Lots of good stuff this week. I’ve been finding things all over the map: Manners, modesty, education, government, motivation, and more!
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:
Veggie Tales, Moralism, and Modern Preaching … at Canon Fodder. My kids liked Veggie Tales OK, but we were never super into them at our house. Still, when I came across this article, I expected to disagree with everything in it. But I didn’t. It’s a valuable perspective and well stated.
Mind Your Manners: How and Why to Make Simple Deposits Into Your Relationship … at Confessions of a Terrible Husband. Manners matter. But how often do we neglect them with the ones who are closest to us?
Four Reasons You Should Not Be Modest … at Blessed Transgressions. Modesty is something that I am passionate about, and it seems in many discussions I have about it, there is a real misunderstanding of the why. I don’t think I’ve read a better perspective on what modesty is and isn’t.
5 Must-Read Books for Women Who Think … at Loving Life at Home. I have not read any of the books on her list, but they sound awesome! Looking into feminism from a different perspective, the writer says, “The authors examine feminism in light of common sense and expose it for the failed social experiment it is.”
‘A Friend Invites You to a Gay Bar…’ Sixth Graders Get Survey from Teacher and Outrage Erupts … at The Blaze. Clearly the teacher in this case used poor judgement. But really, when our universities are spouting this garbage, and school staff are being trained in ‘white privilege’ and ‘gender identity’…what do you expect?
Oregon Rancher Receives Government Request to Survey His Property – Read His Brilliant Response … at Patheos. This is outstanding. Pure genius.
How to Get Over, “I Don’t Feel Like It.” … at College Info Geek. I love this guy’s videos! I’ve got several pinned to watch with my boys (on note taking and reading textbooks efficiently). He’s speaking directly to students, but can I say, lots of valuable insight for old moms like me too. (*Note* There is occasional use of words we don’t use in our house in the videos, so if you’re concerned, you may want to preview before watching with your kids)
What have you been reading?
*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.