Category: Spiritual Lessons

Set Free from the Enemy! Elleina's Story
Set Free from the Enemy! Elleina’s Story

For a number of months now, my followers have heard me hint in e-mails and on Facebook about the incredible things the Lord has done in the life of my sweet daughter, Elleina. I simply didn’t have time for the full story and I was waiting a bit longer to see how things continued to…

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Teaching Thanksgiving All Year Long

It’s hard to pick a favorite time of the year. It seems there’s something beautifully wonderful about every season. But if I had to pick, I would say this time of year when we head towards Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time that fills me with the most joy. And it’s not just the crisp…

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When the Storm is a Blessing in Disguise
When the Storm is a Blessing in Disguise

Our homeschooling journey started with a decision about a decision. Brett and I came from very different backgrounds one of those differences was our education. Brett was homeschooled and I was public schooled. The conflict on this subject arose just before our oldest daughter’s 4th birthday. Oddly enough it was outside people who brought the…

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Why My Son Doesn’t Believe in Evolution - Creation and our kids.
Why My Son Doesn’t Believe in Evolution – Creation and our kids.

First to clarify, I want to make sure that everyone reading this understands that there is a distinct difference between “macro” evolution and “micro” evolution. Creation and our Kids – Macroevolution versus Microevolution Macroevolution states, “All things are evolving in a positive beneficial direction.” For example, macroevolution is generally defined as the process of one…

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Biblical Goals For Successful Lifestyle Homeschooling

Biblical goals for successful lifestyle homeschooling, should be the foundation on which we build our homes and our daily schedules. Homeschooling itself is NOT enough. We have to remember the reason we are teaching our children at home, keeping in mind that it is a lifestyle of discipling our children and preparing them for the…

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Giving Thanks for Conflict
Giving Thanks for Conflict?

  “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thess. 5:18   Something very interesting jumped out at me when I read this passage. Here is the verse in context:   “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing….

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Follow the Divine Arborist

I am a perfectionist. And I am married to a perfectionist. And we are raising three perfectionist children. Perfectionism leads to high expectations, which leads, in turn, to frustration and disappointment when the expectations go unmet (which, in this imperfect world filled with imperfect people, is often). In fact, my friend has a saying that…

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Lifeschooling Lessons from a Weekend of Heartbreak

We buried our beloved dog today.   And two other puppies, also. It’s been a rough weekend.   I had such plans for the weekend…and they didn’t include the discovery of a nearly-dead puppy Saturday morning, rushing to the vet, thwarted by stand-still traffic, puppy finally dying on the vet’s table. My plans did not…

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Things I Learned on our Girls Weekend

As those of you who follow my podcast already know, my year started off very intentionally with a two-week fast, seeking God’s direction for our family. And direct He did! I felt a strong sense that I needed to pull back and refocus on my family, as it is so easy for me to become…

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Gifts, Not Trophies

Do you know the difference between a gift and a trophy? A gift is something a person gives to another person out of love. It is not earned, but received with humility and gratefulness. A trophy, however, is earned by merit. It gives the receiver “bragging rights” and is put up on the mantel over…

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