Cold outside and colds within. It’s a good week for reading.
Books Read at Our House This Week
I have a new favorite Bible story book: 365 Great Bible Stories by Carine MacKenzie. The stories are short and well-told, with a sentence or two at the end tying them to Jesus, and the illustrations are not silly or stylized.
I finished The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason, and have a post idea or two inspired by it. It has definitely influenced some decisions regarding next year’s school plans.
The boys have been doing more drawing and playing with Snap Circuits than reading this week. Reading often comes and goes in waves, and that’s ok, as long as reading always done have a place in the natural rhythm of life.
Online Reading This Week
There have been some great posts to counter the February-blahs of late:
It’s not “authentic” to leave your bathroom dirty in an effort to be honest with your guests — it’s unkind. And perhaps the honest status about being in your pajamas till noon is excusing our collective tendency to sloth.
The fatal mistake I make every February is that I forget who they are. And I forget who I am, as well.
And since the real message that I care about is joy and faithfulness, I think it would be counterproductive to try to make it look like I always have the perfect circumstances for that kind of joy. Well I don’t, and neither do you.
More Weekend Reads
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