February Reading List

Hey friends. If you are looking for some reading, here’s what I’ll be reading this month. I finished up most of my books on my list in January (I’m finishing 7, so it got carried forward to this month) and have just started on these. Let me know if you are reading any of these, or have read them. I’ll try to get a review of them written after I read them. I also wanted to share a blog that I follow that offers lots of good, reliable book reviews… Challies.com. It’s a really popular blog, and you may already follow it. If you are ever looking for good reading, or want to check out a review of a book you’re interested in, check out his blog. Chances are, he’s already read it and written about it. Anyway….here’s my list!

I haven’t read any of these, so I’m not endorsing them yet. Anyone read these?


Take Refuge

I read Psalm 16 this morning and was particularly comforted. I’ve been marking all of the occurrences of “take refuge” in the Psalms, and it’s appears again in the first verse of this Psalm. “Take refuge” is the Hebrew verb chacah  meaning to seek refuge, to flee for protection, to put trust or hope in. I am so thankful for the Lord, that I can go to him for protection and trust Him. When we take refuge in Him, there is “fullness of joy…pleasures forevermore.” Rest in that today friends!

1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

I have no good apart from you.”

3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,

in whom is all my delight.

4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;

their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

or take their names on my lips.

5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;

you hold my lot.

6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;

in the night also my heart instructs me.

8 I have set the Lord always before me;

because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;

my flesh also dwells secure.

10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,

or let your holy one see corruption.

11 You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

How We CC at Home

My daughter is four and this is our first year at Classical Conversations (if you have no idea what I am talking about, go here for a great explanation).  I first heard about CC through some friends about a year ago. They were currently enrolled and really benefitting for the program. I took a few months […]

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We had unseasonably high temps for a few days last week, so we spent most of the day outside on Friday. It was such a beautiful day! Felt like Spring. We went upstairs to the school room and knocked out some school work (I was actually able to function on Friday). The girls really like the […]

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Homeschool Goals for this Semester

I started out with big dreams. I had the year all planned out. We would try to get in a phonics lesson, math lesson and read from history books everyday. If we had time, we might even tackle some science experiments. Then we started school. And I realized my child was only four and didn’t need […]

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Book Review: The Homeschool Experiment

  This week, I read a charming little book, The Homeschool Experiment by Charity Hawkins. I have a tendency to read a lot of non-fiction, so this year I’ve added more fiction into my reading list. The Homeschool Experiment was my first novel of 2013 and I loved it! The story is told by a homeschooling mother of […]

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It looks like sickness has finally fallen on the Moore’s. I was so happy that none of us had been sick this year, because last year I felt like we were sick from November-March. Over the weekend, Matt came down with something…congestion, coughing, aches, etc. Everyone has had their flu shot, except for me (I […]

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The School Room Redo

At the beginning of the school year, we fixed up our upstairs room to use as a school room/office. I was really happy with the way it turned out, and pumped to start school. We used the room for approximately two weeks before I wanted to pull my hair out. We ended up taking a […]

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Book Review: Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson

I was privileged to receive a pre-released copy of Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson’s new book Desperate:Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe to read and review. I have read Sarah’s blog and several of her other ebooks, so I was already a fan. I had only heard of Sally from many friends and online, but […]

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A Goal for 2013

For the past several years, I’ve made goals at the beginning of the year. I usually break them into categories (marriage, health, spiritual, parenting, homeschooling, etc.) and make sure they are S.M.A.R.T. . One of my goals for this year is to write each night in a journal I know it sounds kinda corny, but I […]

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