Monthly Archives: July 2008

WFW: He grants sleep to those he loves.

Welcome to Word-Filled Wednesday – a place for sharing a photo and a Bible verse. I’ll give you a peek at our new kitty today, who just perfectly exemplifies the verse I’m choosing to share with you. In vain you … Continue reading

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The Homesteading Carnival: The Tiny Edition (#59)

Welcome to The Homesteading Carnival: The Tiny Edition (#59). Somehow I forgot I was going to be out of town all weekend and I’m still not home. But, I have access to a computer, and just enough time for something … Continue reading

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Parents Rights

Parents have a fundamental right to control the upbringing and education of their children; how to recognize an infringement of these rights.
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Ms. Gilbert, 1975

The only thing I remember about Ms. Gilbert is her hair. I was just five, and she was my kindergarten teacher. She had amazing hair, shiny brown, straight as a pin, cascading in sheets down to her bottom. I sense … Continue reading

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German Homeschooling Ban Comes to Blog Talk Radio Tomorrow!

If you’re following the crisis in Germany regarding that country’s ban on homeschooling, you may be interested in tuning in tomorrow to the new BlogTalkRadio Homeschool Show, live at 1 p.m. Central Time, Monday, July 21 (follow that link). You … Continue reading

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Free Speech

Another First Amendment right fundamental to a democracy, and why Hate Crimes legislation is eroding this right.
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Christian Carnival CCXXXIII: The Hilarious Edition

We don’t have to look far for bad news these days. I thought we could all use a dose of humor and fun, so welcome to the 233rd Christian Carnival: the Hilarious Edition! This is not to downplay the seriousness … Continue reading

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Squeeze that lemon!

We’ve all heard the saying that if life hands you a lemon, you make lemonade. We literally put this into practice a few days ago. Little L neglected to wear his shoes while racing around on the wooden porch, and … Continue reading

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Love Means

Have you ever thought about the silliness of the saying “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”? This line from the novel and 1970 film Love Story is baffling, and I pondered this as I contemplated my relationships today. … Continue reading

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WW: Front Yard Gymnastics With Dad

Dad says, “Ouch, my body is heavier than it used to be.” For more Wordless Wednesday, visit the main page or 5 Minutes for Mom. What are YOU doing outside today? ******** In the blogosphere, we have the current Carnival … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom

One of the most fundamental human rights that exists; a history of its inclusion in the First Amendment and why this right is under fire today.
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Photohunt: Pointed (rock and spade)

Today’s photohunt theme is pointed. The pointed spade smoothes on the mortar for the pointed rocks. This section of wall is part of the outer front facade of our home. The rock work may be done by the end of … Continue reading

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Independence Day!

JoJo and JJ would like to wish you all a Happy 4th of July! They say “We love America” and hope you do, too. We enjoyed our hometown Independence Day parade this morning, and the girls got their fill of … Continue reading

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WW: Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho!! Merry Christmas in July from my little soap-beard-Santa. For more Wordless Wednesday, visit the main page. ****** Blog carnivals: Carnival of Family Life Carnival of Homeschooling Christian Carnival The Homesteading Carnival Technorati Tags: children, Christmas in July, … Continue reading

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