Fear of the Sinful


In Out of the Silent Planet, Lewis talks a lot about fear and how fearful we earthlings are. We are terrified of aliens because we assume they would be the worst of us. They would come to take power and control. They would kill us mercilessly, or enslave us to do their work. This is exactly what we would do (and have done in the past). Lewis's point, I think, is that we really fear ourselves, that we project our own brokenness and sinfulness on God and those around us. So now I'm wondering, how many of my reactions are out of fear because I know what evil I could do?


The 2018 Books


When I was a kid, I loved to read. Inhaled books right and left. Then, when I was newly graduated, married, and started having babies, I didn't know what to read so I really didn't read much at all. A few years ago, I wanted to change that, so I made a rule that the only time I could eat chocolate was if I was reading.

So I started reading a lot.

Esmond's 2018-19 Plans


The stomach bug almost killed me this past weekend, but I survived and have finally finished Esmond's plans. Which means I'm done with school planning for the summer!

Gideon's 2018-2019 Plans


For Gideon, who will be doing his 5th grade year, I used some of Eowyn's books and then gave Gideon some of his own. His 4th grade year was a big year for him. At the beginning of the year, he wouldn't do any school work unless I was sitting next to him. But we worked through the year on making him more independent, and sure enough by the end, he was doing much of his work on his own.

Eowyn's 2018-2019 Plans


I'm going to share Eowyn's because I finished those first.