Yesterday was release day for Altogether Beautiful: A Study of the Song of Songs by LCMS Deaconess Heidi Goehmann! (You know, Heidi.) Below I’ll link to a trailer for the video based Bible study and explain a little how it works. Woo hoo!
I’ve been trying to streamline a lot of areas in my life. You know: toys, attic, computer files, etc. I’ve gotten a good start on it, although I see why decluttering is a lifestyle rather than a two-week chore. Still, what surprised me is just how overloaded I got in the process. Not with what I was downsizing, not even with how behind in things I was. I was just visually OVERLOADED. So, I actually tried something new with my Bible reading at night . . .
I really needed that two week spring break. Although sickness swept through seven out of eight of us, I needed to rest from blogging and homeschooling, even if my attention was needed elsewhere. People. Rest. I recommend it. 😉 Below I’ll give a little update about where I am on writing-related things as my Spring Break update.
I’m still on break, but this is too good not to share. A blogger and her 9-year-old daughter has started taking Lutherans hymns and arranging them as free beginner hymns for budding pianists! And, I do mean beginner! Her post here, announcing her intent to share such a supremely awesome resource for FREE, already has the first hymn selection, I Know that My Redeemer Lives! Right on time for Easter!
I particularly adore this selection because, to me, it’s a funeral hymn. It continues to comfort me about those this world has lost, and I think it’s excellent theology put into a child’s mouth. 🙂
Woo hoo! Free Lutheran resource for piano!!!
I don’t so much “take” a spring break as apparently collapse into one. 🙂 I’ll take the next week or two to work elsewhere, including possibly on my first self-published manuscript!
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Blessed Lent! Happy Holy Week! A reverent Triduum! And, a mighty and joyful Easter to you!
Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post. As I’ve continued to think about the topic, it’s occurred to me that, as sinners, we are so quick to look to “normal.” What do we consider normal? An ongoing pretty good situation that can handle rather trivial chances in scenario. I’m thinking “normal” relates to our understanding of God and the extent of our need for God! Sadly, people don’t want to need God in a normal, ongoing way.
There are life lessons I prefer to learn by reading. I’m very thankful for much that I have read. On the other hand, I wish I could find a few books so I could better understand situations like chronic illness and sudden drastic diagnoses. Not because I need to learn how to react, show sympathy, or support, but . . . what I sometimes need to grapple with is the ongoing situation. That that which is mundane can also be extraordinary-yet-hidden.
In Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller’s Wednesday What-Not email last week, he included what books were given away (although I forget if it was by him or given away most often by his readership). It’s interesting to me. I mean, it’s a neat thing to know and a handy way to learn about go-to resources.