The Season of Motherhood

The Basics of Bible Study

“Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes, and I shall observe it to the end.  Give me understanding, that I may observe Thy law, and keep it with all my heart.  Make me walk in the path of Thy commandments, for I delight in it.”  Psalm 119:33-35 Sipping my hot coffee, I grab my favorite spot in the corner of the living room.  My bible, notebook, pens, pencils, and highlighters sit waiting and ready for me.  I open my bible, calm my heart, ask the Lord’s leading and guiding, and begin to read.  Some days I know exactly Read More

The Season of Motherhood

The Season of Motherhood

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 A Snapshot in Time Caleb came bounding down the stairs.  “Mom, I’ve got my shorts, t-shirts and socks.  I figured I’d grab what I already knew I needed.”  I grabbed the packing list for his overnight field trip and crossed out the necessary items.  Last year he needed me to tell him what to get from his room, item by item.  “Wow, he’s really growing up,” I thought.  We finished packing his duffel bag, located his sleeping bag which hadn’t been seen since summer camp Read More

The Season of Motherhood

TRUTH: Falling to “Peaces”

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John 4:24 This month Homemaker at Heart’s featured product from The Ultimate Resource Guide is a 12-part DVD series entitled, “TRUTH: Falling to Peaces”.  This eye-opening series takes you on a journey from everyday street conversations and the feelings of people living in our post-modern society to the heart of alternative spirituality and its biblical implications.  This DVD series weaves together everyday dialogue, opposing viewpoints, historical background, chalkboard visuals, and teaching moments to “peace” together each subject.   One of my favorite teaching tools, I have Read More

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A God of Second Chances

“Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord.”  Psalm 130:1 Do you believe that God is a God of second chances?  I hate to admit it, but there was a day when I’m not sure if I believed that!  I was convinced that my choices had sealed my fate.  I was doomed to despair, heart-break and regret.  You see,  I wanted another baby… badly.  My first-born son was just under two years old when baby fever set in.  Every month I’d cross my fingers for a positive pregnancy test, but it just never seemed to come.  I Read More

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Why I Quit Homeschooling & What I Learned

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in the house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”  Deuteronomy 6:5-7 A Day in the Life of Our Homeschool I had been planning it all out for months.  The homeschool curriculum was bought, the lesson plans Read More

The Season of Motherhood

Christian Yoga?

“I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:1-2 Yoga is in!  Over 37 million Americans practiced yoga in 2016 and over 80 million people will give yoga a try in one years time, with the vast majority of participants being women.  It Read More

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In The Morning

“In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, & went away to a secluded place, & was praying there.”  Mark 1:35 The house is both quiet and dark.  The smell of freshly brewed coffee wafts up the stairs from the kitchen and beckons me down. Filling my cup, I head to the living room where I grab my bible, notebook, pencils and highlighters.  This is my favorite time of the day!  No distractions or interruptions (well, most days anyway..).  Just me, my open bible and precious time with my Lord Jesus Christ.  My Read More

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Anxious For Nothing

“casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7 The car stopped quickly in front of me.  I applied the brakes and my minivan came to a stop nicely.  As is my usual habit, I checked the rear view mirror to see if the guy behind me was paying attention.  He wasn’t.  At full speed the silver SUV came barreling towards me.  I knew what was coming, and tried to pull the van over a bit to the right, though it wouldn’t have helped really.  Looking up into my mirror a split second later I Read More

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Discovering True Beauty

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”  Proverbs 31:30 I practically ran out of the mall, desperate for fresh air.  Perfumes and fragrances permeated the mall air.  Everything from candles and perfumes, to headache-inducing, nausea-producing lotions, body sprays and soaps were available for purchase, and apparently were continually being sprayed by fragrance-happy women.  The smells filled the mall in one overwhelming stench of aroma, not to mention the constant onslaught of misery-provoking chemicals that wafted off of every passer-by.  Glancing in a mirror I noticed hives on my chin, Read More

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The Treasure of our Heart

“I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.”  Psalm 119:14 What is the treasure of your heart?  Do you have a precious possession?  One, which if lost, could never be replaced?  You know, that one thing that you’d seriously want to run into a burning building for?  Mine was given to me over 20 years ago.  Highlighted, marked up, and falling apart, my bible is my most prized possession.  20+ years of bible study, prayerful searching and early morning quiet times are contained in that precious, treasured book.  Notes, cross-references and spiritual insights Read More