links of interest

 

“6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common”- Bruce Feiler, author of The Secrets of Happy Famlies gives six key characteristics of what makes for a happy family.  In the article you will learn: The number one predictor of your child’s emotional well-being, the number one predictor of their academic achievement — and behavior problems, and the simple thing that steers kids away from drugs, toward better grades, and even improves their self-esteem. And more.

Your Quiet Time Should Change You– Important point made here on quiet time and personal transformation by Jen Wilkin:

“Time in the Word.” “Quiet time.” “Time with the Lord.” However you label it, devoting time to personal interaction with the Bible is a vital practice for the believer. But what makes that time transformational? Are all approaches equally valuable? How can we practice “time in the Word” in a way that compounds our understanding and fuels our sanctification? “

10 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year or On Your Birthday
Donald Whitney offers ten thought-provoking questions for the new year.  These are worth journaling over.

“Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think about the direction of their lives. It’s so easy to bump along from one busy week to another without ever stopping to ponder where we’re going and where we should be going.”

Here’s How Sugar Might Fuel the Growth of Cancer

“Researchers say they may have helped explain how sugar might fuel the growth of cancer, and say it boils down to one type of sugar in particular: fructose.”

Telling Women to Apologize Less Isn’t About Empowerment. It’s About Shame.  A Washington Post article today addresses criticism of women who use the words “I’m sorry” or “just” too much, and how these women may not be wrong after all.

2016 Reading Challenges!

My two favorite reading challenges are from Tim Challies (pick your challenge from “light reader” to “obsessed reader”) and Modern Mrs. Darcy (free printable!).

 

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