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The Value Of Remembering

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on January 16, 2017
“I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.” Psalm 77:11        “Do you think they'll remember?” I asked my husband one morning as he dressed for the day.        “Remember what?” he responded.      …Read

While it’s Fresh in Your Mind

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on January 12, 2017
Psst…hey you!  Yes, you!  Can we talk a minute?  I want to let you in on a helpful little secret or two now, while there may still be a few pine needles in the carpet, or a stale piece of fudge in the cupboard. Every year about this…Read

As Unto the Lord

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 11, 2017
What does it mean to do something as “unto the Lord?”  In Colossians 3:23-24 we are admonished  “whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not unto men.  Knowing the of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance,…Read

Are blessings always convenient?

A few parting Christmas thoughts.
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on December 29, 2016
The Christmas season is winding down and we’re on the brink of a brand New Year.  But though it’s about time to take the Christmas tree down, pack away the decorations and move into 2017, thoughts of the very first Christmas are hanging…Read

Why knives have to be sharp

Talk about a big difference from a little change!
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on December 27, 2016
I was given a wonderful hunting knife for Christmas - by far the best knife I've ever owned. It was sharp enough to shave with, right out of the box. Compared to the knives I've been used to, that's almost scary! But why exactly does a…Read
Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on December 14, 2016
In case you haven’t heard, there are only a few more days till Christmas.   A quick glance around the parking lot at the mall or Wal-Mart shows that many people are not yet “ready” for Christmas.  How about you?  Are you ready for…Read

A Mother’s Heart

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on December 12, 2016
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7      Every Christmas I find myself intrigued with the miracle of new life.…Read

A Quiver Full

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on December 12, 2016
“Two are better than one: because they have a good reward for their labor.” Ecc. 4:9 Who would have thought that I would be the grandmother of twins? The twin gene is not in our family....anywhere! While pregnant, my daughter actively…Read

Preaching the Gospel to Myself

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on December 08, 2016
Recently I experienced the sweet, heady, intoxicating drink of success.  The wave of feelings were glorious and scary as I experienced dreams coming true with fame and riches accompanying it.  And while this success was sought before the…Read

How was she always so cheerful?

Remembering my great-grandmother
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on December 02, 2016
I came across some old family records and pictures the other day.  There was a picture of my Great-Grandfather and his second wife, when they were quite young.  I studied the picture, noting family resemblances from my Great-Grandfather,…Read