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The Warren & the World is Story Warren’s weekly newsletter, providing a round-up of our favorite things from around the web as well as a review of what was on our site over the past week. We’re glad you’re here!
Marco Silva has a piece at the Desiring God blog on the challenges of raising children in the land of plenty.
The Englewood Review of Books has a guide of 20 favorite children’s books that adults enjoy, too. If you’re wondering what to read next as a family, this might be a good place to start,
This is actually an older piece from the Circe Institute, but it got shared again this week by a friend and I thought it was a good reminder to moms (whether you homeschool or do life at the speed of someone else’s school schedule) to remember you’re persons, too.
Glenn McCarty explores the introduction to death and loss that fiction so often provides us as children.
Laura Peterson has found an audiobook that she thinks is even better than the print version.
I recently learned that Jesse Owens’ real name was James Cleveland Owens, and his childhood nickname was “JC.” When his family moved north from Alabama, his new teacher asked his name, and when he said “JC” she heard “Jesse”–the nickname stuck. Anyway, September 12 was Jesse Owens’ birthday and if he were still living he’d been 104 years old this year. This site has a slew of activities, videos, and more about the great Olympian and his story.
I’m not a visual artist myself, but I work with a lot of them. I knew that oil paints were made from oil and pigment and that they take a long time to dry, but I learned a lot about the whole process of making the paints–which goes back hundreds of years–when I discovered this video.
Thank you for reading. We’re on your side.
Carolyn revels in good stories, good music, and wrestles with the intersection of faith, art, vocation, and culture. She regularly meets new characters in her imagination who bother her until she can find a world for them to live in and a story for them to tell.
Carolyn is an assistant editor for the Curator, an online arts and culture magazine. Online, she hangs out at her website, www.carolyncgivens.com, on Twitter, and at her page on Facebook. Her first book, The King’s Messenger, will be published in spring 2017.