Sunday, August 28, 2016

Catching Up...and This Week's Collect and Quote

The Twitter header for Judith Deem Dupree as she publishes her first nonfiction prose book, Sky Mesa Journal, available from Wipf and Stock Publishers and Amazon on Kindle and in paperback.

These last weeks between finishing my summer Fan Fiction class at Brave Writer and starting my 20th year of home education have been busy but not. I've been overtired and in more pain than usual, so I've had to slow down and rest whether I wanted to or not.

I had wanted to use these two weeks to catch up on the last of the MLA Research Essays from last spring's Expository Essay course at Heritage Christian School's East County II Class Day; I still have five more essays to grade, and I just have not been able to concentrate enough to comment on them adequately.

I have my Essay Grading Service at all spiffed up and ready for Fall 2016. Quite a few families, new and returning, have already contacted me with questions about how the essay grading service works. In fact, I just wrote a brand-new explanation of the process: 2016-2017 Essay Grading Service.

I've also been blessed in assisting my dear Pine Valley friend and mentor Judith Deem Dupree with her new book, Sky Mesa Journal. I'll post more about our journey into publishing in a week or two. But for anyone who enjoys creative nonfiction, spiritual journeys, ecology, and poetic wording, this little book may be just the thing. I highly recommend it after reading and proofreading and formatting and proofreading again and then reading once again to glean excellent quotations for social media postings. Elizabeth is helping with publicity for the book, and she's a wonder. She designed and created the Twitter header image at the top of the page. Judith's blog is also full of wisdom and insight if you'd like to check it out: This Higher Point of Land.

But now to this week's Collect and Readings from the Book of Common Prayer 2011:

ALMIGHTY and eternal God, we ask you to increase in us faith, hope, and love; And, so that we may obtain what you have promised, make us love what you command; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and rules with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (1 Corinthians 13.13; John 14.15-16; 19.21-23; Revelation 22.14)
Galatians 5.16-24; Luke 17.11-19; Psalm 84; Psalm 95.1-3; Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7

"Humility walks on bruised feet--but it does not limp."
                 ~Judith Deem Dupree in Sky Mesa Journal

May God bless us and guide us in following His most Holy Will, today and always!



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