My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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I am thinking...
about the  talks I heard over the weekend at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Homeschool Conference. One was about how the Book of Tobit is really an overview of all of salvation history.  Another was about the existence of hell (which has been a big topic on this blog before!)  I also got a chance to meet author Regina Doman and even bought an autographed book!

I am thankful for...
Church's teaching on purgatory, redemption and mercy.

From the learning rooms...
More Swimming lessons

Noah and Izzy swimming class

Gabe and Noah

  • Old Testament  Survey  from Homeschool Connections. 
  • Rosetta Stone Latin 2.  
  • Saxon math for Noah (almost done with pre-algebra!), Geometry for Gabe.  
  • Apologia Science General for Noah and Physical for Gabe.  Big push now to get it done. 
  • William Bennett America: American History.  Which is hands down the best history book I've ever read for my kids! I'm signing up for Instacert to be ready for the CLEP test in American History by the end of the summer.  A

  • Writing Institute assignments, Spelling Power. 
  • Gabe is  done with his Vocab book!  Time to look at English from the roots up!
  • Also reading 


  • Saxon Math 67
  • Apologia Creation Science Anatomy and Physiology - nervous system.
  • Diane Craft right- brain training for language arts and reading. 
  • History with Gabe and Noah

Farmer Boy with Prairie Primer

I failed to mention this before, but Izzy will be starting her third week of the Wilton Cake Decorating Class!  


  • Pathway Readers
  • Saxon Math
  • MCP Phonics

From the kitchen...
I don't know but it will be something grilled!

I am wearing...
Black shorts, and Danceskin workout top.

I am going...
make St. Thomas Day cookies for the feast day tomorrow!

I am reading...

I am hoping...
The weather cools down a bit.

I am hearing...
the hum of the air conditioner

Picture I am Sharing Izzy Art
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