Welcome back to Literacy Musing Mondays, your linkup for all things about literacy, learning, reading, and writing. We are growing as a community; so much so, that our posts are honest and real. We share our setbacks and our successes in our posts. We share the lessons we are learning, teaching or upon which we write. We share our current favorite reads and our struggles with reading. We share interests in writing and blogging. I love this community because at our heart is supporting one another and uplifting each other.
My Guest Post : Honoring God With My Reading and Writing
By Your Host: Mary Hill
As I continue this linkup, I want to thank everyone for their support of our family-friendly standards. I don’t believe in censorship of reading. I choose to read things that I feel honor and uplift God. Adults are free to read or write anything they like. I don’t believe we should ever burn books, magazines, or pamphlets or outlaw materials we find offensive.
I equate it with the fruit in the garden. God didn’t take the choice away by plucking the Tree of Good and Evil from the Garden of Eden. He left it. He is honored when we choose light, love, and His way.
Information of itself is not evil. It is what we choose to do with that information that can cross the line in morality. My line is drawn tighter than others and maybe not as tight as others. I allow my child to read materials other parents would not allow their children to read. I respect other parents’ boundaries for their own children.
I have read material in the past that I would not read today because I believe it hinders my goal to have a closer walk with God. I want to choose to honor Him in all that I do. Other women may be at different stages or consider different standards for what they select to read. That is their right and I respect individual rights and am against censorship. It is that I choose for myself to not read certain types of materials, and I surround myself with like-minded individuals who feel the same way that I do.
When linking up with us, we want bloggers to remember we strive to be a family-friendly blog hop, and we keep in mind this verse as the central theme of our linkup:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
How do you select what your read or write about? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.
Now on to our weekly linkup. 😉
Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!
Eli Pacheco of Coach Daddy’s
I can see why this post was so popular this week. I think every blogger has this fear at some point. We also see ebbs and flows in our readership. He gives solid advice. If you missed this post, you will want to read it. 🙂
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Continuing to write for 31 Days, an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. I am also joining my friend Kate Motaung and my friends from the Five Minute Friday community during this challenge. Kate worked with community bloggers to develop the 2015 edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes, Readers’ Choice Awards, a writing link-up in conjunction with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. For the five minute, free write sessions, Kate encouraged bloggers to submit ideas for one-word prompts for each day of the challenge. The prompt for Monday is : “Honor.”
Linking up with these hops this week: #LifeGivingLinkup; Inspire Me Mondays at Create with Joy, Inspire Me Monday at Angie Ryg,Mama Moments Monday, Motivation Mondays, Good Morning Mondays, Inspire Me Mondays at Table for 7, Mommy Monday Blog Hop, Tell Me a True Story Blog Party, #Words with Winter Linkup, The Book Nook – Blog Party For Book Lovers!, Totally Terrific Tuesdays, Women with Intention Wednesdays, What to Read Wednesdays, Mom’s Library, A Little R &R Wednesday’s linkup, Kid Lit Blog Hop, Booknificent Thursdays, Cozy Reading Spot, and TGI Saturdays.