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

A backyard morning glory

I am thinking...

I am just sick. Literally and emotionally. I have a summer cold with a nasty cough. For some reason, my body will hold onto a cough for weeks longer than anyone else's. My poor husband hasn't been able to sleep in our bed for most of the week because I keep waking him up with my coughing fits. I'm really ready to be well again. 

On top of that, my mind is just fatigued from reading more and more about this. I fully realize, this is going to get worse, much worse, before it is over.

I am thankful...

that as of yesterday, my parish has started praying the prayer to St. Michael after mass. 

I am pondering...
ways to become a better prayer warrior myself. In the light of St. Monica's feast day, I went back to listen to Michael Voris's confession from a few years ago and am inspired by the power of his mother's prayers for him. 

One of my Favorite Things...

Cross country season.

I am hearing...
The air conditioner. We are having a late August heat wave here. 

In the kitchen...
Noah has a late class, Mr. Pete has a recording session so it will just be me and the girls. I'm thinking maybe sloppy joes. 

I am wearing...
My Firestone Booster shirt and long shorts. 

I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...


This week we have to start co-op, so we will start Physical Science first. 
Algebra 1 starts Saturday with Noah. 

I am also preparing for this online course for 10 weeks this fall. Ana is uniquely qualified to teach this course. She lived in Jerusalem for 5 years. She studied at the Hebrew University for two years and graduated from the Isreal College of the Bible with a Bachelors of Arts in Bible and Judaic Studies. 

The course covers 
- The Alef-Bet (Hebrew alphabet)
- Numbers
- Colors
- Shapes
- Greetings
- Basic vocabulary
- Biblical vocabulary
- Hebrew songs

In only 10 weeks students will be able to read, write and speak Hebrew for beginners and have basic conversations.

 I am going to be having Miss C. five days a week this fall to homeschool along with Rosie. I really want us to get more into a  Bravewriter Lifestyle, particularly movie day and tea time! I found a lovely tea set for me and Rosie to use and I want to find a few more cups for Miss C. (just in case she accidentally breaks one.)

Rosie has become a prolific writer by following a Bravewriter philosophy and I want to pass that on to Miss C who also writes prolifically, although only she knows what she is writing!

A Photo to share

Cross Country 2018 Goodyear 005

Mr. Pete helping Rosie get her cleats on.

A quote to share...