage! The Rules of Work are about how you are seen to be doing it. They are about how you appear to others. And they are about helping you to achieve the success you richly deserve. This new, even better, edition includes 10 brand new rules to take you further, faster. These rules are the guiding principles that will improve both what you do and how you do it, giving you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and the next promotion. With The Rules under your belt you'll have the edge in everything you do, without having to compromise your principles.
Richard Templar’s simple “rules” for achieving happiness, personal fulfillment, and success: 6 worldwide best-sellers in one brand new collection! An amazing collection of Richard Templar’s “Rules”: 6 expanded books, packed with simple, bite-size rules for achieving more happiness, fulfillment, and success! Life just isn’t as hard as it looks! Again and again, the most successful, happiest people use the same strategies. You can learn and use those strategies — and they work! In the recently-expanded editions of six amazing books, best-selling author Richard Templar brings together hundreds of bite-size strategies for success… all stunningly smart, quick, and practical! In The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Templar uncovers learnable attitudes and easy techniques for becoming more contented, more fulfilled, more enthusiastic about life. Templar’s The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition reveals “secrets” of people who seem naturally great at their jobs: those rare individuals who always say and do the right thing, get raises, get promoted — without compromising their principles, or even seeming to break a sweat. In The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition , Templar shares 100+ easy-to-use rules for becoming a more successful leader and manager: everything from setting smarter goals to holding better meetings, finding better people to managing your own stress and health. Next, The Rules of Money, Expanded Edition identifies 107 “golden behaviors” that create wealth and make it grow: indispensable insights for saving, spending, investing, thinking about, and even enjoying money! Templar’s The Rules of Parenting, Expanded Edition serves up adaptable, flexible principles for becoming a better parent, from your child’s birth through boyfriends/girlfriends, driving lessons, college — and beyond. Finally, in The Rules of Love, Expanded Edition, Templar offers a complete personal code for finding love, sharing it, and making it last: 100 simple rules for finding a partner you can love for a lifetime (and keeping your partner just as happy). Six classic books packed with simple, common-sense, easy-to-follow rules that will change your life! From Richard Templar, the internationally best-selling expert on life, happiness, and personal fulfillment
(Guitar World Presents). For nearly a decade, "Dear Guitar Hero" where everyday fans get a chance to ask their hero a question has remained one of Guitar World magazine's most popular departments. Now the best of these interviews with rock's most inspiring six-string icons are presented here in one volume. Dear Guitar Hero features interviews with a broad range of celebrity guitarists, from such rock legends as Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Ace Frehley, and Billy Gibbons to such superstar shredders as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Paul Gilbert to such heroes of the modern rock world as Dave Grohl, Jerry Cantrell, and Warren Haynes. Through the years, Guitar World readers have proven themselves to be fearless when asking questions of their guitar idols, often touching on subjects others would be reluctant to broach. Whether it's the truth behind the Allman Brothers' legendary At Fillmore East album cover photo and the illegal substance in Duane Allman's hand, what Ritchie Blackmore meant when he referred to Eric Clapton as "not a very good guitar player," or Dave Mustaine's true feelings about Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Dear Guitar Hero features revealing conversations with many of the most legendary figures in rock guitar history.
Consumers are exposed to as many as 5,000 daily marketing messages via online, social media, and traditional marketing channels. Entrepreneurs will learn what it takes to get noticed by tapping into the playbooks of successful product producers including Nike, Red Bull, Steve Jobs, Dr. Dre and others. Successful marketer Al Lautenslager presents an entertaining look at what it takes to gain consumer buy-in and buzz across all marketing channels and reveals simple truths that any business can use to achieve the same, relative to their market. Led by Lautenslager, entrepreneurs learn how to zero in on their marketing goals, choose the best marketing tactics, integrate online and traditional marketing, and more. Points are illustrated through entertaining examples and case studies of little-known and well-known marketing and media phenomena such as flash mobs, Rachel Ray, Justin Bieber, and GoDaddy.com.
Re-focus your business plan and achieve the success your business deserves Business owners, and their teams, often lose their way in the midst of the day-to-day stress of generating sales and profits. Whether your goal is selling millions of your product, expanding operations to a new location, or generating more profits, Start at the End offers a unique approach and action steps for business owners and entrepreneurs to redevelop your business plan and achieve ultimate success. You'll learn how to re-create your long-term vision and then make continuous progress in achieving that vision while continuing to hit your short-term goals. Start at the End offers inspiring stories of other entrepreneurs who have achieved significant success in this area, as well as easy-to-follow exercises and next steps. Shows how to develop a realistic business and financial model based on market data Explains how to identify and pursue new opportunities, raise capital, and build growth strategies Start at the End gives business owners a chance to take a step back, re-evaluate your business, and redesign your business plan to achieve the success you dreamed of when you first launched your company.
You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience? Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on Gearing up with the right tools Putting safety first in your workshop Using adhesives and glue Working with wood joints Smoothing it out by sanding and filling Adding color with stains and paints Protecting your work with topcoats Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to Measure and mark your wood Distinguish among saw designs Choose and use sharpening tools Hone in on hot melt glue Speed things up with modern frame joints Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails Apply water-based polyurethanes This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and how-to photos.
Who Do You Think You Are? Times are changing fast. Traditional working practices and the concept of a conventional job are increasingly becoming things of the past as we make sense of a new marketplace where the only limit to success is our own imagination. What Does it take to Survive in This New Scrambled Up World of Work? * Attitude - to get started * Enterprise - to succeed * Success - at maximising opportunities * Worklife - in the right balance The challenges - and the opportunities - for the 'entrepreneur-within' the huge. For micro-businesses, home-workers, freelancers, it's all for the taking. That is the essence of LEAP! A stimulus for taking the plunge to go it alone and set yourself free... and for making it up as you go along! "Ian Sanders connects brilliantly wit the mindset and needs of talented professionals in their migration away from corporate mediocrity. LEAP! is a personal guidebook to both the practicality and emotion of making work matter." - Chris Nel, Partner, Tom Peters Company
The second edition of this comprehensive guide introduces new marketing, advertising, sales and public relations techniques to the 1,500 proven ideas from the first edition. It adds dozens of new high-tech strategies required to stay one step ahead in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. Off- and online resources have been updated and new ones—including blogs and new websites—have been added.
You may not like it that students forgot your talk on temptation, but remembered your mouse-trap object lesson . . . . . . but the fact remains that nothing brings a lesson to life more vividly and concretely--or wakes up a drowsy Sunday school class faster--than a good object lesson. In Everyday Object Lessons for Youth Groups the authors (who are youth workers and teachers of youth workers) pool their most effective 45 object lessons into a collection that’s perfect for both junior and senior high youth groups. Here are no-prep and low-prep object lessons for devotionals, Sunday school lessons, talks at camps and retreats--even for sermons. Inside you’ll find object lessons about-- Beauty (using a kiwi fruit) Regret (a mirror) Divine protection (sun block) Anger (Alka-Seltzer and 7-Up) The power of words (Popsicle sticks) Priorities (manure) Confession (hydrogen peroxide) Temptation (a mousetrap) The person of Jesus (keys) Conformity (Play-Doh) Endurance (bricks) --and 34 more quirky and attention-getting object lessons. Use them to open your lessons . . . to dramatize your talks . . . to close your Bible studies with a demonstration. However you use them, you have Bible references and provocative discussion-starting questions with each object lesson to help you take it in any direction you want. And with both a topical and a scriptural index, you can find the perfect object lesson fast.