Monday, January 31, 2011

Bible in 90 Days Week Five Check-In

I am just about a full day behind.  I am sticking with it though, hopefully I can catch up tomorrow.  I am really enjoying the reading though still.  This week we are fully into the kings and the wonderful history contained with their stories.

My husband has told me several times he is proud of me for doing this, he has completed the Bible in just over 90 day two years ago.  He has read the Bible cover to cover several times in his journey.  Maybe next time we will go through it together :)

Cabin Fever Fun Pack

Cabin Fever Fun Pack

I just thought about mentioning this, it expires today, but it is good deal.  $20 for the 4 pack of Download N'Go.  I am really enjoying the Whale Tales Download N'Go unit study. 

Here is a description of the studies:

Winter Wonders Download N Go™ (K - 4, 1 week)
No longer is the coldest season just a winter wonderland—use Winter Wonders and warm up to an educational exploration! A Snowflake Bentley pop-up book, a winter birdwatching log, creative instructions for hot chocolate, and more will all end up in a memorable lapbook by the end of the week.
Magnificent Moon Download N Go™ (K - 4, 1 week)
What child (or adult) has not stood outside on a clear night looking up at the moon and dreamed of what it would be like to visit there? The moon is full of opportunities to dream, explore, and learn! From the ocean's tides to moon rocks, astronauts to gravity, the moon captures the attention of children and inspires them to dream like nothing else. There's much to learn, do, and discover on this amazing adventure!
Expedition Canada Download N Go™ (K - 4, 1 week)
Your kids will adore exploring Canada, the world's second largest country. Canada is a vast and exciting place full of fascinating people, history, geography, remarkably interesting animals, and more. The hockey games, the arctic tundra, the moose, and the polar bears will catch children's attention, but kids are amazed to learn about the northern lights, Niagara Falls, the sport of curling, and the Canadian Rockies.
Hoppin' Popcorn Download N Go™ (K - 4, 1 week)
Find out how and where popcorn is grown and what makes it different from other corn, who first brought it to America, and what makes it pop! Along the way, your children will make amazing discoveries and create beautiful projects! Don't forget to eat some popcorn. You can even try a recipe such as children ate in Colonial times!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bible in 90 Days Week Four Check-In

I am still on track with my Bible in 90 Days, I have been going in spurts, behind one day ahead the next my goal is to read everyday the required reading more regularly.

I really enjoyed this weeks readings: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel.  The accounts from these books are so rich.  I enjoy reading the stories I know fairly well learning new things as well as reading stories that seem very new.  I am also doing a Ruth Bible study so reading Ruth in a day is very different from the other reading I am doing of it, but getting the overall picture is nice to go with the slow, more in depth study.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bible in 90 Days Week Three Check-In

I am all caught up and am reading the Bible in 90 Days Bible.  I don't know if that has made a big difference or not yet, but I do like the size and can see if I need to read somewhere other than home how convenient it would be. 

I made it through Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  All of which have parts that are more work to get through than some books.  There is also a lot of rich history and accounts in each, some amazing things God did for His people.  I am excited to start Joshua, I know some of the wonderful accounts of Joshua.  I look forward to seeing new things, just as it seems every time I read this wonderful Book.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verse #2

My second section of verses is a continuation from the first:

Deut 6:6-9
 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Bible in 90 Days

Woo hoo!  I caught up last night and got a little ahead :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bible in 90 Days

I am struggling, I am not giving up.  I just received the Bible in 90 Days Bible replacement, the first one was not bound properly.  I am hoping that will help, I did read yesterday in the defective one and it is a nice read.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bible in 90 Days Week Two Check-In

I am still on track, I just finished the book of Exodus.  I really enjoy Genesis, it is just such a rich book.  The beginning of Exodus as well and the 10 Commandments, the descriptions of how to build and the building of the Ark, Table, Lampstand, garments and such gets a little long, but I am sure it is important and that is why it is in there.  I did get in a group for accountability and that will be nice hopefully :)

I also ordered the Bible in 90 Days Bible, I just thought it might make it easier to read and more portable.  I second guessed it because it is not like we do not have a Bible and I felt a little spoiled ordering, I hope it will get a lot of use though after I am through.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Review: God Gave Us So Much

God Gave Us So Much 

Written by Lisa T. Bergren

Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant

God Gave Us So Much is a treasury of three of the God Gave Us books.  Included are God Gave Us the World, God Gave Us Love, and God Gave Us Heaven.  They feature an adorable polar bear family.  


God Gave Us the World is about other types of bears from all over the world and how each kind is suited just right to live in it's own environment.  It tells of how God created Earth to be our home and created every creature in it.


God Gave Us Love is about love ;)  It talks of loving others even when they are hard to love and how being patient and kind goes with love.  Grampa also tells Little Cub of God's love for us and sending his son for us.


 God Gave Us Heaven talks about heaven, gently about death and how wonderful heaven will be.  It compares good things in this world and how much better it will be in heaven.  It also tells of Jesus making it possible for us to get to heaven.  


I really enjoyed these books, they are just delightful.  The illustrations are so endearing and fun.  I love watching Little Cub learn from her wise parents and Grampa and then being treated in such a respectful way.  Too often in our culture, even in children's books, the people in authority are portrayed as mean, unintelligent, or unimportant.  The content of the book is important to children and easy for them to understand in the way it is presented.  


I give God Gave Us So Much 5 stars.


I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verse #1

My first verse in the Siesta Scripture Memory Team verse one:

Deut 6:4-7
4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  6 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Challenges and Commitments

With the new year started I am going to participate in some challenges and make some commitments. 

The first being to read the Bible in 90 Days with all the ladies at Mom's Toolbox.  This is a difficult challenge that I have not completed in the past, I got quite a ways into it and let life overwhelm me.  I would like to finish strong this time.  I hate to think that I am approaching 30, have been a Christian for quite some time, but have not completed a cover to cover reading of the Bible.

The second being memorizing two new verses a month with the Siesta Scripture Memory Team.  I enjoy memorizing scripture, but usually do it as a passive process of learning with my AWANA girls.  Hearing them quote verses week after week I absorb from hearing them.  I want to make a more active commitment.

I am also thinking that just for fun I will join the Jane Austen 2011 Challenge just for fun.  I have never read a Jane Austen novel, just seen some wonderful movies, so reading a few this year would be great.  I do not know which ones yet.