Nothing to be Thankful For?

If I am completely honest, I have to tell you that negativity is something I have struggled with.  God used a long period of grief to teach me that gratitude is a key to freedom. Gratitude is the road to joy.  He used the grief to undo me. Being undone isn’t worth anything unless we’re […]

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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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