Category: Glimpses of Life

Living in grace

Grace is an overused term that can be abused. We see it abused when someone with a destructive lifestyle refuses to change. Just because something is abused doesn’t mean we dismiss it altogether. Grace is real. It’s powerful and, it’s Biblical.

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My child just turned 18. Now what?

Your child just turned 18. Congratulations to you and your offspring on making it through to adulthood! So, now that they are 18, you’re done. Right? Well, no. Like many parents upon the eve of the birth of their child, looks far out into the future and envisions the day of impending adulthood.

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Learning to Meet Our Children’s Needs

Most days you can find my daughters and I together. We spend time learning new things, playing with new toys, and simply hanging out with one another. Spending unprecedented amounts of time with my girls comes with the territory of being a homeschooling mom. It is easy to believe that because I spend so much time with my daughters there’s no doubt that I am giving them all they need and more.

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Good Tidings of Great Joy

It’s no secret that Christmas isn’t about Jesus anymore. It’s as if we need to elbow and push and shove our way through the season in search of a small glimpse of the true meaning of Christmas. Picking out the tree, Santa at the mall. The cookies. The parties. The gifts. Everything. Else. It’s no secret that this time of year causes stress. And depression.

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Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There is good food, lots of family and friends, and no pressure to buy gifts. It is also the kickoff for the Christmas season (which seems way too short in my opinion). The smells of cinnamon and clove, nutmeg and pumpkin. The chattering of dear loved ones gathering together all for one purpose: to give thanks for all that we have.

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Having A Mommy Time Out

The kids are arguing over a toy. The dog is barking at the commotion. The water is boiling over on the stove. The phone is ringing off the hook. The baby just spilled juice all over the couch. Your husband is stuck in traffic. To top it off, you have the start of a migraine.

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Let’s talk a little bit about traditions. But let me first start with a little confession. I am not big into traditions. At all. Call me lazy or just a bad mom, but we tend to change things around a lot and don’t adhere to many traditions. But there are some fun ones out there for homeschooling and IF I was going to be inspired here’s what I would do.

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Seasons: Fall

It’s autumn and there’s the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and pumpkin everything. Beautiful, bountiful, colored leaves greet the eyes and crisp cool air lends itself to building leaf piles, and leaf pile jumping!

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