Homeschooling, Inspiration

Encouraging Success in Your Children

I often speak and write about nurturing our children’s gifts, talents, and passions, about encouraging their success. Homeschooling offers the unique opportunity to tailor our children’s education to their own personal bents. We don’t have to follow the standard scope and sequence designed for a typical student. The cookie cutter mentality is often why students… Continue reading Encouraging Success in Your Children


Free to Follow

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 Bondage comes in many flavors. It entangles us, keeping us from freely following Christ. In this passage, Paul is referring to the bondage of legalism. This particular bondage draws us away from… Continue reading Free to Follow

Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling

Homeschool Methodologies

There are several philosophies and methodologies that homeschoolers use when educating their children. Some people choose one and follow it all the way through, others mix and match depending on what they want to accomplish, still others begin with one then change their methodologies as the years wear on and they begin to understand more… Continue reading Homeschool Methodologies


Say Goodbye to Fear

There are times when I’m going about my day feeling pretty good about life, then without warning, a negative thought presents itself. Maybe it's a memory of something I did wrong in the past, or a memory of something someone else did that hurt me; maybe it’s a thought about some horrible future event I… Continue reading Say Goodbye to Fear


The Power of Forgiveness

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, knew the power of forgiveness. Once, a friend brought up a cruel deed someone had done to her. Barton claimed she did not remember the deed done. Insistent, her friend exclaimed, "Don't you remember the wrong that was done to you?" "No," Barton answered, "I distinctly remember… Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness


Drawing Near to God

There are times in our walk with God when we feel distant from Him, yet we aren’t sure how to get back to that place of intimacy we once knew so well. Our lives are so busy and our days are jam packed with things to do and places to go. Worries, concerns, and endless… Continue reading Drawing Near to God


Encourage One Another Daily

It's so important that we surround our lives with encouragement. God's Word tells us that we need encouragement daily. Are you getting that dose of encouragement? Are your friends encouraging toward you? Do you listen to encouraging messages on the radio or the computer? Do you read encouraging blogs? Are you being encouraged in your… Continue reading Encourage One Another Daily


Receiving Encouragement

God's word tells us to encourage one another daily. I believe we are instructed to do this because every person really does need daily encouragement, especially homeschool moms. Receiving encouragement from others is essential if we, our family, and our homeschool are to thrive. As the days wear on, we need to hear: You can… Continue reading Receiving Encouragement


Paper Jams and Patience

Have you ever heard that God has an incredible sense of humor? It never fails that when I'm considering some spiritual concept, have some spiritual revelation, or especially if I'm supposed to teach or write something about a spiritual principal—I'm tested on it. Hence, paper jams and patience. I remember the day I was finishing… Continue reading Paper Jams and Patience