Teaching Your Children about Creation

Teaching Your Children about Creation

I often hear moms ask how to teach their children about creation. I think we get scared by the science. It’s as if teaching about creation involves a technical background, complicated approach, or genius IQ. Perhaps we assume science puts creation into a different category from all the other subjects we teach our kids, but it’s really not that hard. Simple, really. I homeschooled for 22 years and my kids are now grown, so I have the advantage...

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Finding Rest

Finding Rest

We just welcomed a new grandbaby into our lives. I am now Mimi to three precious little ones, and I’m having so much fun watching my children as parents. I wish my adult children could know how incredibly proud I am of them—witnessing how they treat the completely dependent, helpless, new life with such tenderness and seeing their attentiveness to every detail of their baby’s needs. They wear their new responsibility well. I also ache for them....

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Those Who Dream

Those Who Dream

“When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with joyful shouting….The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad” (Psalm 126:1-3). At some point in your life, you’ve probably been at this spot. You dreamed and wished for years, and then it finally happened. You found yourself at the place where dreams come true. The place...

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Top 10 Tips for Writers

Top 10 Tips for Writers

1. Write wow content. 2. Writing is your job: Write every day—something. Be productive. Write as long as it takes to develop something worth sharing. Write when you don’t feel inspired. Write when you feel inspired. Just write. 3. While writing is mostly solitary, remember that it shouldn’t isolate you. The real world is the fuel to your writing. Engage with others. Spend time doing fun things, doing helpful things, doing hard things—be active...

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Building Your Brand

Building Your Brand

—by Karis Vigil, M.S.   Every year just after Thanksgiving, the questions start: What do you want for Christmas? What does he want? Any ideas for so-and-so? After a couple weeks, I need flow charts just to keep track of who I told what. As usual, my wish list last Christmas contained a number of books. As I searched for ideas for family and friends, I kept coming across books to add to my list. It made me stop to think: why this book or...

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The Apollo 13 Approach to Writing

The Apollo 13 Approach to Writing

Do you remember the scene in the movie Apollo 13 where the guys at mission control scramble to find a fix—and fast—for the astronauts caught in a crippled spacecraft about 200,000 miles from Earth? We see one of mission control’s brainiacs enter a room carrying a cardboard box, dumping the contents onto a table, and challenging his crew to come up with a solution using only those materials. Those spare parts were everything the astronauts had...

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