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Children, Family, Homeschooling, Mothering Prayer

Poetic Parenting…

Notes to self as I parent today: Connect…then direct. Instruction can only thrive in the soil of authentic relationship. Before offering instruction, consider how to touch the child gently. Think…

Children, Christmas, CWO, Homeschooling

A Blue Jar and Kingdom Life 101

The blue jar, with its clamp and seal lid, stands as the centerpiece of our living space, the essence of life’s lessons. The first rays of day illuminate the vessel’s…

Children, Family, Love, WFMW

Retuning Relationships

It had been a long day, with a few jarred hearts and some soul-bruising. His young frame filled the doorway. (When did that happen?) “Wanna play this game with me?…

Children, CWO, Family, Homeschooling

How to teach Children to Give…

How do we teach a child to lose his life, so he may find it? Jesus whispers the answer: “It is enough that a disciple be like his teacher” (Matthew…

Children, Family, Homeschooling, Love, Mothering Prayer

This, too

I step out on the porch this evening to gather, still. Rain is quietly falling. I can’t hear it. But if I lean my cochlear into the soundless world: there,…

Children, Homeschooling

Stretch Muscles

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710 *Photo: Shalom, coat still on from running and filling lungs with fresh, farm air, falls…

Children, Death, Heaven, Joy

Seed Living

Part of this week’s prayers to Live! In the cool of the morning, before farmer husband leaves for wheat fields and combine harvest, I collect seeds. Black flecks of hope…

Children, Family, Homeschooling, Love, Refiner's Fire

Messy Love

Last in this week’s series on love… Love and death are hard. Up close to death’s face this week, I’ve felt, all the way through, the anquish of the wrestle…

Children, Freeze Frame, Love, Out of the Mouths

Child

Daughter of mine, I wrapped gifts for you yesterday and gave them to you under the balloons and hanging butterflies. You crinkled up your little nose and laughed that endearing…

Children, Family, Love, Mothering Prayer, Work

Gone Fishing

You should go, too … (or: How to not waste a Saturday. Or a life).HT: Dear Debi Lord, tomorrow is Saturday. The smudges on the windows and the weeds in…

Children, Freeze Frame, Homemaking, Homeschooling, Refiner's Fire

Mid-day Song

“I will sing to the LORD,because he has dealt bountifully with me.”~Psalm 13:6 Crumbs crunching under Birkenstocks.Dishes on the counter.A teary child at the back door too late, pants soaked.A…

Children, Homeschooling, Mothering Prayer, Quotes

Children and Service

Thinking on service, one of the daily Seven Rungs: “labor: a way of serving“…serving the elderly… serving community…serving family… : “Once a month, you may wish to plan a service…

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