What did I…
Offer thanks for?
It’s still warm outside! I hope it will be nice for Sukkot!
We have managed to turn our little office into an entire printing house! It is neat, organized and efficient. My hubby and my mother in law plan to add some shelves on the wall this weekend to help me spread out all my piles for collating. It’s a bit of work, but I have been enjoying making piles of finished books and sending them out to excited families. Have you purchased your copy of My First Torah yet?
During almost every pregnancy, I have had trouble in the first trimester if I overdo. So I am spending lots of time on the couch with my feet up. I would rather be getting my kitchen thoroughly scrubbed after butchering and fixing meals for my family. I’m very thankful that Gramma is here to help. It’s always so easy to begin to worry about the baby, too. She’s only the size of a lentil right now, so delicate, and I must trust YHVH with her safety. However, I have noticed that I have time to listen to the kids read out loud. I’m making good progress on the baby blanket. I even have my next book started!
Teach my children?
With all my time on the couch, we have been focusing on reading. I just took Holly and Sadie to the eye doctor, and Holly’s new prescription has been adjusted specifically to help her while reading. I’m hoping that will boost her reading. They also are enjoying our Torah time every day. We read a paragraph or so from My First Torah and discuss it. Then the kids get to write a sentence or two and illustrate it. Simple but effective!
Study and learn?
I’ve been spending lots of time in Genesis while I work on my new book. I’m writing about each Torah portion with teenagers as my audience. I’m trying to capture what I would want my children to know as they prepare for adulthood. Did you ever think about how much is in Genesis? I’ve made it to day four of creation and I’ve already written quite a bit!
Doug and I spent quite a bit of time praying that he would get vacation time for the feast days. So thankful for those answered prayers! And we’ve been praying for this little baby to stay safe and develop and grow.
What is this week’s Torah portion and what did I learn from it?
We are still finishing up Deuteronomy before the Torah cycle starts over after Sukkot. We read Ki Titzi this past Shabbat. In My First Torah, I started this Torah portion with “In a country where everyone keeps Torah…” Won’t that be awesome?! As we teach our children Torah every week, and even every day, they will learn that this is what life is supposed to look like. We long for the day when Torah will be the law of the land. Everyone will choose life. Everyone will choose to treat their neighbor with honor and respect. Everyone will choose to honor their Creator!
This is a little video Sadie and I made. Enjoy!
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