Great Is His Faithfulness

Posted by Administrator on 6/30/2014 to Homeschooling
Arise, cry out in the night,
At the beginning of the watches;
Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.
Lift your hands toward Him

The Deeper the Sorrow the Louder You’ll Sing

Posted by Administrator on 6/23/2014 to Homeschooling
Someone recently asked my husband, “What’s the hardest part about having a large family? The fourteen bikes in your shed?” Kris’s ready reply was...

Marriage Is Sacred

Posted by Administrator on 6/16/2014 to Homeschooling
“What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?” That question is the subtitle of Gary Thomas’s Sacred Marriage—an intriguing, face-slapping, heart-squeezing, and conscience-convicting book about marriage. To be honest, all marriages need help in developing them to be as God-glorifying as they can be. “We must never be naive enough to think of marriage as a safe harbor from the Fall. . . .

Summer Reading Programs

Posted by Administrator on 6/9/2014 to Homeschooling
Has anyone else noticed how much summer reading programs at local libraries have changed over the years? When my oldest sons were young enough to participate (some fifteen years ago now), there were weekly drawings for prizes, and those prizes ranged from gift certificates to a local fast food joint to an art project or toy. Names of participants who had reached their weekly goals were placed into a can, and then a name was drawn randomly each week to receive the prize of his or her choice. Ah, those were the days! Derek won a...

Familiarity Breeds Comfort

Posted by Administrator on 6/2/2014 to Homeschooling
I realize that the clause is actually “Familiarity breeds contempt,” but in the case of certain foods, especially foods your family likes, familiarity gives comfort. Kris and I have been married for 23½ years. Nearly every week for the last 282 months, I have made one particular food for my husband: cinnamon bread. He eats it practically every morning—slightly warmed in the microwave and smeared with butter. Give him a slice of cinnamon bread and a glass of chocolate milk, and he’s a man ready to face the world. It’s a food that brings me comfort, too, because I know that Kris’s breakfast is “figured out” already, and I don’t have to spend a lot of time preparing or cleaning up his meal. (I probably sound like a very lazy wife and...
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