The Week in Review

 

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Spring is coming. Although it’s still cold and damp, it has been raining rather than snowing. Patches of bare ground, barely visible a week ago, have now almost completely taken over.

Mud and hope scent the air. It’s the promise that new life will come.

It has been a few weeks since I’ve written a “week in review” post. I do hope you enjoy today’s newsletter from The Grace-Filled Life.

~Mary-Ann

This Week on TGFL

(Or more accurately, the last few weeks on TGFL. Click on the image to read the corresponding article.)

5 Fun Ways to Practice Math Facts

The Grace-Filled Homeschool: How Ritual is Transforming our Hearts

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Lessons from the Life of Gideon: When God Asks You to Do Scary Things

This Week in the Outdoors

The red-winged blackbirds are back. The muskrats are out and about. The skunk cabbages are pushing their way through the remaining snow. And we even saw a great blue heron with breeding plumage on our walk yesterday. Oh, and a white-throated sparrow.

I love spring.

It has been so refreshing, after a challenging few weeks, to get outside and breathe fresh air. I say this a lot, but there is something about creation that draws me to the Creator. To Jesus. Sometimes, I need the reminder that He’s big and that He’s good.

Happy spring!

This Week in Books

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Children’s Books

When the rain outside freezes on impact, coating everything with a treacherous layer of crystal, there is nothing cozier than grabbing a pile of thick blankets and settling in for a read-aloud. This week, we read:

  • Mary Poppins by Dr. P. L. Travers – I’ve never actually read this delightful classic, so what a wonderful experience it was to read it aloud to my children. We quite enjoyed this one!
  • The Green Ember by S.D. Smith – My oldest daughter and I both read this amazing book independently quite some time ago, but I’ve not read it aloud to all three of the girls. This is one of my favourite books. Ever.

Adult Books

Homeschool Highlights

This week’s homeschool highlight? March Break. We originally were planning to school through the break, but I think we all needed a little bit of time off. I know that I certainly did. The break was lovely, but I’m ready to get back into routine next week.

Snippets from Around the Web

Looking for some extra inspiration? Here are some wonderful articles from around the web:

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