Think of the Weaker, Part two

I started this passage yesterday, and so want to continue looking at it.  Romans 15:1-7

 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Review: I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat

I have loved the writing of Max Lucado for a very long time now.  At one point I had all his books, but alas, I can't keep up.  :)   I admittedly was somewhat skeptical when he branched out into picture books, but have found them all to be very lovely.  Therefore, when given an opportunity to review "I'm Not A Scaredy-Cat" I lept at the chance.

Think of the Weaker

Did you know that being sick sucks!   Means you get terribly behind on things... including things like doing devotions.  I've been starting to feel a bit away from the Lord and realized I really need to get back to spending time with the Lord.

So getting back to Romans, today it's chapter 15:1-7.

Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

I didn't know what song to do today, so reached for my hymnbook, this is song 27 for me.   The tune we sing it to is Hanover, but there are other tunes.  I shared what I am most familar with to be honest.

This hymn was written by Charles Webster.  If you want to know more about the Wesley brothers, I found this page interesting.  Charles Webster wrote a song the reminds us of who we are and who God is.  What our job is and God's gloriousness. 

Review: Animals at Night

Animals at Night is a rather cool book if you have a darkroom.  What you want to do read the story on a given page, letting the light hit the picture as you read, and then slip into a darkened room and let the page turn to life right under your eyes.

Excuse, a Poem

Today, in the midst of a busy day, following up two weeks of not having a lot of fun with my body, when I saw the word excuse these words came to mind.   The lad and I are going through the heidelberg catechism right now and this morning we were reminded on God's command to love others as much as we love ourselves.  Not always such as easy thing to do.  To put the care of others to the same measure as yourself. So easy to make the excuses, or shift the thoughts to yourself.

The word is excuse, 
The word for the day.
I wonder I wonder
What I'll have to say.

Book Study Choices

So here's the scoop, you know how I went to a writers' conference?  Had fun, bit overwhelming, but overall it was FUN!  And.... I've recently finished reading A Pearl Seeker and have been wondering what my next book project should be.  

I picked up a writing book there (Writing Tools) and  recently Raincoast sent me a book called "Pep Talks for Writers" and then I have a book that I got called On Being a Writer.  I looking through these books I thought, hey...might be fun to do a series on writing.  

Review: The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Little known fact here on the blog... I LOVE chickens.  I think chickens are just such interesting critters, and when I was young I used to tie them up and take them for walks.  :)   Go figure, I was a real farm girls.   This Guide to Backyard Chickens is a MUST HAVE if you are planning on raising chickens at all.   It is a thoroughly, helpful book.

Canada Book: Women Who Dared

I have to admit, I'm cheating a bit, I'm putting this book (a review) in on my Canada Book day.  Why?  Because at least one Canadian is included!!!!   Women Who Dared.  Admittedly, most come from the States, but I'm betting the author comes from there as well... so it's a natural thing to focus on your own land don't you know?  :)  A smattering of other countries are included as well such as France, Japan, Mexico etc.
Anyway, this is a NEAT book about women who dared... daredevils, adventurers, rebels...women who dared to be different...and that's a  most excellent thing, don't you think?  To look at a job and say "I can do that" and not let traditional gender roles stop you on your path.

Hymn Study: O Perfect Love

 I had thought about posting this one last week, it's a song I've heard at weddings, but it was part of our remembrance day service last week. But if you read the words to this hymn, it's talking about God's love for his people, and our love returned to him. It speaks also to the love between two people who will be joined together in marriage.  Love from God, holding them together, as they love each other and love God back.  It's a popular wedding hymn.

Recipe: Jam Pork Fry

Today I confused my sweetheart.  He had this thought I was going to make honey garlic pork and here I was adding stuff to pork in a pan and not making a marinade.   I told him I wasn't making that but was replicating a meal I used to make when I wasn't hungry but needed to eat something.

This is what I did.  MIND... no real measurements happened here as I was just tossing stuff in.   I'll give approximates where I can.

Review: Moving with Words & Actions

Do you work with preschool or primary aged children?   If so, Shape America has come out with a really neat book for promoting physical literacy in children, from preschool through primary grades.  This book is called Moving with Words & Actions. 

