An (Almost) Unschooling Update

Anyone who says that homeschoolers aren't socialized has not met my children. Or most of the homeschooled children that I know. Even during a pandemic when gathering sizes are limited and social distancing rules are in place, there are plenty of opportunities to interact (safely) with others. Last week: music lessons, hikes with friends, outdoor … Continue reading An (Almost) Unschooling Update

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

What do you do when things don't turn out the way you wished they would? When people you love are suffering. When you're holding your breath for a miracle, but the miracle doesn't come. What do you do with that? The Bible says, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Rom. 12:12). … Continue reading When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Book Review: A Standard of Grace (Guided Journal)

SUMMARY A Standard of Grace, by Emily Ley, is a guided journal designed to help busy moms slow down, dream a little and prioritize the things that matter most. With two writing prompts per week and plenty of space to jot down thoughts, this hardcover book also contains a weekly Bible verse and inspirational reading, … Continue reading Book Review: A Standard of Grace (Guided Journal)

Tea With Gideon: When God Asks You to Do Scary Things

He was threshing grain in a winepress when the angel came. It was hardly the ideal setup. There was no breeze down there to blow away the chaff. Gideon would have had to separate the wheat kernels by hand. Laboriously. Bit by bit. But it was the only way to protect the harvest from marauding … Continue reading Tea With Gideon: When God Asks You to Do Scary Things

Book Review: Vertical Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson

Summary What do you do when you've lost your feelings for your spouse? When you fight constantly over everything? When you feel like you'd rather be dead than married to your spouse? Or when you're just doing the normal, everyday work that comes with a relationship so intimate? Dave and Ann Wilson have experienced it … Continue reading Book Review: Vertical Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson

The Grace-Filled Homeschool: Rituals that Touch the Heart

Slips of white paper curled and blackened as flames licked the edges. We gathered round, my three daughters and I, and watched our handwritten words fade into fire. And then they were gone, and all that was left were a few glowing embers and a bowl full of ash. I added a little bit of … Continue reading The Grace-Filled Homeschool: Rituals that Touch the Heart