Thursday, May 27, 2010

Books I Like - Waiting For Her Isaac

I just read a wonderful book called "Waiting For Her Isaac" by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Castleberry. 
"Sixteen year-old Beth grant is quite happy with her life and has no desire for any changes.  But God has many lessons in store before she is ready for courship.  The story of Beth's spiritual journey toward godly womanhood is told along with the story of her courtship."
"Waiting For Her Isaac" encouraged me very much!!  It talked about trusting in God through all circumstances, honoring your father, and protrayed courtship in a very good light.  It didn't seem weird that their parents were totally part of it, or that they didn't talk about silly little things, but about what would happen if they did marry.  I was also encouraged to save even my thoughts - that I don't think about any boy I notice!
I would defiently suggest this for any girl highschool age and up!  You can buy it at  They have also written two other books about courtship - I hope to read them soon!!  But if you're not in that age group or are a boy, there is also...

Jeff McLean: His Courtship
(about courtship for boys)
The Farm Mystery Series
(for younger kids or read-aloud-to-the-family.  There's no murders!)

They have also wrote "Call Her Blessed", for mothers.  "The Delivery", for fathers.  "The Orchard Lane Series", for ages 5-10.  "Our Homestead story: The First Years", about the Castleberrys. 
Thank you for reading!! 
Blessings, Amber

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

How was your Mother's Day?  Our's was very fun, even for us kids!  We planned a special tea for Mom of:
Tea (of course)
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Blueberrie Muffins
Pasta Salad
Raspberries & Watermelon
Carrots & dip
Rice krispie bars

Anna and I had loads of fun planning, and I think we came away with ideas that it would be fun to have our own tea room or bed & breakfast! :D
And then that evening we went out to Perkins for dinner and also got ice cream at DQ.
Then today we went to a tea room and store.  The food is really great at the tea room (more like a cafe), like I had said to Mom - "I wonder if there is anything here that isn't good".  And the shop is so fantastic!  It is just full of fun, old - fashioned things, we always come out of there feeling girly, with creative thoughts running through our brains, ...and wanting a thounds dollar shopping spree!! :D

Hope you have a wonderful, girly, vintage, one thousand dollar shopping spree sort of day!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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