Reflections of a Homeschool Educator–An Interview With My Mom

I’m in the middle of my first sophomore term, and life is staying pretty busy. Along the way, I needed to interview an experienced teacher for my Intro to Ed class. Like any good homeschooled kid, I interviewed my Mom. I ended up being inspired, and I think you will be too. If you’re considering homeschooling or you need some encouragement to keep at it, listen to what my Mom has to say after twenty years of experience. Without any frills, here is the transcript of our interview.  Continue reading →

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Facebook Wine and the Rest of Jesus

Sometimes I just wish I could sit down with a glass of wine. No joke. Last Monday was one of those days. I was exhausted physically, mentally, and spiritually. I had a headache that bordered on a migraine, and a homework load that looked like Pike’s Peak. Beneath the physical load, I was lonelier than I’ve been for a while. And, honestly, I just wished for something to pacify the pounding in my head, relax my weary muscles, and dull the ache in my soul. But, I don’t drink, and don’t intend to start. So, what is one to do? Continue reading →

Men and Modesty:Why it Matters

I don’t normally write directly to guys here on my blog. In fact, I’m going to take a guess that very few guys read this blog. However, I’m going to hope that those that do will hear me out.

I’ve written here before about modesty and how shame-based modesty is different than dignity-based modesty. However, something has bothered me for quite some time. This morning my family had an energized discussion before Sunday breakfast that touched on the subject, and it motivated me to share my thoughts. Continue reading →

We Wait For You

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Sometimes it is the seemingly evident truths that catch me by surprise and hold me in their grip.

This verse has held my mind since this past Friday morning. I gathered papers together before leaving for work in the morning, double checking to make sure I had everything I needed. Friday night was to be our first volunteer meeting for an evangelistic kids club. I planned on going door to door before hand and inviting the children of our little town to the club that starts this next week. Continue reading →

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God gave me this mental picture on a day when the question on my mind was once again, “Father, will I ever live as you desire?” It seems that the closer I get to the cross, the more I can see how sinful I am. It’s discouraging. Disheartening. Like gaping holes, instead of solid sand.  If–if I’m the only one in the picture. My mind has gone back to this picture over and over again–my love and righteousness is there, but it is not enough. But there His grace is too–filling in the cracks. And it is enough. I am counted worthy. His grace covers me.