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Review: The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted by Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman, popularizer of the 5 Love Languages concept, has reworked an earlier book, Toward a Growing Marriage, into this helpful manual.  He states that the goal of marriage is a deep, total union of a couple on all levels—intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, and physical. From a Biblical viewpoint, Chapman deals with all the usual […]

Now Thank We All Our God

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving.  This beautiful hymn reminds us how to give thanks. Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices; who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours […]

Older Students Need Attention, Too

Our homeschools go through seasons. Sometimes we can predict them, but once in a while we are surprised.  My surprise this year is that I need to spend more time on homeschooling than I did last year, even though the girls are (obviously) older. You see, this year each of the girls is being stretched. […]

Review: What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days by Holly Gerth

We all have hard days. Some people have only a few of them, at least for the present.  Some face an unrelenting succession of difficult times.  And some have sadness woven so deeply into their souls that it seems joy will never return (and if that’s you, please do seek professional help as well as […]

The Best is Yet to Come

I talked to a dear mom about her son’s cancer. Three days ago they discovered it is back, aggressively.  I had called to comfort her, but she ended up comforting and inspiring me instead.  “God has everything under control,” says this woman who has faced more in the last few years than most of us face […]

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