Launch Day! (+ What to Expect)

Hello, friend!

I’m so excited to be writing this first blog post, sharing this brand new site with you for the first time! I hope you’ll find Learning Resource Directory to be extremely helpful and informative, now and as time goes on.

Since today is launch day, I thought we could start off with a fun launch party. Just because I want to thank you for all the support you’ve shown over the time my team and I were building this. And because you’re just plain wonderful.

Launch Giveaway

Before we get into the giveaway, I’d like to tell you what to expect from this blog.

I’m all about living purposefully. To me, living purposefully means that we will:

  • Read books that help us attain our goals or motivate or encourage us in some way.
  • Choose the style of learning that fits our individual needs—whether the right program, book, podcast, or something else.
  • Use the right tools to get us from “A” to “B” as efficiently as possible.
  • Set intentional goals—so we can live more purposeful lives, and do what really matters.

I want this blog to be just as much of a resource for you as the rest of the site. I also hope I can encourage you, and help you live even more purposefully than you are already.

There are a variety of things I will be talking about. In no particular order, here are a few of those things:

  • Discipline
  • Goal setting
  • Free Tools (ones that I use often that help me be more productive)
  • Family living
  • Teaching children and siblings
  • Writing (and all things related to the subject)
  • Teenagers in highschool
  • Beyond highschool
  • My homeschool experiences
  • Time management
  • Productivity

I don’t think I could capture everything I’d love to share with you in just one list. I’m hoping you can join me in the ride of discovering what living purposefully really means, and we can learn together. I’d love to be an encouragement and help to you if I can. Don’t hesitate to send questions, comments, or just a “hello!” to me via the contact page or comment box.

Now that the serious business is out of the way, let’s have a party!

Since Learning Resource Directory is all about books, I want to give you a chance to read a new book—or enjoy an old favorite, however that may be. Today, I’m giving away two different books—both old favorites of mine.

The first? God King. One of you will receive a paperback copy of this fascinating, inspiring story.

The second? An older classic—In Grandma’s Attic. Except there’s a slight twist . . . I’d like to give you the whole Grandma’s Attic Treasury! This paperback collection includes the first four books in the series, all ones I’ve read and loved.

There will be two winners—one family will get God King, the other will get Grandma’s Attic Treasury.

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. (Giveaway is open to all countries that Book Depository ships to.) Giveaway runs from now through Wednesday morning (NZST).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Feel free to take a self-guided tour around Learning Resource Directory, and if you have any thoughts about it don’t hesitate to share—I love hearing from you. 🙂

As soon as the giveaway is over, expect my first “regular” post. I’m hoping to post 2 – 3 times per week, so you can stay inspired to keep on working, but not get overwhelmed either.

Keep up the good work!
Esther Filbrun


Update: The giveaway is now over! Join me in congratulating Jessica S and Clare! Congratulations, girls! Jessica, you have won God King, and Clare, you will be receiving the Grandma’s Attic Treasury. I’ll be in touch with both of you shortly.

12 thoughts on “Launch Day! (+ What to Expect)

  1. Hi Esther,
    Fantastic idea. Really appreciated. I don’t have the time to read the books before I give them to my little ones… I have a big boy (you know him), and he does read them for me, but I would much prefer to know a little about them before I buy… so this is wonderful.

    God Bless… and it is wonderful to see the Lord in your life.

    Jo Crozier

  2. Love looking at great books for Kids can’t wait to see what other titles are addded in the future

  3. This is amazing, Esther!! You did an outstanding job! ^_^
    I entered the free entry, but not sure how to let you know it was me. 😛 So, here you go. 😉

    1. I can tell it was you–you were signed in. 🙂 You’re entered–I just checked. You could get more entries, though, like sharing on Google+. But if you don’t want to that’s completely fine.

  4. My phone is cutting off what it says to comment about but my struggle is keeping my voracious readers in decent material. We can’t afford to but enough to keep them in good literature but they about made there way through the library.

    1. That’s completely fine, Janice! You followed directions perfectly. 🙂 I feel for you–in a couple years, one of my brothers will be there, too. Good luck with the drawing!

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