Links to Live Deliberately #009

Each edition of Links to Live Deliberately shares a handful of relevant links to help you “live deliberately” across the topics on this blog: non-profits, personal development, productivity, and social media.

Google Wallet Ushers in a New Era in Online and Mobile Fundraising for Nonprofits | Heather Mansfield

If you have an Android mobile device, you can then take your mobile wallet with you on your smartphone for point-of-sale transactions that occur offline. Also, nonprofits that have been wise to mobilize their Web content and build their mobile lists could text links to Google Wallet donation pages. Think about that for a minute.

The Buck Stops With You | Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever wonder why you’re where you are? How did you end up in your current position? It’s easy to dismiss it as life passing us by and circumstances bringing us to where we are. It’s easy but not true. The truth is you made choices that brought you to where you are. That means the buck stops with you. This is a principle Andy Andrews talks about in his book The Traveler’s Gift. The main protagonist asks: Why Me?

8 Strange Rituals of Productive Writers | Kelton Reid

The rituals of successful athletes aren’t unlike those of very productive writers. Both use pre-game rituals and training techniques, some stranger than others, to help them get into a mental state that makes them perform at their peak. If you read Copyblogger regularly, you know that we delve into the classic and modern techniques of successful writers to help online publishers find a solid technique for their own daily battle with the page.

What Drinking Coffee Does to You | Lifehack

The chances are that you saw the title of this article and winced a little. Usually, things which are enjoyable bring negative side effects to our bodies. Alcohol, chocolate and fast-food are all fine examples of things which are enjoyable at the time but have negative long-term side effects on your health. So how does coffee compete with these ‘naughty’ foods and drink?

Drinking coffee is a great way to stay alert, both physically and mentally. It helps wake you up in the morning and aids your productivity, and help relieve workplace stress. Many of us drink up to 5 cups of the coffee a day, in various forms, from a black coffee to a mocha, or even one of those frozen coffees you can get from Starbucks. No matter how you like to mix it up, you need to be aware of the impact drinking coffee is having on your body.

10 Reasons to Underprogram Your Church | Jared C. Wilson

I’m a devotee the “simple church” concept, but I have experienced just how daunting a task it can be to lead the under-programming of my church. We are inundated constantly with opportunities for activity from other churches (which we don’t want to turn down lest we appear uncooperative and standoffish), advertised “movements” local and national (which are good at getting people excited and distracted), and “good ideas” from our own community (which we are reluctant to deny lest we break someone’s heart). But what all this so often amounts to is a church that is merely busy, and busy does not always equal diligent or faithful.

I trust these links will be what you need today to help you live deliberately. I’d appreciate your comments if they’ve been helpful to you. Do you have any suggestions for the next round of “Links to Live Deliberately”?

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