Monthly Archives: July 2016

Literacy Musing Mondays: Back to School Checklist

It’s still hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk in my neck of the woods, so fall seems eons away. Nevertheless, the calendar tells me back-to-school season is rapidly approaching. With less than a month of vacation to go, it’s … Continue reading

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Final Friday Family Faves: July 2016

Why do we read? While the reasons our family loves reading are many, deepening our relationships with Jesus Christ is a key one. This month’s choices highlight some great Christian resources. Hunter (Daddy) is enjoying rereading Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: My Reading List

Welcome back to the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup – your source for great posts about reading, writing, blogging, Christian living, homeschooling, and more! Thanks for taking the time each week to link up your posts. As I was reading last … Continue reading

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Talk About Jesus Tuesday: Practicing Hospitality

Have you ever been a stranger in a foreign land? Early in our marriage, my husband and I lived in Asia. Our oldest two children were born in Thailand. While challenging at times, this experience helped shape our family. We … Continue reading

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Reasons for Summer Reading + Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup

The sun is hot, the pool is cool, and summer reading emphases for kids are in full swing. (If you’re still looking for cool kids’ reading programs with prizes, click here.) Water fun and books have always mixed well for … Continue reading

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Reading Saved Me

It’s happened before, and it just happened again. Reading catapulted me over the hurdle of life’s greatest recent parenting challenge. Without a trusty stack of books about trucks and vehicles of every conceivable stripe, it is certain our family would have failed abysmally at our … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup + Bridging Summer Reading Gap

Welcome to the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup – your source for great summer reading and literacy-promoting ideas of all types. Studies indicate many students fall behind educationally during the summer. The good news is this can be avoided by planning … Continue reading

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Final Friday Family Faves: June 2016

It’s officially summer, which means our family is officially at the pool everyday. (Swim team is our primary summer family activity.) While we love splashing in the water, sometimes it’s fun to curl up in the shade with a good … Continue reading

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