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:
The Boy Who Stood at the Flagpole Alone …at Her View From Home. This is hands down the most inspiring thing I’ve read in a long time. Inspiring parents to parent better, and inspiring young people to be intentional and brave. It is heartwarming and touching.
Why Moms, Like College Students, Can’t Handle Criticism … by Bethany Mandel at The Federalist. This made me laugh a little and nod in agreement a lot. It’s about how, “Feminism and trigger warnings have taught moms and millennials to react instead of shrug it off when people disagree.
Building a Home Your Kids Want to Come Home To … at Kindred Grace. This is a lovely piece about exactly what the title implies. But what is most wonderful is that she lists tangible actions to start taking even if you have littles at home. It’s never too late to start creating a home like this, but it’s also never too early!
A Question We Need to STOP Asking in Bible Studies … at Radically Christian. I’ve asked this question. I’ll be you have too. (No, I’m not going to tell you what it is…)
The Shocking Truth that Many Christians are Ignoring About Halloween … at Path Through the Narrow Gate. This starts by acknowledging the fact that, among Christians, there seem to be two views:
- We can either say that it is all in fun, it’s not a big deal, and celebrate like our unsaved neighbors do.
- Or, we can send out scathing Facebook posts attempting to raise “awareness” and “conviction” in our friends’ hearts about the evils of Halloween, then sit in our basements with the lights off on October 31st, hoping no one will dare to ring our doorbells.
But then she goes on to express some thoughts that I thought were unique and interesting about a third option.
#ShoutYourAbortion: The New (and Ugly) Face of Women’s Rights … at Intoxicated on Life. Even among the Pro-Choice crowd, abortion used to be considered a moral dilemma. Now, it is being callously celebrated. This article is an impeccably written account of this trend. It’s worth reading the comments as well. The firm yet gracious responses are a great resource for those of us who may find ourselves defending our belief in protecting life.
On the Lewdness of Donald Trump … at American Greatness. This article in no way defends Trump or his words. What it addresses is the hypocrisy of the “outrage” of a culture that celebrates lewdness itself. I found it an interesting perspective, much richer than others I read. **I will issue one warning…ironically (and sadly) I noticed that there were several pretty inappropriate ads showing up in the sidebar on this page.**
What have you been reading?
Wow! I was all about controversial topics this week, and I wasn’t even trying. This may be a bit of an experiment for a post I’m working on about disagreeing civilly (and how we’re not so great at it). I’d love to hear what you think…even if you think I’m nuts. Just be nice, please!
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I concur or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.