Teaching Kids to Care for Those Who are Less Fortunate: Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

It is hard to read the news these days with what is happening in the middle east. There are people being tortured, killed, separated from family, and children being sold into a life of slavery. Their pain is beyond what I can comprehend. Not just in this time of crisis with the fanatical soldiers of […]

On Raising Godly Teenagers…

Cross Roads Teens

Having toddlers and teenagers at the same time is just HARD, people. I dare you to try it sometime. Lest you start going on about how I’m a saint, let me clear up the record for you: this homeschool blogging mama may have great intentions, but I don’t have it all together. My goal is to […]

HOLY, Not Just Holly

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Part of me is always broken at Christmas. I needed to read last year’s post about being thankful instead of using my too-high-of-expectations measuring stick to suck the joy out of our holiday. I can choose to plug in to the vastness of purpose and perfect gifts by focusing my heart & mind on the […]

Carpet and Constructive Conversion

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The Bee family is doing an about-face. Change is synonymous with a few key words that leave deep images in your mind. Words like “born again”, “growth”, “reconstruction”, “reformation”, “regeneration”, “resolution”, “transfiguration”, “remodeling”, “turning around”. I’m pretty sure the sort of change absorbing us over the next few years will be heavy on the remodeling […]

Faith

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Faith is the assurance of what we have not yet seen. It shapes our world-view and leads us to answers for all of life’s questions. It gives us purpose and hope. It sheds light on the proper way to conduct our lives and gives us a rich heritage with many mentors to help when we […]