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Why Christians Should Study Jewish Feasts

  Last year I taught a class titled Biblical Feasts and Holy Days to a small group of 5th-6th graders at our local homeschool co-op. I used this curriculum from Grapevine Studies.   We began by studying the Sabbath and then moved on to Rosh Hashanah, the first of the fall feasts. I quickly realized that we needed […]

The Day Our Family Doubled: An Adoption Story

  Twelve years ago, on February 13, 2004 our family was forever changed by a simple phone call. It was a message on an answering machine, really, ’cause I wasn’t home when the call came. That’s right – we didn’t have cell phones! Can you believe it? Just twelve years ago! And in a suburb of […]

Joy of Being Ordinary: Interview with Lea Ann Garfias

Today, I get to interview Lea Ann Garfias, author of Rocking Ordinary. Her answers to the questions I asked give us a glimpse into the joy she finds in being ordinary. I hope you enjoy her perspective and come away encouraged that all the ordinary activities that fill your days are divinely appointed to make an extraordinary difference. Amazon affiliate links included for […]

4 Ways to Instill a Good Work Ethic in Kids

Wondering how to instill a good work ethic in kids? Start practicing these 4 habits.   Do you ever shake your head at the energy and enthusiasm your kids display until it’s time to work? You know those little toys with lots of joints held taut by a piece of elastic? When you press the base to loosen the elastic, they […]

Chapter Books About Pets for the Whole Family

Is your child begging for a pet? Read one of these books about pets together for a humorous & realistic glimpse into pet ownership.   We’ve had a variety of pets over the years. Chickens. A pair of rabbits. More chickens. A bin full of worms. A cat. Fish. Hermit crabs. Another rabbit. More fish. A […]