Candy Cane Fun

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The Candy Cane originated in Germany, about 300 years ago, as a white sugar stick.  Legend says that the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral handed them out to the children to keep them quiet during the Christmas Eve Service.  In order to justify giving the children candy the choirmaster Continue reading “Candy Cane Fun”

Praying for Your Missionary Wife

Our Preacher’s daughter is married to a missionary to Nauru.  While their family was home on furlough, Christina spoke at one of our Joy Fellowship Ladies meetings.  Her topic was “What Every Missionary Wish You Knew“, which included a list of things that we might not have considered concerning missionaries. Continue reading “Praying for Your Missionary Wife”

The Treasure of God’s Promises

So literally the day after I wrote about getting intentionally closer to God and actively pursuing a thriving relationship with my Savior in Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord MY PIPES FROZE, or so I thought. Turns out the compressor went bad AGAIN!

Yep it was Sunday morning and I had nursery duty!  I knew Satan would show up and try to discourage me.  That old devil doesn’t have any new tricks.  He is actually quite predictable! Continue reading “The Treasure of God’s Promises”

Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord

I know, I know, what do Owl pellets have to do with my walk with the Lord you ask?  Well let me explain where I’m coming from 🙂

A pellet, in ornithology, is the mass of undigested parts of an owl’s food that some owl species occasionally regurgitate. The contents of an owl’s pellet depend on its diet.

Did you catch the part about the contents of an owl’s pellet depend on its diet? How’s your diet?  What’s in your pellet?  Of course I am speaking Spiritually. Continue reading “Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord”

Breathe, Step Back, and Focus on Christ

With Christmas upon us I’m sure I’m not the only homeschooling mom who feels stress and anxiety creeping in.  Christmas is such a wonderful time full of opportunities to be a blessing to others!  I have determined that I will not let stress and anxiety get the best of me this year.

Instead I plan to breathe, step back, and focus on Christ.

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Learning Thankfulness Through the Bible, Crafts, and Art

With Thanksgiving being celebrated this week I thought I would jump on the activities train, toot toot!  Following are some ideas for teaching thankfulness from the Bible and some other fun stuff: Continue reading “Learning Thankfulness Through the Bible, Crafts, and Art”

When Expectations Leave You Feeling Defeated

Do you ever feel defeated?  Defeated because of expectations, or should I say unmet expectations, whether it’s expectations for your spouse, your children, your homeschool, your church, or your friends.  The feeling of defeat is an awful feeling!  It can get you discouraged to the point of wanting to give up.  It can affect your health.  It can affect the way you treat others.  It can affect your homeschool and the way you teach or not teach.  It can affect relationships. Most importantly it can affect your walk with the Lord! Continue reading “When Expectations Leave You Feeling Defeated”

Godly Friendships

Friendships are one of the most precious blessings you can have in your life. There are many types of friendships found in the Bible. These are two of my favorites.

Friendships are one of the most precious blessings you can have in your life.  There are many types of friendships found in the Bible.  These are two of my favorites.  

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A Long Time Coming

This year is turning into how I always pictured homeschooling (and it only took 11 years lol). It has been a long time coming and I praise God for giving me the peace I so needed to do the job which He has given me, educating my(His) children!

This year is turning into how I always pictured homeschooling (and it only took 11 years lol).  It has been a long time coming and I praise God for giving me the peace I so needed to do the job which He has given me, educating my(His) children!

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