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Decisions, decisions…

Two days until we start our new school year! I am peacefully happy about how this is working out for us. In our homeschool we follow the calendar of the private school my daughters attend. They start on Thursday, so guess what. So do we. My 7yo son has bugged me since Christmas break to homeschool him again. Once we decided to do just that he has never looked back. He hasn’t wavered or questioned … read on, my friend…

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Caution: human under construction

It was in a nursing theory class a couple of weeks ago. It was another in a long line of Power Point presentations on theorists and their ideas. (I know, you probably had no idea nursing even had theories. Just stay with me.) We were discussing a particularly weird interesting theorist when the words popped up on the screen. Human Becoming Theory Hmmmmm. Not human being, human becoming. It took a moment for it to … read on, my friend…

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I have a secret…

Okay so I’m really laying myself bare here. I’m going to say out loud what I  have been keeping under wraps for a while now. I’m writing a book. (ahem.) I’m writing a book. Okay, I’m not ready to shout it from the rooftops just yet but I am terrified excited to share this news with you here. Brooke, author of Warrior Prayers and Notes to Aspiring Writers: Your Dream, God’s Plan (due out next … read on, my friend…

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7 wonders of the [homeschool] world

1. Reading. Teaching your own child to read is the first step on the road to lifelong learning. I call it the Golden Ticket. In my opinions it is the greatest gift you can give your children outside of salvation. And you can do it all by yourself (with some good phonics books). 2. Graduation. You homeschooled your own child. They made it. You made it. And you didn’t need a school system to pull … read on, my friend…

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Summer Splash is here!

Welcome! I’m so glad you took time out of your busy schedule to stop by. What good is a philosophy if you never put it into practice? That’s what I love about BPA–it’s so “everyday.” I wanted to share a post with you about science. It’s a subject that intimidates many families but it doesn’t have to. I hope this article on 10 Reasons to Study Science from a Biblical Principle Approach will inspire you … read on, my friend…

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Benediction

BENEDIC’TION, n. [L. benedictio, from bene, well, and dictio, speaking. See Boon and Diction.] 1. The act of blessing; a giving praise to God or rendering thanks for his favors; a blessing pronounced; hence grace before and after meals. Many people offer thanks before eating. That’s common enough. But Webster suggests something more in his definition. Something more beautiful even than a prayer of blessing. Saying Grace after meals? Who does that?I can honestly say … read on, my friend…

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Reflections on my post-a-day month

Okay this is the last day of my daily post experiment. It was challenging, to be sure. There are a few things I learned. I am not very organized. I had no real plan or help with post topics, which now I wish I had benefit of. If I ever do this again I will make sure I have something to write about so I don’t have to grasp for an idea. Posting on this … read on, my friend…

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Stuff I am looking forward to

Graduating with my BSN next year Having a teenager in the house (next month!) Teaching Micah to read Going on a medical missions trip Growing in Christ Learning a foreign language Grandchildren (a long time from now!) The return of Christ (come quickly, Lord Jesus!)

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Stuff I miss

My dad (he passed away in 2005) Homeschooling (I love being with my children!) Newborns (not that I want another but they sure do smell amazing) Texas (it will always be home) Sunrise (I’m at work before the sun comes up) Jamaican jerk chicken by the ocean (mission trip) My grampa’s sense of humor (he died in 1989) Paula Zuniga’s Mexican food (nothing could touch it!) Tomorrow: Things I’m looking forward to!

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Not ashamed

There isn’t much better reading on the subject of faith in the Bible than Hebrews 11. Known as the “Hall of Faith,” it is a dizzying recitation of people who chose to believe God, even when some of their natural eyes never saw what they were believing for. Do I have that kind of faith? The faith to simply trust God? God is not ashamed to be called their God. Heb 11:16b Wow. God was … read on, my friend…

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