Musing Over the Fire

Musing Over the Fire

As a Texan, I just spent my first winter in Northwest Illinois where temperatures drop well below zero. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the cold knows the comfort that a warm crackling fire can bring to the soul. One must admit how captivating it can be....
Where Are You F.R.O.M.? A Tool For Conversation

Where Are You F.R.O.M.? A Tool For Conversation

Whether traveling on an airplane while sitting next to a fellow passenger for 3 hours or at an awkward family reunion where you hardly know anybody anymore, it seems that striking up a conversation and keeping it going is difficult in this digital age. I don’t know...
The Two Engines

The Two Engines

Putting diesel fuel into a gasoline engine could cause extensive damage. You would have to empty and clean the tank, flush the fuel system and hope for the best. Those who own both diesel and gasoline vehicles know this danger well. This analogy plays very well with...
The Best Media Filter

The Best Media Filter

Most of you wouldn’t drink water from a stream without first running it through a filter to prevent impurities from making it into your cup. These unfiltered impurities could cause severe sickness or even death. In the same way, have you considered your unfiltered...
The M Alliterations to THRIVE

The M Alliterations to THRIVE

Recently our team at Media Talk 101 wrote an eBook called, “A Parent’s Guide to Thrive as a Family in the Digital Age.” In this eBook you will find that the following alliterations are helpful hints to having a balanced diet in the home: Motivation,...
A COUPLES DAILY MEDIA FREE CHALLENGE

A COUPLES DAILY MEDIA FREE CHALLENGE

In this day and age, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a growing relationship with your spouse due to busyness of life, raising children, etc. But progressively more, due to social and electronic media, we are creating isolation for ourselves and...
T.H.I.N.K. BEFORE YOU POST

T.H.I.N.K. BEFORE YOU POST

We’ve all been in situations where we’ve spoken without wisdom and later regretted it. In Luke 6:45, Jesus said “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Whether we like it or not, our words express who we are, and how we represent Jesus Christ. This also...
What’s the Goal? What’s the Problem?

What’s the Goal? What’s the Problem?

Goal setting was fresh on my mind at the start of the New Year because these were the conversations I was having with family and friends. So, how are you doing with keeping to your goals? If not so well, then what’s the problem? Previously I wrote about the New Year’s...
New Year’s FOMO

New Year’s FOMO

We are beginning a new year, more precisely the 2019th year of our Lord. I believe it is a helpful reminder that this fact continually be brought back into perspective. We have another year to advance His kingdom as His subjects. In the meantime, we set goals to then...
Episode 64 – Media Creep?

Episode 64 – Media Creep?

Media Creep? Broken marriages, distracted parenting, deceitful children, and an abundance of wasted time are just a few of the problems that face this generation due to the creeping nature of media in our homes.  But what can be done to stem the tide?  Todd Wilson,...

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