Simmer Starters – May 27, 2016

Just a friendly reminder that #WIPjoy is coming up in less than a week!!!  Keep your eyes on my Twitter and Facebook pages for the upcoming list of daily prompts, and I might post them to the blog too. 🙂

And now, on to the Simmers!

Steps to Finding Your Story’s Hook (Brianna de Silva) – Good tips on that nerve wracking thing – talking to people about your story!

How Badly Do I Want Healing? (Your Other Brothers) – Targeted to Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction, this article is relevant to all of us.  “Do I really want complete healing, or am I satisfied being a lifelong ‘struggler’? Is the self-pity I’ve surrounded myself with for so long too hard to leave?”

The World is God’s Classroom (J.A. Medders) – I love this thinking!  Beautiful truth that is also applicable to writers and worldbuilders, in my opinion.  “Far from belittling theology, God provides unending object lessons for us. His world is filled with purposeful echoes of him. We didn’t luck out that the world helps us grasp the contours of God and his ways. God designed it this way. God embedded lines of code into the universe, revealing his attributes, teaching us how to think, feel, respond, love, taste, and behold — how to live for his glory (1 Corinthians 10:31). Our textbooks are his world, his word, and the Word made flesh.”

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds (Tristan Harris) – This one was very thought-provoking.  While at times conspiracy-theorist in tone, and criticizing features of tech that I personally appreciate as useful rather than evil, there is a lot here to think about.

Reboot Your Phone with Mindfulness (Tristan Harris) – Related to the above article – I appreciated the kind, helpful tone of this post.  Simple, great suggestions to help us do what we all want to do…mindlessly check our phones less!

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  1. Uh oh. I’m afraid to get convicted. 😛

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