Oh, I'm not frazzled, fraying or frustrated. It will simply be nice to have a couple of days off. Hopefully, the weather will be nice enough to get outside for a couple of Lakeside Loops on my bike. I have plenty of grading to complete so the time will be well spent.
However, with every vacation comes a pile of good reads. I always like to gather more books than I could ever read. It makes the vacation seem longer that it really is.
So far my book list has not reached epic lengths.
Teaching Law and Gospel by William Fischer .
I've read this several times and even had the opportunity to present it to Lutheran North's faculty. Recently, I dusted my old friend off and set it aside. It will be good to get reacquainted. An excerpt: "We can teach the law to our children, but that knowledge will not make them love their Lord nor move them to lead the life that pleases God. Why not? The apostle writes: "The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life" II Corinthians 3:6
Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy by Gwyneth Cravens: I know, I know. I blogged about this earlier but it's time finish this fascinating read.
Literacy 2.0: The most recent issue of Educational Leadership. There are some fascinating reads in this issue: "The Importance of Deep Reading", "Are Digital Media Changing Language?". The best part of any reading experience is the opportunity to apply it to my classroom. This issue is teeming with potential.
If you have any recommendations, send them my way via Comments. Any suggestion that is used will receive a free autographed copy of Beowulf.
I've added Paul's letter to the Romans. This book in God's Holy Word contains my favorite text:
Romans 8: 37-39: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.