08 January 2008

updated reading list and world magazine~

For now I am trying just to keep my blog window open on my computer so I can access it, I still can't figure out what the deal is!

Just wanted to let everyone know I updated my currently reading/waiting to be read list. I have several books that I am super excited about reading....you know, with all my free time and nothing else to do.

Also, we get a news magazine called World Magazine that we absolutley love. In the interest of time, I just cut and pasted their description so you can get a feel for what it is. Right now, you can sign up to get four free issues. It's pricey at $50 a year, but we feel it is well worth it. I am especially excited by it this year as we are now officially in an election year (although one would think we were in an election year for the past year...) Anyway, just a little plug.

WORLD tries to be salt, not sugar.
We like to report good news but we don't make it sticky-sweet. We also report bad news because Christ's grace becomes most meaningful when we're aware of sin. We want to be tough-minded but warmhearted.
We are dependent on God and independent of any political faction or interest group. We don't let advertisers influence news content. We don't print glorified press releases. We like George W. Bush but often criticize his administration. We criticize corruption, even when (sometimes especially when) it erupts among Christians. We avoid sourcery, where unnamed sources spin the news their way.
We look for provocative and evocative news stories that are the result of pavement-pounding rather than thumb-sucking. We don't want anyone to read WORLD out of a sense of duty. We like family feuds over who gets to read a new issue first. We want our readers to enjoy the world God has made, full as it is of nooks and crannies and weirdness.
We stand for factual accuracy and biblical objectivity, trying to see the world as best we can the way the Bible depicts it. Journalistic humility for us means trying to give God's perspective. We distinguish between issues on which the Bible is clear and those on which it isn't. We also distinguish between journalism and propaganda: We're not willing to lie because someone thinks it will help God's cause.
We believe that our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever—and forever begins right now. We like sex, within marriage. We're not amoral hedonists, but we're not stoic moralists either. We like the vines and fig trees God gives us. We read novels, go to movies, and listen to classical music but also jazz. We prefer ice cream to cotton candy. We cover movies, yoga, artists and travel; we aren't Christians with rules against anything that's fun because God made fun, too.
We cover all aspects of the news: national, international, and cultural; politics and business; medicine, science, technology, and sports. We have feisty columns and religious reflections. We even have cartoons and a page with funny or strange stories of the week. But what matters the most is this: We believe in a God who tells the truth and wants us to do the same.
If that sounds good to you,
click here, follow the instructions, make your choice, and we'll get your subscription started right away. Your issues will be delivered direct to your home or office, plus you'll get FREE access to WORLDMag.com for the duration of your subscription.

Happy Reading!

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"How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about arithmetic, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness." ~GK Chesterton

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