Shepherd: one who tends to, protects, and guides a flock of sheep. Sheep are known for getting lost, getting injured, and for easily being left in a state of vulnerability unless they are cared for by a shepherd. A good shepherd will lead his flock of sheep safely all the while tending to their needs.… Continue reading Shepherding the Heart of Your Child
SUMMER CLEANING TIPS Summer weather is here, the children are almost out of school for the season, and everybody’s favorite time has arrived: SUMMER! Summer is great for get-togethers, BBQs, sporting events, playing outside, watching fireworks, campfires, family vacations, and dirt. If your family is like mine and practically lives outdoors during the summer months,… Continue reading Summer Cleaning Tips
What is Encouragement? Encourage (verb) to lift up, to spur on to do better, inspire with courage, or to stimulate with consistent assistance or approval. The Essence of an Encourager Over twenty years ago when I was first hired to be a middle school teacher, I learned quickly that a teacher must be an encourager.… Continue reading What It Means to Be an Encourager
Have you ever watched the television series, Hoarders? The show highlights some of the most extreme cases of compulsive hoarding in homes. Piles of refuse, belongings, collections, and clothing often fill these homes to the ceiling. Of course, these show the extreme cases of hoarding and most of us don’t even come close. However, here… Continue reading Hoarder or Collector? Is it time to declutter?
As a mom of six active children and a husband who is currently working from home, I can tell you that silence does not happen naturally, nor does solitude find me easily. From sun-up to sun-down, I am busy homeschooling, homemaking, and home managing my large family. It is easy to get tired, lose my… Continue reading Seeking Silence and Solitude as a Christian Woman