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Selah Moments: Good Reading for a Quiet August
Links to Recommended Reading
First, I want to welcome the new subscribers. I’m glad you’re here. If you haven’t yet read the essay titled “But I Don’t Want to Be a Contrarian,” I invite you to start there.
This past weekend my husband and I took our son, who is our youngest, to college and helped him get settled in his first dorm. He had to be there early because he’s on an athletic team and practices are starting now. Next week our daughter goes back to college to begin her junior year.
So, I’ve been quiet in this space because I’ve wanted to soak up every summer minute with the kids at home, knowing that August was coming.
I’ll return to a regular writing routine in a couple of weeks, but for now, I’m choosing to stay present. In the meantime, here are a few links to some interesting reading.
Some insightful words on living well…
“Lessons on Living Locally” by Jen Pollock Michel
“Stop Multitasking: No, Really — Just Stop It!” by Janet Mac
Some thoughts on parenting in an age of social technology…
“Mark Zuckerberg concealed his kids’ faces on Instagram. Should you?” by Samantha Murphey Kelly (This one was interesting in light of what I wrote about here.)
“So your tween wants a smartphone? Read this first.” By Michaeleen Doucleff
Some wise words for writers in today’s world…
“Writing for Outlets Isn’t Worth It Anymore” by Erik Hoel (This one isn’t from a Christian perspective, but it’s insightful in terms of traditional writing and publishing.)
“Becoming Writers Who Write the Truth Beautifully” by Lara D’Entremont
In this essay, I shared some of my reasons for deleting my Twitter account and my Facebook Author Page. Since that time, I have also deleted (not just deactivated) my Instagram account and my personal Facebook profile.
I am now officially off of all forms of social media. Not for a break. Not for a detox. But for good. And it’s been really good. I’ll write more about this soon.
What have you been reading this summer?