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Helping Our Children Stand Strong in a Changing World – Teaching Your Kids a Biblical Worldview, part 2


Not only do we need to know what His Word, the Bible says about all of life, our children need to understand the various belief systems throughout history and how they impact polity and culture. Giving our children a biblical worldview education trains their minds to evaluate and expose the myths, lies, and errors of the world's thinking...

Longing for Noise


Looking back over 20+ years of homeschooling, I wanted time to be alone. Yep. I admit it. I wished for places of silence in my life. As much as I loved the sounds of life all around me, I longed for moments of stillness throughout most of my parenting and homeschooling years...


Independence Day...a great day to give thanks!


With determination, courage, great conviction, and a humble reliance upon God they made it possible, for generations of Americans to come, to enjoy these gifts and faith and family we all too often have taken for granted...


Helping Our Kids Stand Strong in a Changing World, Part 1

I got back from speaking at the North Carolina Home Education (NCHE) Convention in Winston-Salem last weekend, and one of my workshops was on the topic of giving our children a biblical worldview--the why, the what, and the how. With our culture radically changing before our eyes, I believe this topic is more important than ever before. What are we doing to help our children stand strong in a changing world?

What a Mother's Love Does

Now that I have six adult children and my last child soon to turn that corner (unless I can figure out a way to keep him from getting any older!) I've been thinking about my role as a mom these past 25 years. I started out knowing so very little about what makes a good mom. I was a bit scared. I had no confidence. I certainly hadn't formed any lofty long-range plans; I still had to learn how to hold a newborn and change a diaper!

Songs in the Night - How Moms Can Have Authentic Joy In Hard Places

The ability to believe in the face of fierce adversity can only be described as a life-sustaining gift of God. His overflowing lovingkindness toward me was, and has always been so very great. In His perfect wisdom, He kept the storm raging all around me, and in His mercy He calmed the heart of His child.


18+ Reasons Why I Homeschool


Having a list of reasons why I homeschool helps me remember the benefits and blessings at the time of our school year when I am usually feeling most like a failure...



A Day Made in Heaven...


I don’t care what any veteran might tell you to the contrary—being a mom is hard work, no matter how long you’ve been one. Likewise, home schooling is rarely easy (like rolling-out-of-bed easy)! Somehow, I fall into the regular trap of thinking I have contributed to making our day go smoothly...


Your Child's Unique Story - How God writes the story of our lives for His glory, Part One

In the summer of 2009 my youngest son, John expressed an interest in participating as an extra in Advent Film Group’s second full-length film project, HERO, a father/son reconciliation story centered around a little league baseball team. AFG’s vision to train up the next generation of young Christian film makers so resonated with my heart and that of my late husband, Chris, that we both prayerfully agreed that John should audition for the film, and we trusted God for whatever outcome He had ordained.

Help for Stormy Attitudes


Just like rapid changes in the weather are hard to adjust to, so is a rapid downward spiral in my children’s attitudes and our conversations...What are my priorities when this happens in our home? How do I keep a faith perspective? Where do I find encouragement to respond in humility and trust in God?


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