What We Read This Week


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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


CHRISTMAS

One Last Letter for You, Santa

My family is not religious, though my parents are the children of Catholics. We had one plastic manger, which was kept in my room when I was 11, the last year of my childhood. That’s why I remember it so well. But I liked baby Jesus, anachronistically blond and pale, with a star above his crib. That was the beginning and the end of my family’s Christianity. You, Santa, were the real reason for celebration….Read Full Article

From spirituality and practice


CHRISTMAS

CT’s 10 Most-Read Christmas Articles

When our mother calls, best we listen. We always show up when it’s time to eat, but other times, not so much. This month, I’ve been keenly listening to our mother. Earth, that is…Read Full Article

From Christianity Today


MUSIC

In Memoriam 2016

Music suffered heavy losses in 2016, a year like no other in recent memory. We bid unexpected farewells to the very brightest stars — David Bowie and Prince — but we also lost masters from every corner of the music world, from classical composers and jazz greats to world music superstars, soul singers, country giants, prog-rock pioneers and record producers. They left us with unforgettable sounds and compelling stories. Hear their music and explore their legacies here…Read Full Article

From npr


PSYCHOLOGY

Building Courage in Kids- How to Teach Kids to Be Brave

Kids and teens are growing up in a world that is becoming increasingly competitive and comparative. It is easy to for them – for any of us – to believe that the ones who have found success or happiness are better than, stronger than, smarter than, or privy to something magical – certain strengths or qualities that are reserved for the lucky few. The truth is that none of us are born with the ‘success’ gene or the ‘happiness gene’. There are many things that lead to success and happiness, but one of the most powerful of these is courage…Read Full Article

From hey sigmund


ENVIRONMENT

Acclaimed Pianist Performs Live as An Arctic Shelf Collapses in Front of him

What will draw world leaders’ attention to the dire effects of climate change? If not the plight of the polar bear, perhaps a beautiful, mournful piano composition played on a floating platform off the coast of Norway? This video showing Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi playing his “Elegy for the Arctic” has been making the rounds, with thousands like actor and environmentalist Adrian Grenier sharing it on on Twitter to say, “Let’s change the world, starting at the top.”…Read Full Article

From good


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Categories: Christianity, Christmas, environment, Psychology, society, spirituality

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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