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Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy June!



I know it is not the first day of June, but it is still the beginning of the month. :-) May was a wonderful, interesting month. Here is a recap of events:  

We had our local Homeschool Convention in the beginning of May. I enjoyed volunteering for a few hours during that. 

I started learning Turkish, (I am using Pimsleur's Basic Turkish program) It is exciting to be able to hear and say phrases and know what they mean, in another language! I am starting to think a bit in Turkish. My limited vocabulary hinders me here, but I am working on remedying that.

I have finished several books on my reading list. I am currently reading:
The Bible,

"Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know" By Andrew Finkel



"An Unexpected Light" {Travels in Afghanistan} by Jason Elliot


"Invisible Nation" by Quil Lawrence
{How the Kurds' Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East}

"The God Who Is There" by Francis A. Schaeffer


and "Private Peaceful" by Michael Morpurgo. (He also wrote the book "War Horse.") We watched War Horse the movie a few weeks ago. Now I am learning, "Remembering Emilie and Finale" (one of the movie soundtracks) on the piano. 


I also have been playing recently:
 "I've found a Friend", by James G. Small, 1817-1888 (#416 in "Hymns of Truth and Praise") 
"Blessed Quietness" by Manie P. Ferguson, 19th Century (#212)
 and "I hear the Words of Love", (#99) by Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889


                                                         photo by eje photography

I thought I'd share these beautiful scripture verses and quotes with you.
They are from, Encouragement through Biblical Words: https://www.facebook.com/abundantjoy. or: http://godsgracefulness.com/



We had two different families come through, and stay for a night in the last week. I enjoyed the fellowship, Bible times and hymn sings we enjoyed with them.  Being hospitable is so rewarding!  On Wednesdays, we have started going to some friends' home for a Bible study. There is now a total of 5 families! We each bring something to a potluck supper, and then have a Bible study afterwards. 

Have a blessed week! 


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