(Today on the blog I am tickled to feature one of my talented and hard-working students, Meghan Hayes. Her final class project will thrill fans of To Kill a Mockingbird--especially those who always wondered how Ol' One-Shot got his name. Enjoy!) I had always stuck out like a sore thumb and I knew it, but … Continue reading Cease Fire
(This excerpt from a Bible study I wrote titled Be: Lessons from the Gospel of Matthew seemed appropriate to post on this most holy of days in our Christian tradition. Sunday is indeed coming, but today we wait.) Matthew 28:1-10After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other … Continue reading Be Still
Recently a client of mine received a one-star review from a person who had obviously created a Google account with a fake name for the sole purpose of leaving the scathing rant. It was clear to us, based on the facts noted, who this person really was. I can only surmise why he felt it … Continue reading Would Jesus post a one-star review?
Ladies, you can probably already feel it -- the teeth-grinding, stomach-churning sensation that creeps in about this time of year. Charlie Brown may have made November and December out to be all sunshine and peace, but we never saw his mom in the kitchen and at the mall, did we. Of course we want to … Continue reading Simple, effective ways to de-stress the holidays
As I was writing Prayers for the Mother of the Bride, one thing that struck me was the imperative duty we have as Christian women to affirm each other. It’s no secret that the enemy of our souls bombards us all with fiery arrows intended to damage and destroy self-esteem. Everywhere we turn, our daughters face false images and … Continue reading Beloved daughter
Wedding ideas for the bride-to-be, mother of the bride, or mother of the groom One of the best parts about being an author is connecting with others who have the same interests and passions. While promoting Prayers for the Mother of the Groom I have come to know two of the most interesting women with hearts … Continue reading Pray and prepare with these Christian wedding supplies
Almost every Christian mother of a son will face the day he and his beloved burst through the door with grins and dreams and a shiny ring on her finger. From that moment on, life becomes a blur of to-do lists, calendar negotiations, fancy meals, and dressing rooms. We hope for blissful bonding times … Continue reading Prayers for the Mother of Groom
Unless your faith tradition has strict rules and accountability for observing the Sabbath as a day of rest, your homeschooling family may struggle with the concept. What does God's admonition to "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" in Exodus 20:8 even look like in our modern world? Of course, most of us go … Continue reading Embrace Sabbath rest in your homeschool
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When I became a grandma, I bought an iPad for the sole purpose of downloading colorful Kindle books and engaging apps for babies. It has been surprising and encouraging to me that my two grandbabies actually prefer real books. Happily, we are prepared for hours of reading courtesy of all our children's books which have … Continue reading A dozen classic books to save for your grandkids