Surrender Does Not Mean Passivity in Relationships

Surrender Does Not Mean Passivity in Relationships

  Hi, I'm Jen. And I am a recovering doormat.   Then.   For about 36 or so years of my life I allowed people to abuse me, intimidate me, manipulate me, lie to me, talk behind my back (and still stay friends/family), tell me what to do (how I should live my life as an … [Continue reading]

Help Me With A Name Change

Help Me With A Name Change

  I don't like change. I am a creature of habit. And unless the benefits of change outweigh the consequences... I'd rather just keep everything the same. But life is about change. And since my story... I mean my testimony... has changed over the last couple of years, I've been wondering … [Continue reading]

Making Something Beautiful

Making Something Beautiful

  “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting … [Continue reading]

Frugal Ideas to Help You Stay Home Even When Money is Tight

Frugal Ideas to Help You Stay Home

    Recently I shared how we live within what God provides, especially as a (now) single parent. Because I want to live inside of … [Continue reading]

Learning to Let Them Go…

Matthew

  It seems like yesterday that I was holding them as babies. I was so excited to be a mom. All three times. They needed me for everything. I … [Continue reading]

Veggie Tales Noah’s Ark Review

Veggie Tales Noah's Ark Review

  The newest Veggie Tales movie, Noah's Ark, was released on DVD, March 3, 2015 and is now on sale for $8.99 on Amazon.   It seems … [Continue reading]

Living Within What God Provides

Living Within What God Provides

  One day, about a year ago, I was texting one of my Titus 2 friends. Probably lamenting about my lack of income and our looming, … [Continue reading]

Teaching Our Kids That Sin Hurts

Teaching Our Kids That Sin Hurts

  Oh how I wish I could go back in time about 21 years, to the days before I had children, and teach myself a few things about sin. I didn't … [Continue reading]

No Really, Bloom Where You Are Planned

No Really Bloom Where You Are Planted

  I've been told that I have a green thumb. But it's not a name I call myself. I just enjoy real, live plants. And beautiful flowers and … [Continue reading]

Top Usborne Books (& More) for Homeschooling

Top Usborne Books for Homeschooling

  If you've been around the homeschool community for a while, then you've heard of Usborne Books (and More -- which now includes Kane Miller … [Continue reading]

Biblical Homeschooling Alone

Biblical Homeschooling Alone

  We started homeschooling out of necessity, instead of purely Biblical conviction. But it didn't take long for God to help me realize that … [Continue reading]

Roadmap Genesis Movie Review

RoadmapGenesisReview

  Question on the street... "What comes to mind when you hear Genesis?" "Uh... I don't know." "Second book of the Bible?" "It's … [Continue reading]

Why I Don’t Want My Girls Marrying a “Christian”

Why I Don't Want My Girls Marrying a Christian

  {I don't want my son to be a "Christian" either. But that's why I am "man training" him to be a godly man. My job is to train him in the … [Continue reading]

Helping a Child with Anxiety

Helping a Child with Anxiety

  Having a child who suffers from anxiety and/or panic attacks can be confusing. Aspects of these traits in children can be misunderstood for … [Continue reading]

Homeschooling Through Trials

Homeschooling Through Trials

  Even the strongest of Christians are faced with some really, really tough times. Most times there are no easy routes around the agony or … [Continue reading]

What Kids Should Know Before Leaving Home

What Kids Should Know Before Leaving Home

  One of the best things about homeschooling is the daily quantity time that we get with our children. Time to prepare them for more than just … [Continue reading]