Every Friday we recap a little from the Warren and venture out into the world for more stories you might have missed.
Paying attention in a distracted world: it’s like bringing a gun to a knife fight.
- James Shelley (via)
Dude, you should totally read this:
First things first: NASA landed another rover on Mars this week. That image above? Sunrise on Mars. This is amazingly cool stuff. Show your kids. Start at the Curiosity Rover’s Twitter feed. Read from there.
Michael Card did an interview about an imaginative approach to understanding the Bible. It was awesome.
Under the Radar is a great radio program for finding great music that you probably haven’t heard yet. This week, they’ve got a great blog post with songs that inspire change.
Here’s an interesting article on play as an adult. I think I’m going to break out some legos:
If you tend to have difficulty playing these days, you are not alone. Imagination and play often get left by the side of the road in our adult lives, not because we experience a sudden shift in values at some specific turning point, but because we become distracted by the demands of daily life. As adults we take on responsibilities and do what we must do to survive. We relegate play and imagination to the status of a spare-time activity
Some healthy ways to think about failure. I feel like if I can teach my kids how to learn from reading and how to fail well, I’ll have done well. Thinking about failure in healthy ways is way important.
Sally Lloyd-Jones took some inspiration from Dick Bruna’s process drawing Miffy. It’s great!
I’ve read a lot lately about FOMO lately. Fear of Missing Out, that is. This writer points out that there is joy in missing out, if we’re open to finding it.
S.D. Smith (yeah, he’s here) interviewed Clay Clarkson (also here) over at the Rabbit Room this week. Check it out!
Inside the Warren:
Clay Clarkson started the week with a great challenge to be imaginal. * James Witmer talked thankfulness and Pooh Bear and Piglet too. * S.D. Smith pointed us along to a great Tim Keller quote. * Alyssa Ramsey finished the week talking about truth and mockingbirds. It was such a good post that I managed to enjoy the one out my window again today for the first time since early spring.
Drink one of these outdoors. Make decaf for your kids:
This video is so… so… Story Warren:
It’s long, but it’s worth it!
As they say in China, don’t go seeing the reflection of a bow in a cup and thinking it’s a snake.
We’re on your side,