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The Roundup – Episode 9

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.

October is here – chunky knits, cosy evenings, hot pumpkin spiced lattes anyone?

Episode 9 and Danilo highlights to simply joy found in taking the bike out for a spin, we discover the fascinating relationship between Scripture and neuroscience, and smooth things out with some light jazz.


Activity: Swinley Forest Mountain Biking

Swinley Forest is a natural beauty spot for mountain bikers - perfect for an adrenaline rush you can find bike trails for all levels on a variety of terrain. If you aren't situated in Berkshire at the moment, take a break from the desk and hop on your bike to enjoy the natural surroundings where you live. Choose a viewpoint or somewhere you love, inhale some fresh air, enjoy some quiet time in nature.

Book of the week:

"The God-Shaped Brain" by Timothy R Jennings

Danilo enjoyed reading this title as it demonstrates the relationship between our ideas of God, the worldview that we have, and how all of that can influence our emotions, our psyche, and how this can structurally and physically change the connections in our brain. Essentially, ideas that you have can actually shape your brain – physically!

Psychiatrist Tim Jennings unveils how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. Discover how neuroscience and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives. “

Song of the week:

"It's What I Do" by Kirk Whalum

If you enjoy mellow jazz, this track makes for an idyllic slow Sunday morning listen.

Danilo loves the lyrics in this song and shares his favourite excerpt: “Don’t ask me why, don’t wonder how, don’t bother asking how it’s possible to love someone like you. It’s ’cause your mine, and ’cause you’re you, it’s ’cause I’m love – It’s what I do.”

And that’s what God does. He loves, even when we think that someone or maybe even ourselves are unlovable.

This week, Danilo hopes that you will all individually experience God’s love all over again.