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So Thankful to be Back!

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One week ago.

Thank you, dear friends, for your encouragement and prayers.  I have rested and feel much better.  Medical testing is still going on, and though I was afraid at first, God has replaced the fear with trust and even joy.

We had a lovely March Break.  The girls made chocolates and friendship bracelets and hemmed a St. Patrick Day’s tablecloth.  Miss 15 visited Augustine College’s Student for a Day, and the next day she attended a class at a local university with her sister.

We enjoyed several videos, including an amazing talk about fractals.  Do watch it; you will be so glad you did!  (Or at least that’s how my in-real-life friends responded.) It makes me want to adapt Psalm 19:1:

Mathematics declares the glory of God,
Numbers proclaim the works of his hands.

We also read books; in fact, during my rest break I read extensively on several topics, and you can see some of my quick reviews on GoodReads.  Some of the books will be reviewed here eventually, Lord willing.

I hope to be blogging regularly again, one review post a week and one other one, usually about homeschooling.  I also hope to find enough time to visit each of your online homes regularly again, but God has given me another unexpected task besides getting well so the visits may be less frequent.

There are so many unknowns in our lives, and at times God confronts us in our placid everyday-ness and reminds us that each moment is a gift and that we need to enjoy it gratefully, and use it wisely, and never take it for granted.  He is always good to us!

One more thing, if you are looking for a devotional for this season, even though it is a bit late, why not try the St. Matthew Passion by Bach, based on Matthew 26 and 27?  I wrote about it here a few years ago.  Last week we started listening to this version with subtitles, and it is so beautiful!  God is so good to us!  The girls are doing this with me, and we are also using Omnibus V for background and musical information.

May God bless each one of you this week after Easter!


  1. So glad you are back.
    Praying for your health. You sound really busy too.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Yeay – you’re back!

    Blessings as you enjoy renewed health – Kathleen

  3. Carol says:

    Good to see you back writing again!

  4. Annie Kate says:

    Thank you, friends!

  5. Sunshine says:

    Welcome back! I have you site bookmarked and have periodically checked in – I’m glad you are feeling better! As a side note, is there a way that I can subscribe to your blog via email? I find it much easier to keep up with blogs that way. 🙂

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Thank you, Sunshine! I’m hoping to set up a subscribe via email button next week if I can find the time. I, too, prefer to keep up with blogs by email; it’s so simple and foolproof. I’m still working on the Canadian history article….

  6. Kathleen says:

    We loved the Fractals video here at this house. Good find. It prompted me to order the Acts and Facts magazine. I also am going to look over the free videos they have on the ICR webpage. They have a specific video on Carbon 14 dating, which looks interesting.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Great! I’m glad you enjoyed that fractal video. Actually, everyone who watches it seems to love it. Could you tell me about the Acts and Facts magazine once you get it? We get Creation and it is beautiful and informative, but I’ve never seen Acts and Facts.

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