Investing in Tools for our Daughters Posted on September 20th, 2013
When our daughters were little they had way too many toys – too many to count, actually. But that started to change as our ideas about family economy and industry in the home changed. Instead of buying toys, we began to invest in tools for our daughters, even at their young ages – tools that would help them cultivate interests, develop skills, and hopefully be a blessing to the home and economies of their future families…. Read the rest of the story over at Raising Homemakers.
Children’s Titanic Paper Dolls Giveaway 101st Anniversary Posted on April 12th, 2013
The story of the Titanic is such an amazing story of bravery, sacrifice, and love. Our daughters made a beautiful paper doll book featuring several of the passengers and the story of the Titanic last year. It was truly a labor of love to bring to life the real story of the Titanic and to tell the story of those who showed amazing bravery and sacrifice in the face of such a terrible event.
Our dear friends over at Deep Roots at Home are featuring a giveaway of a copy of the Children’s Titanic Paper Doll book. Hop on over to see the beautiful pictures of the book and sign up to win your own copy. It is truly a work of art. You will be blessed.
Letters from Home No. 6 – Books Posted on April 6th, 2013
It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family over the holidays and get to discuss so many kingdom building ideas. Your children are darling and it is a blessing to see how thoughtful you are about teaching them about the Lord. I look forward to what the Lord has planned for our families as we come together to encourage each other.
You asked me what were some of the books that have influenced me the most? I have been thinking over that question and I have included in this letter some of the books that have stood out to me the most. This list is far from exhaustive, so know that I probably have forgotten some important titles and may have to write you more later to include those. And this list jumps around a bit on topics.
Without any question, the Bible would be the most influential book. I make every effort to read it daily, preferably in the morning. It is incorporated throughout our day in as many ways as possible, reading it aloud as a family, listening to sermons, singing it, making art with it, etc.
This first list is of books I have read and highly recommend and in no certain order:
“The Excellent Wife” by Martha Peace
“Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss
“Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp
“For the Children’s Sake” by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
“Family Driven Faith” by Voddie Baucham
“Charlotte Mason Companion” by Karen Andreola
“The Christian Home School” by Gregg Harris (his chapter on Delight Directed Studies is excellent)
“Health for Godly Generations” by Renee DeGroot
“Nutrition 101: Choose Life” by Rayburn, Johnson & Hopkins
“Practicing Hospitality: The Joy of Serving Others” by Pat Ennis & Lisa Tatlock
“Large Family Logistics” by Kim Brennemen (no large family required to glean from this wonderful book)
“Educating the Whole-Hearted Child” by Clay and Sally Clarkson
“What He Must Be” by Voddie Baucham
“It’s Not That Complicated” by Anna Sofia & Elizabeth Botkin
“So Much More” by Anna Sofia & Elizabeth Botkin
“The Hidden Art of Homemaking” by Edith Schaeffer
“Passionate Housewives Desperate for God” by Jenny Chancey & Stacy McDonald
“For the Family’s Sake” by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
The following list is of books I am currently reading (yes, I usually have a lot of books going) and/or other family members have read or are reading and tell me that I need to read it because it is so good.
“The Gospel’s Power & Message” by Paul Washer
“Building A Godly Family” by William Gouge (first book in a brand new three part series)
“The Sovereignty of God” by Arthur Pink
“The Attributes of God” by Arthur Pink
“Always Ready” by Greg Bahnsen
“By This Standard” by Greg Bahnsen
“Equipped to Love” by Norm Wakefield
“The Calvinistic Concept of Culture” by Henry Van Til
“The Institutes of Biblical Law” by R. J. Rushdoony
Matthew Henry’s Commentaries, 6 volume set
Calvin’s Commentaries, 22 volume set
The list of books could go on and on as I am sure your list could go on as well. I did just finish a book by Angie Smith called “I Will Carry You”. It is the story of Audrey Caroline, their precious little one who lived after birth for only 2 1/2 hours. The beauty of this book is about the willingness to accept God’s sovereignty and praise Him through it all.
I also like to keep a list of books that I want to add to our home library for future reading. It is a good thing to be always reading, but always pray for discernment and wisdom as you read.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Back to the Start Posted on January 25th, 2012
Anniversary Sale Posted on October 7th, 2011
Photography by Jonathan Hedrick
I can hardly believe it has been two years since Breezy and Emily Rose started Noble Rose Press. When they published their first three books we had no idea what a wonderful journey this would take us all on. What fun as we turned our home into a mini-warehouse and began learning the ins and outs of having a home business and online store. The Lord has blessed their work and last year they were able to add three new paper doll books and a coloring book to their product line.
It has been such a delight and to celebrate, we are having a sale! So head on over to Noble Rose Press to learn more about it.
Choose the Better Things, Part 2 Posted on January 8th, 2011
Illustration Courtesy of BreezyTulip’s Studio
We have been given our assignment: the wise woman is to build her home (Proverbs 14:1a).
As I mentioned in Part One, this means “nurturing and training our family. Building relationships that will endure and thrive in this chaotic world. Making the Lord Jesus Christ the center of your home.” But how does that look……..
Continue reading at Raising Homemakers!
It’s Here and It’s Beautiful Posted on October 4th, 2010
The Family Treasure Coloring Book
Created by Breezy & Emily Rose Brookshire
Published by Noble Rose Press
Over the past several months the girls have been hard at work creating this beautiful coloring book that features scenes of family life. My husband and I have had such joy to see our daughters working together to bring a product that will be a blessing to many families.
This 48-page coloring book features events in the life of the Christian family. From a father teaching his sons how to mend a fence, to a family picking apples in the orchard, to a mother reading aloud to her children, “The Family Treasure” will inspire children and their families in the lost arts of play, dominion work, and family discipleship.
There are 48 pages of these precious illustrations. You could also use these scenes as story starters with your home education.
My heart is singing!
My Darlings and a Surprise Posted on October 1st, 2010
Breezy. My oldest daughter. The artist.
Emily Rose. My youngest daughter. The secret weapon.
Surprise. Fruit of their hands. Beautiful.
Come back Monday.