Beginning this month, I’m going to do a round up at the end of each month of things that have grabbed my attention over the course of the month – things to make in the kitchen, things I’m reading or watching, something I’ve read or discovered in health and natural living, and perhaps something we’ve been doing in homeschooling that’s been a great experience or fun part of the journey.
I simply want to pass on things that have caught my interest and been of benefit to my journey, in the hope that you might also find something useful or inspiring too.
So here goes…
In the Kitchen
- I’ve spent the month making these regularly, which are keeping us cool at the height of summer, and are also healthy: Sugar-free chocolate fudge.
- Look at these beauties – I’ve made these this evening and they are absolutely delicious: Easy Homemade Bounty Bars
- Co-Yo coconut yoghurt. A delicious healthy treat.
- Mung bean fettuccine or black bean spaghetti – a fantastic alternative to wheat pasta.
What I’m Reading and Watching
- Crafted Prayer (e-book) by Graham Cooke
- Why Stomach Acid is Good for you: Natural Relief from Heartburn Indigestion, Reflux and GERD – by Wright and Lenard
- I’ve been enjoying Dr Caroline Leaf’s material for the last couple of years on the brain and faith connection, and strongly recommend you listen in. She has a series online at the moment on TBN. Here is the first episode.
- Compelled by Love – the inspiring story of Heidi Baker.
- Rend Collective: 10,000 reasons – Love this! Intimate, honest, inclusive worship in a community of kindred people. Love the Irish folksy sound, and love the heart of these people to honour one another and honour their King.
- I am really looking forward to watching this one coming out this year: ‘Heaven is for Real’
- iHerb.com – a great place to get over 35,000 supplements, health and beauty products at great prices. Best of all, they ship to NZ for just $4, and only $8 for 2-day delivery (on average). I’ve already put through 2 orders – love cheap international postage!
- See the Light Shine Art DVD series – just got bumped up my homeschool wishlist. We can’t wait to get started next month!
- PureSante –spend months or years trying to get to the bottom of your health issues (like I have!), or consult with someone like the amazing Rachael who can help lead you into greater health. For folks in the Bay of Plenty, give this fantastic gal a call – she is amazing!
On the Homeschool Front
- Our scripture to memorise and soak in this month (or longer): Psalm 91.
- 18 National Flags made from food – some fun ideas to do this year
- Ruth Beechick passed away at the end of last year. She had a massive contribution to homeschooling, including writing a couple of books that are essentials to many homeschoolers: The Three R’s, You Can Teach Your Child Successfully, and A Biblical Home Education: Building Your Homeschool on the Foundation of God’s Word.
Online Treasures (great reads on the web)
- I participated in a blog hop with my friends at the TOS Review Crew on the ‘Homeschool Essentials’. Here’s a few I enjoyed:
- Wildflower Ramblings – Content with my Role as Mother
- Delightful Learning – My Children’s Essentials
- FinchnWren – Love
- Every Bed of Roses – Art and Music Appreciation Resources
- At Home: Where Life Happens – Paperbacks
A Few of my Favourite Things
- Graham Cooke is my most favourite teacher and ‘equipper of the saints’. I’m re-listening to a number of his messages at the moment. Here are a couple of my current favourites: Identity and Inheritance, and Overcoming Negativity Through Rest.
- The Food Matters Pinterest Board is a treasure trove of articles, recipes and tips for natural living.
- For my book loving friends, have a look at this pin.
- I loved this. World class. Billy Joel and the talented Michael Pollack.
Quote of the Month
“When the key element of your identity comes from a negative, then your experiences will always be negative. When you see yourself as a sinner, then you will be preoccupied with sin. When you know that you are a saint, then you will be occupied with righteousness because a saint is one of the holy ones. You were a sinner that has been saved by grace to become a saint. You are a child of light beloved of God walking in newness of life. That makes you a completely different person!”
Have a great month!