5 Ways to Add God’s Word to Your Kids’ Routine

There are so many things that I don’t do well as a mother. I don’t plan super special crafts for my kids, nor do I like to bake cookies. There are probably many places in my house that need a good scrubbing right now, and due to sickness and busyness, we are all waaaay off schedule. BUT, I’m not stressing… Read more


What Bad News is Teaching Me About a Good God

In March of 2020, our daughter injured her elbow. Unbeknownst to us at that time, it was the beginning of a long ordeal, fraught with bad news. Many times over the past two years, we asked God for healing and good outcomes for our sweet girl, only to receive unexpected and unlikely bad outcomes instead. I’m not one to ask… Read more


Simple Homeschool for a Simpler Life: Part 2 – Our Curriculum

Over the past four years our homeschool daily schedule and curriculum choices have morphed and shifted quite a bit. Every family, child, and season is different. Currently I homeschool a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and a pre-schooler who is old enough to do Kindergarten work. With the addition of a third child to our formal school, I was not able… Read more


Simple Homeschool for a Simpler Life: Part 1 – Our Why

Several readers have asked me recently to share more about our simple homeschool. In the face of Covid-19, some families are considering homeschool long term. I love homeschooling, and I want to be an encouragement and a resource to those who are weighing this out. I decided to break down my thoughts into a multipart part series. In this post… Read more


Mornings with the Master: The Value of Time with God in the Mornings

Guest post by Jennifer Hayes Yates at Startled by the alarm near my bed, I push the snooze and snuggle back down into the warm chenille blanket. Just between drooling sleep and stark awareness, the fragrance of coffee meets my senses, and I am reminded of the reason for the alarm. It’s time for morning with the Master. Ok,… Read more


Read Your Bible, Pray Everyday — More Easily Said Than Done?

Guest post by Laura Bailey at Let Me Tell Ya Somethin’ Our family morning routine involves a prayer, a Bible verse, and a few songs while eating breakfast. The other day we sang a song that many of us equate with juice boxes and butter cookies. It says, “Read your Bible, pray every day if you want to grow.” My eldest… Read more

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