Reports from the Trenches

By Cindy Puhek

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

Fear

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 17, 2013
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Tim 1:7) I have been learning a great deal about fear lately.  I think there are different kinds of fear.  The fear of the Lord is…Read

Forgiveness

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 24, 2013
I’ve been learning a bit about forgiveness lately.  I always thought forgiveness involved a formal “ceremony” in which a penitent person apologizes for a wrong and the injured person offers forgiveness.  I’ve learned this is not…Read

Advice For A Teen

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 17, 2013
Periodically, I'm asked to write a "coming of age" letter for a young lady in my circle of influence.  Here's some advice I recently wrote to a 13-year old.

Advice From Job

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 20, 2013
I think all of us tremble a bit when were in a position to interact with someone dealing with profound grief.  I came upon an interesting passage from the book of Job recently that explains how to extend comfort to another person.  …Read

Perspective

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 06, 2013
I woke up and walked downstairs.  It felt very cold.  We keep the downstairs 60 degrees at night on the weekends, and that was quite a bit cooler than the temperature in my nice warm bed.  But then I went outside to get the newspaper…Read

2012 In Review

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on December 29, 2012
The year 2012 will certainly go down in the annals of the Puhek Family as one to be remembered.  The year started with a strange feeling of hope and excitement that something big and significant was going to happen in the next twelve…Read

More Love To Thee

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on December 03, 2012
I recently finished reading the biography of Elizabeth Prentiss, the author of the semi biographical classic book Stepping Heavenward.  She was born in the early 1800’s and her life can only be characterized as tragic.  Elizabeth lived…Read

With Those Who Weep

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 18, 2012
Romans 12:15 states Christians are to rejoice with those who are rejoicing and to weep with those who weep.  I think as a church we are much better at the first part of this command than the second.  Most people enjoy being around…Read

Human Doings

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 04, 2012
Am I raising my children to be “human doings” or "human beings”?  Often my “To Do” looks something like this: 1,  Train children to be world class athletes. 2.  Train children to be world class musicians. 3.  Make sure children…Read

A Turbulent Week

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on October 17, 2012
Ever had “one of THOSE weeks” in which everything seems to go wrong?  I began to laugh and say the plagues of Egypt were visiting my house.  What happened?  Here’s a partial listing of what occurred at my house within an eight day…Read