Category Archives: Encouragement

Showing Up

The other night I attended a Mom’s Night Out event sponsored by my local homeschool group. I went because having just moved to a new state and town I wanted to get to know some of the local homeschoolers (for … Continue reading

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Helpers

One of the hardest things in a family with many littles is figuring out how to incorporate everyone into the work of the household. It’s not too hard to train the oldest ones but then the littler ones want to … Continue reading

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Enjoy

Talking with someone the other day and she asked me “Do you think you’ll have more children?” “Jack’s not a baby anymore.” I said. “But you’re so busy and the children are so wearying. Do you really think you should? … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring!

Right about this time of year, I am ready to start planting things. Generally the weather tantalizes me with a few nice days and then returns to winter grey and cold. When that happened this year I decided to do … Continue reading

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It Gets Easier

A year or so ago when W was approaching his second birthday and I was just entering my second trimester with J, I really wondered what it would be like to have four small children. Now I know. It has … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Love

Just a few little thoughts from the preaching today: When we act are we acting to pass on the full measure of the mercy we have received? Are we obeying out of a sense of duty or out of the … Continue reading

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Good And Pleasant

Lately I’ve been thinking about the promise that “all things work together for good to those who love God.” I’ve known that verse nearly all my life, but I’ve never really understood it. After all many, many things have happened … Continue reading

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Encouraging One Another- Discipline

The children and I got together with some friends at the playground yesterday- our first playground date since J was born. Normally we do this every week or so if the weather permits. The playground is one designed from preschoolers … Continue reading

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The Floor and My Brain

During these days after J’s birth, my friend L and I have been concentrating on organizing and purging the house. When we moved here almost two years ago, I purged a lot of things rather than move them, and have … Continue reading

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A Way of Life

Yesterday’s Epistle reading was from Ephesians Chapter 2, a familiar passage about being saved by faith and not by works. I noticed something though that I had read but not really noticed before… I’m used to the King James Version … Continue reading

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