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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The Blessings of a Good Mom

The Blessings of a Good Mom

Twenty years ago, on a record-breaking hot July 3rd, I stood over my mom’s hospital bed and said good-bye to my best friend. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer only three weeks earlier, and complications put her death on the fast-track. I had just turned 20 years old. Each July, the memories of my mom wash over me with the hot Texas breeze. Sometimes the memories introduce the feeling of loss and grief anew. But as I grieve, I’m reminded...

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The Last Straw–Really

The Last Straw–Really

Living in the world of Wild West gunslingers would’ve been my undoing-I can see the scene unfold. “One more step and I’ll shoot.” My adversary chuckles, spits, and takes one more step toward me. “Really-one more step and I’ll shoot.” His eyes never blink as he takes one more step. You get the idea-I’d be a goner. My kids figured this out a long time ago. Make your beds before you leave, take out...

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Reflections on Homeschooling

Reflections on Homeschooling

This year marks a milestone for our family-20 years of homeschooling. This former public school teacher didn’t plan to homeschool. It just sort of happened. My three-year-old daughter stood before me and begged me to teach her to read her Bible. That’s all the motivation I needed. So we began our homeschooling journey. My second daughter’s severe seizures beginning at the age of four limited our schooling options. So we...

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The Hurried, Harried Mom

The Hurried, Harried Mom

The radio counselor made a case for not over-scheduling our kids. I rolled my eyes and snapped back at the radio, What about kids who over-schedule their moms? I dropped off my special needs daughter at her transitional life skills class before I got gas again, ran to the bank, paid bills, stopped at the cleaners, did two loads of laundry, made urgent phone calls, picked up my daughter at school, fixed my kids’ lunch, took my youngest...

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