The 3 Best Books I Read in 2014

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Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg

The health of your soul isn’t just a matter of saved or unsaved. It’s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It’s the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.[/vc_column_text][vc_button link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0310275962%2Fref%3Das_li_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3D0310275962%26linkCode%3Das2%26tag%3Dononli-20%26linkId%3DD7RJHPBUMSRP2AEB||”]View on Amazon[/vc_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image media=”25310″ media_width_percent=”100″ media_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB0055PGUYU%2Fref%3Das_li_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3DB0055PGUYU%26linkCode%3Das2%26tag%3Dononli-20%26linkId%3DGAV4YY2NDCIKFMGU||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

The power of habits

The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

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Exodus by Leon Uris

“Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel.” — The New York Times[/vc_column_text][vc_button link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0553258478%2Fref%3Das_li_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26amp%3Bcamp%3D1789%26amp%3Bcreative%3D9325%26amp%3BcreativeASIN%3D0553258478%26amp%3BlinkCode%3Das2%26amp%3Btag%3Dononli-20%26amp%3BlinkId%3DEHW5N3GI5LSBP4ZY||”]View on Amazon[/vc_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

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My Best & Favorite Photos From 2014

[highlighted_p boxed=”false” center=”false”][dropcap style=””]H[/dropcap]ere is a collection of my favorite/best pictures from 2014. Enjoy.[/highlighted_p]

Children in Burkina Faso
Children in Burkina Faso
Guro & Leanah
Guro & Leanah
Nathan
Nathan
Leanah
Leanah
Nathan & Leanah
Nathan & Leanah
Photoshoot for our 30th birthday
Photoshoot for our 30th birthday
Leanah
Leanah
The dream team - Leadership team of Jesus Revolution
The dream team – Leadership team of Jesus Revolution
Leanah
Leanah
Nathan
Nathan
Leanah
Leanah

 

The Person I Admire The Most

Who do you admire the most? We admire people to different degrees and for different reasons. The person that I admire the most is someone who embodies that “for me to live is Christ.” Here are some of the reasons I admire this person so much:

  • She abandoned a prospective “career” in her youth to move to France as a missionary with YWAM.
  • She was part of planting a church in a town of 5500 inhabitants, in a spiritual desert in France.
  • She has raised up six children, all of which have turned out pretty awesome (hehe), and are following Jesus.
  • She makes everyone she meets feel valued and loved.
  • She is incredibly generous with her money.
  • She handled the death of her husband in a heroic way, keeping he eyes on heaven through the pain (even dancing at the memorial service, at the thought of one day being in heaven herself).
  • She is constantly seeking God, and his kingdom first, she is a woman of the Word and a woman of prayer.
  • She is now considering going back to Mozambique as a missionary for some time, at over 60.

You’ve guessed it, that person is my own mother, Wendy Hockley 🙂 Love you Mum!

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Mum & Leanah

So…What happened in 2011

  • Trips. For the first time I travelled more than 40 000 km in one year. This includes my first trip outside Europe with an unforgettable time in Nepal. Other trips included the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, twice to France, twice to Czech Republic and a road trip in Norway.
  • Jesus Revolution groups. This year we saw more than 10 groups starting all around Europe, in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Norway, Spain and Germany.
  • The position of boss of the house shifted to a little girl and we discovered that the next in command will come on Mai 31st, a little boy that will carry the Hockley name down another generation.
  • My first year of leading the work of Jesus Revolution has been fruitful, and working with a team of 10 wonderful department leaders has been an immense blessing.
  • I am starting on my 10th year working with Jesus Revolution. Time flies!
  • I dealt with more than 3700 emails…
  • Guro and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary!

What happened in the world in 2011?

Arab Spring

Arab Spring

Japan Tsunami

Japan Tsunami - Courtesy of j808armada

The royal wedding

Royal Wedding - Courtesy of Defence Images

Death of Bin Laden

Death of Bin Laden

New country: South Sudan Independence

South Sudan Independence - Photo Courtesy of Babasteve

9/11 10 Years Commemoration

9/11 10 Years Later - Photo Courtesy of JasonePowell

Death of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Norway: Terrorist attacks on Utøya

Rose by Utøya - Photo courtesy of NRK P3

Bed of roses in Oslo - Photo courtesy of Heroes and Me