My Mosaic (Dec 13)
There's really nothing like winter crispiness! With windchills reaching the deep freeze across our part of the prairies has arrived. Despite the chill, I've been out and about finishing up the last of the gift buying (and that's a hard thing to do at Costco when you are running solo with the kids!) I pulled the old cover-the-gifts-with-jackets trick that my parents used.
What tricks do you use to hide gifts from your kids??
Here are this week's articles, hope you enjoy!
Don't Let Devices Ruin Your Holiday! 12 Tech Tips for Parents
Tis the season of gift giving and more devices. Here is an excellent list of tips for parents to keep your kids safe.
Addressing Pornography Part 1: Harms on individuals, families and society
Pornography is no longer an
issue that can remain private behind closed doors. This sexual addiction, as rampant as it is, has public health implications and we need to be aware and keep talking about it. This is an article from the Canadian Nurse website, about the research and what it tells us. (Also check out Part 2: The implications for nursing practice).
Winter Struggle: The Places We've Been
Our journey through life is not without purpose. Hannah Hinson's article bravely shares a piece of her struggle and how important it is for us to remember part of God's design in our life, to share and walk alongside others.
Three Significant Issues for Churches to Reach Gen Z
Based on some early research among the Gen Z population, Thom Rianer offers three issues for churches to look at, as we seek to reach and disciple this demographic.
Compassionate Care in a #MeToo World
The trauma of sexual abuse can run deep, then, the fear of sharing that story with someone terrifies. If we are that trusted person with whom they share, how do we respond? A reminder for us as we demonstrate love and compassion to those around us.
Three Things to Remember When Giving Comfort to Grieving People
As the holidays arrive, grief may come along with it. Randy Alcorn provides three things we should consider as we comfort those who mourn this holiday season.
One Important Question for Social Media Use
Instagram-worthy posts have us often striving for likes and the appearance of perfection. How can we acknowledge Christ in our social media use? How can we love people rather than leverage them? Here's some thoughts from Risen Motherhood's Laura Wifler.
Have a great day!!