Reflections

Labor Day Repost: Heart of a Shepherd

By Janie | September 4, 2017

(Originally published on Labor Day 2012) Labor Day, according to Wikipedia, was born of the Management/Labor battles of the late 19th century–particularly the Pullman strike …

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Are Your Kids Reading-Ready for College?

By Janie | August 19, 2017

Do you have a high school senior who plans on heading out to college this fall?  Or a college freshman who’s already there?  If so, …

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Wisdom & Wonder Week 6: Generosity and Love in Literature

By Betsy | July 26, 2017

Betsy: It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of our Wisdom & Wonder Summer Reading Challenge! On a personal level, this has been a …

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Wisdom & Wonder Week 4: Which Path and With Whom?

By Hayley | July 10, 2017

Welcome to Week 4 of Wisdom and Wonder!  We hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July.  Now, back to the reading challenge! For a …

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Responding to Correction: What does it look like in books?

By Megan | June 28, 2017

This week the team discusses how characters respond to correction not only in our anchor books, but also in other literary or popular titles. In Wise …

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The Source of Wisdom: What does it look like in books?

By Betsy | June 22, 2017

The Redeemed Reader Team is discussing books this week in light of our Wisdom & Wonder Week 2 Theme: God’s Word! In particular, we’re looking …

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The State of our Heart – Virtual Discussion

By Alysha | June 14, 2017

The Redeemed Reader Team is discussing books this week in light of our Wisdom & Wonder Week 1 Theme: Turning to God/Away from sin. We …

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Wisdom and Wonder: Linked Reads – Week 1

By Alysha | June 13, 2017

This week’s theme: Turning to God and Away From Sin To further engage with the theme, here is a list of archived posts that we feel …

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Wisdom and Wonder: Week 1 – Turning Towards God and Away from Sin

By Alysha | June 12, 2017

Welcome to week 1 of our Wisdom & Wonder Summer Reading Challenge! Wisdom and Wonder Week 1: Turning to God and Away from Sin! This …

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Toward a Positive Multiculturalism in Children’s Books (and a Book List)

By Janie | May 17, 2017

It’s no wonder classic children’s books feature characters with racist attitudes—the authors of those books also had some racist attitudes.  We looked at the problem …

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