Sunday, June 20, 2010

Eli Tree

Please pray for this sweet family. Brad and Christy Tree just found out that their little son, Eli, has leukemia. It is treatable, but they have a long road of treatments ahead of them. They will be driving to Kansas City weekly for treatments for the first 6-8 months and that is 3 hours away from where they live. They also have a little girl named Ellie. The mom Christy is my sister-in-in law's sister. Let's lift them up to God for comfort, wisdom, and strength for the days ahead.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered,
And confidently waiting come what may,
We know that God is with us night and morning,
And never fails to greet us each new day.

Yet is this heart by its old foe tormented,
Still evil days bring burdens hard to bear;
Oh, give our frightened souls the sure salvation
For which, O Lord, You taught us to prepare.

And when this cup You give is filled to brimming
With bitter suffering, hard to understand,
We take it thankfully without trembling,
Out of so good and so beloved hand.

Yet when again in the same world you give us
The joy we had, the brightness of Your Sun,
We shall remember all the days we lived through,
And our whole life shall then be Yours alone.

Deitrich Bonheffer

The Magician's Nephew

Read it. You will love it! The Magician's Nephew is the first book in the Narnia series and I just wrapped it up tonight with my boys. C.S. Lewis uses such wonderful language and weaves such an amazing and rich story that it is simply not to be missed. I can't wait to start the second book!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

How to Read a Hard Book (take 2)

HERE is the article that I was supposed to link to last time :0)

I just got The Well Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and it has some of the same thoughts in it. Basically, it takes work and practice to be able to read hard books. It does not really "come naturally" to some and not others. Anyone can do it with a little practice! I'm looking forward to the part right after all the "practice" :0)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How to Read a Hard Book

This article was really helpful. The author gave a few practical tips for how to approach a book that seems way over our heads. His main suggestion...skim it. Don't get bogged down in all that you don't know. Instead, look over the topics, read what you understand, and keep moving. Then you can go deeper with some familiarity with the topic, or put it down, knowing what the main points in the book were. The article is worth a read. I want to go find a hard book to read now! I just need the time...

Apple Says No To Porn

Here is a terrific article about Apple's stand against porn. So terrific! As if their products were not great enough already.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

We LOVED this movie! Here is a link to a terrific article highlighting some of the christian themes in it.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Breakfast Cookies

I made these Breakfast Cookies this morning and they are terrific! I made one change. They call for 2 cups of Sucanat or Turbinado. I just used 2 cups of white sugar. My hubby (who does not like healthy cookies!) loved these.