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the big but

But,  people. Not butt. Don’t you be thinking junk in the trunk. *insert finger wag* Seriously, though… I am so guilty of limiting God.  Underestimating His love, His care, His promises. I know He can…but…will He…? :: I know He promises that he will provide for my needs…but… Sometimes I get caught up in the here…… Continue reading the big but

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joy in the everyday ~ psalm 16:11

You may notice that I quoted this verse in my first post, welcome. Isn’t it a wonderful thought? We do not need to go it alone.  The God of all creation cares for us and will guide us if only we would look to Him. Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Your word is a lamp to my feet…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ psalm 16:11

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go into all the world

He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him. ~Psalm 126:6 Today, in our morning devo, my kids and I read Psalm 126.  It relates the emotions of the Jewish captives as they receive the news–Good King Cyrus decreed that they could return…… Continue reading go into all the world

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do not let my lips deny you

A man we know recently returned from a trip to Egypt and shared the evidence of God at work in that place.  While there is religious persecution in Egypt, there is a growing community of Christian converts.  It made me think of the hardships many Christians face. Because we live with relative religious freedom in North America,…… Continue reading do not let my lips deny you

faith · family · life

baptism day at the beach

We had an exciting event at our church this summer.  Three people made the decision to publicly confess Jesus as their Saviour through baptism.  Most exciting for us?  One of them was our df girl! It was a lovely day, as we gathered on the beach this particular Sunday.  After a short talk about the…… Continue reading baptism day at the beach

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

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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

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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