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Introducing Blogging Through Omnibus III

I am a book girl! I love libraries and book stores. I firmly believe that there is no such thing as too many books. Friends regularly post book related memes on my facebook page. However, over the years, I’ve let too much technology creep into my life. Hours I used to spend reading have been spent with facebook and netflix. I can almost feel my brain becoming flabby. So this school year, I decided to do something about it.


We’ve been using Veritas Press’s self-paced Omnibus courses in our homeschool for the past two years. It is a classical curriculum that meets all of my educational goals for our homeschool very nicely! This year, I decided to read the book list ahead of my son so that we could fully discuss the literature. I started filling pages with quotes from the books. Quotes that touched me, spoke to me, or warned me. The “Blogging Through Omnibus III” series was born. I’ll still be posting recipes and photography. My hope is that reading more will cause me to write more.

I hope you’ll join me on this endeavor. There’s beauty to be observed in “The Great Conversation!”

You can see some of the books I’ll be starting with here.

Positive Meme Monday #10

soft-white-wildflowersElizabeth is visiting with our oldest daughter in D.C. for a few days. She has left me in charge of the blog while she is away. Today is Monday, and that means “Positive Meme Monday!” 

I’m featuring a few shots that have a “summer dreaming” quality to them along with three memes that feature literary quotes.

Elizabeth loves literature. One of the beautiful things we often share with each other is a well-written phrase. It’s a regular occurrence that we will be reading in the same room and one of us will say, “Hey, listen to this.” And then we will read to the other the passage that made us smile, or sigh, or wonder.

The memes today are featuring just the sort of paragraphs that we would stop and read aloud to each other. They also all have something to do with summer.





I hope all of the Beauty Observed readers are building one of these never-to-be-forgotten summers. Some of you are apart from loved ones because of work or military service. I hope, as does Elizabeth, that you can be reunited soon. Others of you are wrestling with heavy things in your spiritual lives. Still others are reading a post like this and wondering how you could possibly manage a moment to slow down and contemplate a good book. Trust us – we get it. We all find ourselves in difficult seasons from time to time.

So, I end with a sincere prayer that God’s peace will break through upon all of us this summer. I pray that He will teach us to rest and reflect. And I pray that each of us can enjoy the “Prime and vigor of the year in which all things are glad and flourishing.” 

Come home to me soon, Elizabeth! I miss you.

p.s. Natasha in Oz, I know you are on the other side of the world, and therefore not in the summer season. The answer to this prayer should reach you in about six months! 🙂



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