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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Earlier this year, I found a list of books that will be made into movies in 2016. I could just tell that several of them would be movies that Gracie would be wanting to see. So, I checked out the books on Amazon and added a good many of them to my cart. This was the first one that I actually ordered. I started reading it – along with two other books that were on my nightstand – but this one was hard to put down. It has a suspenseful aspect to it. It’s mysterious and supernatural. But, probably what makes it the most appealing is the addition of vintage photographs, scattered throughout the story. (There’s something about old pictures that adds to the creepy-factor. Just sayin’…)
Anyway, I heard this is just book one in what has become a trilogy. And, I was left hanging at the end, so . . . I guess Hollow City and Library of Souls will be coming to live with me soon as well.
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My friend Israel Wayne says:
When children finish their home training and “leave the nest” into the secular culture around them, will they be truly prepared to embark on such a journey. Now is the time to begin thinking about the competing ideological forces at war for the souls of your children. While you can still influence their beliefs, you must begin dialoguing with them regarding the important issues of life. There is much more to equipping your child than simply giving them “head knowledge.” You must win their heart by establishing a loving relationship of trust and open communication. Character building and discipleship must be central. You must encourage them to love God with all their being, and train them to be ministry minded. We must always strive to maintain a Godly balance, aiming for the head and the heart. Simply getting “all the right answers” on a worldview test will not redeem a child. Just because your child has a Biblical Worldview does not mean that he will necessarily live according to what he knows to be true. We aren’t trying to create intellectually superior students but, rather, Spirit-filled Christian youth who can live out the truth in love, and win their hearers to Christ.
And then he goes on to list questions that we can pose to our teens and young adults, encouraging them to put words to their beliefs, and to back it all up with Scripture. This is a great resource for any Christian family.
My friend Fadra – from over at All Things Fadra – generally writes fun, light-hearted posts. I always enjoy stopping by and reading her reviews because they always make me laugh. This post, though, isn’t funny OR light-hearted, and it didn’t make me laugh. It’s a heartfelt post describing how, through books, she’s familiarized herself a bit more with World War II and the terrible things that the Nazis did. She shares what she has learned, and how it will effect her life from here on out. I found it thought-provoking (and I now have a few more books to add to my Book List for 2016 as well).
I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try and this one, recently posted by my friend Brenda, appealed to me. In fact, it appealed so much that I tried it. I didn’t have any chicken breast strips, but I used boneless thighs and my family all said the recipe was a keeper. (I will be using breasts next time, though – I don’t like the fattiness of the thighs).