Saturday, October 20, 2012

Great New Family Reading List!

I rarely post things of this nature, but I was just made aware of a new resource that I'm so excited about I had to share.  There is a new online list of classic books (what I mean by that word is not necessarily that they're old, but that they're worth reading more than once).  The best part is, the list is divided into stages of life the books are best suited for, are pictured and linked to Amazon so you can quickly compare prices and read reviews.

I guess I don't have any more excuses for wondering what the best book for my age of children would be to read next in our family group study.  Now it's just narrowing it down to one!

 Click here to check it out!

A big thank you to Diann Jeppson!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Our First Relationship

I don't see coincidences as much as loving guidance and tender mercies these days. I woke up a few mornings ago, determined to give more time to my relationship with God as I had let the busyness of life once again turn those efforts into quick and perfunctory actions. The tender mercy came when a scripture I read in the place I happened to be, led me to ask a random question, "why is it always stated 'the law and the prophets'?" which led me to type in that phrase in the search engine of (my favorite site these days).  The first search result that I clicked on happened to have not much to do with my question, but touched me so profoundly that I actually copied by hand, four pages of the selection in my dragonfly journal.  That would be a record.  It just didn't feel right to stop until then, it was all so relevant and I wanted to have it handy to soak into my skin for days and weeks and months to come. As the days go by, it continues to apply in varying ways to my life, but also to the culture and world I find myself living in. I keep feeling like posting it here as the next in my series of "Words That Move Me," but decided there is nothing I can or should say about it as that would muddy application for others.  So, I'll just share it. You're welcome to find this a nice quote but not be sure why I would be so moved by it.  You're also welcome to heartily disagree. Timing is everything.  At this time in my life, I find it profound and a perfect capstone to the theme of most of my previous posts.
    The first commandment does not read,