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Jennie Nelson
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Mom Heart Resources #7: A More Gentle 9/11
At our last Mom Heart group, we spoke about 9/11 and how to introduce the topic in a reasonable and safe way to our children.  I strongly believe that books are a far superior medium than television images to introduce hard topics to youngsters.  A child ha...

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Mom Heart Resources #6: Art!
So many of today's books have been added to my personal wishlist.  Valuable additions to a home library. This book has a basic summary of the major art movements throughout history.  It is a lovely introduction to seeing the different themes and styles in f...

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Mom Heart Resources #5: Oodles of Great Things
This post has lots of fun suggestions for you and your family.  These came from two Mom Heart meetings- my ladies have seriously wonderful ideas! First- two war books to gently introduce the World Wars Next - a grand and wonderful book (for you, not your ch...

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Book Review: Luther and Katharina
Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion is a historical fiction novel about Martin Luther and his wife, Katharina.  She comes from a very different background than Martin and the resulting circumstances of their meeting and falling in love are q...

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Book Review: Longing for Paris
Do you feel the gap between your daily life and your dreams?  Have you struggled with guilt as you long for something more than dishes and laundry and breaking up sibling squabbles?  Sarah Mae has wrestled with and now written about these very issues. Longi...

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Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop
The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George is a book about books.  Have I mentioned that I generally LOVE books about books?  Like The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Miss Buncle's Book a...

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Book Review: A Warrior's Faith
A Warrior's Faith: Navy SEAL Ryan Job, a Life-Changing Firefight, and the Belief That Transformed His Life is a front-lines view of one man's experience in the Navy SEALs and what happens after tragedy strikes.   Having lived in San Diego the majority of my...

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Twelve Challenges- Moving Intentionally from Childhood to Adulthood
As my children have grown, I have tried to be intentional with each phase that they pass through.  Challenging them to stretch and grow, learn new things, and to accept responsibility.  The season of the teen years is one that intimidates me.  Will my child...

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Book Review: Better Than Before
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives was a complete surprise.  I expected it to be a memoir of the author's experiences changing her own habits with some "helpful hints" thrown in.  While that is an accurate assessment in some ways...

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Book Review: Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus
Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus by Cliff Graham is a warrior book by a warrior.   Exodus is a fictional account of what Caleb of the Bible's life might have been like before he appeared on the scene with Joshua in Numbers 13. Mr. Graham succeeds in bringing ...
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