What we’re reading…06/12/15

Each Friday, we post “What we’re reading.” Essentially, it is a list of posts that we wish we had written or we feel add to the overall conversation about Tulsa, Life, and Faith. If you have an article that you want us to consider, email our lead contributor, Aaron Tiger (aarontiger@fumctulsa.org).

Tulsa

Tulsa Honor Flight: We think the Honor Flight is one of the best gifts our country offers veterans. Here is a great article about one of our World War II Veterans. Want to know more about Honor Flight? Visit the official website here.

Listen Frontier Podcast: This interview with City Councilor Blake Ewing helped us understand some of the issues, hopes, and goals to move Tulsa forward. You may not agree with everything, but we think it is worth listening to.

Ten Years of Tough Love: We published our own article, “Why Tulsa Tough is Tulsa’s Best Event,” but the Tulsa Voice also put together a great piece with some history and information that you can check out.

Summer Brings Rise in Demand for Food Assistance, Decline in Donations: The headline says a lot, so how can we help with this? Take some food to your local food pantry.

Life

The Clutter-Depression-Anxiety Cycle: How to Stop It: We joke that sometimes we become “clutter-blind,” but we know that when our piles get to be too much, we get overwhelmed. Is that your story too? Read this for some helpful tips about stopping the cycle.

Where the Elite Teams Shouldn’t Meet: As your kids grow, you have to face tough decisions about what and how much they should get involved in various activities. This is an interesting perspective on youth sports.

Faith

Three Reasons to Go to Church: Our friend, James Hunt, who is a Pastor at CrossTimbers UMC in Moore, wrote this short article. He said it wonderfully. We’d love for you to visit FUMC Tulsa but, more importantly, we want you to grow in your faith!

I’m a Brand New Girl: Our writer Carol Sokolsky sent in this devotional article that was especially powerful and meaningful for her this week.

Internet Outrage, Public Shaming and Modern-Day Pharisees: We hadn’t heard the term, “outrage porn” before, but it makes a lot of sense in this context.  Great take on current practices in online behavior here.

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