Encouragement & Inspiration

We all like a little pick-me-up now and then, and that's just what these articles are meant to do!

When God Gives Us What We Need, Not What We Want By Lori Clemmons

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 Fifteen years ago, on the night of our engagement, I remember my then-future husband…Read
Why Be Different?

Why Be Different? By Wendy McMillian

The Nile River - located in the Sudan and Egypt in Africa - is an interesting river. What makes this river so interesting and unusual as compared to other rivers? Unlike the majority of the world's waterways, the Nile flows from south to…Read

Don’t Miss It - The Blessings of Homeschooling By Christa Sterken

My youngest child intently worked on her story, which she assured me was going to be full of excitement. I watched with interest as her eyebrows went up and down and her lips turned up ever so slightly with delight as her plot developed.…Read
Clay With an Attitude

Clay With an Attitude By Timothy Palla

The Humble Beginning "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7) It's humorous how the Scripture reveals man's origin: "God…Read

My Plan, or His? By Christa Sterken

There was a time when I thought I could take care of everything myself. Home schooling taught me otherwise. We have been doing this for three years and the lessons learned have been invaluable. I was a take charge,…Read

Why Do We Quit? By Katharine Trauger

I was discussing abandoned and lagging projects with a friend one day, when the question came up: Why do we start things that we think we will finish, and then not finish them? I popped up with a quick-fix list of answers, but several…Read

In the Fullness of His Time By Kari Lewis

The last week of September, we took a short family vacation up to the north shore of Lake Superior - a favorite place of ours. Life had seemed much more stressful than usual leading up to the trip. Many things had descended upon us…Read

What to do When You Run Into the Wall By Kym Wright

Taken from the account of Balaam and his donkey: But the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side . . . and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the…Read
No One Else Named Mom

No One Else Named Mom By Kari Lewis

She looked directly at me, talking intently. I felt increasingly uncomfortable and distracted. The baby in her arms was fussing loudly and batting at her face. She deftly darted her head around to miss the most direct slaps from his tiny…Read

Defining True Success By Cindy Puhek

Like most parents, I desire for my children to be successful. Because I homeschool, this desire can create extra stress. So much of my children’s training rests on my shoulders! It’s helpful to define success so that a homeschooling…Read