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Stress-free, Succulent Turkey

Being Canadian, we have already enjoyed our Thanksgiving turkey, and it was delicious. I used to dread cooking turkey, hoping desperately that it would be neither undercooked nor dry and overcooked.  With this recipe it’s so stress-free to make tender and delicious turkey! Here’s what I do (and what some of my friends are now […]

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, […]

The Torch Thrown by Failing Hands

Here is one way to catch the torch, thrown to us by dying soldiers through the years, and hold it high. We can defend the ill, elderly, and disabled in our country. Currently one simple way of doing this is by signing this petition.  Many other opportunities exist and as you read the declaration, you may […]

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 […]

Fond Memories: Our 5 Kids’ Top 30 Homeschool Resources

My five children (ages 13-22) have gone through a huge range of curriculum in almost two decades of homeschooling, so when I asked the at-home crowd what their favorites had been, there was silence around the table.  They needed to think…and then they started to talk.  Later, when I emailed my oldest daughter, I got […]

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