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...

The guns-in-school debate is going to rage on for a while. But with shootings in schools, churches and movie theaters, I think it just makes sense to think self-defensively, especially when we are in areas that do not allow firearms. 

Here are a few excellent articles I found on the topic of what to do in an active shooter situation. 
How to Escape and Survive
What to Do When There's an Active Shooter - from the New York Times

There are some good videos on Youtube too. 

I am thankful...

That my knee felt normal over the weekend. 

I am pondering...

One of my Favorite Things...
This kid!

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I am hearing...
I'm kinda watching and listening to Dark Shadows on Amazon Prime while I'm getting this post ready!

In the kitchen...
This honey/Garlic salmon was delicious!

I am wearing...
Black pants, black t-Shirt and gray hoodie.

I am going...

I am reading...

From the Learning Rooms...

Adobe Spark (20)

My Granddaughter is in the Five-in-a- Row curriculum at Co-op and we try to follow through on the days she is with me.

This week in Five-in-a-Row they will be reading


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

The Writer's Jungle

The Writer's Jungle

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

We have a schedule!  Rosie writes her history paper every Monday based on what she has read in her history the week before. Also on Monday, she reads her assignment in Once Upon a Saint. Then on Tuesday she writes her assignment for that class and turns in her paper. Thursday is for revisions.

This semester she is also going to do drama, so we will start reading

Using Bravewriter Boomerang Digital Download to study this book!

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