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Around the Web
Finding God Speed—Living Slow
Jennifer D. Harris writes about the documentary Godspeed.
Siestas in Mexico, teatime in the Swiss Alps, or foamed milk with honey in the Northwest. Taking time out of our days, to savor the flavors and relationships in our lives has taught me to slow down in different seasons of life. When my husband suggested I watch a recent short documentary called “Godspeed: The Pace of Being Known”, I found myself retreating into the rolling green fields and woodlands of Scotland as I listened to the story of a preacher who had to relearn what it meant to know and be known.
9 Historical Fiction Chapter Books about the American Civil War
- Kids studying the American Civil War benefit from reading historical fiction chapter books because the details, the ambience, and the significant events become more real through the lens of a memorable story. Here you’ll find my picks for chapter books set in the Civil War time period for readers ages 6 – 13.
Knowing the Key Difference Between Entertaining and Hospitality
- As I think back on where my legacy of hospitality started, my memories surround our childhood doorway.
I can’t really describe it in great detail. That’s how little its appearance even mattered.
But I do remember its purpose.
It housed both a storm door and a screen door. The heavy door kept out the brutal Wisconsin winter, while the other door contained a large screen for those rare days when we captured the magic of spring and summer.
Why You Have That Thorn
Jon Bloom discusses our individual thorns in the flesh.
- I have a “thorn in the flesh.” I don’t like it. I often wish I didn’t have it. At times I am exasperated by it. It makes almost everything harder, daily dogging me as I carry out my family, vocation, and ministry responsibilities — nearly everything I do. It weakens me. I often feel that I would be more effective and fruitful without it. I have pleaded with God, sometimes in tears, for it to be removed or for more power to overcome it. But it remains.
Around the Warren
Coffee Cake, Mythology, and Misgivings
Tia Phillips dives into the beauty and challenges of myths.
- Every day at around ten a.m., you can find us eating a snack and taking a little break from our lessons.
On this particular Monday, the break took place indoors, as it was raining outside. We had some coffee cake that had been sent over a few days prior because my husband’s grandfather had passed away after short battle with cancer. I consider my children blessed to have known their great-grandfather, a dedicated man to whom my husband was very close.
The Story of a Storyteller
John Sommer recommends a new epic fairy tale.
- Although the sunny hills and shining ponds of early children’s stories are both plentiful and beautiful, as the growing child looks past the rolling hills he sees in the distance a land higher up and farther in. It is the expanse of classic fantasy, populated with wonders and miracles. It is a place where deep themes and hard questions are dealt with and discussed, but the path that leads to those lands is not wide. If the reader wants to enter these lands properly he will have to take the right road, and that road must cross a bridge – the bridge of epic fairy-tales.
Something to Do with Your Kids
Spring might be on its way here in North America. If it ever really comes, here are coms great spring activities for your family.
And Something to Watch
Destin at Smarter Every Day is looking at the real-life tech we have that echoes the high tech of the movie Ready Player One.
I’m working from my iPad while I travel and I can’t get the screen cap to insert today, so here’s the link!
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