Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 14

Good stuff this week . ..

Imagination and the Work of Faith: the High Calling
We would learn, through the tangible medium before us, to find a way to make glory out of catastrophe. To let imagination become a way to practice faith, both of these calling things that are not as though they were. To unlock the world for what it is, at its most elemental: teeming with possibility.

The fear and the funk of homeschooling: Simple Homeschool
Instead we will have moments of confidence and moments of insecurity. Moments of brilliance and moments of doubt. Moments of clarity and moments of confusion.

Mama Cutsworth's Homeschooling Mix: geeze magazine

In which God has asked too much of us: Sarah Bessey
Oh, this made me hurt all over again for friends who are grief. Thank-you, Sarah Bessey, for not wrapping this up in bows.

We're the rats, and facebook likes are the reward: the Atlantic

Ten Things Our Kids Need to Hear Every Week

Logic and Laughter: A Slice of Infinity
A former atheist, Lewis came to believe with everything in him that Christianity gives an explanation—and a face—to the joy we stumble across, joy that “flickers on the razor-edge of the present and is gone.”

Read this week: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
I did not think I was going to like this book at first, but I ended up really enjoying it. It tells the story of a family from four different perspectives: the grandmother, one daughter, the daughter-in-law, and one of the granddaughters.

The Kelleher family is deeply embroiled in their own family drama, tensions, secrets, conflict, but by telling the story from all four perspectives the reader gains an understanding of how each think and feel, why they act the ways they do and can sympathize with each of the flawed characters. A good lesson in family conflict, to assume that people are doing the best they can, with all of their hurts and baggage. And the book was very funny. Good summer read!

Happy Father's Day to my husband. You tell our girls every day that they are beautiful and smart, you love to teach them things, you take them on dates to the art museum, will always protect them, and you work really hard at everything you do and make it possible for me to be at home. I think it takes a special kind of man to be the father of daughters, and you do it so well. 

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