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Supergirl and Lazarus Saturday

Today the majority of Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Lazarus Saturday.  For Western Christians today is Holy Saturday, the day after Good Friday and the day before the great feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior. I've written about Lazarus Saturday before.  My last post that was just about Lazarus Saturday I shared the hymn Rejoice O Bethany because I had been mediating how how Lazarus's resurrection is a foreshadowing of Our Lord's rising from the dead but also meditating on how we are made alive in Christ. Today though I experience Lazarus Saturday through the perspective of Supergirl. It started on Friday: From the backseat:  "When will we put Jesus on the cross?  Is that this weekend?" Me:  "No dear.  This weekend is Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.  But this week will be Holy Week.  The 12 Gospels service will be on Thursday" ** Note the service that is served on Holy Thursday evening in the 12 Gospels Matins.  W

Captain No Beard ~ another treasure from Carole P. Roman {Crew Review}

A couple of days ago I shared about how Supergirl and I are using Carole P. Roman's Cultural Series as the spine for our geography studies.  Today I want to introduce you to another Carole P. Roman series:  Captain No Beard. Carole P. Roman books and collections include the Cultural If You Were Me and Lived in . . . series, the Historical If You Were Me and Lived in . .  . series, Chapter books, Bedtime Stories, and of course Captain No Beard.  There are currently 10 volumes in this delightful series about a boy and his imagination. We do not own them all and we did not read them in order except that we did start with volume 1. I am going to introduce you to four of these treasures today. Captain No Beard The first volume is simply titled Captain No Beard but has a subtitle of An Imaginary Tale of a Pirates Life. In this book we are introduced to Captain No Beard, his cousin First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the lion and Fribbet the Frog.  We learn that Capta

Introducing Children to Culture Around The World ~ Carole P. Roman {Review}

I was first introduced to Carole P. Roman in 2013 when we reviewed first 4 books available in the If You Were Me and Lived in . . . A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World.  We fell in love with them.  I had the opportunity to review 3 more titles for The Old Schoolhouse Product Reviews and as a Crew Leader I've been adding to my collection. We love the Carole P. Roman books and collections so I want to share a few more titles from her culture series with you. These books are perfect when studying geography.  Geography is more than just learning where a country is on a map but also learning more about the people, customs, and culture of that country or region.  Our geography lessons go in fits and spurts but these If You Were Me and Lived in . . . books are my go to spines. We study geography in spurts alternating with spurts of history and science.  We do have a geography course that we are using and I chose If You Were Me and Lived in .. . China as t