Let my people play!

By all definitions, I would almost certainly be classified as a screen addict. I’m on a computer all day at work and even have some downtime where I can do personal things, and my iPhone has made it easier than ever to “just check in” on Facebook and elsewhere online. I like having YouTube up and running when I cook, I listen to podcasts when I drive, I fit gaming apps into the empty spaces of my day. As I write this, it’s a bit depressing to think of how little quiet time is in my life. Visiting family or having family visit me is a nice break to all of this. Arguably I drank too much coffee during my recent trip to my grandpa’s farm, but sitting around the table and sharing stories with family was a fantastic way to pass a weekend. Certainly there were tasks that could … Keep reading!

Book Review: Pitchin’ A Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting

Title: Pitchin’ A Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting Author: Israel & Brook Wayne Publisher: New Leaf Press (March 4, 2016) Language: English Formats: Paperback, Kindle Pages: 192 Israel Wayne, in conjunction with his wife, Book, has once again put out a tremendous volume that is practical, relatable, and convicting. I know that I have a problem with anger, and I know it comes out in my relationships with my wife and children. One thing I highly appreciate about everything I have read by Israel is how he is not merely throwing out his opinion, nor does he act as if he has everything figured out and lives the perfect life. The honest appraisals he and Brook give of their own lives and experiences are refreshing in a world of phonies, and never once did I read this book and feel like they were condemning me–or anyone–for their own failures in this arena. With reflection questions … Keep reading!