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Around the Web:
Clipping Off the Erasers
Over at The High Calling, Kelli Woodford tells the story of her third grade art teacher encouraging her to see mistakes as part of the creative process.
We had this loopy art teacher who handed us oil paints (much to the chagrin of our mothers when standing over laundry sinks), dressed like a hippie, danced around the room, and played modern music, while we did our best to recreate Van Goghs and Picassos.
It’s a beautiful story and a great reminder. Read More.
A Purpose-Driven Cosmos
This is a long read, but well worth it. Russell Moore helps to explain a truly Gospel-centered view of life, the universe, and everything.
In a truly Christian vision of the kingdom of God, though, Jesus of Nazareth isn’t a hoop we jump through to extend our lives into eternity. Jesus is the kingdom of God in person. As such, he is the meaning of life, the goal of history, and the pattern of the future.
It’s beautiful, it’s helpful. Read more.
See the Question Differently
Ed Welch writes at the CCEF blog about seeing the “Who Am I” question differently. I hope I can help my kids to see it this way.
We are like victims of amnesia who are lost and always searching for our ‘true’ identity—or perhaps we are looking for an upgrade.
A Neat Opportunity:
Around the Warren:
S.D. Smith wrote about capturing your kids hearts with imagination for the kingdom.
The answer to the big Why is because God said so –more– is saying so.
James Witmer wrote about making poetry a part of your children’s lives.
When certain poems become a part of your family experience, quoting snippets at each other can be like an affirmation of love.
Julie Silander brought us a list of great books for boys. If you worry about how to keep your child reading, this post is for you!
Finding a great book is like discovering gold, yet acquiring such a treasure rarely happens by accident.
Something to Try with Your Kids:
Download some free creative writing prompts to try with your littles. Just some fun worksheets for a summer afternoon. Send them out to jump through the sprinkler afterward.
Thanks for reading! We’re on your side.