Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Media Matters

On Tuesdays I try to feature something to help you get an edge up on single living. I figure we need all the help we can get in navigating this new life we didn't volunteer for, this new normal! With the fall TV line-up ready to lure us in with hype and hollars, I really appreciated what Joannah said on her blog  about Media Matters.

She has excellent points about setting some standards for what we put into our mind, and also some Christian programs that she's found are good alternatives to the usual "cringe-worthy television evangelism." (I like how she put that!)

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on those things.
~ Philippians 4:8 ~

Which radio and TV programs, books or websites best build you up and fill your mind and heart with God's truth and strength to face the day?
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3 comments:

  1. We have several Christian radio stations here, and whenever I am in the car, I listen to one of them. I have found that I am always encouraged by the music. In the evenings, I love listening to Chuck Swindoll.

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  2. Thanks for the hat tip! :)

    What I watch can help me avoid grief triggers, too. Earlier in the summer, I made the mistake of watching a reality show (rarely a good choice) about a newlywed who was expecting a baby. It triggered all kinds of grief because it was what I had hoped my early marriage would be.

    HGTV, FoodNetwork, and the Cooking Channel are usually safe choices for me. Sort of meaningless, but I like looking at other people's houses, and watching people cook.

    :)

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  3. Christian radio has helped me at some amazing points, Kelly. Maybe God has a "captive audience" when I'm behind the wheel, stuck in traffic!
    And Joannah, I totally agree about the grief triggers. There are some real ambushes out there--remember we were making a list of movies on one of these posts? Maybe I should list that in a sidebar. :) Thanks

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