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Family Mission Trips {Spring Break Part 3}

Family Mission Trips {Spring Break Part 3}

Work Day #3 We started our day with VBS again & Elijah serving the widow who’s oil never runs out.  The craft was “magico”. They colored the back side of a jar with markers. When you paint the front with oil, the colors magically appear. It was fun and a great way to remember the… Continue Reading

Family Mission Trips {Spring Break Part 2}

Family Mission Trips {Spring Break Part 2}

Continuing my story about our family mission trips during spring break. Work Day #2 It’s our first day of VBS – orphange kids in the morning & neighborhood kids after lunch.  We introduced the idea of serving God, even when we don’t think we have the tools to serve. All our teachers related to Moses… Continue Reading

Family Mission Trips {Spring Break part 1}

Family Mission Trips {Spring Break part 1}

Our trip to El Salvador during Spring Break was awesome! I was excited because Hunter (our youngest) joined our team.  Last summer, Ashley (our oldest) came for a week. It is so wonderful to have our kids minister alongside us on our family mission trips. We met at Central Baptist at 6:30am and rode the… Continue Reading

Valentines Day is a Family Celebration, Too

Valentines Day is a Family Celebration, Too

I love Valentine’s Day…Actually I love all the holidays and celebrating. Anything for a celebration or party while I”m homeschooling. What you might not know is the reason I love Valentine’s Day is it has been a family celebration at my home. But, life is a changin’ This will be the 3rd Valentine’s Day that… Continue Reading

5 Best Books of 2013

5 Best Books of 2013

Every year, I share my favorite books of the past year. I’m running a little late this year, but here are my best books of 2013 . . . and a giveaway for one of them at the end of this post. Click on any title or image to read more or grab your own… Continue Reading

A Father’s Stew: Biblical Intergration of Family, Work, Ministry {HSHW Giveaway}

A Father’s Stew: Biblical Intergration of Family, Work, Ministry {HSHW Giveaway}

Today & tomorrow you will hear our Homeschool Super Heroes share the importance of walking with God in your life & your homeschool. As parents we need to depend on God to parent and model our walk with God for our kids.  I’ve written a post about family discipleship, if you want some ideas right… Continue Reading

Basics of Family Discipleship

Basics of Family Discipleship

Last week, we started Homeschool Super Heroes Week with my interview about family discipleship. Today I’d like to share a few basics of family discipleship. Start with Scripture If you’re wondering where to start, always begin with Scripture, God’s Word.  The Bible is the final word on all areas of life, so show your kids… Continue Reading

Stargazing Tonight { Family Activities }

Stargazing Tonight { Family Activities }

Stargazing can become one of your favorite family activities.  During our first year in Idaho, we lived on the edge of town. When we got home and parked the car, we could see all sorts of constellations in the sky.  No big city lights to disturb us.  In the winter months, it got dark by… Continue Reading

Family Mission Trips {Weekend Links}

Family Mission Trips {Weekend Links}

Steve & I spent two weeks in July working at Casa Hogar and the surrounding neighborhood in San Salvador. Our oldest daughter, joined us for the last week. Going on this mission trip brought back great memories of the family mission trips we took when the kids were ages 4-12 years old.  Steve will be… Continue Reading

3 Steps to Encourage Love of Learning this Year {Part 2}

3 Steps to Encourage Love of Learning this Year {Part 2}

I began my teaching career as a public school teacher, not a homeschool mom.  I’ll let you in on a little secret. I don’t think I ever finished a textbook in a single school year.  Neither did the other teachers at my school. I know!  Shock!  Horror! Many homeschool moms worry about finishing particular textbooks,… Continue Reading