Surviving a Season of Loss – A Hope Day Wednesday ‘Your Story’

Today I’m writing a very personal post. I’ve held this close to my heart for a long time and today I share it in hopes that it will encourage you to know that – 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 (KJV) “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for {Read More}

Together, Us {and LINKY}

You never really know what someone else is facing. This is particularly true when you get to know people over the internet. For example, this past weekend, my family was restored after an 8 month separation. 8 months of single parenting. I have 5 kids. I had our littlest man during that time. I would like to be able to say that it was because of some godly or glorious reason, but the truth is a lot more messy.  It’s a story for {Read More}

Angry Conversations with Donkeys

Then the angel of the Lord went ahead and stood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right or to the left. When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, she lay down under Balaam. And Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff. Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck {Read More}

The Untold Story

The weight of her circumstances was more than she could bear. She tried to walk through the village with her head high, although the continual threat of tears caused her to keep her eyes low. Yet even the lowered angle of her eyes could not protect her from the intruding glances of other wives and mothers, or the errantly angled pointing finger of a disrespectful  child. The rumors regarding her circumstances were certainly much too tawdry to ignore. She and {Read More}

Homeschooling with a Broken Heart

Dearest Hurting Homeschool Sister, One of the things that I love most about homeschooling is the wealth of information available on the internet. As a Christian homeschooler, I also love that vast choice of blogs which serve to encourage and strengthen one another as we walk in our calling as teachers and managers of our homes. However, as I search the blogs, it can sometimes feel a bit lonely for those who are homeschooling under less than ideal downright difficult situations. {Read More}