Friday Fun: Cow Art (learning acrylics)

 Not feeling so well today, so simply posting a pic of my lad with his latest project.  He's taking a class in acrylic paints.
Will be linking up with Kym's Art post... you can find that here

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In the Silence, Remember

In the Silence of the house this morning I sit.
I ponder the word Silence.
As I ponder this chorus pops into my head:

A Pearl Seeker: To Know God is Real

The other morning friends of ours stopped in for a bit.  I dearly love this lady and her hubby, they are sweet people with a strong heart for the Lord God.  It is always a good thing to spend time with them.   We can easily talk about the things of God, as well as the things in our everyday lives (I'm not trying to make them sound different or separate) it's just that sometimes it's easy to have friends that are only in one aspect of your life and not in both.  This couple is very real and know that God is real too.  

Art Book: Fine Art Adventures

What would you do if I told you that you could explore 18 different masterpieces with your student, using those 18 masterpieces as inspiration for doing 3 different art projects with students 6 years old and up?   Wouldn't that just peak your interest?   It certainly did mine.   Today I would like to introduce Fine Art Adventures by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw.

Review: Castle in the Stars

Suppose, just suppose that man's first trip, man's first journey into space happened in 1869 rather than in 1969.   What do you think might have happened?   Just suppose this for a while... and then you'll have the premise to Castle in the Stars. 

alex alice castle stars

Review: Thinking Like an Engineer

Do you like it when your children and students ask questions, and have interest light up their eyes?  I would not have thought of my lad as being an engineer....but for the past few weeks he's been designing,creating and asking questions as we work through Thinking Like an Engineer by Innovators Tribe. It has been fascinating watching his mind at work and his delight that genetic engineering is considered ENGINEERING!!!

So what can I tell you about Thinking Like an Engineer?

Canada Book: Symbols of Canada

This is a fantastic book if you want to learn about the symbols of Canada.  Learn the history of our country as well as the provinces as you see each of the symbols laid out clearly. They are clearly textually and visually spelled out. 

This book is fantastic.  

Remembrance Day In Canada

 Today I took part, well, actually the family took part in a Remembrance Day Service.   In small town Ontario, these days often happen on the Sunday before Remembrance Day.   I have to admit, we'd not been to one before as normally hubby is preaching!   But being off this year (due to job loss) meant we had the opportunity to go, my lad was well intrigued.

It was interesting listening to him and his dad talk on the way home about his thoughts about the soldiers, why we walked so slowly in the parade, if wars still happen and so forth.  I kept my mouth quiet as I was just enjoying listening to them chat. 

Hymn Study: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

I have to admit, I waffled a bit today on which hymn study to do.  O perfect love or this one, and thought this one better suited for this Remembrance Day Sunday.  The service we were at this morning changed some of the lyrics and played the song at an odd cadence, but it was good to sing a song I haven't for a while.  

This song has been attributed to Francis of Assissi. He was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher.  He cared for the poor and sick, preached sermons to animals and considered all creatures brothers and sisters under God.  He is the patron saint of animals and ecology.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in you
Make me a channel of your peace
Where there's despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness ever joy
Oh, master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul
Make me a channel of your peace
It isn't pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men let we receive
And in dying that we're born to eternal life
Oh, master

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Review: The Animal Book

When I was young I loved looking at pictures of animals, and I devoured books that told me about them. Today I have a book that my son devoured that I wanted to share with you called "The Animal Book". 

animal nature conservation

I Need Thee O... I Need Thee

I Need Thee O... I Need Thee

I Need Thee O... I Need Thee
Every Hour I need thee...
Oh bless me Now my Saviour
I come to thee.

A Pearl Seeker: Seek to be Ready

Women, help each other. The preamble to this chapter talked about the need for women to mentor each other.  To be willing to love each other, step into each other lives, to be to others what we would have them be to us. 
Matthew 25 reminds us to always be ready. To be ready for the Lord to return.   Seek always to be ready. 

It's an active readiness you know...not one that counts on someone else to be ready, you need to be ready yourself.  No leaning on others readiness, it's one of your own preparedness.

You need to be prepared for it taking longer than you expect, or coming sooner than you thought. 

