"You will be the same person in five years
as you are today except
as you are today except
for the people you meet
and the books you read."
~Charlie Tremendous Jones
Keeping our home, home schooling, being a wife and mom, gardening a little, and being active at church makes it hard to read all the books I'd love to read. However, I am always encouraging my guys to read each week a new book (to them). Now for one of my girls right now, she could read 24/7. She is learning balance. We decided to use our books this week to begin our summer reading program list from our local library. So what are we reading?
Nicholas, 18, is reading "Not a Fan," by Kyle Idleman. I talked so much about how I loved it that he wanted to read it after he finished "Radical."
Timothy, 15, just finished reading John Piper's "Seeing and Savoring Jesus," and this week he wants to read "Follow Me," by David Platt.
Praise, 13, finished "The Lamplighter", by Maria Cummings and this week she is reading "Sherlock Holmes" the complete collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Michael, 11, is almost finished "Joel, a Boy of Galilee" by Annie F Johnston and will begin "Happy, Happy, Happy" this week. Most of the summer I will have him reading through the Heroes of Faith and Courage series.
Emily, 8, decided to read the Bible Wise series along with chapters in Genesis.
What am I reading? Well, I decided to read "Sir Knight of the Splendid Way," by W.E. Cule and John Piper's "Seeing and Savoring Jesus" again.
Also, my nephew Brian is spending the week with us and he is reading "Happy, Happy, Happy" with my son Michael. (When Michael does math, Brian reads....when Brian does math, Michael reads.)
Our summer schedule will look something like this:
3:00 Anything you need to finish from school year or FREE TIME
8:00 Family Walk
I want to incorporate some nature journaling throughout the summer and we have 4 small garden areas (potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers) that we are tending to also. Not to mention, we have puppies to train and some to find good homes for.
So what are you reading this summer? Challenge your children who are participating in the summer reading program to read things that are good for them. Use Philipians 4:8 as your guide.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
If you'd like some free books, head on over to my Big Happy Family Books face book page. I try to list a few free Amazon and other source books each week. If you are getting rid of books, I'd love to take them off your hands. I sell books on Amazon as a small business. Hope you have a fabulous week!!