Around the Web:
Stop Complaining, Start Creating
Paul Anderson is over at Relevant with a great post about the tension with the way we engage the content monster known as the internet.
- What is so alluring about reading six different articles about Miley Cyrus and her downward spiral? Why am I reading a film review of Fast and Furious 6 when I decided at age 13, after seeing 2 Fast, 2 Furious, that I was too old for anything involving Paul Walker?
My kind of problem. Read more.
You're a Stay-at-Home Mom? What do you do all day?
Matt Walsh has a great shout-out to stay-at-homers. (A little salty on occasion)
- My wife never stops working. Meanwhile, it’s the middle of the afternoon and we’re both at a coffee shop. I’m sure my wife would love to have time to sit down and drink a coffee. It’s nice to get a break, isn’t it?
A good reminder to appreciate hard work wherever it's found. Read more.
Gel Pen Faith
Continuing a bit of a mom-theme, Rachel at Femina has a great post about feeling like you're not enough.
- It is like He holds up my little statement of faith from my youth and says, “cute.” But He doesn’t want me to sign my name on it. He wants me to put myself on the altar. Enough with this chit chat. God wants to see action. Take that belief, and live it. Not when you have all the emotional strength to do that, but when you don’t.
I'm not a mom, but I got a lot from that. Read more.
Children and Church History
Dustin Bruce over at the Fuller center has a great about how to engage your kids with church history.
- While it is vital to teach children God’s commands and how he has worked through salvation history, it is also important to educate children on how God has worked to preserve a people for his own possession throughout the history of the Church.
Any Animal that touches this lake turns to stone
From the "wow, is that for real?" file… There's a lake in Tanzania that… well,
- The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.
Go check out the pictures. It's unreal.
Around the Warren:
The Story Goes On
James Witmer started the week with a great post about sadness drawn from Babe. You know, the pig?
In the last third of the book, there is a scene where wild dogs break in and worry the flock of sheep, killing an old ewe who was one of Babe’s dearest friends.
When we finished this sad chapter, I put the book down and looked at my five year old, who seemed to be choking back tears. “Are you sad?” I asked.
Read more. Oh yeah, /Spoiler alert!
Alyssa Ramsey writes beautifully about the challenges her family faces as they try to get to the bottom of asthma.
- Today I will make my son vulnerable to attack. Against all my maternal instincts, I will withhold his protection.
That opening line made me shiver. Read more.
Making A Way in the Dark
Andrew Mackay writes about the lessons in his children's fear of the dark.
Every night when the light goes out they are both afraid.
Of course, being a little bit modern, I feel the need to conquer their fears on their behalf.
Something to Try with Your Kids:
Two-fer! First, check out Brooke Reynolds' implementation of a memory jar. Too cool!
Then, Asia at Fun At Home With Kids has a great post on building with apples. Fun and delicious!
And Something Fun to Watch
It's a little tongue-in-cheek, or ironic-cool, or something, but it's also plain fun. ESPN sent someone to cover the National Cornhole Tournament. I think StoryWarren should sponsor a team next year.
Thanks for reading! We're on your side.