So stay alert, be ready, don't be sleeping.   The Bridegroom is a coming!

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Art Book: Wild Garden

 Do you remember A Hand Lettered Life from last week?   This is another in the Scratch and Create Series that I thought you might like to know about.   Wild Garden is a set of postcards, making them ideal work on anywhere you find yourself needing to wait around and the finished product makes an excellent quick thank you gift for those you meet along the way.

Review: NIV Revolution Bible

The Revolution Bible is a bible geared toward young men, from teenagers on up.It's actually a fairly neat bible with some interesting features.

It's actually hard to know where to start with this review.  It has so many features and I can't list them (lest the review get too long and wordy) so I'm pondering how to break it down for you.

Canada Book: Courage & Conquest

 Donna Ward is well known for her Canadian Workbooks, Courage and Conquest is part of that line of workbooks.  It focuses on the history of Canada from the viking through to the joining of Newfoundland and Nunavut to Canada.

What I do when I Rest... READ!

You know what I do when I rest?   One of two things... colour in my colouring book and ... READ.  I, if I'm totally honestly, read more than I do anything else when I am at rest.   What do you do?

So did you know that this month I took some time to rest?   I read book or two.  :)   Not as many as I would have liked...but I read some books.

Review: Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sample Pack

Hey!   I gotta tell you about this nifty little product, one that will help you share the gospel with the children in our lives.   I would never have known about such neat little ways to share the gospel with children before seeing this sampler pack from Let the Little Children come.   Boy, tracts have come a long way baby! 
What we received was a sample pack of the various tracts produced by Let the Little Children Come.   And wow.. I was impressed by most of it.  Well done products to intrigue children as you help them learn more about our Lord and Saviour. 

Things We Learn from Our Children

I wanted to do a post focused on things I have learned from my lad, but my lad wasn't real keen on that as a topic, so I asked him...what if I asked OTHER parents what they have learned from their children and just throw in the odd tidbit of what I have learned from you and you know what?   He thought that was a great idea!

So without further ado...

Let Yourself Be Refined

Refine, to be changed, to have the impurities removed, to improve something.

Refiner's Fire
My hearts One Desire
Is to be ...holy
Set apart for you my master
Ready to do your will.

Hymn Study: Follow On

Today's word of the day for the Write 31 Day Challenge is Follow.  So I thought I'd look for a hymn (cause it's Sunday you know) but didn't know one off the top of my head, so I went a hunting and found this one called Follow On (Down in the valley with my saviour I would go).  I like the upbeat tune and could probably have a lot of fun singing this song. :)

Review: Flashes of Genius Series

Today I have for you four books in the Flashes of Genius Series by Luca Novelli. They are Darwin and the True Story of Dinosaurs, Einstein and the Time Machine, Leonardo da Vinci and the Pen that Drew the Future, and Newton and the Antigravity Formula. 

Walking Through the World

I wrote this poem in response to a connections idea with the Breathe Conference I attended Oct 6-7 this year.  I thought it fit well with today's word prompt CONNECT.

Walking through the world I realize
that I am not alone.

Fun Friday: Art is Science plus printable

 As you may or may not remember I'm teaching a class called mudworks where we are experimenting with making different types of doughs out things you might not expect.

Up this week were doughs from bread, starch, shampoo and toothpaste.   Four stations with children at each of them.  Stay tuned for printable below.

I told the children that doing art like this was also doing science.  You have the basic ingredients, but things like weather and humidity can affect the amounts that you use.

Review: Caroling Through The Psalms

Hi!   Do you remember me reviewing a book called Psalm Hymns?  It's fine if you don't, but it was this cool book that put the words of the Psalms to familiar tunes.   Well, they have put out a boof called Caroling through the Psalms.

Overcome, See It!

We shall we shall 
We shall overcome
We shall we shall
We shall overcome.... 

I remember these words from Sunday school as a child.
I don't remember the rest of the song, but I do remember it was something to do with overcoming the stuff that happens in life through God's help.
Overcome, See It!

