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Faith, Worship

Wondrous Love

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!What wondrous love is this, O my soul! When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,When I was sinking…

blogging, Peace, Quiet, Worship

Unplugging

If I close my eyes I can still step back into it: barefoot girls with braids running between the garden’s bean rows, dresses rustling, the stretching windmill, high over the…

Homeschooling, Memorization, Worship

Memorizing the Word

“If I had to find one word to describe how belief came to take hold in me,it would be ‘repetition.’ “~Kathleen Norris “I know of no other single practice in…

Homeschooling, Memorization

Living on the Bread of Life

From the inbox: “My ds (7) and dd (4) have been enjoying poetry memorization but not scripture memorization…. I’m feeling convicted to teach my children God’s word and I like…

1JN, Homeschooling, Memorization

This Week’s Memorization: 1 Jn 1

We have worked our way, 3-4 verses/week, up to reciting 1 John 1, had a week to review the chapter as a whole, and will be reciting it to our…

Faith, Gift List, Gratitude, Quotes

Looking

“If it’s God we’re looking for, as I suspect we all are, maybe the reason we haven’t found Him is that we’re not looking very hard.” ~Frederick Beuchner Lord, You…

Gift List, Gratitude

One Thousand Gifts: Voices

From Elise Hooper of Joy in the Morning: “I’m joining the ladies at Christian Women Online in writing my own One Thousand Gifts List. Because of this, these days, everything…

30 Days of Nothing, Advent, Christmas, Gift List

Instead of …..

I have wanted a bag for my little Alphasmart, books, pens and journals (and the odd diaper and package of crayons) … and thought I found one for auction on…

Gift List, Gratitude, Worship

One Thousand Gifts: Everything with Gratitude

“Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace.” ~ G.K. Chesterton Snippets of gratitude, recording One Thousand Gifts… all from His gracious hand. 182. Handel’s…

Children, Homeschooling

Habits and Self-Discipline

Words scrawled this week on the blackboard over the oak farmtable: Consider Future Consequences Lunch time reading this week at the oak farmtable: Don’t Eat the Marshmallow Yet “A landmark…

Faith, Gift List, Gratitude, Quotes

Thanksgiving Threads

From Adele Calhoun’s Spiritual Disciplines: “Thanksgiving is possible not because everything goes perfectly but because God is present. The Spirit of God is within us—nearer to us than our own…

Gift List, Worship

One Thousand Gifts: Beginning

“If God has come in the flesh, and if God keeps coming to us in our fleshly experience, then all of life is shot through with meaning. Earth is crammed…

Gift List, Gratitude, Worship

The Thousand Gifts

It is the beginning of the list season: lists of menus, lists of hand-made projects, lists of addresses, lists of baking goodies … lists of gifts. I too begin… but…