Monthly Archives: May 2007

Plurals and Possessives

I just have to air a pet peeve. Jennifer’s pet peeve, the pet peeve belonging to Jennifer. When I receive a card that is signed “The Johnson’s” – – well, the Johnsons may as well have grated their fingernails across … Continue reading

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Miracle in Peru

Today I received a letter from missionary friends Abe and Kelly Long, who have been serving in Peru for the past four years. The first part of the letter was about the birth of their second child, Josiah, in Lima, … Continue reading

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God Can Do What He Says He Can Do

A boy was sitting on a park bench with one hand resting on an open Bible. He was loudly exclaiming his praise to God. “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God is great!” he yelled without worrying whether anyone heard him or not. Shortly … Continue reading

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The 73rd Carnival of Homeschooling is up over at The Lilting House. Thanks, Melissa, for a great job putting that together. Have a blog post to submit for next week’s carnival? Here’s the handy submission form, hosted next by About … Continue reading

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I Own a Monet

Our art time lately has been focused on Impressionism. My kids just seemed to like the feel of a fleeting moment on canvas, so we’re going with it. Impressionists were known for leaving their studios to get outside and paint … Continue reading

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Christian Carnival CLXXII

The Christian Carnival CLXXII is up over at Crossroads: where faith and inquiry meet. I enjoyed the Sung’s Razor post by Tantalizing If True – had this amazing Chinese Christian attended a better Bible College, seen better Christian videos, or … Continue reading

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We’re off to hunt for “cool stuff.” It’s outdoor school today. Remember the owl hunt? We’re going to our property, where my amazing husband is busy working on building our house. We spend time there nearly every day, and still … Continue reading

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What To Do With Grass Clippings

First, build. Then, jump. The aftermath.

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He Winked at Me

The Heavens declare the glory of God, and He just winked at me. A moment ago, I returned from taking the puppy out one last time before retiring for the night, and I looked up. I was stunned at what … Continue reading

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Carnival of Homeschooling # 71

Carnival time again, Carnival of Homeschooling #71 is up over at The HSB Company Porch – a Southern Hospitality theme! There are some wonderful articles posted there, and the host site is full of some other fabulous finds. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Preparing for Elise

We have the great pleasure of hosting a student from France this summer. I’m a serious Francophile, so this is awesome for me! I’ve been thinking about what I can do to prepare for her visit, to make it as … Continue reading

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Saying You’re Sorry

I had to write a difficult letter this morning. It started like this: I am deeply sorry for my words that have brought hurt or division to you and …… It pains me and shames me to think that I’ve … Continue reading

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