Part of what The Sparrow’s Home was created for was to share resources, information, and inspiration. I thought it might be beneficial to further that conversation by sharing some things that I’ve been perusing.
I would love to hear what you think, and see what you’ve had open on your desktop this week.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
X-Plan: Giving Your Kids a Way Out… at Burt Fulks. If you have kids, you need to read this. It is an outstanding idea to give your kids a way out of a social situation with their peers.
Why I Don’t Believe in ‘Simple Living’ … at Living on a Dime. Often, when live gets stressful, many of us yearn for things to be like the used to be in the old days. But were the good old days as easy as you think?
20 Ways to Spot an American Abroad … at A Lot. Some of these I knew, some I could have guessed, and some surprised me!
3 Aspects of Obedience You Can Expect from Children … at Women Abiding. First of all, I love the disclaimer at the start of this post:
Disclaimer: If you’ve got perfectly obedient children who instantly do what you say the very first time you give an instruction every single time, this post isn’t for you J In fact, send me a note and I’d love to have you guest post on this blog!
Beyond that, I totally agree with the purpose of this post which is to encourage parents that “there really aren’t many greater and more important tasks than” teaching our children obedience. Ultimately, it will impact their success in life and even their eternal life.
How to Know if You’re Deceived … at Foundational. This begins with a Bible lesson about how God’s people strayed from His truth because they were deceived. It continues on in application to modern day believers, examining the deception through the distortion of God’s word. We’re encouraged to be “bold as lions in the pulpits, university classrooms and [even] Bible classes” and to “teach the uncompromising Word of God with power and authority”.
Study finds young men are playing video games instead of getting jobs … at The Chicago Tribune. This is disturbing, to say the least. The ‘man-child’, who lives in his mother’s basement until he’s 30 playing video games and not working a lick is nothing new. The disturbing part of this article is that the happiness levels of these losers is going up and not down. Does this motivate you to instill a strong work-ethic in your children? It does me!
How Traveling the World Changed My Perspective … at Divergent Travelers. This was such an interesting read about a couple who decided that living their best life didn’t have to ‘look’ like everyone else. Feeling down on America, they expected to find out that the rest of the world was a whole lot better. Can you guess where this is headed? Travelling through China, Southeast Asia, India, Spain, and Africa was rewarding, and eye-opening. She says that friends stare at her with disbelief when she tells them that “travel had changed my perspective and rewarded respect to our home country.”
What have you been reading lately?
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I agree with or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.