Could there be anything more ideal than horses or baseball? I mean, be honest, you’ve dreamed about one or the other of them in your life. This week at Story Warren we hit on both for you. Just for nostalgia’s sake.
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The Benefits of Boredom
Gene Veith has some thoughts on the value of boredom.
- When we were raising our children, there were some words that we did not allow to be spoken in our house. One was the F-word: “Fair.” As in, “That’s not fair that he gets to go to bed later than I do!” Such a claim would result in a discourse from me on the nature of justice: “Justice does not mean getting what you want, which you seem to assume, but getting what you deserve. What have you done to deserve a later bed time? Besides what you are complaining about is, in fact, fair, since he had the same bedtime that you do when he was your age.”
Also taboo was the B-word: “Bored.” As in, “I’m bored!”
10 Chapter Books Featuring Kids in Foster Care
Melissa Taylor at Imagination Soup has chapter books with characters in foster care. Whether you know someone in foster care or you want to introduce your kids to the idea, these may be some resources for you.
- Do your kids know about foster care? Or are in foster care? No matter your children’s life experience, chapter books like these about kids in foster care are important to read with all kids.
The life-changing magic of making do
Benjamin Leszcz takes a lesson from Prince Charles as an antidote for our consumer culture.
- Several years ago, while living in London, England, my wife met Prince Charles at an event associated with the Prince’s Foundation, where she worked. She returned with two observations: First, the Prince of Wales used two fingers – index and middle – when he pointed. Second, Charles’s suit had visible signs of mending. A Google search fails to substantiate the double-barrelled gesture, but the Prince’s penchant for patching has been well documented.
The Best Kids’ Podcasts for Long Summer Drives
Need something for the vacation road trip?
- Nothing says summer vacation quite like that small voice coming from the backseat: “Are we there yet?” As every parent knows, it starts out as a question, but quickly turns into a demand.
While there are limits to how long any child can stand riding in car seat, those limits can be extended with some good entertainment.
Around the Warren
Tyler Leland has a letter to summer’s favorite pastime for us.
- Baseball season is upon us yet again. To me it is no coincidence that baseball begins each spring. Winter ends when baseball begins. Baseball reminds me that the winter does not last forever! As I sit here and look through my notes and prepare for another opening day of baseball, I am thankful for all the ways that God has used a simple game to shape my faith journey. I am amazed at how God constantly merges the natural with the supernatural.
Summer Reading Ideas for Your Horse Lover
Anne Marshall introduces a world of delight for your young horse lover.
- Horses have shaped the landscape of our history for centuries. For those of us who are passionate about horses there is a beauty and nobility about them that not only captures our imagination but also instills a sense of wonder and inspires us to dream bigger dreams. Horses have helped us battle against enemies, farm our lands, travel long distances, and run great races.
Something to Do with Your Kids
Over at The Spruce there’s a whole slew of activities that are great for the whole family this summer.
Something to Watch
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