Pearl Seeker: The Hands of Time

My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me;
I cannot choose the colours
He weaveth steadily
  (part of a poem quoted by Corrie Ten Boom)

I Don't Like Change

"But we don't like change", were the first words out of my hubby's mouth when I said to him "I'm stuck, the word is change".  And so a post was born.  :)

change poem rhyme

Review: Canadian History-Based Writing Lessons

 Here I am today showing you an outstanding language arts curriculum produced by the great IEW people with Canadian History Content!!!!!    How wonderful is that eh?  It is called the Canadian History-based Writing Lessons. 

Art Book: Hand Lettered Life

 Today I have a bit of a different book for you.  You know how sometimes I like to look at Adult Colouring Books?  Well today I have a new format of a 'colouring book' for you, called a Scratch and Create.  This one is called Hand Lettered Life and was put together by Shandra Smith.
art color scratch&create

Because I Said So

My lad and I were talking the other day about how he HATES IT when parents say do it, or stop it, or whatever it ... BECAUSE I said so.  So having the word prompt gives me a chance to talk about that conversation a bit.

Canada: Discover Canada

Today I have something a wee bit different for learning about Canada.   It's a game!  A brain game none-the-less!  I picked this game up a while ago to use with my lad, just a fun grab a card, look at it and see what you remember and can learn about Canada.  

Let me introduce you to Discover Canada by Brainbox.   You can learn more about Brainbox and even play some games while visiting them right HERE.

Review: Spill Zone

Spill Zone, by New York Times Best Selling Author, Scott Westerfeld, is an interesting book.  I admittedly, wasn't sure of it when I first started reading it, but then I became very interested in how the story would turn out in the end, and I'd love to read book two.  'Cause I really want to know the complete ending!

Set in our ways... let's Revise!

Revise: to make a change, to reconsider, to alter a preconception, 

Tonight a friend and I were talking, I mentioned how some friends are mine were getting rather set in their ways and that I hoped I wasn't getting set in my ways.  She mentioned that it happens to all of us.  We get used things being a certain way and come to expect it, it part of being human.  My response "I DON'T WANNA!"   Silly eh?

Just One Thing

I keep thinking back to the writer's conference and what I could take away from it.  Do you know why?   I don't want to waste the learning.  If I don't think about it and write about it, and keep the notes ready...then in three months it won't have mattered that I went...and wouldn't that have been a waste of hard-earned dollars!?!?!  Not my thing at all!

I keep coming back to a line I kept hearing.  Set a goal, just a singular goal.  Just change ONE thing.  Don't do more than that.  Just one thing, one style, one character, one setting, one social media.  Learn to do that one thing and do that one thing well.  Then do one more thing.
goal setting one plans

So instead of looking at five things you want to do and (or in my case a million and a half things)....and feeling totally overwhelmed and stumped.   You break that down into ONE thing.  And yes, try to keep it to the ONE thing.  And yes.. I know .. it's really hard to do that.  Perhaps we can practice together?  :)

Work I Do

"Work your fingers to the bone at the lonely Star Cafe. Money I make drives me through the week.  Pay the rent and the telephone, and buy my cigarettes, and I got a little left over to go dancing Saturday night"  Anyone know who sings it???   Cause I've been searching for all the lyrics without success...

I saw word work that song immediately popped into my mind.  

Another song that pops into my head is this one.
"I've been working on the railroad, all the live long day! 

I've been working on the railroad just to pass the time away.
Don't you hear the whistle blowing
Rise up so early in the morning,
Can't you hear the captain shouting..
Dinah Blow your horn!"    

I know I know, lyrics stick in my head.  Sometimes I have them right, sometimes well.. I can be so UNBELIEVABLY wrong I shake my head at my foolishness when I learn how wrong I've been.  :)

Hymn Study: Send the Light

I'm so thrilled today that I was able to quickly find a hymn that went with today's word prompt LIGHT.   The hymn is called "Send the Light".   It was written by Charles H. Gabriel, who wrote it while a choir member at the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in San Francisco, California.

Review: This Way Watson!

Are you wanting to teach your children how to read a map and follow directions?   This way, Watson is a delightful book to amuse and help your children learn some map reading skills. (and have fun while doing so).

The Flip Side of Giving

When I took a moment today to consider the word give, all I could think about was if you give something, you deny something else.  There's always a flip side to giving.  Made me wonder, is it the flip side that stops people from giving freely?