Notes from a restful browsing

  • Proverbs 13:20 tells us that “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” What we often don’t realize is that this isn’t just speaking of the human companions we keep, but also the media companions we keep. The movies we watch, podcasts we listen to, radio shows we turn in to, television we take in, websites and blogs we browse: all of these things constitute companions in our lives that we walk with. We must choose carefully.
  • Being “salt” doesn’t simply mean making the world taste good; it means helping to preserve it. We are to be a preserving force against the ever-increasing moral and intellectual depravity bred by our enemies of Satan, sin, and death.
  • We must not be satisfied simply with being better than the average teenager — this simply reinforces the low expectations on teens. In the same way, I must not be satisfied simply with being better than the average teacher, as this does nothing to change the status quo that schools are drowning in.
Crystal’s calling, and that means it’s time to watch Star Wars III.
Lord Jesus, please soften my heart towards You. Please show me Your ways. I want to walk in step with You. Thank You for Your relentless pursuit of me.

About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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