Archive for August, 2007

Don’t forget to breathe

Friday, August 24th, 2007

I did a run through of my favorite thrift store today. In the wall decor area was a simple painted sign that said, “Don’t forget to breathe.”   “Isn’t that the truth?” I said to myself.   I remembered the days that I literally had to remind myself to breathe. I’d have such a strong […]

Tomatoes & Angel Hair

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

This is my all time favorite summer dish. It’s not a recipe that must be completely accurate so everything is approximate and to taste ok? Ingredients: 6 Tb olive oil 10 garlic cloves 8 roma tomatoes 1 1/2 tsp salt freshly ground black pepper fresh basil leaves 4 1/2 chicken breasts, uncooked cut into chunks […]

It’s not about the stuff

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Today, I got a catalog in the mail from Hanna Andersson. ‘Tis the season for these little transporters of discontent to begin arriving in my mail box. In the days BI (Before Incarceration), I sometimes ordered things for James from Hanna. I think their jammies are so cute–especially the Christmas long johns. James had a […]

Counting my blessings

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

I met again with the group of ladies. We had so much fun laughing and cracking jokes about things that really aren’t funny. The grouchy guard, getting through the metal detectors, stuff like that. It’s one of those “laugh or cry” things. So we laughed. One of them shared how she has lost her family […]

Narration Jar

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Last week, I made our narration jar. I typed the following narration ideas in a big font and printed them out. I cut each one apart and dropped them into this old Ball canning jar. A little ribbon and a tag, and it’s ready to go. James said he didn’t want ribbon on HIS jar. […]

Malachi Dads

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

BECAUSE KIDS OF PRISONERS — AND THEIR FATHERS — MATTER TO GOD And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of children to their fathers (Malachi 4:8).   I found this online today from AWANA, the Malachi Dads Program . (another article) What a neat idea! I’m going […]

Famous child of a single Mom

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Earlier I shared how blessed I was to find out the Dr. Charles Stanley was reared by a single mom. Today, thanks to Just Call me Jamin, I learned that George Washington was too?!! Wow.

Works of God Weekend

Friday, August 17th, 2007

  Don’t forget to post something about God working in your life this weekend. We even have a new graphic! If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave your story here in the comments.

Carnival of Beauty~The Beauty of Prayer

Friday, August 17th, 2007

  Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. ~ Corrie Ten Boom   Susanna reflects on the beauty of being able to come to the King of Kings in prayer whatever our time constraints. We can pray at any time whether we are […]

Year 1 schedule

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Here is my tentative schedule for Year 1. I loosely followed this idea . Year 1 Schedule Little boy to bed at 7:45 Mom–10:00 Little Boy up 8:00 Mom—6:00 Mon 8:45 OT, Bible Memory, Hymn 9:00 Math 9:20 Copywork 9:35 Poem 9:40 Read aloud (Easy Readers, etc) 9:55 Read Texts & narrate 10:25 Science 10:55-12:30 […]