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Showing posts from June, 2013

When's The Last Time You Read a REALLY GREAT e-Book?

They seem to be everywhere these days, so it's pretty easy to feel overwhelmed by e-books. Some people find them hard to read, especially on a laptop. And even a Kindle lacks the feel of a good old-fashioned book in your hand. There's something about physically turning the pages of a book that is immensely satisfying to me!

But we do live in this modern era, and electronic books are part of life in 2013. I'm a little picky- choosey about which e-books I read, mostly because I really do prefer bound books. So when I find a keeper, an e-book that really needs to be read, I get a little excited.

I have found one such book.

It's titled, "The UnWired Mom ~ Choosing to Live Free in An Internet Addicted World" and was written by Sarah Mae.

First, if you haven't heard of Sarah Mae, you need to check her out. Especially if you are a homeschooling mother. She's the real deal, ladies, and she speaks the hard truth that we moms need to hear. But she does it with …

The Days Are Long, The Years Are Short

It's not a new saying ~ you've heard it many times. "The days are long, but the years are short."  The older I become, the more I realize the truth of those words. It really is as if we blink, and everything has changed.

Each season of life is just that ~ a season.  Temporary by definition; and while summer comes again each year, no two summers are exactly alike. In the same way, no two homeschool years are identical. We may feel as if we are doing the same things over and over, day after day, but in reality each year is different from previous years.

We can attempt to avoid the tyranny of the urgent, plan to make the most of each day, and keep our calendars from filling up with activities. Those are all great, and they really do work to some degree. But the only real and lasting way to enjoy the time we're given today is to follow God's counsel in Galatians 5:16 - "So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh."