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Teaching the Children, Election Day

Today, America decides. Everyday choices influence our course, but today, we each have an opportunity to affect greater change. The impact of our choice today will last for many years. This election seems to be the most pivotal of all time. (I do not know about all election years. I...

Hair Clips and Rainbows

Due to another transitional change in our lives, I’ve been doing more with my direct sales business. More, as in, shows/events every weekend I can find one. Most weekends, I fair well, making back the booth fee and grocery money for the week. Last weekend, I took my first...

In His Presence

I left home this morning (for a vendor event). When I arrived home, the supper I started in the crockpot along with the side items for which I left instructions, smelled and tasted delicious. Bedtime did not go well. Madilynn seems to be experiencing some separation anxiety. After a...

Lessons from Monopoly

This week as part of our unschooling, we played Monopoly. Sadly, we do not have the paper money edition, but the new Electronic Monopoly (sad because I couldn’t make Dietrich count the money). However, Dietrich still had to read and add so some basic principles were part of our...

When Prayers are Bittersweet

When God answers our prayers, how do we respond? If we pray for the hurting to find rest, are we ready to accept God’s definition over our own? When we pray for people to change for the better, for families to be reunited, but also that children remain safe...

Lose the Cape: A book Review

I am judgmental. I am opinionated. I do not often keep those opinions a secret. The stronger I feel, the louder the opinion will be spoken. And then… I had kids… I received a free advance digital copy of Lose the Cape: Never will I Ever (and then I...

Cruising Back to Reality

Last week, I went on my first cruise, without my family. After more than a year of transitions, after more than seven years of doing almost everything for and with my children, after almost nine years without a “personal vacation” – I took a REAL vacation. About a year...

Take up your Sword

Too much of “religion” these days focuses on how a person “feels” and on the “worship experience” rather than Teaching the Truth. If the people in attendance experience entertainment, give generously, serve wholeheartedly, even love unconditionally, but leave the assembly with a dull sword and tattered armor, is that...

Six ways to Always Keep it Simple

Occam’s Razor originally written in Latin is translated as “entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily”. This has often been simplified to “the simplest solution is usually the correct one.” A later quote by Einstein enforces the original intent, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”...

Awareness Month

December is Awareness of Awareness Months Month. Seriously? When I read this, I thought, “Surely you must be joking.” While I am all for awareness of causes and conditions that plague our society, Awareness Months might not be the best solution (especially if we have a month to be...