Wonderful article! To be perfectly honest, I am getting to the point where I
cringe when ever the Sunday School teacher references a scripture and hundreds
of small screen, hand held devices come to full attention. Granted, technology
has great blessings to offer, but when it comes to the scriptures -- I like the
old fashioned, batteries not required options.In our home, we have
books. We also have carefully selected DVDs, but my children love having books
read to them (not off of an i-pad). And we read to them. We seek out books,
good books, and add them to our library. We have classics, we have fairy tales
(in three different languages) and we have novels and self help books. We love
books. And when the power grid suffers an interruption, we sit in front of the
fire, a kerosene lamp close at hand and a good book to cuddle up with.
You are so right!!! The only advantage to the lack of reading actual books: I
have been able, with some serious looking, to find dearly loved books from my
childhood to add to my collection. Perhaps some day the "younger"
generation will return to the intimate relationship that a beloved book can