Thursday, 28 July 2016

Pamela's Daybook: July 28th

Today: Emily and Emma stopped by today on their way to Emma's visit with her mother. RB helped her pick a bouquet of flowers to take to her. Emma was delighted. 

At my writing desk: I hope I write something someday worth plagiarizing. Unknown

Praying for: Someone dear struggling physically. 

Thankful for: Corn on the cob, cut off. I'm thankful for our neighbors who share so freely from their garden.

I'm reading: This is a secret, but I read children's books. And I found one I fell in love with. Mira's Diary -- Lost in Paris by Marissa Moss. (9-12 year olds -- my girls wouldn't have enjoyed it at that age.) I love free books, too. So this one hit that, too. Here's the beginning. I think you'll see why I loved it from the start.  

"Who sends postcards anymore? I wondered when I saw it in the mailbox. How quaint, how old-fashioned...Even the faded French stamp looked like it was from a previous century."

Thanks to time travel, Mira went back to the late 1800s which included meeting Mary Cassatt. Oh, and she wanted Claude to kiss her. This book has some "real life" issues, so you should read it yourself before giving it to your child.  And gargoyles... That, too. 

Journaling prompt for today: List ten books you want to read.

1.  Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me (Alexandra Kuykendall)

2. Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength (Christa Black Gifford)

3. Giddy Up, Eunice: Because Women Need Each Other (Sophie Hudson) 

4. Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You (Banning Liebscher)

5. Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter (Annie Downs)
6. Land of Silence  (Tessa Afshar)

7. Ten Women of the Bible: One by One They Changed the World (Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop)  

8. Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People (Eberhard Arnold and Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

9. Hidden Agendas: Dropping the Masks that Keep Us Apart
(Steve Brown)

10. The Practice of Godliness (Jerry Bridges)
Favorite quote:  There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis  


  1. I just have to comment. I LOVE THE QUOTES! I laugh and tell my kids they were going to the bookstore while they were growing inside me. David and I both love to read and from the time my kids were wee wee little I was reading to them. Both of my children love to read now. The local Barnes and Noble know who we are. They would laugh and say if someone was looking for a book in the store my son could probably tell them where to find it. My dad does woodworking and I had him make a shelf that runs the length of my sons room along the top of the wall, and he built a wooden ladder that slides back and forth to reach the books on top. Yes, books are a passion for us:)

    1. Awesome! When Melanie was young she had over 500 books just in her room. We took Emily to Barnes and Noble most Friday nights for story hour. She got to meet some of the characters from her favorite books. The girls are voracious readers -- I can tell where their heart is by looking at their stacks of books -- marriage, parenting, decorating, etc. Love the idea of your son's shelf.