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Balancing online ministry and home

This is another fantastic post from SisterLisa. This is a great topic that I am glad she has addressed. It’s easy to get your life out of balance but she gives you practical advice I really appreciate. Many moms of faith have very busy schedules at home and it has limited their opportunities to reach out to minister in their own towns, but can reach out to minister to their online communities quite effectively. In … read on, my friend…

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Peace

I was snuggling with my almost 3 year old this morning. He had his ear to my chest when he suddenly exclaimed, “Oh! I hear your feelings!” “What do they sound like?” “Like a roar bear.” He doesn’t know how right he is. My emotions are like a whirlwind, a howling storm of misplaced desires with a flurry of unanswered questions. What is to be done when the storm that rages is on the inside? … read on, my friend…

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Seven Deadly homeschool sins and the Christian response

The seven deadly sins, as the Catholics have labeled them, are a great picture of sins that home educators often struggle with. I believe God can keep these sins far from our doors if we turn to Him. Lust Lust is a general lack of self-control. Whether it is the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh or the pride of life, this sin is a challenging one. We can lust after food, other … read on, my friend…

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Life is tasty in small bites

Being an all or nothing kind of person, I tend to “go big or go home.” I struggle with the idea of just a little of anything, which is why I avoid certain situations where my tendencies could get me into a lot of trouble. But as I get older I am starting to see the value of incremental living. Because I still have very small children my life is chopped into a hundred little … read on, my friend…

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Open house–us in a nutshell

I haven’t updated on our family in a while, and since we are starting a new school year soon (and since it’s open house time at The Homeschool Lounge) I thought I’d bring you up to speed on my brood. I should start by saying in this open house post that we homeschool because we feel we are called to do it. That is not the case for everyone, but it is for us. And … read on, my friend…

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Luther on motherhood

Our natural reason looks at marriage and turns up its nose and says, “Alas! Must I rock the baby? wash its diapers? make its bed? smell its stench? stay at nights with it? take care of it when it cries? heal its rashes and sores? and on top of that care for my spouse, provide labor at my trade, take care of this and take care of that? do this and do that? and endure … read on, my friend…

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hope for the guilty heart

It’s so easy as a home educator to “feel guilty.” There’s no shortage of stuff to feel guilty about concerning our kids (whether the guilt is deserved or not): too much free time, not enough social time with friends, not enough rigorous academics, too much sugar, too late getting to bed, too little spiritual discussion/application, too little fun and games, too much yelling… The Holy Spirit reminded me of a scripture today and I wanted … read on, my friend…

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The sisterhood of motherhood

Today I had a lovely luncheon with the mothers in my family. The invited them over for a yummy lunch and we had a wonderful time. As I sat aound the table with my mom, grandmother, mother-in-law and sister-in-law I had to smile. We are all unique women. My sister-in-law is Hispanic. My grandmother is 87 and from a very different generation. My mother-in-law only had one child. My mother is a widow. If we were … read on, my friend…

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No small thing

Adding more to my recent post, I have a few more thoughts to share. God is really into small things. Singular things. Individual things. Really. He started with one Earth. He placed one man and one woman in one garden. Sin came through one and atonement by One. Salvation is a decision made one at a time. Faith also is singular. He is three in One (unity with diversity). God is excited about the number … read on, my friend…

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The power of friendship

There are times that I feel like somewhat of a sideshow act. Not only do we home educate, but we use the BPA. Oh,  and we plan our own lessons. And we aren’t involved in a co-op or other home educating trappings (which isn’t a bad thing). I don’t wear denim jumpers  and we watch TV. So Even in the home educating community we are stand-outs. Which also isn’t a bad thing. But it can get a little … read on, my friend…

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