Category Archives: spiritual formation

The Sweetness of Leisure

I am attempting to have an “office day” today. I have some work and planning I need to catch up on, the toddler slept badly last night, and spring allergies are kicking my butt! As long as the children can … Continue reading

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Some Days Just Are

These words may have escaped my lips this morning. Actually one child was already in his room for the third time- banished for an excessive lack of courtesy towards the other students who didn’t really appreciate him waving his hands … Continue reading

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Binders for Morning Time

This school year we’ve started having Morning Time several days a week as a way to start our day. I had read about the concept but hadn’t really seen how to use it in our homeschool until I realized that … Continue reading

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Finding His Conscience

Lately the four year old, Jack, has been becoming very distraught when told he did something naughty. There have been tears and tantrums, and throwing toys over consequences like sitting for four minutes that he used to just calmly do. … Continue reading

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Remember….

Each year as we enter the Season of Lent, I get the privilege of experiencing Lent myself, but also seeing it through the eyes of each of the children. From the three-year old who is so enthusiastic about “giving up … Continue reading

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Just Relax (A Parenting Lesson Learned)

  I’m an uptight person. I like things to go according to schedule. I like plans to work out exactly. And I have five kids.   In my early parenting years, I was in a church situation and environment that … Continue reading

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It’s Early Morning

It’s early morning here. Still dark out but everyone is up except Daisy. She woke earlier and nursed and bit me and went back to sleep. Thankfully we have a morning routine that allows the bouncy people to be bouncy … Continue reading

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Stay Away!

Respect is a big deal these days and so often it just means that I choose to stay away from those who disagree with me. Avoiding my neighbor isn’t really loving him, though, and loving our neighbor is what each … Continue reading

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Waiting For Obedience Before Moving On

One of the lessons that seems to be most difficult for my bigger children is understanding that they need to obey in the little things before we can move on to other (often good) things they feel like doing in … Continue reading

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A Little Reminder

One of the readings on Sunday was from Colossians Chapter Three.   Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each … Continue reading

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