Week-end: links & life {vol. 10}

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
– George MacDonald

trust mug on instagram

Trust is a tricky business for me. I value it highly, but I’ve been realizing how hard it is for me to trust, even in my relationship with God. Which is why I love this reminder on my new mug from my friend Angela, someone I wholeheartedly trust, and I’m so glad things have worked out so that I can participate in a Bible study group with her and a few other lovely ladies.

from around the web:

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right here at home:

the many faces of Piper the BatDog

So, a dog update. Piper the BatDog is still cute as ever and nearly a year old, based on the vet’s guess since she was found as a stray. She’s made a whole lot of progress, but I’m looking for a trainer because I’ve reached the limit of what I know how to do with her. I’m an experienced dog owner who has done a pretty good job training dogs in the past, but she is far more INTENSE than any other dog I’ve had. Our best guess is that she’s a combination of Dutch Shepherd and Cattle Dog — both awesome, smart breeds that can be a serious handful without proper training. I want my dogs to be able to go anywhere and meet anyone without worry, and she’s not there yet.

In our homeschool, we’re doing a couple of things differently.

My new simplified workbox system for Scout is going well. My main goal in this is to save my sanity by giving this active girl some much-needed purpose to her day, but it’s a balancing act between structure and keeping our unschoolish philosophy for the early years. I’ll share more details in an upcoming post.

We’re also at least temporarily setting aside Teaching Textbooks for Kathryn and outsourcing math for a while. More on that later, too.


Linking up with my friends Kris and Mary.