Make Reading Fun for ALL Children

Reading isn’t easy for everyone. Is there hope for those of us who would rather be on the playground, soccer field, or climbing a tree? We have an innate hunger for STORY. What happens to this craving when reading is difficult, as it was for my daughter who has dyslexia, or as it was for me […]

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How to Entice Your Non Reader to Love Books

 How can a parent entice her child who says, “I hate reading?” The literature club project snuck its way into our literature club by accident. After creating a club experience for my high school daughter to read the classics our family decided to start one for our middle school aged son. I was a little intimidated about […]

A Panem Meal To Die For

“The evening of our last LITClub meeting, my eighth grader had the option of going to dinner for his dad’s birthday or going to literature club—he chose literature!” —Kori Brewer, LITClub parent  My very first literature club was back in 2002. My daughter struggled to read her high school assignments. I prayed and prayed for […]

Why is reading with your kids important?

You and I were created for one purpose: To glorify God and enjoy him forever. The very first thing God did with Adam was talk to him. They walked and talked together in the garden every day. You and I walk and talk with God by reading his word. That’s the best reason I can […]

The Creative Art of Historical Fiction

I love it when authors do clever, creative things in their books. Les Miserables adds true information about wars and culture during the temporal setting of the book. For me historical fiction is a beautiful way to make history stick in my brain. Gaston Leroux, author of The Phantom of the Opera novel brought history […]

Here’s a little gift for you!

Here’s a little gift for you! Our literature club read The Phantom of the Opera novel during September. Last night we discussed the book, the kids presented their projects and we shared a delicious meal. Since kids of all ages love games I created these Bingo cards using the characters from the book. I thought you might […]

Books That Teach Our Children How To Handle Conflict

Have you ever heard an opinion that set off a fire in your heart? Everything in you screamed, “I must set this person straight.” I know I have. It takes a great deal of self control and patience to stay out of trouble in situations like this. I want my children to handle themselves with […]

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How To Plan A Fun and Tasty Invisible Meal

“Invisibility has been on humanity’s wish list at least since Amon-Ra, a deity who could disappear and reappear at will, joined the Egyptian pantheon in 2008 BC. With recent advances in optics and computing, however, this elusive goal is no longer purely imaginary. Last spring, Susumu Tachi, an engineering professor at the University of Tokyo, […]

Ordinary Fruit Produces Extraordinary Results

The God of the universe stepped out of heaven to become one of His creatures, to keep a promise that would cost His life. That’s extraordinary. Embarrassingly insignificant acts of love, ordinary daily tasks, transform our culture into the new world Jesus sacrificed Himself to create. That’s powerful. The extraordinary is exciting. The author who […]

Looks Aren’t Everything

What you see isn’t always what you get. Better yet, you don’t always get what you see in the way you expected.  My husband published his first book a week ago. I am so proud of him! What does this book cover suggest you will find inside? Please share your thoughts in the comment section […]