Saturday, May 29, 2010

Book Review: Never Let You Go

If you're looking for some great fiction reading for your summer book list then you should definitely read this book!

Lexi is a single mother, working two jobs, and raising her nine year old daughter Molly. Years after her sister was murdered Lexi is faced with old demons. The man who killed her sister is up for parole and the husband that abandoned her and Molly has returned. Lexi's world is soon crashing in as she is faced with her past. She has to come to terms with knowing that in Christ all things are made new but her very real past sins have come to confront her.

The only other book I've read by this author was co-written by Ted Dekker. I wasn't sure how I would like Erin Healy's writing on it's own. I was pleasantly surprised. I was hooked by chapter 3 and couldn't put the book down. I wanted to keep reading until the end.

You can purchase your copy here.

Full disclosure - this book was provided free of charge by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Everyone needs a friend...

...that can meet you in your emotional meltdown, over an unexpected decision that rocked you to your core, and say,

"You need to put your big girl panties on, suck it up,get up there and do what you got to do to get through!".

After I stopped laughing (through the tears) I replied, "That's why I love you!". A friend and accountability partner like that is a priceless commodity.

Monday, May 24, 2010

In remembrance of Sweet "Miracle Max"

Max was born with a congenital heart defect and was not expected to live. He recently celebrated his 4th birthday. He passed away suddenly and peacefully on Saturday night. We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of this sweet boy. Please be in prayer for his family.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tales from the first grade: OMG

We were writing stories about what we're going to do on Field Day tomorrow. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw "O M G" written in this 1st graders story!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tales from the first grade: Capital

The year is almost over but there is no lack of hilarity in room 23! I'm sure there will be more to come in the next 10 days! Yay...only 10 more days!

- While reading Charlotte's Web to the class I got to the part where Fern is in class daydreaming about what to name her pig. The teacher asks, "what's the capital of Pennsylvania?". Fern replies,"Wilbur". One of my students laughs and says, "That's silly. It's P." I was puzzled by what she was trying to say. Then I got it. The capital in "P"ennsylvania is P!

- While giving a spelling inventory that is testing the students ability to write the phonetic sounds they hear I said "spoil". One student raised his hand and said, "Isn't that a Spanish word?". I have no idea what Spanish word sounds like that!