Well, it took 3 summers of utter chaos and craziness, but we finally got Lighted Lanterns Level C workbook completed! It is now ready for pre-order! Check it out here. Great for grades 4-6. Pre-order pricing won't last long.
It's been a long wait, but we are finally open for business!
There are still certain setbacks, such as we won't be able to ship until mid-month.
But you can still nevertheless place your order, and it will be ready to go no later than August 14.
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We hope you have all had a most blessed beginning to this beautiful season of Advent. Today we are sharing a part of a book that we have recently published, Personality Plus - A Guide to Developing a Christ-like Character.
We thought you might enjoy the following as much as we did:
Personality Plus: A Guide to Developing Christ-like Character
Arthur Tonne, O.F.M.
Excerpt from Chapter Six – Appearance
… No doubt you have often wondered, as I have often wondered, just what Jesus looked like. Oh, that we had a photograph of Him, that we could behold Him in the full bloom and beauty of His manhood.
Lacking a photograph, we do have a word picture of the Master, said to have been penned on the spot where Jesus began His ministry, penned by one Publius Lentulus, governor of Judea. It was addressed to the Roman Senate in line with the governor’s duty of reporting to the Emperor any noteworthy event during his office:
“There appeared in these days a man of great virtue, named Jesus Christ, who is yet among us; of the Gentiles accepted as a prophet of truth: but His disciples call him the son of God. He raiseth the dead and cureth all manner of disease. A man of stature somewhat tall and comely, with a very reverent countenance, such as the beholder must both love and fear. His hair the color of a chestnut full ripe, plain to the ears, whence, downward, it is more oriental, curling and waving about his shoulders. In the midst of his forehead is a partition of his hair; forehead plain and very delicate; his face without spot or wrinkle, beautiful with a lovely red; his nose and mouth well-formed; his beard thick, in color like his hair, not over-long; his look innocent and mature; his eyes gray, quick and clear.
“In reproving he is terrible; in admonishing, courteous and fair-spoken; pleasant in conversation, mixed with gravity. It cannot be remembered that any have seen him laugh, but many have seen him weep; in proportion of body most excellent; his hands and arms most delectable to behold; in speaking, very temperate, modest, and wise; a man of singular beauty, surpassing the children of men.”
Doesn’t He fire your imagination? Doesn’t He seem to be sitting beside you while you read, just as He seems to be at my elbow as I typewrite? That is Jesus, the Man; look at Him long and lovingly. Burn into your brain that picture of Him. See Him as you work, see Him as you play, see Him as you pray, see Him as you sleep – the loving and lovable Jesus.
We will do everything, say everything, as He would do and say it. We will be like Him in the neatness of our dress, in the cleanliness of our body, in the kindness of our expression, in the calmness of our actions.
We can even speak with reverence of the “pep” of Christ. Picture Him driving the sellers from the temple:
“And he entered the temple, and began to cast out those who were selling and buying in the temple; and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold the doves.” St. Mark, 11:15.
Throwing over the tables and chairs is the work of no womanish man or weakling. Christ was every inch a Man.
Up for grabs:
Talks for Children
Lighted Lanterns Pre-Level Cursive Edition
Dates to Remember
We hope you had an enjoyable All Saints' Day!
We received some surprising news yesterday: the lady who ships our products has been given 30 days to find a new place to live. Since her new house is only beginning to be built, this leaves a lot of things up in limbo.
Sales of physical items will be suspended for an unknown period of time - possibly until March or April. Downloads will remain available, however.
So, if you were wanting to purchase something for Christmas or the New Year, now is the time to do so!
The physical goods will not be available after Wednesday, November 9th.
We are so excited to announce that we have been given an opportunity to bring these wonderful books by Fr. Tonne, O.F.M., back into print. Fr. Tonne was a parish priest in Kansas back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. His sermons are perfect for reading together as a family; ideal for children, teens, and adults. They could even be assigned to highschool students as independent reading.
The first one, Talks for Children, contains a year's worth of edifying sermons that are easy to read and understand. Although geared for 4-12, teens and adults will also find them inspirational!
Ready to ship in just a few days!
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I hope everyone's summer has been absolutely wonderful!
We have been hard at work trying to get more Language Arts products ready in time for the new school year.
Level C is proving to take longer than expected once again -- but it WILL get done, God-willing. We're just not positive when.
In the meantime, I have been working very hard to come up with something for the Grades 5-8 levels.
I wanted something they (my children who fall into that age group) could use together, and that would not require new books each year. Once again, the ideas started flowing mercilessly, (as they tend to do when I begin to work on each level) and I believe I have come up with a terrific arrangement.
The newest publication: Lighted Lanterns Copywork and Dictation is a resource that can be used with multiple students at the same time, while still being able to tailor according to each student's capabilities.
Copywork and Dictation consists of 4 sections called A, B, C, and D.
Each section is further divided into 4 quarters, each quarter into 9 weeks, and each week has 5 selection possibilities. (With the exception of poems, which may have more or less.)
Of course, my aim was to have many edifying selections, so while there are numerous descriptive selections, there are also many that promote a strong spiritual life and encourage virtue, all the while fostering good sentence structure, spelling and mechanics, increased vocabulary, etc.
This book is meant to be used in conjunction with Learning Grammar Through Writing - also available through us, and Writing Purposes - a Student's Guide to Practical Writing. This latter book is going to be a great resource, in my opinion. Written directly to the student, they will learn to write sentences, paragraphs, essays, reports, stories, news reports, summaries and reviews, poems, and more! Some other features will be: a reproducible lesson plan page, polishing checklist, writing rubric, critical thinking questions, and more! We are hoping that Writing Purposes will be available soon, my hope is before Christmas, but I cannot promise with certainty. These 3 books, when used together, will be a wonderful Language Arts course. Simply add books to read (and there will be assignment suggestions for books in Writing Purposes, too,) as well as a more formal grammar course during one of those years, and you will be set!
One other thing I'd like to mention, is that I hope to have 4 sets of lesson plans available as well, hopefully ready next summer.
Lighted Lanterns Copywork and Dictation is now ready for Pre-Order!
We are also offering Free Shipping in the continental U.S. until August 24th on orders over $40.00.
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays! They go by way too fast!
We are currently working hard to get Lighted Lanterns Level C ready for printing.
We are also working hard to get a book entitled Writing Purposes published. Geared for grades 5-8 (but not limited to those grades), this book will explain how to do various sorts of writing, from outlines, to reports, to essays, to news stories and more. It will begin with perfecting sentences then move on to ideal paragraphs and carry on from there. There will also be an appendix with sections devoted to Descriptive Writing, Literary Analysis, and more.
In this comprehensive book, I am hoping to have a poetry section as well. Are there any students out there who have written poems and would like to submit them for the possibility of being published in our Writing Purposes? I'm looking for poems written by students from Grade 5 on up. They can be rhyming poems, haikus, cinquains, diamantes, free verse, etc.
In your submission, please include name, age, email (of student or parent), type of poem, and the poem itself, of course. :)
Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the remainder of the month of July we are offering free shipping in the US on any orders $20.00 or more!
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