Thursday, June 27, 2013
Amy @ Hope is the Word announced a new bookclub for reading through Seasons of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson.
I thought this sounded like a perfect way to encourage me to dig for the inspiration found in this book, and chew on it slowly throughout the summer. As a bonus, it's always nice to see what others gained from their reading that I might not have picked up on. Despite being a book for homeschooling moms, I'm still hoping it will apply to me, too. I'm *not* a homeschooling mom yet. We're actually still on the fence about whether we're going to do homeschooling or public, but we're hanging more on the homeschooling side. My oldest won't start kindergarten until fall 2014, so I'm currently planning out a "practice year" for him.
Just this week I had already added Educating the WholeHearted Child to my library, thanks to a Books-A-Million coupon. After reading about this bookclub, I snagged a copy of Seasons at Abebooks for $3.49(shipping included), which was a great deal. It is a 1st edition, so hopefully I won't be missing out on too much new information.
If you'd like to join in check out Amy's introduction post HERE. She already has the schedule up, too. It's a few chapter every 2 weeks, which is easily manageable. :) Hopefully, my book will get here in time!
Amy has actually been quite the inspiration for me recently! I've been reading a bit of Charlotte Mason's work and a bit about her, and I was already inspired to start an "inspiration journal" for myself. I can feel the hands of depression trying to pull me under too often these days, and I don't like it! I need to remove a great deal of "twaddle" from my days. Amy posted about "scripture art" and it was like I heard the angels singing! I feel like it's a perfect addition to my days. What better way to de-stress and meditate on God's Word?! I've decided to add this into my "inspirational" journal, too. I may blog a bit with my progress as I go along.
Here's my 1st and 2nd attempts, just to prove to you that you *don't* have to have any talent whatsoever to do scripture art. ;) It's fun! You should try it! I just tried to talk my momma into doing it last night.
*I can't seem to get these crazy pictures smaller at the moment!
I'm planning on working my way through 31 Days of Scripture Art Journaling, so hopefully my attempts will improve a bit by the end.