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Hope, A Few Blades of Green Grass

“Even when the grass looks entirely brown, always, when you get down on your knees and look closely, you will see some blades of green.”* There is hope in that, and comfort. Sometimes, when life happens and homeschooling and other matters seem to be hopeless, the little positives gain huge importance.  If you look closely, […]

Send Me, O Lord

When we look around at the world and the church, there’s so much work to be done.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming, yet we so eagerly want to contribute. When Christina Rossetti felt this way she wrote “Send Me”. Use me, God, in Thy great harvest field, Which stretcheth far and wide like a wide sea; The […]

Spreading Your Message

We Christians all have something to say and to share, the glorious gospel and its many applications.  It is good to consider how we do this, either to a handful of people or to millions, so that we do not destroy our message by our clumsiness or foolishness, or by projecting one thing and saying […]

Nurturing a Love of Learning

People sometimes ask, “How do you instill a love of learning in your child?” I think that’s the wrong question.  Children are naturally curious and eager to learn, and God has instilled this in them; we don’t need to.  Instead, the question should be, “How do we nurture this love of learning?” And, if for some […]

Our Outer Nature Wastes Away

We all know that we are on a journey to decrepitude and death, but at times it hits home very hard. The other day one of my dearest people told me it’s official; her mind is going. She couldn’t even remember the words for it, Alzheimer’s, dementia. Yes, sometimes thinking about the future makes her […]

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