Today marks three weeks of my Lenten fast from 24/7 connectivity. It has been really worthwhile, and one book (and author) I’m excited to introduce to readers is The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World by Christina Crook. “Through historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, The Joy of Missing Out, leads us on a unique exploration of the modern world, revealing how presentness, intentionality and limited connections are the keys to our joy.”Continue Reading
Two weeks ago, I wrote about my fraudulence and quoted Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s book, The Wisdom of Stability: “Maybe demons kill, but we’re often more comfortable with the frenetic forces that drive us here and there than we are with the radical new way of life that Jesus brings,” (38, The Wisdom of Stability). I didn’t get specific in that post with my confession, as the larger point was this: we must be ruthless when dealing with sin.Continue Reading
Parenting expert and international bestselling author Barbara Coloroso was a recent guest on Lorna Dueck’s Context TV program.
My friend, Christina Crook, who works with Lorna at Context TV and spent time with Barbara, tweeted Coloroso’s personal rule for social media engagement:
It is true, necessary, kind?
Christina mused just what kind of internet world it would be were we all to follow this rule.
Yesterday, I saw another tweet for a link recommended by a fellow Redbud writer. The post is called, “Proverbs for Social Media,” and Rachel Marie Stone points to Proverbs 18:2 as a consideration for joining the virtual conversation: