Faith Journey

To Train Up a Mom ~ What Becomes of Retired Homeschool Moms?

To Train Up a Homeschool Mom

While I was “training up” my children, I was also being trained. I just didn’t realize it at the time. While homeschooling our two children, I would occasionally look to the future and wonder what would become of me when they graduated. After being out of the workforce for over twenty years, what would I …

In the Eye of the Storm ~ Hurricane Harvey

In the Eye of the Storm ~ Hurricane Harvey

My husband’s worst nightmare was coming true. We had moved to southwest Missouri from Rockport, Texas, ten years ago, but we still owned a business there. While watching the coverage of Hurricane Harvey, they began to predict that it would make landfall at Rockport. Scott’s business, our livelihood, was directly in the eye of the …

Wings

Wings

We’ve raised chickens for over ten years now, and we’ve had many broody hens, but they would start setting on a clutch of eggs only to abandon it halfway through. Stella is the first to hatch out and care for a small brood of chicks, so it’s the first time I’ve had the treat of watching a …

City Girl, Country Woman ~ Living the Homesteading Dream

I grew up as a city girl, but I always longed for the country. My mother was a city girl who married my father, a country boy, and I’m an equal mix of them both. Childhood Memories My Dad grew up on a farm in northeast Kansas and I was always fascinated when we visited …

The Greatest Gift of All ~ Jesus Christ

The Greatest Gift of All ~ Jesus Christ

As I deck the halls and shop the malls, I think about the true meaning of Christmas. Even though we don’t know exactly when Jesus was born, December 25th is when we celebrate His birth, the greatest gift to mankind. The stores are filled with Santa Claus as the symbol for Christmas, and for many …

Greater Inspiration ~ An Interview with David Hunt

Greaterthemovie

While writing about the role of the song, I’ll Fly Away, in Greaterthemovie, I wondered if I might also be able to interview David Hunt, its Director and Co-Writer. Since we are both homeschooling families, we had something in common, and that gave me the courage to contact him. Even though Mr. Hunt had a hectic schedule, …

“I’ll Fly Away” in Greater Role

I'll Fly Away by Albert Brumley

My husband and I went to see the movie, Greater, not knowing what to expect. Greater was co-written by a local homeschool father, David Hunt, so I wanted to support the movie because of the homeschool connection. My husband, a University of Arkansas alum, was interested in seeing it for the football story. It ended up …

Little Birds Told Me – How God Gave Me a Sign

Little Birds Told Me - a flock of Blue Jays relayed a message

I’ve loved the natural beauty of the Ozarks since my first visit, about 25 years ago. My husband grew up in northwest Arkansas and every time we visited his family, I asked if we could move there, but I guess the time wasn’t right. Soon after our son was born, Scott’s parents bought some land …

Be Still ~ God Provides Spiritual Rest

Be Still ~ God Provides Spiritual Rest

Occasionally we lose electricity for no apparent reason. I’m sure there is one, we just never find out what it is. That happened one day this past May on a beautiful afternoon. These occasions are a stark reminder of how dependent I’ve become on electricity. The only thing I could think of to do housework-wise was …

Seek and Ye Shall Find ~ How God Provided

Seek and Ye Shall Find

One of the ladies at the drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility was distraught. Her only possession, a chronological Bible, had been lost during her transfer from prison. We own one of those, so I knew exactly what it looked like and planned to go in search of one when our Bible study was over. Great …