Joshua Rogers writes My Dad is Finally Celebrating Easter Sunday.
Chantel shares a good list of Books about Intentional Friendship and Community.
Laura asks What Is the Right Way to Handle Teenagers and Dating?
Maryanne made this cute DIY Stenciled Burlap Magnetic Board.
I read four books in March, which is the most I’ve read in one month in quite awhile!
A sweet friend gave me the book Talking with God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray by Adam Weber. This fit right into my plan for reading books on prayer this year. It was an easy read, written in a down-to-earth style. The book is a great reminder that prayer is simply talking to God. He is our loving Heavenly Father and wants us to come to Him with all of our needs.
More than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting by Serena B. Miller with Paul Stutzman. Serena Miller writes from her experiences with Amish families as she researched their lifestyle for her fiction books. You’ll find basic parenting principles mixed with a good ol’ dose of common sense. It’s good to be reminded of the importance of family, community, and faith, as well as the value of teaching our children to have self-discipline and a good work ethic.
On our Myrtle Beach trip several weeks ago, my husband and I both read the fiction book Rule of Law by Randy Singer. I’ve enjoyed almost all of his books, and this was no exception.
Murder Is No Accident by A.H. Gahbart is the third book in the Hidden Springs Mystery series. I’ve enjoyed all three of these books as well!
I’ll be preparing our Easter dinner today so that we can just pop everything into the oven when we get home from church tomorrow. It looks like the weather will be beautiful!
May each of us take time this weekend to dwell on all that Jesus did for us on the cross, and then celebrate the glorious victory over death He gained on resurrection day. Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Resurrection Day!
That list of books looks very interesting and informative.
That’s wonderful that you and your husband read the same book; I enjoy doing that with my husband (or children), too, so we can discuss the fun parts of it. 🙂
My husband and I both enjoy Christian mystery books – especially those that are legal-themed – and it is fun to read them together! I was able to get that particular book free on my Kindle for myself, and got him the hard copy from the library, so we could literally be reading it at the same time 🙂
Re: teens dating – I wanted to shout AMEN to this: “I am very thankful that we didn’t stick with our original plan and insist that our sons stay away from girls until we kicked them out the door and they were suddenly navigating all of life on their own. “Happy Graduation, Son. Have fun at college, where for the first time you will be responsible for keeping your own schedule, managing your money, taking hard classes, making thousands of fairly difficult decisions every day, and dating girls for the first time.”” Will is in 8th grade & hasn’t had a girlfriend, yet, but we do occasionally talk about it – he brings it up and asks me questions, which I love love love! I don’t want him to have a girlfriend until he’s ready, but I love that we get to talk about why he’d want one one day. I never had that kind of relationship with my parents, so I treasure that Will feels comfortable enough to have those conversations with me.
I agree – it’s wonderful to be able to have these conversations with our kids as they’re maturing and are still under our roofs. I, too, love that Will want to talk about those things with you!! 🙂