Tag Archive 'Reading'

May 16 2015

Second: Resources, Opening My Eyes to See Chronic Suffering

SECOND: RESOURCES, OPENING MY EYES TO SEE CHRONIC SUFFERING … … … … … I wanted to pray but had no idea what to say, as if struck dumb by my own pain. Groans became the only language I could use, if even that, but I believed it was language enough for God to understand. […]

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Apr 06 2015

Easter Lessons

This year, we went out of our way to do a few more hands-on lessons and Easter preparations with the children. The older they get, of course the more they grasp ~ and it is delightful to hear their own 6, 3, and 2 year old sized insights into why we do the things we […]

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Mar 29 2015

Sharp Regard

At the root of many a woman’s failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop of a workmanlike regard for knives. ~Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: a Culinary Reflection, p56~     Properly edged and skillfully used, a cleaver will prepare whole meals without the assistance of another knife. […]

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Mar 26 2015

Sipping Light

This is a praiseful realization: love is bit and bridle, despair, the beast. To live well is to learn how to ride, how to lean into grief. That is how one of the opening pages in A Small Cup of Light first introduces you to the author, Ben Palpant, as he opens a window into […]

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Mar 25 2015

Homeschooling Grace

Yes, give them God’s law. Teach it to them and tell them that God commands obedience. But before you are done, give them grace and explain again the beautiful story of Christ’s perfect keeping of it for them. ~Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson, Give Them Grace, p36~   Everything that isn’t gospel is law. Let […]

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Mar 08 2015

fortification for the every day

When my husband got home, the kids were watching a video and I was sitting at my desk, with eyes trying to focus on some reading while my head rested in the palm of a hand and a weighted heating pad balanced on the aching muscles of my neck and shoulders. Lunch bag and stack […]

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Mar 07 2015

one little reflection

We see ourselves in our children better than in any mirror. ~Lisa-Jo Baker, Surprised By Motherhood, p187~   I believe God loves us too much to leave us flailing in our self-centered universes, so He delivers these tiny reflections of ourselves into our homes with earthquake effectiveness. ~Lisa-Jo Baker, Surprised By Motherhood, p187~

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Feb 27 2015

don’t miss the morning cuddles

  What if you missed hearing the best part of your child’s day because you were on the phone? What if you missed a chance to inhale the sweet scent of your energetic child because you insisted on folding that basket of laundry before bedtime? What if you missed a chance to console your worried […]

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Feb 26 2015

oh, spaetzle!

It was spaetzle that brought me to my senses. Spaetzle, if you do not know, are the very flower of all foods made with flour. They are tiny bits of soft noodle dough, boiled to a light and lovely perfection, and served with butter or gravy. It took only one taste of my wife’s first […]

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Feb 19 2015

Date Night: Daily & Divine

Food and cooking are among the richest subjects in the world. Every day of our lives, they preoccupy, delight, and refresh us. Food is not just some fuel we need to get us going toward higher things. Cooking is not a drudgery we put up with in order to get the fuel delivered. Rather, each […]

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