chaos control · family · homeschool · life

fresh starts in homeschooling

“…isn’t it nice to think tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet…” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In the book,  a discouraged Anne Shirley bemoans her proclivity for faux pas to Marilla.  In the movie, Miss Stacey reassures a penitent Anne that a second chance is but a day away. I confess that I comfort…… Continue reading fresh starts in homeschooling

faith · life

follow his heart

You’ve heard it before…just follow your heart.  Songs have been written to affirm that the impossible can be accomplished if we would only take this advice. Trust your gut, trust your heart. https://youtu.be/l8t7oK92_Cc Is this truly good advice?  The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who…… Continue reading follow his heart

faith · life

may all your weeds be wildflowers

Are you an optimist or a pessimist…maybe somewhere in between?  My techie boy and I often say, “I’m an optimist that carries an umbrella.”  Teehee.I’d like to think I try to give others the benefit of the doubt, to see the good points in people, in situations.  I know in my heart that every storm cloud of life has…… Continue reading may all your weeds be wildflowers

art · faith · joy in the everyday

joy in the everyday ~ 1 peter 1:8,9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ 1 peter 1:8,9

faith · family · life · marriage

marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part three)

In the previous posts, marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part one) and marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part two) we looked at the history of marriage and what it means to be called my husband’s helper.  Today we’ll consider the special oneness of marriage. We have been studying this passage: And…… Continue reading marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part three)

faith · family · life · marriage

marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part two)

In the post marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part one), we began to look at the history of marriage in this passage: And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Out of the ground the LORD…… Continue reading marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part two)

faith · family · life · marriage

marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part one)

I’ve been seeing lots of “love your spouse challenge” pics lately and it got me thinking about marriage.  My love and I will be celebrating thirty years in a few weeks, and I can honestly say that though our marriage is far from perfect, to me it is beautiful.  (you can read cuppa love, if you’d…… Continue reading marriage: it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (part one)

art · faith · joy in the everyday

joy in the everyday ~ nehemiah 8:10b

God is good.  Always.  Even in the hard things.  Those are the times when we see Him at work.  We feel the strength that comes from Him and the joy in knowing our God is an awesome God, able to do marvellous things. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ nehemiah 8:10b

art · faith · joy in the everyday

joy in the everyday ~ psalm 4:7

I thought I would simply start adding some Bible verses about the joy that comes from knowing the Saviour.  Perhaps they will prompt you to read the whole passage, or to study further. I made this particular graphic in Affinity Designer.  The background is a free watercolour that I downloaded a while ago; I believe…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ psalm 4:7