Friday Favorites

Want to hear the homeschool-iest sentence ever?
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I took my five children to the library this week.
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You might be picturing a sweet parade of ducklings bobbing along, each carrying a Berenstain Bear book. A beautiful snapshot of large family life. Just not MY large family life. During our actual visit to the library, one child somehow managed to lose his own book in the library. This was a new one for me. Sure, I’ve lost my fair share of library books. But losing my own book–inside the library? I wasn’t sure whether to be annoyed or amused by the ironic switch. No, wait. I’m sure. I’m just annoyed.
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File it under “things no one told you about motherhood.”
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Here are a few of my favorite things this week:
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1. This meme:
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This book has been around almost as long as I have, but I just stumbled upon it. Piper coined the term “Christian Hedonism,” which I always assumed was negative, since hedonism is the pursuit of pleasure. But Piper is blowing my mind, explaining that the longing to be happy is good, not sinful; that we should seek whatever will provide deepest satisfaction; and that the most enduring happiness is found in God.
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Two quotes:
“I do not say that loving people is good because it brings joy. I say that God commands that we find joy in loving people.”
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“…We may be sure that when we seek our happiness in Him, we will not find Him ‘out of sorts’ when we come. We will not find a frustrated, gloomy, irritable Father who wants to be left alone, but a Father whose heart is so full of joy that it spills over onto all those (Christian Hedonists) who are thirsty.”
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Have you heard this girl speak? Goodness gracious, go follow her.
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What are some of your favorite things this week?
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