Saturday, March 11, 2017

Book Reviews!

Two wonderful mommy blogging friends posted reviews on Tabby the Sparrow Learns Contentment!

I love hearing about how the book is reaching the hearts of other kids and parents!  

The Oral Presentation topic for this past week was "My Favorite Book."  Both my older kids chose Tabby!  =)  Yes, they're biased, but I'm beyond thankful for their genuine appreciation for the content of the book.... and that they aren't sick of it yet.  ;P  In fact, they keep asking for me to work on Juju and Bitzy books.  

I pray that my little stories would impact kids to search their little hearts, root out their sins, and turn to the Savior of the world.    

Monday, February 13, 2017

Reading list 2017

- Teaching From Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakeable Peace, by Sarah Mackenzie
- The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education by Leigh Bortins
- Classical Christian Education Made Approachable by Classical Conversations Inc.

- The Heart of Anger, by Lou Priolo
- Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick
- To finish:  Virtue Training Bible

- Practicing Affirmations: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God by Sam Crabtree
- The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (with homegroup)
- Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson (with wew)

-  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

- Grandma's Attic series by Arleta Richardson (with kids)
- The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosario Butterfield
- The Circle by Dave Eggers
- bio of a composer

Writing goals:
2 poems/prayers
1 children's book draft (Juju the monkey learns....??.....)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Contentment for Mommy Birds

Because Mama bird needs to learn contentment too..

Reading this with our homegroup.

Jeremiah Burrough's definition of contentment: "Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition."