On Wednesdays this spring, I’m teaching the ladies at my church about personalities. It can be freeing, motivating, comforting, and challenging to learn how I am designed to reflect a particular splinter of God’s image—and so is each person in my life. Understanding personalities can be a huge way for me to both receive
Hey Mama, Right now it’s a frenzy. Feed them, house them, school them, disciple them. Clean, cook, answer calls, pay bills, show up, be available, clean up the crises. And there are plenty of those these days. Fast forward 10-20 years: You’re not young. But you have grandkids. Your children are still your life.
Homeschooling can be an all-encompassing, completely engrossing activity. Since you homeschool as well, I am sure you agree with me. Honestly, weren’t those first months of homeschooling the hardest of all? When I first began homeschooling my children, I was at it from before dawn until nearly midnight. Dinner suffered, the vacuum cleaner languished
Homeschool planning and documenting is a joy for me as a teacher. I tend to focus a lot of my time on creating checklists and developing new rules. It’s gratifying when they obey a rule or I check off a task. Yet, for spiritual development, rules and checklists must be short-term to developing habits
Do you ever feel like a broken record? I know I do. Some days I repeat myself a lot. There are times I feel like I just need to record messages and play them through a loud speaker for my kids to hear. So why do I do it? Why do I bother? It is
Throughout history, people groups have honored new stages of life. Back in Genesis, we read about the big party Abraham and Sarah hosted for Isaac’s weaning. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is still a significant event in Jewish culture. Other cultures have had ceremonies ranging from haircuts to long pants, real coffee to debutant balls, each
Homeschooling has its own set of unique challenges. One begins with a cup of caffeine and endless games of Poppit! But I digress. Structuring your day has stumped many homeschool parents. It takes constant tweaking, pulling of hair, and the aforementioned caffeine and games of Poppit! What seems to work in one instance suddenly
February is an odd little month. It’s obviously shorter than all the rest and has that extra “r” that nobody pronounces . . . but makes you sound as if you have a speech impediment if you do try to say it in conversation. Then there’s the overabundance of pink and red hearts, teddy