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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 →

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 →

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 We Homeschool: The Heart of the Matter

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you …Continue reading →

Reflection: Confessions in Parenting

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, …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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