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April 23, 2019

Mornings w Carmen 4-23-2019 Social Security, Sri Lanka, kids, stress and tech

Much was made overnight over the #EasterWorshippers reference by several high profile politicians who seemed unwilling to simply refer to those targeted in Sri Lanka as “Christians.” Carmen sees it as an opportunity to talk with others about who worships what on Easter.  Those who worship on Easter do not worship Easter. We worship a risen Savior, Christ, the Lord. We worship God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, who came to do what not other man could ever do: reconcile us to God by the atoning sacrifice of his death upon the cross.  On Easter, God highly exalted Him – raising Christ from the dead – triumphing over death by death! Mysterious? Yes! Glorious? Indeed!

Do you see how you might turn a hot-and-bothered social media mud-slinging into a redemptive conversation about what Christians believe, why we believe what we believe, and what it means to worship on Easter?

Carmen talks in this episode with Tommy Binion from The Heritage Foundation about:

  • Social Security and Medicare insolvency
  • Sri Lankan attacks as part of growth in global persecution of Christians
  • Mueller Report trail

SHANGHAI, CHINA – JUNE 30: (CHINA OUT) A young boy plays Sony’s Playstation 2 video game system at the 2005 Shanghai Animation FairJune 30, 2005 in Shanghai, China. China has a population of 370 million children and young people, making up a huge audience for cartoons and animation. Currently, 90 percent of the market is dominated by foreign producers from Japan and the U.S., with the largest share going to Japan. Most domestic cartoons are criticized for being old-fashioned and lackluster due to little originality in story and characters, dryness of content and persistent educational flavor. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Carmen also talks with Dr. Rosemary Stein about the importance of allowing children to fall, fail and do hard things they don’t think they can do.  Dr. Rose points out children don’t grow while in a comfort zone. Using chores as an example of learning the importance of doing something you first find difficult as instruction in delayed gratification, everyone doing their part in the family, and the reality of necessary suffering.

In their conversation about the rising rates of diagnoses related to ADHD, Dr. Rose observes that ADHD is childhood. The problem with screens is they keep kids immature, they keep them from developing other muscles – including the muscles of maturity of sitting still, listening to conversations beyond themselves and learning to control themselves when they are not being actively entertained. All this part of growing up but electronics with screens draw kids in so they fixate, becoming engrossed and never learn many of the necessary skills of living in a family or with other people.


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