The Inspiration Cycle

We moms want to inspire our kids. Just having children makes us strive to be the best versions of ourselves, examples we hope they’ll want to emulate. But in some ways, my kids have already surpassed that goal, and now, they inspire me. My 14-year-old son started a YouTube channel this summer, where he posts… Continue reading The Inspiration Cycle

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Memorize & Meditate: I Corinthians 15:57-58

Sometimes, the sheer amount of work that must be accomplished at my house can be a bit overwhelming. (I'm sure you can relate!) But whether it's school work or house work, paid work or volunteer work, it's a comfort to know that God values, assists, and rewards hard work done for his glory. But thanks… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Corinthians 15:57-58

Old Soul Quotes: Time

This week will be the sixth of our home-school year...already! With two tenth-graders and a third grader, time flies by. I've had to purpose in my heart to make every moment worthwhile, living each day fully and with as few regrets as possible. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Time

The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

I thought I knew the story of Moses well, from baby in a basket, to avenging prince, to desert shepherd, to leader of God's people on a very long, very circuitous wilderness trek. He is perhaps best remembered as the powerful, faithful, longsuffering leader of the Israelites, who certainly required an abundance of patience. But… Continue reading The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

A Special Invitation from Jesus

Jesus had a special regard for a certain group of people. You may be among them. I know I am. It's the work-weary. The fatigued. The sleep-deprived. The downright exhausted. To us, Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28). Rest! What a… Continue reading A Special Invitation from Jesus

Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

(Note: I scheduled this to be published on Monday as usual, and although it showed up on my site, it didn't seem to appear on the reader. So we'll try this again!) This week's passage contains powerful and inspiring words for Christian kids, who need support in a world that sometimes judges them unfairly or… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

This week's passage contains powerful and inspiring words for Christian kids, who need support in a world that sometimes judges them unfairly or misunderstands their faith. In that light, I'm having my three children memorize this passage this week. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

Old Soul Quotes: Home

Last week's post featured the theme of adventure. While I love a good adventure, I am at heart a homebody, and decided to feature the joys of home in autumn this week. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Home