Ang’s April ’18 Reads and QOTM’s

So much to read, and so little time. One more book finished this month.

A.D. 30A.D. 30 was the first piece of fiction I’ve read since Redeeming Love – and let’s be honest. Nothing holds a candle to that one. I really enjoyed the setting of A.D. 30; a few of the characters were interesting. I liked how Dekker intertwined these fictional people into the story of Jesus – or rather, how their meeting Jesus completely altered the course of their lives. I wouldn’t give the book 5 stars, but it kept my attention. I’ll probably pick up the sequel someday.

Some favorite quotes I ran across this month are below!


Yeshua’s food was the same he’d offered me, not bread for the belly, but sustenance for the soul. ¹

Put your faith in me, not the storm, nor the boat. ¹

And if but one heard, it was worth all the labor. ²

Can it be expected that God should be on their side who are daily affronting Him to His face? ²

Life can turn on a dime. The appointment book reinforces my new awareness of this. We plan our days, but we don’t control them. ³

These people can control everything about me, but they can’t control where I go in my mind. ³

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. -Winston Churchill

I am going to my Father’s; and though with great difficulty I am got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all the trouble I have been at to arrive where I am. My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles who now will be my rewarder… -John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress


¹ A.D. 30, Ted Dekker
² The Journal of John Wesley
³ Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate

March in Pictures

Here’s a look back at March in pictures.

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A chilly morning truck ride to Lima for school*
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Harvest season has been in full swing for several months now. Carts line up at the weigh stations in the morning, waiting to unload their sugar cane.*
My college roommate came down for a week!
Rockets
Kindergarten learned about outer space and made name rockets.
Visitors
Lots of visitors this month. Scott even came out for a day of fun!
Letters
We wrote letters back to a class in the States who sent down some Christmas goodies for our room.
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Our love for reading is growing!
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Stacy brought a super cute mosaic craft for the kids.
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Recess fun – Estefani and company
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The class hasn’t stopped asking for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom since Brett’s glorious rendition of the book.
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The students continue praying each day. Edward’s sweet smile never goes away, even with his eyes closed!
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The kids are beginning to control their bodies – an accomplishment that will never be seen on a report card, but it’s such a huge deal!
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“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” with Katie and Anllelo
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Beautiful, giggling girls from 3 different bateyes.*
My two cuties enjoying a Sunday afternoon at home. *
And last but not least… my two cuties enjoying a Sunday afternoon at home. And yes, one is pantless.*

Beautiful reminders of God’s faithfulness and blessings.

*Photo credit: Rachel Roberts