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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Monthly Archives: November 2011
With the end of Ordinary Time and the beginning of Advent on Sunday I am thinking a good bit about beginnings and endings and their intersection. I used to think that beginnings and ending happened rarely but I starting to … Continue reading
First Sunday of Advent Sunday Psalm 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113 Amos 1:1-5, 13-2:8 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Luke 21:5-19 Monday Psalm 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7 Amos 2:6-16 2 Peter 1:1-11 Matthew 21:1-11 Tuesday Psalm 5, 6 * … Continue reading
One of the things we frequently do on the weekends is cook a pound of some dry bean. In the summer we often cook lentils, chickpeas, or black beans but in the winter we usually cook some kind of white … Continue reading
Write Christmas Cards: Every year we talk about this and every year Christmas comes and goes and we haven’t done it. We really should keep in touch with people better. Guess I’ll start making up a list. Get a picture … Continue reading
Yesterday the Gospel text was that well known passage from Matthew 25 about the sheep and the goats and the Lord saying to the sheep (among other things)” I was a stranger and you took me in.” My mind jumped … Continue reading
The past few days I’ve really been struggling with attitude. Not the children’s but mine. Although I know that I should be thankful and that I have many things to praise God for I haven’t been able to force those … Continue reading
Last week we made a decision to move Su into our bedroom and us into the office. As part of this project I decided to take Su shopping for curtain fabric. The little room used to be a sun-porch so … Continue reading
Funny, the way we mark out our calendars into years- the school year, the fiscal year, the calendar year and increasingly important to me the church year. I read several blogs by rabbis and recently have been reading and thinking … Continue reading
The topic came up in a conversation: Why do some people feel threatened or offended by another’s abilities? Some said, “Jealousy is the worm that bites those around them.” and some said, “People are strange just brush it off.” but … Continue reading