Every Friday we recap a little from the Warren and venture out into the world for more stories you might have missed.
“I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.”
– Frank Capra, Film Director
Dude, you should totally read this:
Considering that I, the said Robert Louis Stevenson, have attained an age when O, we never mention it, and that I have now no further use for a birthday of any description;
Barnabas Piper talks about the value of simple literature:
any good story for a child is a good story for someone who used to be a child. [Shades of Lewis, aye?]
Lifehacker covers the problem of cynicism. This has nothing to do with your kids, and everything to do with how you raise your kids. [Language warning: You may not appreciate his word choice.]
when negativity becomes your default reaction, you have a problem.
Remember, even trivial things have a backstory:
The journey inspires me. The journey leads to a million ideas and stories I can learn from. The journey is filled with a million bits and pieces of wisdom to follow and pitfalls to avoid.
Jared Wilson talks about the impact of C.S. Lewis in his life. So many of us have a similar story.
C. S. Lewis wrote about how the writing of George MacDonald “baptized his imagination” for later receipt of the gospel of Jesus. The writing of Lewis himself did this for me.
Inside the Warren:
James wrote about the greatest benefit of active imagination: real love • David shows, doesn’t tell, the difference between fostering and inspiring imagination in children • Sarah expresses the beauty of being sent outside • Loren reviewed Edward Tulane — I need to read this book
Explore the great outdoors. Better yet, send your kids:
Money Saving Mom talks you through making your own bouncy balls with your kids. Q: How awesome is that? A: Tremendously. I can’t wait to try this!
A VideoGraphical Reminder — we need our kids:
We’re on your side,