One of my sons and I are having a 2017 book race: We're competing to see who can read the most chapter books this year. We're making a stack on the fireplace mantle in our living room of the books we read (using some stand-ins for the library books) and then at Christmastime we plan to decorate it … [Read More...]
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If you've been with me long, I think you know quite well of my love for the psalms, and that this has been a renewed love over the past few years, particularly through a short little book by Eugene Peterson that is still turning my world upside down: Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for … [Read More...]
I've decided to try a bit of an experiment in my life right now. I don't know how it's going to turn out, and I'm sure a lot of people already do this, but maybe you don't so maybe it's worth sharing. It comes from an observation I've made about myself lately: I mostly resist the difficult things … [Read More...]
Our family regularly keeps up with a YouTube channel called "Smarter Every Day." In one episode, its engineer-founder, Destin, was given a bike and challenged to ride it by his conniving welder friends. It was a regular bike in every way, except for one thing: the welders had reversed the steering … [Read More...]
Hello and welcome to the third and final installment of my 2016 book reviews. These links will take you back to read part 1 and part 2. Don't forget to comment or email me with your best books that you think I should add to my 2017 list. Once again, here's my 5* scale: * Meh ** Fine *** … [Read More...]
Here is your second installment of my 2016 book reviews. Is there something I could share or comment on that would make these book reviews more helpful for you? Feel free to comment with ideas. Well, here we go. The middle 7. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf. 1927. 310 pages. ** Fiction. A … [Read More...]