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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Outside my window...

The scene from yesterday's cross country meet.

I am thinking...
about Noah's insured ankle, and how this will affect the rest of his season.

I am thankful...
that my third son is now back on this side of town and that in many ways and now that he is living in the flip house, he can have a little more security.

I am pondering...
all the problems Mr. Pete had with the pipes at the flip house. When he finally got the sink installed, he discovered that the original drain pipe they put in back in 1952 was parallel to the ground, instead of going at an incline for easier draining!  After decades of use and then years of just sitting there unused, it was chock full of gunk and just had to be removed. He switched it out and put in another one and now it drains great.

I am hearing...
Tinnitus and Rosie practicing her piano.

In the kitchen...
I have once more, no clue. This week will also be a hard one with the additional stress of having to lay down the soccer fields for next week's first week of soccer.

I am wearing...
Black capri pants and black T.

I am going...

One of my favorite things...
Rosie Buckeye Meet 2017 077

I am reading...

I'm listening to this on  Audible  during my walks this week.  The author talks a lot about visualizing and being in the moment and how that helps with peak performance. I did some of those exercises with Rosie yesterday. The proof is in the pudding - she knocked a minute off of her time from the week before.

From the Learning Rooms...

Adobe Spark (20)


Prairie Primer  - Starting with The Long Winter

Children’s Choir at Oaks of Righteousness Co-Op and with the parish choir. 

Rosie is also taking a writing class online using the Once Upon a Time Saint series as the writing

A quote to share...
When I was desperately looking for ways to help Calvin learn to read, the Writer's Jungle by Bravewriter's Julie Bogart was a source of great inspiration to me.

The Writer's Jungle

When your kids freewrite, they grab and reach and snatch. They take
snapshots of ideas, they pull down bits of detail, they label entire
sequences of events with a single word. The goal of freewriting is to
move that pencil across the page as quickly as their little minds think up
thoughts. But those minds are much faster “thinkers” than “writers.” The
way your kids compensate for that gap is to leave out all the good stuff.
Oh, sometimes they come up with terrific detail and quirks that make
their freewriting sing. (And the more they freewrite, the more this will
happen naturally).

A picture to share...

Noah at Ric Sayre 2017