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Christ’s Image In Reflection

It is very rarely that one affliction comes alone; commonly, afflictions are not single things, but they come one upon the neck of another. God may strike one man in his possessions, then in his body, then in his name, wife, child or dear friend, and so it comes in a variety of ways; it is the way of God …Continue reading →

Homeschooling in the Chaos of Life’s Storms

Homeschooling can be difficult enough under normal circumstances. Relationships and financial concerns, curriculum and scheduling choices, balancing homeschooling with life–these are common struggles within the homeschooling community. Finding the right curriculum to suit my children has been the greatest task in all the years I’ve homeschooled. Nothing seemed to work with my children and their unique learning abilities. Then there …Continue reading →

The Heart of Joshua Caleb

To My Mama With Love

To My Mama With Love He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Christ is our refuge and fortress, our shelter in the midst of life’s storms. In Him …Continue reading →

Book Review: Pitchin’ A Fit

Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting It is the great duty of all Christians to put off anger. It unfits for duty…A man cannot wrestle with God and wrangle with his neighbor at the same time. Short sins often cost us long and sad sorrows. Phillip Henry Anger has become somewhat of a “respectable sin.” It is prevalent …Continue reading →

Book Review: Timothy, a Little Fish with a Big Purpose!

Timothy: A Little Fish with a Big Purpose! is a simplistic but sweet story for young children about a little fish used in a mighty way. Centered around the biblical text from Matthew 17:24-27, this adorable book follows the adventures of Timothy, a little fish, who after obediently following his grandmother’s instructions, picks up a shiny coin and finds himself …Continue reading →

Throw Away Your Yardstick: Homeschooling for the Glory of God Alone

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:30 My last post on homeschooling, Why We Homeschool: The Heart of the Matter, reiterated the reason why my husband and I chose to home educate our children: for the glory of God alone. It has been a difficult and tumultuous …Continue reading →

Praise You in This Storm: Part Two

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 When I wrote Praise You in This Storm not even a week ago I had no idea that God would yet again test me. My youngest son, Josiah, will be 15-months-old later this week. …Continue reading →

The Education of Our Children

There is a phrase in Francis Schaeffer’s book, The Great Evangelical Disaster, that I believe succinctly addresses the heart of the matter of which I am about to write: “Truth carries with it confrontation. Truth demands confrontation: loving confrontation, but confrontation nonetheless. If our reflex action is always accommodation regardless of the centrality of truth involved, there is something wrong.”[1] …Continue reading →

Praise You in This Storm

On my way home from my oldest son’s yearly visit with his neurosurgeon, I was listening to K-Love and the song, Jesus Bring the Rain by Mercy Me, came on. I can count a million times People asking me how I Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through The question just amazes me Can circumstances possibly Change who …Continue reading →

Why I Write

My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

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