What We Read This Week


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


LIFE

On This Teen’s First Day Back, His School Life Changed Thanks to One Act

A mom publicly thanked her son’s classmates for showing him the kindness for which she secretly always hoped. Kay Kirby of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, shared a photo of her 16-year-old son Andrew Kirby on Aug. 20 and gave a shout out to the student council at his high school for asking him to join their lunch table. Read Full Article

From abcNews


WEATHER

Florence is the Worst Flood in East Coast History. Here’s How Locals Describe It

Many of the dire predictions came true. In the past few days, Hurricane Florence has become the worst rainstorm in history for North Carolina, as well as the entire East Coast. The images streaming in from the thousands of square miles of flooded cities and farmlands across the Carolinas are heartbreaking. From the washed-out beach homes of the Outer Banks to the raging mountain streams in the foothills of the Appalachians, nearly the entire region is underwater. All that rain means dozens of lives have been lost, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Read Full Article

From Grist


FAITH

Chris Pratt: No, Hollywood Isn’t ‘Anti-Christian’

Actor Chris Pratt recently sat down with the AP to talk about the nonprofit group Achilles International, whose mission is “to empower people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.” Along with discussing the importance of fitness, Pratt was asked about his faith. The actor is known for talking about Christianity, how it’s impacted his life and even how he became a follower of Jesus. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


MEDIA

Pop Star Tori Kelly Shares Her Powerful Testimony in This ‘I Am Second’ Video

Tori Kelly is one of pop music’s most promising young stars. Along with appearing on American Idol, she’s also toured with Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, collaborated with Kirk Franklin, Chris Lane, Lecrae, James Bay and a ton of others and has been nominated for a Grammy, People’s Choice Award, MTV Europe Music Award and a bunch of others. She’s also a devout Christian. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


PARENTING

What’s Mentionable is Manageable: Why Parents Should Help Children Name Their Fears

“So much of my parenting comes down to some version of Bob the Fly: First, you name it. Name the emotion. Name the fear. If we can name it, we can talk about it. Or as Fred Rogers said, “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.” Read Full Article

From Washington Post

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Categories: faith, Featured, life, Media, Parenting, weather

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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