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Advice from Elisabeth Elliot

Advice from Elisabeth Elliot

We all have them. Bad days. Unexpected problems. Things we didn’t sign up for. Things that are totally out of our control. Maybe it is financial hardship or a loss of a job. Maybe someone who should be doing good to you is doing you […]

God-Mandated Curriculum for your Kids

God-Mandated Curriculum for your Kids

Do you ever wonder what you are supposed to teach your kids? With a market flooded with how-to manuals for parenting, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, greatest manual for raising kids. When you are a believer, you have the Holy Spirit […]

Balancing Ministry and Motherhood

Balancing Ministry and Motherhood

Update: Hey girls, I’m reposting this from the archives, because I get this question quite a bit. Happy Planning!   I received this question yesterday on balancing ministry and children from a lovely reader and thought I would post on this topic. Q: 1. How can […]

What You Can Learn from Sarah Edwards

What You Can Learn from Sarah Edwards

I love observing older women and learning how to act  from them (and how not to act!). I was recently chatting with another pastor’s wife and was thanking her for being such a good example to me. Her life is characterized by a walk that fears God: humility, kindness, goodness and a life free […]

Things I Loved This Week

Things I Loved This Week

You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting quite as much lately. Well…. Let’s just say that we have been busy with good things as a family, and things tend to come in “tidal waves” when they get busy. Know what I mean? So, since […]

Hospital-ity

Hospital-ity

When you think about hospitality, don’t think entertaining. Don’t think about impressing or killing yourself making a five course meal. Think hospital. Think healing. Think soul care. Every day we cross paths with people who simply need kindness. And yet, kindness is so very rare […]

Inexpensive Way to Organize Your Scarves

Inexpensive Way to Organize Your Scarves

We were spring cleaning closets today, and I was thinking of ways to organize all of our scarves.  I love scarves. They are an instant pick-me-up to any outfit. But mine were a mess–just thrown in a box,  hung on a hook, or whatever. So […]

Creative Ways to Beat Winter Boredom With Little Ones

Creative Ways to Beat Winter Boredom With Little Ones

Winters can seem L-O-N-G when you are a homeschooling mom of little ones. I think it is because we tend to hunker down and plow through our schoolwork with little to no regard for how long it takes. We all get tired of being inside […]

Facebook Giveaway!

Facebook Giveaway!

Ruth Beechick’s The Three 3’s Giveaway on our Facebook Page. This was one of my FAVORITE homeschooling resources when I started out on our homeschooling journey. It is probably the ONE book I loaned out more than any other to friends who needed that little confidence boost […]

Is Anything Too Hard For God?

Is Anything Too Hard For God?

Today my daughter went back to college. We had a wonderful Christmas vacation together. I am thrilled that she has this opportunity, but you know how it is… I MISS HER! Well, I was in tears as I went to bed last night and of […]