A new year always gives rise to a flood of self-help posts and organizing tips for decluttering our homes and lives. I’d like to go a step further and encourage you to rethink how you spend your time. It just might be time to do some purging in this area as well. I like to
The new year brings time for reflection on the year that has passed and time for regrouping for the year ahead. We take down our Christmas trees and bring out our homeschool materials. Trees are replaced with trigonometry, cookies are replaced with counting, and the work resumes. After reflecting on the previous semester, sometimes we
We all want to get there – that place of ordered peace that provides such joy to a mother’s heart. You know the ingredients: cheerful obedience, productive days, and kindness to one another with a marked absence of bickering and complaining. How do we get there? It seems that the more we try, the more
At Thanksgiving, we often remember the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and their godly heritage. Squanto often appears in these stories as the Native American who taught them to grow corn. Yet, this godly man has a testimony that continues to inspire me. So, let’s go back to that first winter after the Pilgrims landed.
Hey Mama, Drove off by myself in the car, just me and the Lord chatting. Well, I did the chatting, pouring out my heart. He has already poured out His in the Bible, His Word. It’s how He talks to us. God’s Word can be trusted. It’s our food, our sustenance. Such power there, such wisdom
The promises in God’s Word of the benefits of being addicted to righteousness wash over me like a jubilant flood as I envision myself, my family, and my world immersed in it. Who wouldn’t? Righteousness… Provides escape from trouble (Prov. 12:13) Becomes a guide to his neighbors (family, friend, acquaintances, strangers) (Prov. 12:26) Is rewarded
Hey Mama, It’s that time of year—so first of all, Happy Thanksgiving! Have you found the best deal on turkey and thought through your “gobble day” feast? We have. But in the midst of good food, lots of family, and a household of chatter, try to remember the real reason for this season, a
My family and I recently moved. The sad thing is that we had only been living in our previous residence for about 2 years. Why the sudden move? Let’s just say that my wife is a country girl through and through, so when we moved to a house in the city, she wasn’t happy.