Am I really supposed to be grateful for … everything???

Am I really supposed to be grateful for … everything???

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thessalonians 5:18 It's that time of year when we start thinking of those things for which we are grateful. Social media posts spring up by the thousands saying something like "30...

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Review of The Grumble-Free Year by Tricia Goyer

Review of The Grumble-Free Year by Tricia Goyer

The Grumble-Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members, and One Impossible Goal is the story of the Goyer family and the unthinkable challenge they decided to take on. They determined enough was enough when it came to all forms of complaining, arguing, and...

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Should I read the whole bible?

Should I read the whole bible?

In my last post, I explained why it is essential that we are reading the Bible daily. However, I didn't discuss "what" we should be reading. There are so many choices out there -- devotionals, fill-in-the-blank studies, and short or long reading plans -- to name a...

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Why you need to be reading the Bible daily

Why you need to be reading the Bible daily

Recently, I was on this diet where I fasted for 1 or 2 nonconsecutive days a week. I would stop eating after dinner and not eat again until dinner the next day. I learned real quick that on those fasting days I had to be sure to drink an abundance of water otherwise...

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Why Scripture Memory is so Important

Why Scripture Memory is so Important

When it comes to memorizing bible verses, we don't often see the point. It is something we did in Sunday School when we were kids, but that's the extent of it. And when it comes to making our kids do it, it seems like more work than its worth, but I would contend that...

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Change Happens in the Blink of an Eye

Change Happens in the Blink of an Eye

***Updated March 2019 from original publishing date of January 2015. "Enjoy them now, they grow up so fast."  Any of us with young children have heard this statement countless times from well meaning relatives and strangers.  At the moment, while we are pulling our...

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How I teach my children obedience

How I teach my children obedience

Obedience is an important, yet difficult concept that all children have to learn.  While it may seem to come easier to some children than to others, at some point or another all children will have issues with disobedience.  Proverbs 22:6 says to "train up a child in...

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Being faithful to bible study

Being faithful to bible study

I have been asking myself how I am spending my time.  Am I being a good steward of the time God has given me?  Psalm 37:5 says, "Commit your way to the Lord" and Psalm 5:3 encourages,"In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will...

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My review of the Living Well planner

My review of the Living Well planner

I am a list setter and a planner.  I like to write my to-do lists and I like to schedule out my days.   There may be times I need to adjust on the fly, however I do so much better in my day if I have a plan worked out telling me what I need to do and when.  Because of...

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How are you making the most of your time?

How are you making the most of your time?

Am I making the most of my time?  Homeschool, blog, church, family; I have so many things vying for my attention, but if I'm not careful, I can easily waste an entire day wandering aimlessly because I haven't written anything down.  I know I have things to...

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Finding the Gospel in Fall

Finding the Gospel in Fall

I know that I am not alone when I say that I love fall.  The colors, the crispness in the air, the cool temperatures, the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon wafting through the air as we cuddle in sweaters and blankets before a fire -- yes, those thoughts bring a smile to...

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