Every Friday we recap a little from the Warren and venture out into the world for more stories you might have missed.
In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like a night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see.
- C. S. Lewis
Dude, you should totally read this:
Thinking about the internet: It turns out that a large percentage of parents think the internet is making their kids grow up too fast. There’s no doubt that as parents, we need to be engaging the challenge that is the wired (or wireless) world.
Over at the Rabbit Room, Russ Ramsey challenges us to have the boldness to put down our cameras:
Every day of my life is filled with moments that cannot be captured—moments more glorious than what took place on that San Diego night. We have to hold these moments with an open hand and pay attention. But it’s hard to pay attention, isn’t it?
Another challenge: Evangelical parenting and self-denial. I think figuring this out is important. It’s also hard.
Olympics, part I: How to talk to your kids about the olympics.
Success is fun, but it’s not the most character-building exercise. Losing and failure help build character, emotional intelligence, life skills, better equip them to be healthy, contributing adults.
Inside the Warren:
Zach started the week illustrating the tremendous value of gratitude. • Olympics, p II: Alyssa explained how to make the olympics even more fun for your kids. • Sam pointed us to a quote about joy and anticipation. • Randy talked about the trap of choosing education over intimacy.
Explore the great outdoors. Better yet, send your kids:
Being from Canada, the summer olympics aren’t exactly our thing. You know, when they do all the snow games, we just have better luck. But, it’s Olympics time! Olympics, P. 3: Alyssa followed up her Story Warren post with even more activities, snacks, and games.
This video is so… so… Story Warren:
As they say in Russia, I’m not hanging noodles on your ears.
We’re on your side,