Do We Live in Blind Faith? (Psst..It’s the only Faith That’s Real)

Faith might be a buzz word of Christianity, but so few of us know that real, living, pray-for-daily-bread kind of faith that we read about in Scripture and in the stories of the saints of the past. Perhaps our comforts have moved us beyond the need to trust like that. If you’ve never read the story of George Mueller, you simply must. It will shake the very foundations of what you thought you believed about faith. It will force you to […]

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Kick Start Your Homeschool Journey and Get Big Results

Quarantine. Self-isolation. Lock down. These are some pretty unfun words. If you are stuck at home, it’s not easy to watch your children fall behind in their education – or to know when the uncertainty will end. You want to help them study but it’s not so straightforward when you don’t know the lesson plans or what they’re being taught. Actually, it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s another way, one where you are in control of the outcome, […]

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Join Me Today at the Free Homeschool Summit!

It’s HERE!!! The Homeschool Summit starts today and I will be in one of the opening sessions. Click HERE to sign up now for the totally FREE Homeschool Teaching Summit 2.0 to access this exclusive video session from me: “Is Homeschooling Stressing You Out? A Closer Look at School vs Education” You’ll learn about: Why to treat conversation like a school subject How to change things up from your own school experience Why re-thinking education is a de-stresser Identifying your […]

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How to Handle Sibling Disputes

It’s no secret…if you have children at home, especially if they’re together all day, you deal with a certain amount of wrong attitudes and strife.  (If you don’t, email me please.) For me, this is probably THE hardest part of our daily struggles.  It seems I never know quite how to handle it.  Sometimes I think it’s best to let them settle  minor disputes instead of refereeing every incident.  But other times I feel it’s an important part of teaching […]

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Homeschool Teaching Summit for FREE! (Believe me you want to sign up for this.)

Because y’all, this is BIG. I LOVE going to  homeschool conferences to be renewed. There’s just something about it. But often they are expensive or too far, not to mention the logistics of actually getting out of the house to go. But this is the best of it all–amazing encouragement free, from home! (But the free part is limited, so don’t miss the window.)(And I’ll be doing a session on taking the stress out of your homeschooling.) Have you been […]

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Jennifer Lopez & the Superbowl Half Time Show: We’re Not Empowering Women

(For the record, the above image is not nearly the worst of the half-time show costumes; just what I felt comfortable sharing.) I realize there is a lot of commentary already about the half-time show in last night’s Superbowl. Everything from “It was despicably sexual” to “another vote for empowered women!” I needed to write simply to get my thoughts off my chest, I guess. First let me say, I love Jennifer Lopez as an actor. I also think she’s […]

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All of Parenting is a Gracious Rescue (and we are not the savior of our children)

Paul Tripp’s video, Mirror of Sin & Means of Grace: Parents are Works in Progress Too  hit me right in the heart. I may have cried, then wrote letters of apology to my adult children. Do yourself a huge favor and watch it. Then come back and talk to me. Cause I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Parenting is a glorious mystery: it is a gift, a privilege and an enormous responsibility. We know this, yet we still don’t parent with […]

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Educational Treasure: Great Courses are 90% Off! (Perfect for Homeschoolers)

This morning I signed my senior up for one of Great Courses instant video classes to finish up her Science credit. I was so pumped to get a catalog in the mail with a priority code making a $300 class only $25! I’m not an affiliate for them, I just wanted to share what a great resource this is! But the sale ends January 30, so be sure to purchase before then. The priority code for this great sale is: […]

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God is Just Using Us

One of my greatest epiphanies as a mother who often feels overwhelmed was reading about Moses.  I shared my epiphany in the post, Moses and Motherhood:  The Beauty of Broken Vessels. Today I had to rally up that same courage again so I gave myself a shot in the arm with a condensed version. Maybe you need one too: “Moses, I want you to go tell Pharaoh to let My people go.” (chuckles) “Lord, in case you haven’t noticed, I […]

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Remembering the Importance of the Seemingly Unimportant at Home

You’d think I would remember. I’ve been cherishing and talking about HOME for so long. But we get busy and we forget. I do anyway. I forget how important are the hundreds of little things that make home what it is. That the atmosphere of a home subtly, slowly and profoundly shapes our children as they grow in it. How I greet them in the morning, so that day after day my face and my words show them how glad […]

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