Training Children: The Life Work

"The parent's part is to train them for life, to send them out of the home ready for whatever duty or mission God may have ready for them....What we want to do with our children is not merely to control them and keep them in order, but to implant true principles deep in their hearts ...

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A New Woman in the New Year

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."-Zig Ziglar This philosophy is universal, but it sure does resonate with this mother. My main new year's resolution is to simply be more sturdy and resilient. "I want them to witness a serenity of character...a steadfastness of spirit, regardless of externals. I want them to see ...

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On Christians, Elections & Voting

"In-san-i-ty: When you support a Republican who has done what you fear Obama might do." I pray for our nation, and more especially for those who bear the name of Christ, to think deeply, pray intensely and study rigorously to know how to respond to the dilemma we face. And as I think about this election, I ...

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Public Education: Do Standardized Tests Measure Real Education?

As we homeschool, we continue to battle a highly ingrained system of "the right way" to do things. Since most of us were educated by the government system, part of that education consequently led us to believe that the methodologies used were the "best" if not the only way to properly educate children. Only a ...

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Training Children: The Importance of Home Influence

The parent's part is to train them for life, to send them out of the home ready for whatever duty or mission God may have ready for them....What we want to do with our children is not merely to control them and keep them in order, but to implant true principles deep in their hearts ...

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Homemaker: Part 2

Today's post is over at Raising Homemakers! "In a nutshell, home once was, and I believe should still be, a center of productivity. In essence, we should be making stuff--all kinds of stuff! One of the greatest fulfillments belonging to a person, particularly a woman, is that of creation. For when we create, we reflect the ...

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Merry Christmas From Our House to Yours!

2010 was not without its surprises, joys and intermittent drama at our house! Just 2 days ago, on Tuesday, as our family prepared to sit down to dinner, Ellia sent us rushing out the door to the emergency room.  Standing in her little, wooden chair, watching me cook as she often does (but won't anymore ;-)), ...

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The Story I Wouldn’t Have Told

Would I have chosen poverty, a manger, dirty hay-- Offensive odors, bed with beasts for a King to make His way? Would I have chosen her--no name, despised of men, Unable even to afford a blanket to put him in? Would I have chosen Nazareth, the least expected place, To usher in Redeemer-Christ, to hold the whole world's grace? The ...

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Clearing Up Thoughts About What “Quiver Full” Means

"The purpose of my post was to address our attitude toward children, NOT to advocate “producing as many children as humanly possible... There is NO command in Scripture to have as many children as possible... A woman is not an inferior Christian if she doesn’t have as many children as someone else. She is not sinning if ...

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Behind the Scenes

It's time for you to meet the lady that makes it all happen! It was about 5 years ago (I really can't remember!), one Christmas as we struggled dreadfully with our finances after my husband's business collapsed, that I decided to make homemade skin products to save money on Christmas presents.  I really can't help it, but ...

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