Showing posts from July, 2017

Bible Sleuth: New Testament, text by Vanessa Carroll, illustrated by Jose Perez Montero (book review)

Where's Waldo? (first published in the U.K. as Where's Wally? ) has been around since 1986 (so have I!). I remember looking at the books growing up, trying to find that elusive red and white striped guy with glasses. Now my children can have that same hunt while learning more about the Bible with Bible Sleuth: New Testament , illustrated by Jose Perez Montero (text by Vanessa Carroll). image via Amazon The main character in this is Mike, a Bible-loving time traveler. He travels back to biblical times, sharing stories like The Birth of Jesus, The Wedding at Cana, Zaccheus the Tax Collector, Stephen, all the way to Revelation's A Crowd of People Praising. While not as vibrantly colored as a Where's Waldo? book, Bible Sleuth is just as tricky. Some of the people or items in the sidebars are difficult to find in pictures. My big boys (ages 8 and 10) have enjoyed looking through this book from time to time, but it's not on their top 10 list of most read book

A Wrinkle In Time (trailer)

"A Wrinkle in Time" is a beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle and Disney is coming out with a new film starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, Oprah, and newcomer Storm Reid as "Meg Murry."  A Wrinkle In Time opens in US theaters March 9, 2018 . The film, which is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love. Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer. 

faith and fireworks

I love celebrating the 4th of July - always have. I remember so many years of going to the local Independence Day parade, their firework show, and fireworks at my Grandma's house. Tonight the firework show brought tears to my eyes as I remembered the past. I miss my Grandma (not because she's passed away but I just don't see her often). I am so thankful for technology that allows me to talk to her whenever I want (which is never often enough) and that in a few weeks I will get to see her. image via   The same cannot be said of God. I do not have the technology to physically see Him. I do long to see Him and will some day. But for now, I am learning to practice the presence of God. That sounds kind of hokey, doesn't it? How does one practice that practically? For me, it's very simple. It comes down to being conscience of God every second of every day. I'll be the first to tell you that I'm very bad at this! I am just learning to do this, though. Lear