Monday, October 21, 2019

Coffee Break Reading List (October 21, 2019)

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I'm having my coffee break in the evening again this Monday. It was a very busy week and the weekend was quite full. On top of that, I'm often unsure what to do here with my Homeschool Coffee Breaks, as I'm not technically homeschooling any more. I do enjoy writing, and I hope I have some valuable things to share, but I'm sort of in limbo and I seem to be busier than ever!

Some of the things around the web that I've been reading or exploring during recent coffee breaks: 
  • I'm not usually reading Business Insider, but this story was quite an inspiration: A CEO who writes 9,200 employee birthday cards a year explains the value of gratitude. I mean, I have trouble getting birthday cards mailed on time for my family members' birthdays, never mind sending a personalized greeting to anyone else! This guy is doing something right!
  • The Gospel Coalition IS a blog that I frequently read and there's an abundance of thought-provoking articles there. The latest that challenged and convicted me was How to Fight Anger in Motherhood. She doesn't give a simple Sunday School answer to make us feel better about ourselves, but offers an honest, loving rebuke about the impatience, short temper, and willful anger we often demonstrate as moms. Hey, we've all been there. 
  • Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? is the question posed by The Atlantic, and addressed in this in-depth article that examines the trends - positive and negative - in teens related to cell phone use. While there are many positive outcomes from using the powerful communication and information tools we all have at our fingertips, it's important to address the negative outcomes as well. We would all do well to limit our screen time and try to curb our addiction, and teens would benefit from breaking their constant cellphone habit.

Some fun things I've found during coffee breaks:

Waiting for coffee to brew on Thanksgiving Monday, and this happened:

Tuesday evening I went to a Twenty One Pilots concert with this crowd.

Some things Homechool Review Crew members are sharing: 

What I've been reading during longer coffee breaks:

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd

Find out more at my book blog Just A Second.

Found anything interesting on the web lately? Read any good books? Leave a comment and let me know!

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