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Whenever I’m in a discussion, I always find my mind relating what we’re talking about to other things that I’ve read or heard. And some of the best stuff I’ve found has been on someone else’s referral.
My desktop has been a mixed bag this week…
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:
Snacking in Different Countries: Universal Yums …. at The Hmmm…Schooling Mom. This is the coolest thing! A service that sends you boxes of snacks from around the world. We had a friend from Canada bring Canadian snacks to Family Camp this summer, and it was like Christmas around the world time. This would be a great resource if you’re homeschooling Disneyworld, studying countries in general, or are just curious about our world.
Top 10 Trunk Essentials … at Crazy Organized. With one of our kids already driving and the other soon to be, this post caught my attention. Great suggestions, and several things I wouldn’t have thought of!
Why Are Our Children So Bored at School, Cannot Wait, Get Easily Frustrated, and Have No Real Friends … at Your OT. An occupational therapist’s observations on declines in kids’ “social, emotional, and academic functioning.” What I especially found valuable in her post is that she offers some actionable steps parents can take to rectify (or prevent) this decline. Good stuff!
Christians, Let’s Be Honest. Our Excuses for Skipping Church Are Lame… at The Blaze. I really enjoy Matt Walsh. I have had a couple of his articles open on my desktop this week. This one especially struck me as it also came up as part of a class at church Wednesday night. Mr. Walsh takes to task a “pastor” who advises that going to church is not necessary, or seemingly even very important. He does an excellent job of making the Biblical case that going to church is, in fact, important and expected of Christians. For example, how can we fulfill the New Testament’s instruction on being part of a ‘body’ if we aren’t part of a ‘body’?
4 Communication Tips to Improve Any Relationship … at Elisa Pulliam. I have said for years and believe with all my heart that the vast majority of relational problems could be solved or eliminated with better communication. This article is quite possibly the best and most concise guidance on the topic. No kidding. She provides simple questions to ask yourself before you speak when in the midst of a conflict…which I think are great tips for general, day to day communication as well.