Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Books for sale

I am amazed at the success people have posting items on their blog for sale, so I am going to give it a go . . .

I have a few things that I am looking to pass along. All prices include media mail shipping. Links to other locations on web are for reference only. If you want more info about any particular item, please let me know:

$35 -- Rod and Staff English 8 -- teacher book, student book, and test booklet (Very good condition)

$13 -- Bob Jones Advanced Math teacher's book and student book - 12th grade text (Fair condition)

$5 -- Saxon Algebra II student text only (older edition)

$4 -- Once a Month Cooking (copyright 1999) (Good condition) pending

$3 -- Fruit of the Spirit Crafts and more book (Very good condition)

$3 -- Spelling Power student record book (Very good condition) pending

$4 -- American Girl Letter Art book (Good condition)

$4 -- American Girl Tiny Treasures book

$4 -- Everyday Law for Young Citizens (Good condition -- 5-9 grade) -- great book for teaching basics of what goes on in a court room. My kids had lots of fun learning through this resource.

$3 -- Theater Through the Ages (good condition -- 5-8th grade)

$3 -- Off to Work We Go Fun teacher/activity book for preK-2 grade (good condition)

$5 -- A History of US: All the people by Hakim paperback (Good condition)

$7 -- Your Story Hour cassette tapes Album 6, Heritage of our Country (originally $37)

$3 -- Roman Soldiers for Colouring and Cutting-out (Very Good condition -- all 12 still intact) They are on heavy cardstock with directions on how to correctly assemble and color them as well as background information on each type of soldier

$4 -- Ancient Egypt 91 pages of pictures and background info (good condition)

$4 each -- A Beka 2nd grade readers Treasure Chest, Hidden Treasure, and Paths of Gold (Good condition)

$5 -- Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling 2001 Edition (fair condition)

$5 -- Magnify complete New Testament for Kids (good condition)

$4 -- 60 super simple science experiments (Good Condition)

$4 -- Sonlight science Intro to Biology 3 (36 weekly lesson plans and activity sheets on hole punched, loose leaf paper)

$3 -- Why do we laugh? (Very Good Condition)

$4 -- An Introduction to Family Nights Tool Chest (Good condition)

$3 each -- My Time with God Devotionals for 8-12 year olds. The original and the 2nd volume

$3 each -- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Snicket Volumes 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12

$3 -- The Celestial Railroad by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Good condition)

$4 -- The Railway Children by Nesbit Hardback Fair condition -- some water damage on cover

Keepers and Contenders items --
$5 -- Keeper's/Contender's Director's Manual (Very good condition)

$5 -- Contenders handbook, older version, gently used, no writing

$8 -- Contenders handbook, newer version, new

$8 -- Keepers handbook, newer version, new (2 copies available)

$2 -- Keepers (2 available) and Contenders patches for sash

$2 each -- reward pins: stenciling, candlemaking (3), GPS navigation (2), table tennis, sign language, chess, quilling, baseball, childcare, first aid, health and fitness, tools, basket weaving, gardening, and 1 membership star

Payment through paypal to erin @ delighting in his richness . com (remove spaces) Email me if you are interested and I will try to keep this post updated if things sell. :)

Whether those sell or not, I have finally made my list for the coming school year and figured out what I still need to buy. Fortunately I already have most of what I need, but I still need to purchase:

- All About Spelling levels 3 and 4

- A few more books for use with the Sonlight Core 100 -- Gun's For General Washington, Sequoyah and the Cherokee Alphabet, The Slopes of War, Bonanza Girl, Earthquake at Dawn, Indian Captive, After the Dancing Days, Nothing to Fear, Walk the World's Rim, and multiple copies of Streams to the River River to the Sea, A Dragon's Gate and Elijah of Buxton,

Oh, and one more thing for sale. My girls are selling these cute knit slippers for your American Girl doll. They sell for $3.50 a pair or 2 for $5 including shipping. These are the colors they have left (pink and multi-color are now sold):

Thanks for shopping. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Verse of the Week -- Exodus 14:14

Silent, still, patient.

Not the way I like to prepare. I like lists and check marks, and crossing things off. I enjoy brainstorming and planning and fitting together and researching. I prefer to share discoveries, hover over materials, read voraciously, and get everything on paper.

This week I prepare for battle once again. A battle for my children's souls and minds. As the new school year awaits us in just a couple weeks I feel the weight of all we must accomplish and I feel the drive to get busy.

Then Exodus comes along and God prods me with these words, "The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent."


How can I be silent and be ready on time?

How can I sit still and get everything in order?

How can I hold my peace and convince my kids of the need for them to really dig into all these great new materials?

Silent? Really?

Can you feel the hush that comes? The calm that comes when we stop striving and start listening. When we tune out everything but Him. When Jesus Christ calms us to the core of our being and takes control better than we ever could.

Often my quietness only comes when I am about to fall asleep. Other times when the house is quiet I am in high gear making the most of the lack of interruptions as the family sleeps in. That's not what God means. He doesn't mean quiet around me and He doesn't mean the stillness of sleep.

The stillness of surrender.

All to Him. The plans, the needs, the checklists, the kids, the classes, the housework, the schedules. All of it.

Lord, You can have it all. I humbly wait in stillness as you fight this for me. I can never master it or conquer it in my own wisdom or strength. Thank you, Lord, for fighting on my behalf for the battle threatens to overwhelm. I will be still. Thank you that that's all I have to do, because most days that is hard enough. In Jesus name, Amen.

The LORD will fight for you,
and you have only to be silent.

~Exodus 14:14~