Tips for Homeschooling in a Pandemic…and Beyond

First things first... My friend Brenda Yoder graciously invited me to join her in a conversation about motherhood on her podcast Life Beyond the Picket Fence. In the first half, I mention homeschooling. You can listen to that segment here. The second half is now...
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A Birthday Request and a Gift for You

Birthdays sure have changed. As a little girl, I loved celebrating with my friends and taking treats to school to share with classmates (do kids still do that?). Then, for a very long season, I acted too cool to care and passed it off as just another year. These days, I'm not too proud to celebrate the fact I've made it another year and I'm...

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A birthday request
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4 Steps Toward Shining Light in Dark Places

Through the winter months, I've looked forward to sitting in the early morning dark with my coffee, Bible, a journal and a stack of books I'm reading. This dawn encounter with God has become important to me. I kind of like that it takes place by candlelight, before the day unfolds and presses in, so I linger as long as my calendar and the...

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Let Your Light Shine
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4 Ways Crafting Fuels Our Brain, Boosts Our Mood

It's February, the epicenter of the "holiday drought"  between New Years Day and Easter (Valentine's Day doesn't count). Not much is happening in this season of gray skies, dirty snowbanks and muddy trails. For those of us in the northern Midwest, summer is but wishful whimsy and for many, running off to sunnier climates isn't an option....

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