Drawing is Magic

The author/illustrator of Drawing is Magic was kind enough to feature our oldest on his tumblr here.

We love his sketchbook and other artwork. You can buy the book here.

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Do you have a student who is struggling to finish well? I commend to you this article by Joy Clarkson: Senioritis: 8 Reasons to do Your Homework

The Rabbit Room continues to do things that are amazingly cool. This week they published two scripts for plays by National Book Award-winner Walt Wangerin Jr.

And in case you didn’t see it on social media yesterday, I’m now officially a regular contributor at Story Warren. Here’s my first post from yesterday, which you may want to read whilst drinking hot chocolate.

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For those of you who are like me grieving the ending of Parenthood, here’s a guest column at the Hollywood Reporter by showrunner and creator, Jason Katims. It leaves a little hope at the end that we might visit the Braverman family again someday.

I found this article on women’s issues and the Crock-Pot really interesting.

If you haven’t seen this yet, you should: NASA has Released the Largest Picture Ever Taken

And this:

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Happy weekend to you! We have a birthday to celebrate this weekend today, and we’ll be watching some football. I’ve enjoyed some good reading this week and wanted to pass it on to you.

The Next Light Pole — Jonathan Rogers’ meditation on running and writing applies to many other areas of life, too. “For me, at least, it helps to remember that I don’t write books. I write sentences. A book is what you have after the fact.”

I Want to Quit Homeschooling — This is where I was the day Christmas break ended. I hit an unprecedented slump. It always helps. too. to remember that Everyone Wants to Quit in November and February.

Here’s some hilarity for you: 99 Percent of all Moms’ Group Facebook Discussions End Like This

My friend David encourages us all to be like Tolkien and keep the day job: Epiphanytide, and a Proposal Concerning Your Day Job

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Another king-sized linkage post! You have nothing else to do today, right?

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I think I link to this every year, but Mary at Owlhaven always inspires me with her September Grocery Challenge. She has way more kids than I do and pinches pennies to see if she can get through the month spending just $300 on food.

This made me laugh: What to Say When Your Child Blathers on About Minecraft. (this is my life)

Show Them Jesus: a helpful thing to keep in mind for parents of church-raised kids. It’s harder for them to see the Gospel sometimes.

Encouragement to keep on keeping on from Tim Challies: The Spasmodic Hercules. “We tend to overestimate how much we can grow in a short period, and underestimate how much we will grow over a long period, provided we simply take hold of God’s ordinary means.”

Introspection Time for Evangelicals: “A desperate, angry, apocalyptic tone of social engagement alienates many people, including some of the children of those who practice it.”

College Girls: Education, Imago Dei, and the Gospel: “We educate girls and women for the same reason we educate boys and men. We educate our daughters because they are made in God’s image. Full. Stop.”

And please go read this…it’s a treasure. Letters to the Children of Troy. I’ve attached EB White’s letter below.

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Have a great weekend!