Reading an Hour a Day Every Day

An hour a day…that’s what it takes. An hour a day every day. From the time the children were very small, I read aloud to them. When they became readers themselves, I began requiring each of them to to read for half an hour. As soon as they were reading chapter books, that stretched to an hour a day. No need to keep on with reading lessons. They learned comprehension as they read. They narrated to me. It was clear by their narrations whether they understood what they read. They became more fluent as they read.
I now have a young adult and three teens. One daughter recently took a college entrance test and received a score in the 99th percentile for reading.
An hour a day… all of my children love to read.
I think it’s working.
May I suggest?


Something to Think About…Verses About Contentment

A few scriptures from the Holy Bible for those of us who are seeking contentment:

“All the days of the afflicted are evil; but he (she) that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.”  Proverbs 15:15

“…for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”  Philippians 4:11

“…and be content with such things as ye have.”  Hebrews 13:5

Just Something to Think About….

Laura of Harvest Lane

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I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.  We’ve just spent the evening with dear friends.  Now it’s off to get ready for morning, then to bed.  Good night!

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Something to Think About…Contentment

“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
I Timothy 6:6

I think I’m not the only one who finds myself struggling with contentment at times.  I received lovely comments on my last post speaking of contentment.  I’m finding that for me, being anxious for no-thing and giving thanks in all things are important keys.  It’s hard to break habits of discontentment, but I’m praying and I’m trying.

Lord Jesus, Father God, Holy Spirit, please help me and my readers as we choose to be anxious for nothing and to be thankful in all situations.  I know that you work all things together for good for those who love you, who are called according to your purpose.  Create in me a new heart, O Lord, and renew a right spirit within me.  Grant us peace and thankfulness.

Thank you!



May God fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him.


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Thank God for What You Have. Trust God for What You Need.

Contentment.  I’ve been trying, really I’ve been trying.  I’ve been trying to trust, trying to believe, trying to have faith, trying to be content until God changes our circumstances.   We have been having financial troubles because my husband has been without an income for awhile.  Well, Bless God!  This week, my husband found employment.  Thank you Jesus!  We are just about to the bottom of our resource barrel.  This is perfect timing.

Perfect timing. Doesn’t it seem appropriate that the creator of time would have perfect timing?

Black, White and Red Wall Clock

We were concerned with how we were going to pay the rent in March.  Guess what!  We received a miracle check in the mail today that will cover the rent and some gasoline, too.  Praise God!  He’s awesome, amazing, splendidly wonderful.  That check was completely unexpected.  I’ll bet he delighted in planning this little surprise for us.

Humbled by His Loving Generosity,


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