My husband and I have come to a crossroads. We’ve been debating how to proceed in regards to purchasing books: Should we continue purchasing print books or should we begin purchasing books in an electronic format? In my household, we’re all bibliophiles. Subsequently, we have hundreds of books. After a year and a half in our current … [Read more...] about Should I Start Buying Ebooks Instead of Print Books?
In my household, I’ve always done the menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. This has worked for us because, as a stay-at-home mom, I have time to do these things. I also have more knowledge of nutrition and a wider variety of cooking skills than my husband. You can imagine my surprise when I stepped into the living room a couple … [Read more...] about How Pinterest Got My Husband Interested in Menu Planning
Today’s post is from AnneMarie, a guest contributor from Sacrifice of Love. I quickly peeled the foil wrapper off of the chocolate and popped the dark, slightly bitter morsel into my mouth. As I savored the creamy texture, my eyes glanced down at the wrapper that now lay empty on the table. A message, printed on the inside, gleamed up at … [Read more...] about Calling Others on the Phone Can Be Hard—But It’s Worth It!
Last week I posed this question: If all that non-Christians know of Christianity is what they see from Christians on social media, then what is their understanding of our faith? We then looked at the first of four types of posts that I think Christians should avoid posting on social media. Let’s examine the remaining types of posts … [Read more...] about 4 Things Christians Should Stop Posting on Social Media (Part 2)
If all that non-Christians know of Christianity is what they see from Christians on social media, then what is their understanding of our faith? I’ve been pondering this recently because I’m often shocked at the things I see Christians posting on their social media pages. There are some things we just need to avoid sharing. Here are … [Read more...] about 4 Things Christians Should Stop Posting on Social Media (Part 1)
Email, social media, and blogs are useful for staying in contact with loved ones and for entertainment, but they can easily become significant time-wasters. Thankfully, by being judicious in our use of these technologies, we can reap their benefits without being distracted from the many important tasks before us. What does it look like … [Read more...] about How to Keep Internet Technologies from Becoming Time-Wasters
A couple of years ago I sat in church feeling a little unsettled at the number of congregants I saw around me using their phones. Were these individuals really sending text messages or checking social media during the sermon? It took me a few weeks to realize that they were actually using their phones to view digital copies of the … [Read more...] about Digital Bible or Printed Bible? Does it Matter Which You Use?
A few weeks ago my husband and I had access to cable television because we were staying in a hotel for a couple of days. Though we have a TV in our living room, we don’t have cable or satellite for it. We typically enjoy having temporary access to cable. My husband will watch a couple games and other sports-related shows. Together we’ll … [Read more...] about Why I’m Glad We Don’t Have Cable or Satellite TV