Tag: spiritual growth

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Don’t Let This Summer Go To Waste! Join Us For DLD Virtual Summer Camp

The summer of 2020 is looking a little different than normal.  Many public pools, summer camps, park recreation programs, festivals, concerts and fairs are closed or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Our kids were crushed that these beloved experiences would not be available to them.  With a heavy heart, I began praying and asking God how we could redeem this summer.  His answer was swift … Read More Don’t Let This Summer Go To Waste! Join Us For DLD Virtual Summer Camp

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What Math Can Teach Us About God

One of the things that I love about teaching homeschool is that it provides ample opportunities to see God’s character through the things that we are learning as a family. I didn’t always think this way. But a few years ago, Joe and I attended a homeschool conference and the keynote speaker, Voddie Baucham, really challenged parents: Everything that we learn in homeschool should … Read More What Math Can Teach Us About God

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The Vanity of Striving for Perfection

“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil.  This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?  For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given … Read More The Vanity of Striving for Perfection

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Making the Most of the Very Short Time

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as a reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. ~Colossians 3:23 Life is short. So short. Recently, a beloved brother in the Lord passed away. He was in his early 40’s and had a beautiful wife and three kids. He was … Read More Making the Most of the Very Short Time

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Parent Retreat= Parent Treat

Last spring, Joe and I attended a Teach Them Diligently conference where we were delighted and surprised to see an old friend from our newlywed small group days. How fun!! Homeschooling can be tough, and it is disingenuous to suggest otherwise. Even the most passionate homeschool parent goes through seasons of discouragement. All kids struggle at times- whether with a specific subject, an area … Read More Parent Retreat= Parent Treat

It’s Okay to Be Tired

I recently read this post from another homeschooling mom and was very encouraged. I hope you will be, too! (I share this with her permission.)   https://thehomeschoolmomblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/its-okay-to-be-tired/

Homeschool: God’s Mandate For Parents

That’s a big title, I know. And I bet you didn’t know that God requires that His people homeschool their kids. But it’s there. Just look at Deuteronomy 6:4-9~ 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 … Read More Homeschool: God’s Mandate For Parents

Building Gratitude Into Your Kids

Who doesn’t want a grateful kid?  Every parent longs for their child to show appreciation for the kindness extended to them- whether by friend, family or stranger. But a thankful heart is not something that happens by accident.  It takes teaching, nurturing and consistent practice. When Thanksgiving rolls around, we’re prone to reflect on the good gifts that God has given us.  Below are … Read More Building Gratitude Into Your Kids

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My Latest Adventures With God (a.k.a. Missions Trip)

This morning started off with a bang. Well, not literally, but close. Our missions team to Mexico boarded our plane only to find out 45 minutes later that our radio transmitter is broken and either needs to be repaired OR we will have to board another plane. Either way, we will most likely miss our connecting flight. We’ll see. 😬 On the upside of … Read More My Latest Adventures With God (a.k.a. Missions Trip)

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Short Term Mission, Long Term Impact

A short term missions trip changed my life. No joke. No exaggeration. As an 18 year old, newly committed follower of Christ, I traveled to Kharkov, Ukraine with 5 other members of my church. It took planes, trains and automobiles to get to our destination, where we spent two weeks teaching the scriptures, sharing the gospel, and loving orphans. Along with my senior pastor … Read More Short Term Mission, Long Term Impact

An Imprint on My Heart: Thoughts On Our Time in Belize

When people return home from a missions trip, they are often asked, “How was your trip?!” Generally speaking, people want to hear, “It was great,” and then be relinquished to go about their business. It’s no one’s fault, really, but for those returning from a trip, whose lives have been forever impacted, it can be disheartening to so flippantly respond about our time away. I have been pondering how to … Read More An Imprint on My Heart: Thoughts On Our Time in Belize