Another Year for Thee

Another Year for Thee

The past year has been full of blessings, trials and more blessings. Family, home and work have all been touched by God's loving hand in a very tangible way. I'm excited to continue the journey, I'm thankful for the wonderful people he has put in my life and look forward to the many doors he will open in 2015! Each new year brings with it a fresh new start, as does each new day! Every day offers us the opportunity to … [Read more...]

RACK – Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

RACK

Tis’ the season to get into the holiday spirit! We are RACKing up Random Acts of Christmas Kindness this season and we would love for you to join us! We are spreading the joy of the holidays by performing a Random Act of Christmas Kindness each day throughout the month of December. This is the perfect way to enjoy the true reason for the season… family, togetherness, loving and giving! Kindness Breeds More Kindness The … [Read more...]

So much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is usually a favorite holiday as I celebrate with family and friends. I am so thankful to see so many loved ones enjoying a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, it blesses my heart to see it. This year as our family is faced with a very different Thanksgiving day,  I look at my Facebook feed and wonder how many are sick, suffering, alone, hurt or simply without the means to provide the Thanksgiving spread that … [Read more...]

Answers Bible Curriculum for Homeschool {Giveaway}

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Over the summer, we lighten up on formal homeschool lessons and focus more on reading, child led learning, crafts and science. This summer, we also had the opportunity to delve into the Bible with a daily morning Bible study as a family, with the Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis. Answers Bible Curriculum is a chronological, 3-year Sunday school / homeschool Bible curriculum that covers the entire … [Read more...]

#HSTTD Storify

Teach Them Diligently Convention is happening this weekend in Nashville, sadly, I am not there.  However, I have been soaking up  a wealth of wisdom and knowledge from the incredible speakers via Twitter and Facebook. While attending this powerful conference in the flesh can not be replaced, I'm thankful for everyone's tweets and shares across social media platforms. I have created a Storify of today's Teach Them … [Read more...]

Unglued Book & Devotional Prize Pack Giveaway

We have ALL been there, we have all come "unglued" at one point or another. {Sometimes daily} Mothering is a difficult job, throw in homeschooling and its a whole new ball game...right? In reality, this homeschooling journey is simply "parenting". However, mothering is not at all easy and it takes a great deal of patience, sacrifice and more patience. I struggle to keep my emotions in check, my flesh would have me … [Read more...]

Ultimate Guide to Incorporating Hanukkah

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I'm often met with puzzled looks when I share that we celebrate Hanukkah. Why would I, a Christian, celebrate Hanukkah? We know that Jesus celebrated Hanukkah at the Temple (John 10:22).  If it was important to Jesus then there should be no problem with Christians taking part in this Festival of Lights.  As we reflect on the birth of our Savior,  we can rededicate our lives to Christ as we acknowledge Him as the perfect … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child – It’s Not Too Late! #OCCGiving

Operation Christmas Child

It's National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! As parents, we want to teach our children kindness, compassion, and generosity all year long. But especially during the holidays we want to do something special and give to those that might feel left out around this time of year. Last week  I shared a post about our OCC experience and how the boys have enjoyed putting together boxes for other little boys the … [Read more...]

Land of the FREE?

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I have lost hope in our country.... God has turned his back on us, he has not heard our prayers.... No longer FREE.... These are just some of the comments I have read this morning after the election. I have to say that I am saddened. Why so little faith? Why are we putting God in a box? We are FREE to worship God! We are FREE to Vote! We are FREE to get an education! We are FREE to dress as we like! {and not … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child – Gift of Giving #OCCGiving

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My first ministry is at home, this includes leading my children to the Lord, that they would love God, that they would be compassionate and caring to all people and emulate Jesus. If we are to emulate Jesus (John 13:15), then our actions and words should touch people as His did.This past January I shared on Homeschool Village the many ways we try to serve and give back as a family throughout the year. Now that the … [Read more...]