We’ve officially entered autumn. I’m anticipating the turning of the leaves and the cooler weather, but even yesterday, when it was in the 90s, I realized that it cooled in the evening, turning pleasant, if still warm. What do you anticipate most about autumn?
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Two Truths and a Lie about Moving
Ron Block’s new book is a new song on the tune he loves to sing: our identity in Christ.
- Tears stung my eyes as I stepped into our Chicago apartment. The worn hardwood floors groaned underneath my feet as I explored the empty rooms. Despite the sunny July day outside, the inside felt gloomy because neighboring buildings blocked most of the light from windows.
Home Library Management: Weed out the MUSTY titles!
Megan provides a rubric for working through culling a library.
Um, yes…this is also known as “culling” or “weeding.” A painful subject for booklovers, but it is true that some books outlive their usefulness to you. The purpose of weeding is to cultivate the quality of your collection.
4 Easy Ways to Create Meaningful Moments with Your Kids
Katie J. Trent gives some tips on making meaningful moments.
- Have you ever wondered why some moments embed in our brains and others won’t? And more importantly, do we have any control over which moments stick and which ones don’t? In the 18 years before our children reach adulthood, they will accumulate around nine million moments. Of course, they won’t remember most of them. And that’s a good thing.
Fantasy Books for Teen Girls: Keeper of the Lost Cities Read-Alikes
Looking for some great fantasy for your teen girls? Check out this list from our friends at Redeemed Reader.
- We have several fantasy book lists here on Redeemed Reader, but this list is especially for those who enjoy books like Keeper of the Lost Cities: a “fantasy books for teen girls” list, since teen girls* are the target audience of Keeper of the Lost Cities.
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For the Love of the Wild Child
Sarah Hohner tells the story of her wildling and what God teaches her.
- We have a wild child. A full-fledged Lost Boy. His name is Lachlan. When he was 2 he was permanently uninvited from being in the church nursery because he figured out how to escape all the child locks and was making weekly Sabbatical pilgrimages to the church parking lot, unnoticed. When he was three he snuck a pair of scissors from who-knows-where during co-op and cut his favorite superhero shirt to pieces, while it was still on his torso.
Tiny, Perfect Things | M.H. Clark
Théa Rosenberg reviews a beautiful picture book.
- A few weeks ago my eldest daughter turned fourteen, and we celebrated by taking a ferry to the peninsula (if you picture Washington state as a mitten, I explained to my younger girls, we traveled from the index finger to the thumb), where we spent the day exploring a fabulous, still-very-Victorian-looking town on the water.
Something to Do with Your Kids
This method of painting with pine needles is a great way to celebrate the season.
Something to Watch
I love “how it’s made” videos, and this one is no exception: how hard candy is made!
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