Nov 192012
 
Favorite Christmas Traditions

What fun to open stockings at Christmas!  There is something about putting your hand inside and wondering what you will touch.  Enchantment and wonder seem to go along with Christmas.  What makes Christmas so special?  Often, what warms our hearts are the memories of Christmas traditions. “At Christmas, we always….” Christmas Breakfast Mary remembers a favorite Christmas [...]

Oct 302012
 
Ready, Set, Grow! Gardening with Children

10 Amazing Benefits of Gardening with Children Build A Strong Immune System Kids who eat lots of fruits and vegetables tend to have stronger immune systems than those that don’t. A strong immune systems is a big deterrent to viruses and allergies. Cultivate Peacefulness We feel at peace in garden. Our first home was a [...]

Jan 092012
 
Finish Well 2012

It is a lovely sunny September day here in Central Florida. I am already counting the days until we can all be together at Finish Well in February 2012. What fun it will be to see familiar faces from the past conferences and to meet new friends. If you are homeschooling high school or heading [...]

Oct 262011
 
The Secret of Joy in Homeschooling

Why is it that we complain about our husbands, children, and homeschooling? Why do we struggle to be content? Why do we love the idea of homeschooling, but have days where we hate educating our little ones? The answer to these questions is not simplistic, but we do need to address these issues in our [...]

Oct 062011
 
Total Access Relationships

God made man in his own likeness and image. God made man relational. With these two facts firmly in mind we must realize that God is also relational. He wants to have relationships with each of us. I for one am glad He does. I’ve always enjoyed friendships and companionship. I have especially enjoyed spending [...]

Sep 032011
 
New School Year and New Recipes

Meredith and I are so busy getting ready for the school year to start. It’s true. We are keeping our old fashioned schedules and waiting till September to start school. We are working hard to start two co-ops this week. Busy, busy, busy. We hope you are all doing well with your busy schedules as [...]

Nov 152009
 

With the economy the way it is, many of you may be considering starting your own business to bring in some extra income for your family.  If you are interested in starting up a home business, these articles may be helpful. Starting Your Own Business Part I (Reasons for Starting Your Own Business, Pitfalls to [...]

Maintenance Pt. 3

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Sep 292009
 
Maintenance Pt. 3

Maintaining your relationship with your Children I have talked about spending time with God. I then talked about spending time with your husband. Will it surprise you if I say you need to spend time with your children in order to maintain your relationship with them? The time you spend with your children is very [...]

Maintenance Pt. 2

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Sep 202009
 
Maintenance Pt. 2

Good morning eveybody!! Please forgive me for the tardiness of this entry. I just realized that I never posted the next part of my maintenance series. So here it is. Maintaining Our Relationship with our Husbands Ephesians 5 and Colossians 3 admonish husbands to love their wives. Titus 2 instructs older women to train younger [...]

A Heritage in the Garden

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Aug 142009
 
A Heritage in the Garden

Just returned from Delaware where I viisited my sister.  Her birthday is today, so HAPPY Birthday, Julie! When I got to her house, I kept noticing butterflies.  I wondered if it was a blessing from the Lord to encourage us in our difficult time…we just lost our Daddy.  But, within a day or two, I [...]