This is the first of a regular Friday feature which will post a roundup of great stories, videos and other Internet flotsam and jetsam that are interesting for Christian men, dads, husbands and other Whole Donkey readers.
- Homeless veteran’s transformation: This video emerged right around Veteran’s Day. It’s amazing how often the homeless and those on the fringes of society become non-persons. They have faces, names and souls. It’s always good to be reminded.
- 13 awe-inspiring Christian marriage quotes: One Extraordinary Marriage is a great (although sometimes R-rated) podcast with a couple that gets real about marriage issues. These quotes are excellent content to read with your wife.
- Harvard’s Happiness Study: This is a deep read, but crazy interesting. In 1938, Harvard started a study of its grads to try to determine what it takes for a man to be happy. Want to cut to chase? Love and be loved.
- How to take thoughts captive: I will write about this verse very, very often during the course of the Whole Donkey journey. Our friends at Covenant Eyes (the Internet accountability software that we totally recommend) have a great blog post about how to practice capturing every thought on the journey toward purity and recovery.
- Adam Savage’s rules for success: Confession time, I love Adam Savage. Though Adam is a renowned skeptic and definitely not a Christian*, I find him to have a lot of wisdom to share about how to work, create and find contentment in your world. Adam is also a great speaker, these points as well as his many keynote and TED speeches are a great example of how his brain works.
- 100 inspiration quotes, via Forbes: I’ve said that quotes are the Styrofoam packing peanuts of Internet content. But sometimes you just need to fill up your head with things that make your neurons fire.
- The Pope and the disfigured man: And we end with this story about the Pope, who recently kissed and prayed with a severely disabled man. This new Pope has been impressive with his walk since he started the new gig. As I said to a friend, he’s Pope-ing at a high level.
* Note: I am going to be linking to, reacting to and sometimes even praising the work done and the words shared by non-Christians. I think they have something to add to a conversation which we will eventually have personally with God. If that’s a deal-breaker, then you’ll be in my prayers.