Life Apps for the week of 11/9/14 to 11/15/14

A way we are living:

“Fail to plan and you plan to fail,” said my sales manager.  Failing to plan means you are counting on others to help you out when times are tight.  Don’t settle for the best you can do when caught short.  Plan ahead so you can do your best when times are tight.
[A reflection on Matthew 25:1-13]

More life apps we are reading

Community – “Stop Holding Us Back” by Robert Balfanz (NY Times 6/7/14) on how to help 9th grade boys get better schooling and lower the drop-out rate in high school.  Biblical reference: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31) – got some neighbors who are 9th grade boys?   Google the title and author to view it.
Leisure – “How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains, by Gretchen Reynolds (NY Times 10/8/14) on letting children play freely and erratically to increase the performance of their brains.  Biblical reference: ““Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs” (Luke 18:16).  Google the title and author to view it.