Nuff Said: Tech companies trumping Trump, Helping authors, Pastors who ignore phone calls, ways for busy moms to be in the Bible, Frankfurter Sandwiches and more
“Nuff said” is a collection of saved entries from across the interwebs. Here are some interesting, provocative and fun things for your reading and viewing.
On the night of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, any observer must admit that they can't believe Trump is where he is. He has defeated. all. odds. He conquered a loaded Republican primary (16 other candidates!), and he has had to run against a media intent on skewering him and skewing every single word he says. In addition, Trump hasn't helped himself with his bombastic, in-your-face social media posts and quips.
Could the tech companies and internet providers we use the most actually be working diligently to cloud our perspective of Trump? Almost all of what we know about him is filtered to us through streams that may be actively seeking to influence us away from Trump.
So once upon a time, I wrote a book. It didn't do great. But it felt good to have completed a writing project. (you can read about it here) I'm much more sensitive to authors now, and that was a profound learning experience. Barnabas Piper offers these three things you can do for authors. And he's right:
This is not a defensive link. However, I admit that I often get chided for not responding to text messages and for not answering my phone. This articleoffers 9 reasons. And yes, one of them is: some pastors are lazy and rude. The other eight are worth digesting for anyone who gets frustrated with their pastor's supposed unresponsiveness.I appreciated this closing comment:
All legitimate calls deserve a response. Either from us, or a surrogate. People need to know they're not being ignored.
Then when we've done what we can, we need to lay down the phone - and the guilt. Stop checking our email. Know that we did what we could. And leave the rest in God’s hands.
Here's a practical article about how on-the-go moms can continue to make scripture a priority in their lives even with a non-stop, on-demand life schedule.
Many of you know I love hot dogs. This should be my theme song. Give it a listen. I promise you'll relish it.