"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Currently Reading And Watching

I really enjoyed reading "Manjiro" to Chad as part of his school this year. Covering the amazing story of a ship-wrecked Japanese boy, and his eventual return to his country (risking death to do so!), it is a heart-warming way to learn history, geography, racial equality etc. Chad thoroughly enjoyed the story.

I just finished reading " A Chance in the World". Fighting his way through a maze of poverty, abuse, neglect by both his foster parents AND for far too long, the social workers tasked with protecting him, Steve Pemberton fought to have a chance in the world. In spite of every thing evil and negative, Steve triumphs in the end. There were aspects of Steve's story that really ran parallel to Dr. Ben Carson's story, "Gifted Hands", even though the setting was vastly different, and the time era was more modern. But both men fought (with the help of others and BOOKS) to become the men that God created them to be. This book hooked me clear to the very end, even though in order to finish it I was literally reading standing up--and nodding off to sleep, only to wake up and read a little more!

The Big Unofficial Lego Builder's Book is well on it's way to becoming a new favorite at our house! Chock full of ideas of what to do with that tub of loose, assorted bricks, it will stir creative juices in both your child and you!

Very much a child hood favorite of mine from a young age, along with "Snow Treasures", "Twenty and Ten" is the type of book that inspires courage, faithfulness and respect for people of other cultures and religions, along with a heaping healthy dose of unselfishness and responsibility. My children love the book just as much as I did as a child.

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