Friday Finds 1/21/2011

Some weeks I meet great new people, or find great new resources.  In an effort to share these with anyone who reads this blog, I figured I would start sharing these with you.  Hence the name, “Friday Finds.”

Just a few this week, but some great things you ought to check out:

1) We have been looking for a good family devotional guide to go through regularly.  We finally found one a few weeks ago.  Its called Long Story Short. If you are looking for a book that will give you quick, 5-10 minute creative devotionals, this is for you.

2) Apparently, Aaron Ivey is an incredible worship leader.  He is the worship pastor at The Austin Stone church in Austin, TX.  I met him a few weeks ago.  He and his wife, Jamie, are really genuinely nice people.  I recently saw this video of their adoption story.  It is incredible.

3) I like to read blogs and various news sites on my ipad.  Recently, I found Pulse.  It is an incredible app for the iphone or ipad.  It allows you to get all your blogs, news and magazines in the same place.

4) Just for fun, I’ll tell you my wife’s favorite Pandora channel is Jimmy Needham.  Plus, I’ve interacted with him numerous times over the past few years.  He’s another really genuine, good guy.

If you have any good finds, pass them my way…


  1. Drew January 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    We have been looking for good music to play for Stella and a friend of ours recommended Seeds Family Worship. I typically think Christian music tends toward sub-par sounds and even worse, poor theology. These guys basically just sing bible verses. Are they the next Cold Play? Nope, but I dig having scripture on repeat in my head. We have volume 3 (Seeds of Praise) which happens to include Pslam 63, a chapter I have dug in to thanks to a talk of yours around 6 years ago.
    I’m going to have to check out Long Story Short for our fam. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Becca Harris January 22, 2011 at 12:10 am #

      I am a fan of the Seeds Family Worship CD’s as well.

      and i just bought several copies of Long Story Short to have some of our families test it out. i like what we have seen so far.

      and, well it can go unsaid that i love the ivey family. aaron just worked together with jeff johnson to release a new breakaway cd. you can get it on itunes.

      • Kevin East January 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

        I saw that CD. Had no idea you were living with them. Congrats on getting out of debt.

        I’ve got one word for you. Israel.

    • Kevin East January 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

      I think you’ll like it. Each lesson is as long or short as you’d like it to be. I like how it gives you good, physical examples to use. (ie a leaf, or feeling for your pulse, etc.)

  2. Tamara Cosby January 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    I can vouch for the Ivey family! They make our family smile!! You should try to meet the Bush and Ingram family too ;) We HEART them as well!!!

  3. LizH February 29, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    I’d like to see the video, but the link is broken. Do you have a new link?