Change Your Words Change Your World

The POWER of WORDS.

Words can change a moment, day or a life. The video is well worth a watch. Big thank you to Purple Feather. Enjoy 🙂

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A Thinking Love – Charlotte Mason

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Even if you aren’t a home schooling Mum you might be interested in free Charlotte Mason e-book. This book is written by Sonya Shafer she explores what “a thinking love” means and contemplates the various ways that Charlotte Mason encouraged thinking mothers to show their love to their children.

I think “A Thinking Love” is a great little book for anyone who loves their kids. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE E-BOOK

Is the written word disappearing in our digital culture?

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I stumbled upon an article that got me thinking. I don’t completely agree with everything in this article but it certainly is fuel for thought. The article is here

As a family we are fairly digital. When we travel the iPad is essential for e-mail and booking hotels etc. We take along our ipod’s or ipad to use for maps, reading magazines, movies and books. At church our bibles are in our little iPods with lots of different translations. My husband often uses the iPad for his notes for teaching at church. My retro hard copy bible is neglected even with it’s enticing gorgeous green alligator cover and it simply sits in its bible case and is rarely used these. I use both my ipod and ipad daily for bible reading, watching movies and other bible studies. I am simply overjoyed having a carzillion bible translations at the tip of my fingers and with a push of a button I have answers. Even if it is looking all Greek to me I can usually have it translated in a blink of an eye, right there and then.

Our family loves to read and now we mostly read e-books and we try not to buy hard copy books if at all possible. Infact recently we have been giving away and selling our hard copy books and will eventually buy e-books to replace them all. We live in a small house and space has been at a premium and priority over books and lots of bookcases. With being in ministry we also move location frequently and filling and dragging boxes of books has become increasingly arduous. A couple of hard drives is much easier to pack and move than boxes and bookcases. Some home education stuff has to be hard copy and it can’t be avoided. Which has it’s good points and some bad points. Over priced postage for school books irritates me to no end. But then when a beautiful hard copy school book arrives and it smells all fresh, it is all bookish and new, it is a joy to use.

Hmmmm… I wonder if our family would ever go completely digital? I think we will always want some books in retro written book form… maybe?

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Laura’s Story – Blessings

Lyrics:
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering All the while,
You hear each spoken need Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things
‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
We pray for wisdom Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love As if every promise from Your Word is not enough All the while, You hear each desperate plea And long we’d have faith to believe
‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart That this is not our home It’s not our home ‘Cause what if your blessings come through

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Thank you Laura!
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