I am an avid reader. And, for me, reading is sensory. I use more than just my sense of sight when I read… I love the feel of a book, especially one that is printed on thick, quality paper and is bound well… I love the smell of the ink and paper of a new book and the smell of the years gone by of an old book… and, I love the sound of the pages turning. I love reading books, magazines, newsletters, articles… even cereal boxes early in the morning.
In this day and age, it’s hard to be a sensory reader because more and more publications are electronic. As much as I love my macbook, there just isn’t the same enjoyment in reading ebooks, ezines, enewsletters or any other epublication on it… it’s hard to feel the book or magazine, smell the ink and hear the pages turn….
So, here’s my great confession… I really dislike epublications.
I keep thinking I will grow up and grow to like them but it’s just not happening for me yet. So, when I found out that my February assignment for Gabby Moms was to review Encouraging Moments, the enewsletter for Eternal Encouragement (formerly TEACH magazine), I was less than excited… no crisp newsletter feel… no inky smell… no swish of turning pages… in a word, boring.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was wrong.
Encouraging Moments, a free enewsletter for moms… wives… homemakers, is not boring. Mrs. Lorrie Flem, founder of Eternal Encouragement, does a wonderful job of publishing an organized and informative newsletter that is encouraging, God-honoring and easy to navigate.
The publishers even include short video clips called Chick Flicks for Mom. These short video clips of Lorrie Flem offer some quick and easy tips for parenting, marriage and godly living.
My favorite part? Encouraging Moments is one of the few enewsletters that I’ve read that doesn’t have a hundred and one distracting links to it. Instead, it is crisp and clean and easy to read.
I’m not sure I’m willing to cross over to epublications just yet. I’ll take my hard copies any day but for a quick encouraging word, I’ll definitely be enjoying Encouraging Moments enewsletter.
Check it out for yourself at www.homemakingwithteach.com and sign up for their FREE enewsletter along the left side bar.
**disclaimer… I was given Encouraging Moments enewsletter for my honest review of this product. I received no other compensation.