I had a woman inform me that only home schooled children received the best education and were the most advanced, without exception. Her words stung me. While I do a lot of things the old fashioned way and at home, teaching my children the whole of their education isn’t one of them.
My day didn’t go as I had planned yesterday. Ever have days like that? I thought I’d be sitting down in the afternoon to craft my newsletter and blog post announcing the release of my new e-book, Pioneering Today-A Homemade Christmas.
We’re also gearing up for winter here on the homestead and putting our boat into our small hay shed was on the list. This year, we’re exclusively using haylage, the big white marshmallow shaped bales, and they won’t fit in this shed. My husband needed help getting the boat into the shed. I guided him as he backed it in with only a few inches to spare on each side.
Does your prayer list travel on like your to-do list? I sometimes imagine both are a never ending scroll tumbling down the mountain and valley where we live. Don’t get me wrong, I’m honored to be able to come to a Father who wants to hear my prayers. I’m grateful I get to pray for people, especially those I care for.
But there are times when I grow weary. I feel like I can never pray enough to cover all of the needs I see around me. They press me down until I’m almost walking on my knees.
What is that you ask? I’m so glad you did, because this has been on my mind for several days now.
The most important survival tool is our faith in Christ Jesus. I’m guessing you already knew that. But if you’re like me, sometimes, you need those little nudge moments.
Here’s 11 reasons why your faith is your most important survival tool. Continue reading
If you hadn’t heard, September is National Preparedness Month. I consider myself fairly prepared for a natural disaster. So far this year I’ve canned over 150 jars of food, have a freezer with our own natural raised beef in it, and a garden that will produce for another few months.
But there’s more to being prudent and prepared than having a well stocked pantry. Even though I don’t always, or at least at first, I’m trying to run everything by my Bible. I decided to see what God says about being prepared and prudent.
Prayer is a powerful thing, but sometimes, it seems certain prayers go unanswered. I feel I’ve prayed for family member’s salvation, freedom from addiction, and other things for years without any visible results. I know many of you have went through the same heartaches and struggles.
Have you ever had someone ask you questions about Jesus and salvation? I’ve had people who didn’t know the story of Jesus ask me about Him. They had no idea about salvation, the cross, or the Savoir who died there for their sins.
I have a confession to make. I used to be horribly afraid of the dark. Not just as a child, but as an adult into my twenties.
When I was little, I always wanted to sleep with a night light on. Blessedly, my mother didn’t mind this and even kept a night light on in the bathroom.
I never wanted to go outside alone after dark. I hated looking out windows at night that didn’t have blinds or curtains, especially when all I could see was my own reflection and not what was beyond the glass.
When I was in school, I hated group projects. Not because I didn’t like working with others, I’m very social by nature, I start up conversations with strangers and my dad is fond of saying I’d
argue talk with a fence post if it talked back.
But when we were assigned a group project and our grade was determined by the entire group’s effort, I instantly tensed up. Inevitably, there were always a few people in the group who didn’t do their fair share of the work. It wasn’t the extra work that bothered me, it was knowing my grade was in the hands of others.