Thanksgiving & Praise

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, here are some facts about this holiday. You homeschooling moms probably already know this, but the first National Day of Thanksgiving goes back to September 25, 1789, right after Congress completed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They agreed that they wanted all the citizens of the…

Don’t Take Your Apron Off Yet!

We find mentioned in the Bible two types of servants: hired servants and bond servants. Hired servants receive wages and have certain rights. Bond servants (actually slaves) receive no wages and have no rights….

Patterns

I love to sew! It has been a part of my life since my early high school days. I have also had the privilege of teaching many girls how to sew. Boy oh boy, do I have stories from those days! From the aggravation of working with archaic sewing machines, to the emotional breakdowns of…

Glorious Rebirth

“I  was BORED  of having boys when we lived in Oklahoma!” “Mom, Ezra said I can’t marry Renee when we grow up! Is that true?” “Let me hold ‘Nee!” “Renee is a cutie-wootie.” Imagine these adoring statements being said in the endearing voices belonging to four little boys, and you’re picturing what I am blessed…

Just a Cup of Tea

Written by Megan Albright. Ever since I was about six years old, I have started every day with a cup of hot tea. My mom was the coffee drinker in our family, while my dad was the one sipping his Tetley tea each morning – a habit that both my sister and I adapted early on….

Winter Storms & Spring Blossoms

Written by Kaylen Balmer. It was spring; a hard winter was behind us. While on a casual morning walk, I saw something amazing that made me take a second look. I had passed a dogwood tree full of little buds ready to burst into life in a couple of weeks. I then noticed a dangling…

Lessons from the Kitchen

I love kitchen gadgets and appliances. Many years ago, I was with my husband in the hospital as he was recovering from gall bladder surgery. Being bored out of my mind, I watched an infomercial on a revolutionary pan that would make my life so much easier. By the time the infomercial was done, I…

I’m Tired

Written by Audrey Beth Roland. When I was in about the eighth grade, I remember telling an adult in our church how tired I felt between school requirements, sports practices after school and responsibilities at home. I told him (with all the lighthearted innocence of one who has no clue about life) that I didn’t think I could ever catch up on sleep,…