Lord, Strengthen My Hands!

Life can be challenging at times. This is fact is clearly evidenced in our discussions with family members and friends and even the quickest glance at local and national news headlines confirms this fact. Every single day people all around the world are challenged by difficult life circumstances. And many times these challenges rise up […]

Lord, Strengthen My Hands - By Andrea Thorpe

If Momma Ain’t Happy…

Over the spring our small group went through a bible study called Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. Bridges shines the light on sins such as unthankfulness, discontentment, pride, selfishness, anger, gossip, and many other sins that seem more acceptable than the blatant obvious sins. As we worked through the book I had many take-aways, but […]

If Momma Ain’t Happy… - By Lorrie Young

Making Tough Decisions Easier

Lately, we have been in the beginning stages of planning for a new school year. This next year for us will be unique in that it is our first year that we will be homeschooling at the high school level! With that comes so many emotions…one of the biggest, is the awe that we are […]

Making Tough Decisions Easier - By Karen DeBeus

Blackberry Summer

   Years ago, I went wild blackberry picking which involved three dangers: vicious thorns , chiggers, and hidden snakes( don’t ask me why they like to hide near ripe blackberry bushes). Amazingly true blackberry lovers are willing to forge through all of those to come up with the luscious sweet jewels for cobblers, pies , […]

Blackberry Summer - By Karen Costello

Homeschooling and Diversity

I came across a comment the other day which got me thinking, particularly in light of the recent tragedy in Charleston, S.C. Since I can’t find the actual quotation or even the page where I saw it, this is my general paraphrase. It went something like this: “One reason I would never choose to homeschool […]

Homeschooling and Diversity - By Elizabeth Curry

The Courage to Take Courage

In the classic film, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Lion make a dangerous journey to the land of OZ and arrive at the front gate only to be turned away by the guard.  When poor Dorothy breaks down sobbing, distraught that their sojourn was for naught, he finally lets […]

The Courage to Take Courage - By Debra Anderson

Bearing Unnecessary Burdens

During a recent weekend, my girls accompanied me on a series of errands. Our last stop was the produce market where I picked up several bags of fresh fruits and vegetables. Since there were no available grocery carts, each of us had to carry at least one bag. Before heading over to the cashier, I […]

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