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Becoming a Woman of the Word: A Journey Through the Bible

Then take a breath, and say hello to the only one who has loved you without ceasing since before you were born.

homeschool from the heart
education, encouragement, Homeschooling, Motherhood, My Walk, Parenting, The Kiddos, The Kiddos, Wisdom

Homeschooling From the Heart Not Just a Curriculum

The most important thing to remember is that we're teaching young people to learn. To experience life. We must teach the whole child. Not just parts. This means knowing their hearts, and knowing ours.

parenting love
encouragement, Homeschooling, Joy, Motherhood, My One Word, My Walk, Parenting, Relationships, The Fallen World, The Kiddos, Wisdom

That Time As A Teen When I Was A Perfect Parent

When I was still a perfect parent--living under my parents' roof, wearing clothes they bought for me, talking on the phone (a landline!) they paid for; I swore I would never treat my children the way my parents treated me. I wouldn't keep my children from doing what they wanted, make them do chores, or tell them no. I would be different. I'd understand them, and treat them with "respect".

Who I Became is Not Who I Thought I'd Be
encouragement, My Walk, Wisdom

Who I Became is Not Who I Thought I’d Be

He doesn't always make the signs neon and flashing. Sometimes they're small and easily missed. There might even be signs you won't recognize until years later when you're looking back on the decisions you made that led you to where you are.

Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder
encouragement, God's Beauty, God's love, Loss, My Walk, Relationships, Traveling, Wisdom

SAD: Why Living in the PNW is Hard.

Today, I'm feeling great, and that knowledge can lull me into a false sense of security. It can cause me to forget the way I feel when it isn't sunny and beautiful. Sunlight therapy isn't enough, and neither is the medication I gave in and started taking two years ago. I need God to help me through this, the same way I need Him in every aspect of my life.

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encouragement, Joy, Loss, My Walk, Relationships, The Fallen World, Wisdom

What I Remember: Tea with My Father

Today is my father's birthday. He's no longer here to celebrate it, but each year on this day, I still say a prayer and send him a wish. It's quiet, and it's ours. Memories Can Be Sweet When I was in junior high and high school, my father and I would get up early in… Continue reading What I Remember: Tea with My Father

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2017: Listen

In December of each year, I prayerfully focus on what word will be my focus during the upcoming year. Each year this single word keeps me focused, not on myself, but on God's will for me. This year, that word is LISTEN. It's such a small word. Just six letters, but it will be a… Continue reading 2017: Listen

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You’re Never Alone

In case you're feeling terribly alone today, please realize you're not. The LORD is with you. He has been with you since before you took your first breath. He never leaves you or forgets you. Those are human failures, and Our LORD doesn't fail. Be peaceful today, dear friends, and let His wonderful light shine… Continue reading You’re Never Alone

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New Year 2016: 366 Days of Blessings

This is the first time in months I've had any desire to write. I fell off the blogging wagon, and when I fall off something I don't just slip off. Instead I'm as graceful as a ballerina with two left feet and a club leg. I swan dive off that wagon, get my toe caught on the edge and end up belly flopping down a rocky embankment, landing with a gooey splash in the slimy remnants of a paper mill's runoff.