Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in
the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his
cloak; and as many as touched it were healed. --St. Mark 6: 53-56.
3 pm: I just received the February issue of NOR, which stands for the New Oxford Review. It is really something, this magazine. At any rate, there is an article by Alice von Hildebrand. I am falling asleep in my cup of tea. When I wake up, I'll have read the article by Dr. Alice von Hildrebrand, one of my heroes...
after 8pm: O.K., I did not take a nap, and I did not read, but I cooked up a storm. I am too worn out to read. I loved today's Gospel, as it is our Lord who heals. I went to a healing Mass last spring with Sister Briege McKenna, and she made sure everyone present that day knew that only Jesus heals. We are all in need of healing, and just when we are healed of one thing, something else crops up. Healing and being saved are connected; I'll try to think about that one some more.
We had a big day today. The children learned alot, and so did I. I am really enjoying doing the K-12 language arts (Maggie is doing 7th grade and JB is doing 4th). They had to test to find their appropriate grade level. My intuition was correct, yet I was glad for these tests. Before signing off for prayers and bed, I want to mention Maggie's excellent science text. It is Exploring Creation with General Science by Dr. Jay L. Wile, copyright 2000 by Apologia Educational Ministries. We also love CHC (Catholic Heritage Curriculum) and Seton for science, as well as a few things I found on the Adoremus Books website. We started using Seton's excellent history texts/worktexts on American history for all three children (1, 3 and 8) in January, and these would be wonderful for any Catholic family, homeschooling or not. Here is Seton media link: http://www.setonbooks.com/
I hope I did not bury my Magnificat in one of my piles. I also hope I do not seem prideful in writing this. It is my intention, as I see with many "bloggers," to inform and edify, and, at times, amuse and delight. May the Peace of the Lord be with you!