It’s 4:32pm and I’m juuuuust getting to sit down and give you my pick for the best Bible book today! Sigh. It’s been crazy in these here parts lately. I didn’t even tell you (unless you follow me on Pressgram or Instagram) that we went on a last-minute vacation to Disney World last week. YES. Disney World! Oh, just wait till October is finished so I can post about it!
Well, the 2nd to last day of the trip, Lydia got a fever. It was low-grade but still, no fun when you’re on vacation. This fever has lasted on and off for SEVEN DAYS!
Well, here’s where it gets better—the night we get home, my husband and I sit down on the couch to catch up on Survivor (Woot! I’m lovin’ Blood vs. Water!) when I realize, I have a fever, too! Y’all. I haven’t had a fever in like 15 years. Seriously, I just don’t get sick. (Unless you count mastitis or something weird.)
Whadya’ know, the next morning, Asa doesn’t move from the couch or the floor or the bed for 3 hours. He’s sick, too.
THEN, worst of all? I discover Lydia has LICE.
I am not even kidding you.
But to top it all off?
She is scheduled to go on a big girls’ trip with my mom and my niece to New Jersey to visit my aunt THE NEXT MORNING!
And even better? My car died (I got in a wreck before our vacation with a pregnant lady who didn’t speak English) and our dishwasher is broken.
I can’t make this stuff up.
So, the night before Lydia is supposed to be getting on a plane (!!) I’m doing lice treatments and stuffing her full of Vitamin C so she doesn’t pass along sickness and bugs to every single person on the plane.
Asa and I have been stuck at home the past two days with no car, no Lydia, no dishwasher and no food (from now on, I’m having a few freezer meals ready for when I get home from vacation!).
Is that a good enough excuse for me to NOT have this post up early this morning? I think so.
The book I want to show you today may seem like a silly preschool book but I honestly love it. It’s called the Rhyme Bible by Linda Sattgast and it is exactly what it sounds like–Bible stories in rhyme. But they are not lame, watered down stories. I’m often surprised at how fabulous each story is, how detailed and also how incredibly long they are!
I read the story of Joseph to Asa for homeschool a few weeks ago and I literally got tears in my eyes as I read. (Big surprise.) The story was powerful!
It’s also fun to read because you can see how well your kids listen when you do this:
Me: (reading) Every morning and every night Goliath tried to pick a fight. “Come and get me if you can!” But all God’s people turned and…
Asa: (smiling) ran!
I read this David and Goliath story to him today and we were both enthralled. When it was over he said, “Wooo-hooo!” because it was so exciting. Granted, he could read the story of David in Goliath in Chinese and get excited. It’s his favorite story.
I bought our copy at the thrift store (SCORE!) and I just discovered on Amazon it’s got a new cover and illustrations. I think the new illustrations look a little better–I’m not in love with the illustrations in our edition. They’re ok, just kinda…I dunno. I just don’t really love them. There is also a toddler’s version of this book, which we also own, but I think the original version is great for all ages.
I was going to end this post with a little poem about how you should get this book. But I’m not really a poet. And I know it. (Oh, but 10 points for anyone who knows where I got the title of this post…)
So, how’s life in your world?
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