Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lenten Prayer Request

“What shall pass from history into eternity? The human person with all its relations, such as friendship and love." 
-Fr. Georges Florovsky

Taking a step away from children's book blogging, to take a moment to honor a dead father and humbly ask you to pray for the precious family he has left behind (a now widowed wife and six children).

Fr. Matthew, an outstanding Orthodox priest, died in a tragic car accident on his way home from Vespers this past Sunday night, during an evening snow storm in Connecticut. His children were with him, but were thankfully not injured.
Fr. Matthew Baker (source)
Memory eternal.

Read more here; and if you feel so inclined, you may make a donation here - 100% of the donations received in this campaign will go directly to his wife. She has 6 young children to care for, and has lost the family's only income. 
(Go here for the local news story.)


  1. I heard about this earlier in the week. Such a sad situation. Adding my prayers for his family~

  2. Thank you for mentioning them here and for your prayers.