It’s already January 6 and so far it has been a wonderful year, having spent most of it with most of our children and half of our grandchildren! I am trying to get organized and my own goals for the coming year include lots more reading and writing. Here are some links to share and I would love to hear what is on your reading list for 2012, too!
The Containerization of Our Children…lots of food for thought in this article.
And here is another article that discusses the importance of play for children.
Here is a sweet idea for your garden or yard and a lovely way to keep track of how quickly your children are growing!
Looking for cooking inspiration? Look no further than this series of articles on creative ways to use your crock pots!
Mark Driscoll and his wife have written a new book on marriage that is being discussed from one end of the internet to the other. Since I do not intend to read this book myself, here are some insightful thoughts by Rachel Evans. You also might appreciate the thoughts of the friendly atheist blogger who seems to get it better than many Christians who are endorsing this book!
I really appreciated this poignant story, especially in light of the fact that I received a copy of my original birth certificate during the holidays and, to my disappointment, my birthmother’s name was missing from it.
I so love reading Wade Burleson and appreciate his thoughtful perspective on women and ministry.
When our kids were here during the holidays, it was fun to hear them talk about books they were reading and their goals for their reading lists in the coming year. It inspired me to read more intentionally in 2012 so I have started a list and am stacking these on my end table in the library. Some of them are books I have read in bits in pieces already but plan to read straight through, taking notes. There are even a couple pieces of fiction, which is unusual for me! What is on your list for the coming year? Why? I would love to hear about it!
Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Influence: The Art of Persuasion
Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
Junia: The First Woman Apostle
The Hermaneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
Things As They Are (Amy Carmichael)
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
The Underground History of American Education