The Warren & the World is Story Warren’s weekly newsletter, providing a round-up of our favorite things from around the web as well as a review of what was on our site over the past week. We’re glad you’re here!
Around the Web:
The Cost of a Car Accident
The Billfold is a website dedicated to helping people save money. This post, though, is just really brilliant writing. It actually has very little to do with saving money. Kate Abbott recounts her family’s day dealing with a car accident.
- It was a Friday morning, one of those sunny days where I felt grateful to be at home with my baby, Henry. He and I had just gotten our flu shots earlier that week, and today we had nothing to do but relax. On this day, it seemed welcoming instead of terrifying to be alone with him. My husband Brad was going that morning to get his own immunization. The cost of our vaccines: free, at our doctor’s office, without even a co-pay.
It’s like I experienced the whole thing. Read more.
How the Fast Web is Impairing the Way You Think
Kevan Lee writes at Life Hacker about the way our brains fire and the way fast access to information may be changing our brains. It’s really helpful.
- Being purposeful with your work philosophy might be the missing key to achieving a healthy rather than hasty, always running-behind pace. Understanding the psychological benefits of controlling the flow of your time and attention reveals the wisdom in taking things slow.
Such an important conversation. It can be hard to grasp the implications of new technology, but it’s imperative that we do it. Read more.
The Danger of Forgetting How to Read the Bible
This post from Dan Doriani is a helpful look at the different ways people tend to engage God’s word. I think it’s helpful as we try to engage ourselves and our children with Scripture.
- A new Christian’s Scripture reading tends to be naïve and devotional. New disciples devour Scripture, underlining word after word in their new Bibles. We often feel that God is speaking directly to us in every word.
The Struggle for Balance
GameChurch seems to be to video games what we try to be to imagination. If you’re looking for a better understanding of the art of video games, they can help. This is a great interview about purpose with the game designer behind a really interesting game called The Novelist.
- I definitely felt a pretty strong drive to do something that had some social value and had something to say beyond another alien invasion or the same old kind of thing you see from videogames. So I definitely felt a desire to do my small part to push games in a direction that is a little more socially responsible and more simultaneously personal for players.
Great interview, great site. Read more.
Canada takes on the USA … in street hockey?
I love this story! The US Olympic Committee took on their counterparts from Canada in a street hockey face off. The CBC reports:
- Despite their long-standing hockey rivalry, the Canadian Olympic Committee reports that Team Canada and Team USA have been friendly throughout the Games, living in separate houses “less than a hundred feet apart.”
Yet, with Canada besting the US today in women’s hockey and both men’s teams preparing for a potential battle after the semifinals on Friday, tensions were bound to arise.
Around the Warren:
Julie Silander started our week with an invitation in the midst of a cold winter.
- I’m more likely to be grumpy in February than in any other month. The anticipation and excitement of the holidays have faded into foggy memories. It’s cold outside. I’m tired. Bleh. This time of year, even the most enjoyable aspects of life can become irritating.
I’m fighting some SAD myself. Read more.
The Very Lines Along Which Our Spirits Live
Paul Boekell presents another quote from the great C.S. Lewis:
Three Times I Thought about the Bible while watching Frozen
Laura Peterson writes some helpful thoughts about the recent cinematographic sensation, Frozen.
- I finally saw the movie this weekend, and I will unabashedly admit that those posts on my Facebook feed were right. Frozen was delightful.
We’re big fans of Frozen at Mackay HQ. This was a helpful post as I engage my kids with truth. Read it.
Dog the Bear and Bear the Dog
S. D. Smith writes, and Aeden Peterson brilliantly illustrates, this fun little poem.
- There once was a dog whose full name was “Bear,”
And a bear whose full name was “Dog,”
On one side of the forest, a log fell on Bear,
On the other, Dog fell on a log.
Something to Do with Your Kids:
Last week on the Olympic theme for a while
- Time Magazine for Kids has some great printables, broken down for different age groups. Pick a few and have some Olympic fun with your kids. Read on.
And Something Fun to Watch
The only thing better than curling? Curling as narrated by Sir David Attenburough:
Thank you for reading. We’re on your side.