WORTHY QUOTE | Steve McVey: Our Father’s Love

Steve McVey Quote

“Our God is the Protective Father, the Compassionate Mother, the Consummate Lover and the Intimate Friend. In fact, He personifies the best qualities of every human relationship. You are His child and His children can never be beyond the reach of His love. Jonah proved, you can’t outrun God’s love. Lot bore witness that you … Continue reading

Pondering the Pensees by Blaise Pascal

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Blaise Pascal was a 17th century philosopher and mathematician who lived from 1623-1662 and died at the relatively young age of 39.  As a home educator who allows her children the freedom to learn at home I was intrigued to discover that Pascal was also educated entirely at home with his father.  Some of his … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | C. S. Lewis: Reading Old Books

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“Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period.  And that means the old books. All contemporary writers share to some extent and contemporary outlook- even those, … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Brennan Manning: The Gospel of Grace and Love

Gospel of Grace and Love

“The gospel of grace calls out: nothing can ever separate you from the LOVE of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord. You must be convinced of this, trust it, and never forget to remember. Everything else will pass away, but the LOVE of Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Faith will … Continue reading

WORTHY LIST | 13 BOOKS to Read in 2013

These are the 13 books I could gather quickly from my own home library and nightstand to put together a reading list for 2013.  This being a new year and a fresh start, I had to start making lists.  I have already mentioned my love of lists in a previous post.  Sticking with two simple rules.  I … Continue reading

WORTHY VIDEO | Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Please join with me as we cheer the birth of one of my favorite authors, Louisa May Alcott– born this day in 1832. It is in her honor that I will curl up by the fireplace this evening and watch Little Womenwith my daughter. Yes, I said watch, not read.  I know, it’s not the same as reading … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTES | C. S. Lewis: Words & Miracles

Escape to Reality Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963) Read any Lewis lately?  Today, as part of their living education, my children and I are celebrating the life of C. S. Lewis!  Ideas include baking a cake and decorating it to look like the Wardrobe from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe … Continue reading

WORTHY BOOK | One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Giving Thanks for 1000 Gifts

I have been journaling for nearly thirty years.  Ever since my first lined notebook with the spray of pink roses across the creamy cloth cover that I received for my birthday as a little girl.  Since that time my family and friends have known that a new journal is always a favorable gift for me.  Last year one … Continue reading

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