Reports from the Trenches

By Cindy Puhek

Lessons learned by this active homeschool mother of five - Scriptural, relevant, encouraging, and often funny, too!

What has the Truth Cost You?

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 23, 2017
What has the Truth cost you? The Truth always comes with a price tag, but for many of us, following Christ has not cost much.  While all who follow Christ will suffer persecution, many of us had a safe haven at home with parents who…Read

Testimony

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 19, 2017
I was challenged recently to write an under 5-minute testimony.  Thought I'd share the results with y'all here: I was not always a Christian.  I was blessed to be born into a home where God was sought and worshiped and learned about God…Read

Fulfilling the Duty to Honor

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 07, 2017
My 92-year old mother-in-law passed away earlier this month.  I can count on my two hands the number of times I was actually with her.  My husband chose to keep me and his children far from his family of origin.  In many respects, it…Read

Follow Your Heart?

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 26, 2017
A message permeates our culture.  It influences adults and it indoctrinates our children.  It seems innocent enough, perhaps even pure.  Constant encouragement is given in our music, in our movies and even through our retailers to…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

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

Abounding and Abasing

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 26, 2016
Have you noticed that winning and loosing can be equally difficult?  Paul clearly understood the challenges that come with both victory and defeat when he penned, “I know both how to be abased and I know how to abound.  Everywhere and in…Read

Counting the Cost

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on October 28, 2016
Counting the cost is a Biblical principle.  Jesus told people to count the cost of discipleship like a man counts the cost of building a tower or a King counts the cost of going to war (Luke 14).   I’ve found that it is wise to count…Read

Conquering Covetousness

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on October 15, 2016
Covetousness is a terrible sin.  Covetousness violates the 10th commandment.  Covetousness is synonymous with idolatry.  God's character and fairness is questioned through this flaming desire.  And it is one of my besetting sins.   Have…Read

A Freeing Thought

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on October 01, 2016
Recently I was speaking with Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Ministries.  He was preparing to speak at a Christian school in California about the importance of training kids using solidly Christian materials.  He said that there is a vast…Read