Summer is winding down. This is always a bittersweet time of year. Sad because the busyness of the school year will soon begin again, but happy because I love teaching! Sad because our youngest goes back to college in three weeks, but happy because we get to visit Gainesville! I think fall has always been my favorite time of year, but one great thing about summer is a lot more time to read. Continue reading
My best memories of summer were visiting my aunt, uncle, and cousins in Michigan. My Uncle Tom was one of my favorite people in the world, so spending time with him was wonderful. And, I had a cousin my age, and we had so much fun together. And, they had a small town and old house that was everything I dreamed of. I thought this was truly a magical place. But, getting there involved a long road trip, so I would get to indulge in another love ~ reading. The librarian would let me check out extra books and keep them for a longer time for our trip. Happy dance! Ok, so for me, still one of the best things about summer is time to READ!! All those books I set aside on the busy days during the school year, I finally have time to enjoy. Continue reading
When I was young, one of the highlights of my summer each year was participating in the public library summer reading program. I loved filling in the chart. Honestly, I have no idea what the reward was!
It is great fun to be a part of something and win something. This summer, have your kids join a summer reading program, or create one of your own. Continue reading
“In the great green room there was a telephone and a red balloon…” What mom hasn’t read these words from Goodnight Moon at least a thousand times? I can think of few more precious times than peacefully snuggling with a drowsy little one and reading. A love of reading is one of the greatest gifts we can pass on to our children. Continue reading
Our church has been centering its worship around celebrating the Christian calendar year. It is a transforming study in that we are learning to see the focus of all of life pointing to the pattern of grace in history and in our daily lives. We can begin to train our children by reading to them and pointing them to books that teach this pattern. Let’s show our children the order of life and the love of Christ. Enjoy these books that follow the church calendar.