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>Crucibles Create Christlikeness

>God sometimes seems to put us in the vise, and then He tightens it and tightens it more, until we think, in the pain of His sovereign squeeze, “What’s He trying to do to me?” We walk closer to Him and even closer to Him. We don’t see how we could walk any closer, but

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>Practice Makes Perfect

>Forgiveness.This is where we can see the true picture of a believer.Do you have the ability, even the desire, to forgive another.  Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to

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>Toughminded and Tenderhearted

>God is neither hardhearted nor softminded. He is toughminded enough to transcend the world; he is tenderhearted enough to live in it. He does not leave us alone in our agonies and struggles. He seeks us in dark places and suffers with us and for us in our tragic prodigality.At times we need to know

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>New Orleans Day One

>Well yesterday was my first experience with New Orleans. I walked with my husband down the streets… some of them beautiful… some of them flat out terrifying and so very sad. Yes I went down Bourbon Street. I have never been to a city like this one. I usually feel rather safe where ever I

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>Deep Thinking

>I have been thinking… hard thinking… deep thinking…. Thoughts that go into the depths of the ocean that are unknown to mankind even to this day… Thoughts so deep that I cannot even begin to fathom the answer to them… Thoughts all ponderings from the observance of one question. The question? Why is it that

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>Strength to Love

>My girls and I walked to our Public Library this afternoon. I wanted to get a new book to read while I tag-a-long on my husband’s business trip to New Orleans. (I have never been to New Orleans so I am sure I will gather lots of interesting blogging material while I am there. So

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>Constructive Criticism

>How often do we hear, “I’m just giving you a little constructive criticism… after all I am blah, blah, blah” Then we feel need to respond with, “well I don’t mind constructive criticism.” or “I know I need to be able to accept constructive criticism.”   The more I think about this phrase, this act, well

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>Eat It Anyway

>Yesterday was our first day back to school at the Vaughn Elementary Academy. My girls began there day with Bible Study/Quiet Time. This is to be the first thing they do every morning. This is also my number one reason for wanting to homeschool our children. I had forgotten how wonderful our days of school are. I had

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>Praying In His Will

> In my quiet time with my God this morning as I was praying that God would line my thoughts up with His thoughts and my ways up with His ways and my will up with His will, the Lord took me to the book of Nehemiah. The verse that first jumped out at me

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>Homeschoolin’ It Up

>I have finally gotten my girls ready for school! Well pretty much. Most of the curriculum is gathered and the last big order is on the way. I just have one more thing to order… the Geography w/ missions.Our schedule this year… Bible Study, World History, Zoology, Writing, Math, Grammer, Spelling, Geography w/ Missions, and Reading.  Our first field

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