2018 Summer Ministry and Family Update

Have you ever had fresh milk that hasn’t been homogenized? The rich cream just rises to the top. It’s the first thing you see, but not the only good thing in the pitcher. That’s what ministry is like. You see the first fruits right away, but you know more evidence of God’s work will float […]

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Our 2018-2019 Home School Curriculum

I was a teenager when I knew that I wanted to someday home-school my children.   I babysat a lot for the family across the street.  We lived in Phoenix, Arizona and they were the only home school family I had ever met.  Their small children were different.  They had broad interests and knew things I […]

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Rocks to Remember

“Mom, look!” my little Charis calls. She holds out her pudgy 2 year old hand to me, face upturned in the bright sun. “I found rocks!” she says. “Oh, you did!” I praise her, an uncontrollable smile pulling at the corners of my mouth.  She has proudly singled out and collected a special 5, and […]

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Tithing and Hilarious Giving

The first ten years of marriage, my husband and I gave to the church, but we didn’t tithe. Tithing traces back to the Old Testament, when God commanded his people, the Israelites, to give ten percent of what He gave them back to Him.  This tithe provided for the tribe of the Levites who served […]

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Treasuring These Days, & Our New Family Photo

Hello friend! Family photos are great.  You never know what you are going to get back, and there are always these little tell tales that speak so loudly about this season in life, frozen in time.  🙂  Many thanks to Angela out at Camp Jim for taking our family staff photos and sending me this […]

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