While driving through town the other day, our family saw a dead baby deer in the roadway. We were all immediately saddened. It was such a strange sight to see a very young deer hit by a car. My husband said it best during our discussion afterwards. He said something like this, " You know, that deer … Continue reading Where We Go, They Will Follow
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in … Continue reading Character Building Curriculum
We are now nearing the end of the school year, and kindergarten sign ups are in full swing for the fall. Mommas everywhere are discussing their children's plans for the upcoming year. Normally when I tell others that our family homeschools, the initial reaction is, "I could never have the patience for that!" I usually … Continue reading Is Patience Needed for Homeschooling?
As mothers, we are called to protect our children. But what type of protection are we to offer? Of course we should protect our children from physical harm, such as playing with matches, falling down stairs, and bullying on the playground. Do we feel the same way concerning emotional and spiritual harm? During the thirteen year time … Continue reading Spiritually Guarding Our Children
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the … Continue reading A Mother’s Calling
We are a homeschooling family, and our six children range from age 13 down to 7 months. As fellow homeschooling moms know, sometimes keeping our preschool aged children occupied while actively teaching our older children can be a challenge. In my heart, I hope to not only occupy my younger children, but to actively train them … Continue reading Instilling Biblical Truths in Littles While Homeschooling Older Children
Yesterday I was astounded by the cost of child care in our area. I accidently discovered that a local daycare charges $1200 per month for infant care. $1200 per month! What could possibly persuade a mother to pay this amount for childcare instead of caring for her children herself? Lies that we hear from the … Continue reading Where are our Hearts?
We were planning on taking our children to see Disney's Maleficent. We really were. We are fans of most fairy tales in our home, including Sleeping Beauty. My kiddos adore this 1959 film. Truth be told, I was a bit hesitant at first about viewing this remake about Sleeping Beauty's villain. But then I discovered that … Continue reading Why We Might Not Take Our Children to See Disney’s Maleficent