Literacy Musing Mondays #linkup

Welcome back to Literacy Musing Mondays! Did you notice that I was MIA for the past two weeks? I could sit here and give you my excuses, but who wants to him them? I know I wouldn’t. I’m just excited to be sharing LMM with you again this week. If you did miss the past two weeks, I will tell you what you missed right now.

Finding Time for Words

This guest poster lifts her struggles to write and read for all to see. We have all been where she is at, and we all struggle with finding time to read and write and making them priority in life. Have you been where she is at?

Lisa A. Listwa

Lisa is a wife, mother, and self-employed recovering high school English teacher. She works as a freelance writer, editor, and tutor and lives with her husband, her daughter, and three Rotten Cats. She spends her time stacking the pile of books to read ever higher, wondering if she should have been a chef, and trying to figure out where she last left her cell phone. Lisa writes about life and all its fascinations and banalities at her blog, the The Meaning of Me. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.


Finding Time for Words


Lately, I find that words fail me.

The desire to write exists, but when I sit down and attempt to get to it…nothing happens. Blog posts, my personal works-in-progress, letters, e-mails, even something as simple as the weekly to-do list or an errand reminder – all seem too hard.

And it’s so easy to blame outside forces, isn’t it? There’s too much to do. There’s not enough time to write. There’s nothing to write about. But those statements could – and perhaps should – be turned very personal. I’m busy. I’m too tired. I’m not inspired by anything right now. Eventually, in the moments when I’m honest with myself, I realize that the inability to write comes only from me…

If you want to read more of her post, head on over to her blog. Be sure to leave a comment. 😉

Winner, Winner

The winner of $40 in either PayPal cash or on an Amazon gift card is : Kelly K. 🙂 We have notified her. Thanks so much for participating!

This Week’s Guest Post, Link up & Top Post

Welcome back to Literacy Musing Mondays, your linkup for all things about literacy, learning, reading, and writing. We are growing as a community; so much so, that our posts are honest and real. We share our setbacks and our successes in our posts. We share the lessons we are learning, teaching or upon which we write. We share our current favorite reads and our struggles with reading. We share interests in writing and blogging. I love this community because at our heart is supporting one another and uplifting each other.

As I continue this linkup, I want to thank everyone for their support of our family-friendly standards. I don’t believe in censorship of reading. I choose to read things that I feel honor and uplift God. Adults are free to read or write anything they like. I don’t believe we should ever burn books, magazines, or pamphlets or outlaw materials we find offensive.

I equate it with the fruit in the garden. God didn’t take the choice away by plucking the Tree of Good and Evil from the Garden of Eden. He left it. He is honored when we choose light, love, and His way.

Information of itself is not evil. It is what we choose to do with that information that can cross the line in morality. My line is drawn tighter than others and maybe not as tight as others. I allow my child to read materials other parents would not allow their children to read. I respect other parents’ boundaries for their own children.

I have read material in the past that I would not read today because I believe it hinders my goal to have a closer walk with God. I want to choose to honor Him in all that I do. Other women may be at different stages or consider different standards for what they select to read. That is their right and I respect individual rights and am against censorship. It is that I choose for myself to not read certain types of materials, and I surround myself with like-minded individuals who feel the same way that I do.

When linking up with us, we want bloggers to remember we strive to be a family-friendly blog hop, and we keep in mind this verse as the central theme of our linkup:

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

How do you select what your read or write about? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.

Now on to our weekly linkup. 😉

Meet Your Hosts

Ashley @Circling the Story
Leslie@Forever Joyful
Mary @Maryandering Creatively
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Tami @ThisMomsDelight
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Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!

Eli Pacheco of Coach Daddy’s

What to Do When Your Blog Starts to Die a Little

photo credit: #66/366 What's Going On? via photopin (license)
photo credit: #66/366 What’s Going On? via photopin (license)

I can see why this post was so popular this week. I think every blogger has this fear at some point. We also see ebbs and flows in our readership. He gives solid advice. If you missed this post, you will want to read it. 🙂

Want to be the next to be featured! Just link up a post and if you are read the most, we will feature you. Also please make sure you link back to us so others will know about our link up and join in. We try to make it worth your while to linkup with us by promoting your posts across our social media networks. We also pin your posts to our Pinterest Board!

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Now, it is time to link up to the Literacy Musing Mondays hop! You will have until Saturdays at 12 p.m. now to link up! So come back often. :) Literacy Musing Mondays

Linkup Rules:

  1. Include a link back or the blog hop button linked to this hop on your posts.
  2. Link up the urls to your posts not to your blog.
  3. Please remember this is a family-friendly linkup. Although we believe in the right for adults to read whatever they want to read, we prefer to read wholesome posts that feature literature that edify and uplift families. We reserve the right to delete any posts that are not family friendly. We love all kinds of literature and genres including family-friendly inspirational romances, fantasy, or science fiction. We do not welcome anything with excessive violence, sexual content, or cursing. These posts will be deleted.
  4. We also want to be loving community by supporting one another. Visit the post next to yours and at least one other blogger’s post of your choice and share comment love! Remember it is also nice to follow them on their social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
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  6. Tweet about the link up too.

Come join the fun! Link up your family-friendly, book- or literacy-related posts at Literacy Musing Mondays!

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