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  • 6 Books When You’re Looking for Change {Video}

    On Friday, April 26 th, 2013
    A pig on the stack? Well, that little piggie went back to the barn — and these 6 books on the stack linger around in the inner caverns. 6 Books when You’re Looking for Change: Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning, by Rebekah Lyons I first met Rebekah when she
  • 10 Great Books for Soul Growth {a farm weekend}

    On Saturday, December 08 th, 2012
    10 Books for Soul Growth Some happy reading recently here on the farm … Here what’s on the bookstand {besides um… a little piggie!}: Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live – A Journey that Will Change Your LIfe Ken Davis is truly one of the best speakers I’ve ever had the privilege to hear. And
  • Best Books Review {Farm on Friday}

    On Friday, May 04 th, 2012
    TThat’s what I tell Hope when she says she fell asleep reading a good book. “Falling asleep with a good book in your hands is about as close as you can get to someone rocking you to sleep.” And I wink and she laughs, “Is that why you have all those stacks by your bed?”
  • weekends are for love {books on marriage}

    On Saturday, February 11 th, 2012
    M ay all your wanderings this weekend, kindest friends …. look up and see that banner over you is love.   :All is grace because of Christ alone, :: :: Beauty for the Weekend : On a Saturday morning… look at our Father’s World? … Creative Inspiration for the Weekend :  Van Gogh’s Starry Night
  • A Creed for the New Year

    On Tuesday, January 03 rd, 2012
    It’s like someone shook the world up. That’s what the Farmer says that on day two of the new year, us looking out the window, us in this snow globe. At noon, I  swing a pot of steaming vegetables off the stove and the boiling water sloshes out over my hand. I run cold water
  • Good Reads : On the Stack

    On Friday, September 23 rd, 2011
    Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing How to live creatively with our children? How to see and think and write well? A book for those seeking to write, but drawing still from stories out of her life as a mother and educator to her two daughters, Rumors of Water is about art and
  • 10+ Helps for Really Busy Moms

    On Thursday, March 24 th, 2011
    10+ Real Helps for Really Busy Moms   1. Life is not an emergency. Life’s a gift. Just Slow.   2. Now is not a forever grace but amazing grace. Do whatever it takes to wake to wonder right here.   3. Sometimes the slowest way is the fastest way to joy. Make time today,
  • Why Do Lent? Why A Failing Lent Actually Succeeds (& a Booklist)

    On Wednesday, March 09 th, 2011
    I can’t seem to follow through in giving up for Lent. Which makes me want to just give up Lent. Which makes me question Who I am following. Which may precisely be the point of Lent. Last week, I’m standing on a table, snapping the shutter on a bouquet of roses, when by brother calls.
  • weekends are for curling up with good books

    On Saturday, December 11 th, 2010
    W hen the snow piles high and the light falls dim, the books can stack high too …. and the blankets and the pillows and one quiet moment gently upon another. The turning of pages is the silent rhythm of the early winter evenings. I confess, many books keep me a dabbler, but Mark Buchanan’s
  • what a home really is

    On Friday, September 24 th, 2010
    ‘We weren’t thinking about ghosts, and the meaning of home, when we started our family. We were a thousand miles from where we grew up, we had a new baby girl, and we were living new lives. We had yet to learn the things I am going to tell you. We didn’t understand that, however
  • Best Ways to Organize a Homeschool Classroom

    On Tuesday, August 17 th, 2010
    ‘Education is an atmosphere.” I once wrote Charlotte Mason’s words on a chalkboard, just so I’d remember. I wanted to live in the air of that thought. Education is the atmosphere we breathe, the envelope of wonder that surrounds us, held by the gravity of our daily habits. We try to create an atmosphere of
  • List of Best Picture Books: Some Key Titles to Build a Library

    On Tuesday, July 27 th, 2010
    Library cards are these free little tickets to sign out the world and we have three and we get giddy every single time we step right up and carry baskets of the adventure home. But then there are these books…. the ones that we carry through the years. The papers and the paintings that become
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