Disciplines and Other Delights

Two months away from my blog have flown by. I wonder how much life I’ve missed these past weeks simply because I’m not writing about it? Writing forces me to pay attention, and attention is something I’m all too prone to overlook as I bustle through...

World Read Aloud Day: 6 Benefits of Reading to Your Kids

Today is World Read-Aloud Day. Who knew? Even I, avid reader-aloud of books, didn’t know until last week. But now that I do, I want to shout it from the rooftops: Listen up, everybody! Put down that remote control! Put down your iPad! Turn off the iPod! Silence your...

Lions and Giants and Bears–Oh My?

One of my favorite blogs is a site called Story Warren. Story Warren’s tagline is “Allies in Imagination,” and its stated purpose is “to serve you as you foster holy imagination in the children you love.” One of the things I love most about Story...

Ten Favorite Picture Books

Be forewarned: The following list is completely arbitrary. And please also note that these are not our family’s Top Ten Favorite picture books. It’s just a list of ten picture books we love. I erred on the side of ones you might not be familiar with...

Books to Feed Your Soul While You Wait for Christmas

Last year, on the first Friday of Advent, I headed down to the basement to grab our wreath-form, so I could take it to church that night and make our Advent wreath. Since I was rummaging around in the Advent box, I grabbed a dozen or so of our favorite Christmas books...