We’re at the Gulf Shores this week enjoying time on the beach with our good friends. It’s been a great vacation with our big crew and there is never a dull moment with our combined 10 kids. As we soak up the last of summer, I’m reminded that Fall is just around the corner, which means, I’ll be listening to Christmas music in less than a month…screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-2-10-54-pm

Here’s this week’s edition of “Friday Finds.” Enjoy.

1. Five Destructive Parenting Habits We Must Replace

via Tim Elmore

“…what if we replaced motivating kids with feelings of fear with encouraging them by using words of wisdom. Simply offering logical wisdom for each decision completely reframes their attitude and stifles their inner fear. Let’s be rational, not emotional.”

2. Research: Millenials Can’t Afford to Job Hop

via Harvard Business Review

“Companies that dismiss Millennials until they “grow up” are ignoring demographic reality. They already have grown up. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, Millennials now represent 34% of the U.S. workforce, outnumbering both Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. And the numbers will only increase.

The smartest thing forward-thinking companies can do is to stop treating Millennials as if they are an alien species and at least listen to, if not embrace, their ideas and professional desires.”

3. 6 Slideshare Decks to Make you a Better Speaker

via Inc.com

I done my fair share of public speaking over the years.  I am always looking for ways to improve my ability to inspire and equip people through my presentations and speaking engagements. This article gives a ton practical tips to public speakers on all levels, from putting together a visual presentation to engaging the audience.

4. Is There Something Dangerous About Focusing on the Family? 

via Gospel Centered Family

“To put it simply, I would suggest that the next generation does not need a family-driven faith. It needs a faith-driven family. We should never reverse the order.”

5. This Republican may has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working.

via Washington Post

In less than a year since its start, the program has given out 932 jobs clearing 69,601 pounds of litter and weeds from 196 city blocks. And more than 100 people have been connected to permanent employment.

“You can just see the spiral they’ve been on to end up on the corner. Sometimes it takes a little catalyst in their lives to stop the downward spiral, to let them catch their breath, and it’s remarkable,” Berry said in an interview. ”They’ve had the dignity of work for a day; someone believed in them today.”

6. The Trailer for the New Animated Short Film, “The Biggest Story”

via The Gospel Coalition

Can’t wait to watch this video with my family, I pray it facilitates some great conversation.

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