The way you raise your kids has a ripple effect into the future!  Don’t take it lightly. It affects how they think, their self-esteem, and their realization of their ability to become anything they envision.  In these posts, I hope you’ll see how important your parenting is!

A Month of Travel & Grand-baby Number Five!

A Month of Travel & Grand-baby Number Five!

To those of you who might be wondering if I still walk this planet, I thought I’d better catch you up to date! Life’s been a whirlwind this last month, as I’ve

Invincible – In Christ Alone!

   You know, the older I get, the more I find that I’m not as invincible as I once thought.  Yep, I’m ‘vincible’!  Okay, so I looked it up, and it’s not
Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Hopefully you’ve read my posts Part One and Part Two of this series. We’ve covered: simplifying home education to avoid burn out the freedom to learn from various adventures and interests and the

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Two

Okay, so we’re going for no “burn out” when it comes to home educating our children.  I’ll answer a reader’s questions and share some practical application for our family’s ‘method’.   “…
Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part One

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part One

This week I’ll be answering a question posed by a reader of my post, Breaking the Mold in Raising Adult Children. “I was wondering, too if you might share some thoughts on how to
We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

We Broke the Mold and Raised Responsible Adults!

Our family’s style of raising responsible adults may be unique to many of you.  We have homeschooled all ten of our kids. I’ve been at it for 29 years. (I know, I’m
“Constructing” Successful Adults

“Constructing” Successful Adults

Have you ever felt that raising a child to adulthood is as complicated as managing the construction of the major building?  As parents, we often wonder if we’re capable of teaching our children what
Is Your Spirit Willing, But Your Flesh Weak?

Is Your Spirit Willing, But Your Flesh Weak?

  Hardship reveals weakness. Weakness encourages humility. Humility brings forth grace. Give thanks for hardship.                                                                           ~R.C. Sproul Jr. Jesus […]
How “Not” To Home School

How “Not” To Home School

There are countless methods, styles, and curricula for successfully teaching our children at home.  I could share the differing views, along with the benefits of various approaches, but as I am prone to do,
On Gratefulness

On Gratefulness

The words of a ten year old boy stopped me in my tracks the other day.  They really made me think about the meaning of gratefulness. I can describe this word and look it up

Learning and Growing – God’s Way

Have you ever reached for a book or called a friend for advice before reaching for God’s Word? If so, read on….  Our family has been ‘growing up’ in our faith in recent years.  
De-Cluttering – One Avenue To Freedom

De-Cluttering – One Avenue To Freedom

We’re moving.  And that entails lots of sorting, cleaning, and decision making.  As any of you know from your own moves, those decisions will live with you for a long time.  How many of

Time and Prayer – How Are You Doing?

Time Is a Resource We are constantly told to use our resources wisely, and we usually think of tangible resources like money, food, gas, right down to Scotch tape!  But how often do we really
Becoming Christian In An MSG and Fluorescent World – Part One

Becoming Christian In An MSG and Fluorescent World – Part One

  As each of us is called and prepared to serve the King, we are being slowly enabled to be salt and light to a lost and dying world.  This process is God’s plan

A Woman’s Ever-changing Dominion

As women who choose to make home-making our career, our sphere of influence and the place where we take dominion is within our four walls, called home.  Over the years, I have grabbed, with gusto,
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