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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The better-late-than-never edition!
Outside my window...

Ohio winter panorama 1
Steve Wall via Flickr, licensed cc

I am thinking...
about what an odd time of year this is.  Winter is holding on strong, but track and field started this week! We're looking forward to spring, but still shoveling snow and slipping on ice.  And to add insult to injury, we lose an hour of sleep this weekend with the return to daylight savings time!

I am thankful...
for the season of Lent and hoping to make the most of it this year.

I am Pondering...
how good God is to me, and I'm sure my guardian angel has a hand in it too.  My sister and I have two different ways of viewing the world, and I'm sure they are just variations of learning to cope with the way we were raised. Sis takes a very pragmatic view of things, i.e. things are the way they are, accept it and move on.

I admire that greatly.

Unfortunately, I am more cautious and tenderhearted; my feelings are easily bruised and tender and I am acutely aware of the perceived differences in the way people treat me. I guess you can't have a family member who won't talk to you for months on end without getting a little sensitive to stuff like that.

So with that in mind, Saturday could have been a very painful day for me.

But as it turns out (again, I'm thinking divine intervention was involved), I was at a place doing what I loved, for people who appreciated it very much. I'm very grateful and that soothed my tender feelings more than I can ever say.

Saturday's recording session.

In the kitchen...
I am making stuffed sweet potatoes!

I am wearing...
Great workout pants and a green sweater.

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day but Thursday. 
  • get my taxes done!
From the Learning Rooms...
  Noah working on: 

·       Biology at home and with co-op - A at first semester.
·       Latin 2
·       Private piano lessons.  

Izzy working on:
·       Geometry.
·       American History - Reading autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 
·       American Literature-

·       Also continuing Diane Craft reading program, spelling and writing.
·       Biology with the co-op and at home - A first semester
·       American Sign Language.   
·       Art class.
Rosie working on:
·       Math
·       Reading - 

·       Spelling
·       Map skills
·       History and
·       Astronomy with the co-op.
·       Also bible and vocal music with the co-op.
·       Private piano and art
Izzy and Noah doing the Dave Ramsey course to meet their finance requirement for high school.  We are almost done with this course and I have to say it has been excellent- would highly recommend!

One of my favorite things...

Dave_Pics_pro on Instagram

I am hoping to ...
  • Get lots of flute practice done.
  • Organizing my office and the classroom.
  • Prepare for my tax meeting. 

I am looking forward to...

  • A relaxing Sunday!
  • Working on izzy's Etsy shop.
I'm reading...

A quote to share... 

"I suffered much and I came  so close to dying that I actually resigned myself to the possibility.  My unexpected recovery brought with it a bit of disappointment - namely, that I would have to go through the wretched process of dying again some day."

Benjamin Franklin - Autobiography

 A picture to share...

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