Shared | Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday's Shared Links - Ever Present Internet

Constantly Connected

With a now two year old, I see the topic of screen time creating constant buzz in mommy blogs and parenting tips. I explore a few resources to think and act on this issue.

Technology continually marches forward, going back to something like the wheel or the printing press. However, in modern history, the use of a handheld computer, i.e. a smartphone, with constant internet connection exposes differences compared to previous generations. Recent articles and books led to more discussion for all ages in a number of different media outlets.

Shared | Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday's Shared Links - New Year 2017

Looking back and looking forward

As 2016 comes to an end, we can reflect on a year and respond with new resolve. Here are a few ways to take action.

Many great writers and authors posts a review of popular topics and articles from the year. Trevin Wax and Kevin DeYoung outlined their most popular articles from 2016. This catches me up on thoughts and ideas I missed through the year with their enlightening commentary on 2016 events. Along with articles, reviewers often discuss the best books from 2016. Here are a few lists to consider.

Shared | Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday's Shared Links - Immigration

Who then is my neighbor?

We should all walk a mile in another's shoes to gain empathy through experience. Here are a few ways we can share in the experience of immigrants.

Before we begin exploring concepts and discussion, we must remind ourselves that these topics are not abstract references, but affect real people and real families. We walk a mile in another's shoes to gain compassion and empathy to those fleeing hardship.

Shared | Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday's Shared Links - Syria

A World Brought to Life

While heartbreaking photos stream from Syria, we have reason for hope. I share a few articles that help us process, and understand the Syrian refugee crisis.

As the world becomes "flat," we gain experience from far off places. Though someone is literally on the other side of the world, we can talk through text, phone or video. Through social media, breaking news instantly appears before us from every corner. This brings the world to our doorstep.