Friday, August 27, 2010

We survived

Hi all. Sorry for all the posts in one night. I love to review books and was a bit behind on that so I decided to catch up.

Well, we survived our first week of our new homeschool year. This is my fifth year teaching but my first year teaching high school. Our work load is really intense. Our week actually went quite well. We did a fun experiment with Coke and teeth. It was pretty gross. I hope to post pics of that this weekend.

I hope all of my homeschool readers had a great start back to school too.

Have a great weekend!!

Book Review - The Lord's Prayer by R.T. Kendall

This book is about the most known and misunderstood prayer from Jesus himself. The prayer is covered line by line and goes into quite a bit of detail. The author lists versus to support what he is saying which I always appreciate.

I was looking quite forward to this book because I always love to learn more about scripture. I was a bit dissapointed because I felt the book was redundant. I had a hard time trying to get through the book. I felt like I did not learn much from this book after all was said and done. That being said, I plan to pick this book up again at a later time and see if I can learn something from it then.

Bethany House publishers graciously provided this book to me for review. I was not compensated for the review and the opinions are my own. I was not expected to give a favorable review.

Book Review - Love is a Flame by James Stuart Bell


This book is a collection of short stories about Love and what happens when it is rekindled. We all know as married couples that it isn't always easy. I think we all go into marriage thinking that it will be a fairytale but soon realize that you must work to keep your marriage healthy.

This book contains true stories of how other couples were not only able to save troubled marriages but to make them wonderful. If you marriage is good you might think this book isn't for you. I confess, my marriage is great so I thought I wouldn't need much from this book. This book however proved to me that everyone can learn something. I was so inspired by some of the stories that I have changed the way I do some things in my own marriage.


I think this book would be excellent if you are struggling in your marriage as well. The author did a fantastic job of collecting a wide variety of stories that are sure to reach out to you.


Bethany House publishers graciously provided this book to me for review. I was not compensated for the review and the opinions are my own. I was not expected to give a favorable review.

Book Review - No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin & Jennifer D Degler


I love to read books and I like sharing them with you. This is because I love to look at other people's blogs to get a good idea of books I would like to read. That way I can go into the book store armed with a shopping list.

This book has such a cute, fun cover. The title drug me right in. What this book hopes to explain is that being "nice" is not good enough. Being "nice" can hurt your relationships more than you know. They explore how you can become an authentic, powerful woman of faith. Who doesn't want that?

This book was really engaging. I read the book pretty fast. One of the things I loved about the book is that at the end of each chapter you meet CNG (Christian Nice Girl) Nicole. The authors apply what you just learned into the life of Nicole so you can actually see it played out. The chapters end with study questions so you can use this as a stand alone or group Bible study. I can't wait to go back and do the study questions while reading the book a second time. I have more dog eared corners in this book. I would recommend this book to all women. I think it is a must read.

Bethany House publishers graciously provided this book to me for review. I was not compensated for the review and the opinions are my own. I was not expected to give a favorable review.

Book Review - Flight To Heaven by Capt. Dale Black



This book is about Capt. Dale Black, who as a commercial pilot has flown all over the world but focuses on the one flight that changed his life. As the front of the book says, A plane crash.... a lone survivor.... a journey to Heaven and back.

I wanted to read this book because like alot of Christians I long for Heaven. I am always interested in reading anything that might offer a glimpse of that. I was a bit hesitant when starting the book because you never know what is true or not. I was pleasantly surprised that the book seemed more about the authors experiences here on earth and how his life was changed. The book was a very quick, engaging read. I was challenged in my own life by a few things the author shared.

I think this book is worth reading, I am sure you will be glad you did. I am glad that I was able to read Capt. Dale Black's story.


Bethany House publishers graciously provided this book to me for review. I was not compensated for the review and the opinions are my own. I was not expected to give a favorable review.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School has started

We started school yesterday. My oldest started high school. I don't even know where the time went. It really does seem like just yesterday that I was holding that sweet baby boy in my arms. My youngest just started middle school. Again, where did that time go?

We have had a great first two days. We have already had science experiments and fine arts projects. I will post pictures in the next few days.

I hope school is going well for everyone else as well.

Book review: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore


Wow. That pretty much sums up what I thought about this book.

This book is a true story about the friendship that forms between two men who you would never expect to be friends, and the woman who started the whole thing. One is a homeless drifter who grew up in virtual slavery. The other is an art dealer with money and influence.

I was excited to read this book but I had no idea what to expect. This book by far has been the best book I have read recently. I read while working out (which is not one of my favorite things to do) and seriously I was sad when my work out time for the day was over. The book was that good. I did not want to put it down. I love how it is written from both of the mens point of views. The chapters are short and easy to read. If you only read one book this year, MAKE SURE IT IS THIS ONE, you will not be dissapointed.


This book was generously donated to me as part of the Booksneeze review program. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated for my review.






Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Homeschool planning.... Full Speed Ahead!!!!

Homeschool planning is under way here. This year I have a 9th grader and 6th grader. We plan on using the following for curriculum....


9th grade


Tapestry of Grace year 1
Apologia Physical Science
Teaching Textbooks Pre Algebra
Easy Grammar grade 9
Write Start A
Rosetta Stone Spanish year 1
Foundations in Personal Finance - Dave Ramsey



Electives



cooking around the US
logic games
typing
state notebook



6th Grade



Tapestry of Grace year 1
Apologia Botany
Teaching Textbooks grade 6
Easy Grammar Plus
Write Start A
Rosetta Stone Spanish year 1
Foundations In Personal Finance - Dave Ramsey


electives



Alice computer animation software
logic games
typing
state notebook



It looks like we have our work cut out for us. We will be very busy this year.



I will be so happy when all the planning is done. See you again when I am able to unbury myself from these stacks of books.




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