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Homesteading Fun

Have you wanted to bring the Little House on The Prairie Series to life for your kids? Have you wanted them to have a small taste of what life was like before cell phones, tablets or even electricity? If it were up to me, I would encourage every tween and teen in America to embark on a mission trip to an underdeveloped nation.

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‘Tis the season for homeschool conventions

When preconceived ideals meet with reality, many times the result is not pretty. This is my true story of my last venture into the land of homeschool conventions. It was a weekend I had been anticipating forever.  After a 4 year absence, I was finally going to our state’s homeschool convention!

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Teaching from rest

Homeschool families are the busiest people I know. The homeschool community stays on the go and keeps their kids busy. I believe it has to do with “socializing” their children because society says they must be. There is nothing wrong with being busy and going here and there but I don’t feel called to do that. My calling is at home and being content with my surroundings.

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Creating summer memories and beyond

For us, the heat of summer has begun. I catch myself looking back on the past couple of summers and somewhat lamenting. They haven’t been the awesomely fun filled, carefree, easy going stuff that dreams (or movies) are made of. I clearly remember last summer scrolling quickly through my social media newsfeeds that were filled with family and friends jet-setting here, there and everywhere.

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I live in my dream house

The other day while I was taking a long walk and in a particularly reflective mood, the Lord brought to mind an encouraging memory from long ago. When I was single, many years ago, I use to visit with a large family from my church on a weekly basis. I loved the simplicity of their home and the unity of purpose within it!

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You can now move that tassel

Congratulations! How many of us have uttered that word this spring as we shook the hand of some well-deserving young person? High school graduation is ubiquitous. It happens all across the country; in small towns as well as in high schools as large as many small towns. For students, it’s a time to pause and bask in the attention before they turn their eyes toward the next phase of their life.

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