There is no doubt that much has changed since my childhood 2 decades ago and it will continue to change at what seems like accelerated rates. While keeping that in mind, I have been been teaching my children for years that we can look at the news as little pieces of a larger puzzle. We all need to be aware of the world outside our comfort zone. .
This little post isn't intended to spur paranoia (we aren't motivated by fear, but remain guided through our faith,) but perhaps it can be yet another wake up call for discussing all the little pieces of news floating around.
Today, we briefly discussed the following main headlines during our lessons and I asked questions about how they relate to others in the world:
- Immigration laws in Arizona
- Environmental effect from volcano in Iceland
- Oil Spill in the Gulf off of Louisiana