So there are a few things that I have been super enjoying (which is terrible English, but perfectly descriptive) and I’d love to share them with you. Let me know in the comments if we share any loves and if you have any similar recommendations!
- The Book World: I just love Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre’s works. I’m in the middle of Freedom at Midnight, the story of India’s (and Pakistan’s) independence. They write in such an accurate yet engaging style with makes history read like any good literature.
- The Kitchen World: A few months ago I ordered a couple of manual dough hooks from Amazon. They are the most amazing things. Making bread is so soothing to me but I always found it uncomfortable to mix with a wooden spoon. The dough hooks make mixing an absolute breeze.
- The School World: Since I homeschool, I get to give my kids everything I wish I had learned and been exposed to as a girl. One of those things is Shakespeare. This year is As You Like It and the general consensus is they all like it better than A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hearing my kids have opinions on Shakespeare is just so humbling and precious.
- The Podcast World: I recently came across the Literary Life Podcast and if you’ve been within five feet of me ever since, I’m sure I’ve quoted Angelina or Thomas at least twice. They talk books and education like they breathe it (they do). I feel like I’m finally getting my advanced education.
- The Poetry World: Speaking of Thomas Banks (who is also a wonderful poet), he quoted from a poem by Charles Wesley: O Thou Traveler Unknown. I fail to understand why this poem is not read every day in every house the Christian world over. It’s life-changing. Find it here.
- The Travel World: On a trip to visit believers near Mérida a few weeks ago, we stopped in the capital city of our state, Campeche. We don’t normally stay there as it adds an extra 20-30 minutes to the already long drive, but this time we did. It’s a place David and I love and it was good to visit some old friends with our kids. Spanish forts and stone walls to defend against pirates, local campechean food, the walk along the ocean and our favorite statues: David’s is of Moctezuma meeting Hernán Cortés and mine is of a fisherman’s wife looking out over the ocean waiting for his return.
- The Spiritual World: Holman Publishers has an incredible variety of beautiful Bibles available in Spanish for excellent prices. It has been a long time coming. There is so much joy in seeing believers get to use good quality, lovely Bibles they can afford.
3 thoughts on “Fall 2022 Favorites”
That poem is beautiful. What a gem! I discovered Annie Johnson Flint earlier this year, and her poetry has become my current favourite. And I always love a book recommendation, so thanks. Have you read “Fierce Convictions” by Karen Swallow Prior?
No, I haven’t—thanks for both your recommendations! I will definitely look them up. -P