Christian Living

Taking Time to Enjoy

May 11, 2013
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Taking Time to Enjoy

The children were anxiously awaiting spring after a long winter and cold start to spring.  They dreamed of playing outside and now that it is here it is hard to stay focused on a schedule when the weather is so inviting.  Warm weather also invites all manner of bugs to come out and begin their…

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Giving Up On the Garden ?

June 20, 2011
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Giving Up On the Garden ?

We came home to a scary overgrown jungle in the garden after being gone for a week.  I stood at the garden fence looking in at the wild jungle that had tripled in size in just a week.   I grow great super weeds and rocks. I stood gazing at the garden in a cloud of despair.  I…

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Agrarian Life: Wayward Sheep Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

March 19, 2010
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Agrarian Life: Wayward Sheep Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

Here are a few of the sheep last summer.  The herd has grown quite a bit since last year.   This year we’ve already had 3 sets of twins since February. It is truly amazing how much this agrarian life has transformed our thinking and deepened our understanding about life.   I was in the…

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I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

January 4, 2010
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I Added Homestead Blessings and Venture Academy Links

Have you heard about Homestead Blessings?  It’s a great new DVD’s series from our friends over at Franklin Springs…and it’s all about homesteading topics!  Gardening, Herbs, Candlemaking, Breadmaking…Canning.  Franklin Springs says about the Homestead Blessing series…… “The West ladies are back – Vicki, Jasmine, Hannah, and CeCe – in an exciting new six DVD instructional series. …

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Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009
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Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I thought I would post a few thoughts on the subject.  Thanksgiving is a special time around our house.  As we ready preparations for special times of fellowship with family and friends, we remember that Thanksgiving is distinctly Christian and give thanks to God, our Creator, for his manifold lovingkindness…

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Conversations with Our Children

November 10, 2009
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Conversations with Our Children

It’s a busy time…farming and home schooling and livin’ life.  We’ve had a full Fall already with difficult funerals and happy weddings.  We’ve tried to slow down.  I’m beginning to think that is not possible. So we’ve been hitting life full speed ahead and making progress some days…and other days not so much. As the day…

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The Dash Mark

August 28, 2009
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It has been said that every life is bookmarked by two dates.  There is the date you were born and the date you die.  In between is a dash… that is our life.  That always seemed to be a good reminder of just how short and insignificant our lives are in the scope of history, and…

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Working on Heart

August 19, 2009
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Working on Heart

We had just ended an exceptionally busy week, when my heart sank in thinking about all the things that didn’t get done.  The house being a wreck, the farm needing more attention than I could give it, the lack of meal planning and preparation, the backed up laundry pile..and pity me ,won’t you…I haven’t even started…

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Slow Food vs. Fast Food

July 11, 2009
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Slow Food vs. Fast Food

Our friends over on Beaverdam Creek, run an organic family farm and run a popular CSA program.  You should check out their website and blog and see all the great things they do.  They “grow slow food” and supply their customers weekly with a basket of fresh, organic veggies grown in their huge garden.  They also send…

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Homeschool Science Lessons from the Salamander

May 26, 2009
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Homeschool Science Lessons from the Salamander

About 9 years ago, I was brutally made aware that I live in a state with critters that I thought only lived in the zoo.  I remember going to the zoo as a child and visiting the aquarium and reptile houses.  They had this strange looking frog that looked like a blob of mud with eyes that always intrigued…

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Teaching Children Responsibility and Work Ethic

May 5, 2009
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One fact that we quickly learned after we moved to the farm is that children can do more work than what you think.  It’s amazing how helpful they can be…when required to.  Our children are full of energy.  The trick is to harness that energy and point it in the right direction.  Children left to themselves,…

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Moody Radio Interview

December 16, 2008
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Moody Radio Interview

Paul Butler recently contacted me about my article entitled Boys Will Be Men – Imparting Vision to Sons published in the November/December issue of Homeschooling Today. This particular article addresses the different spheres boys will pass through at different seasons of their life and how understanding this can aid us in training them to be…

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Brothers Big and Small

September 24, 2008
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Brothers Big and Small

We are enjoying watching our children love and care for their younger siblings.  What a beautiful site….brothers …big and small. 

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About the business of men…

June 25, 2008
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About the business of men…

It is a blessed sight to see a young man be about the business of men instead of being idle.  The problem with having boys pursuing the work of starting up businesses is that it ultimately affects me in ways that my flesh would rather not be affected by.  This morning, I attempted to finish up my…

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A Beautiful Weekend Remembering Sacred Vows…

March 25, 2008
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A Beautiful Weekend Remembering Sacred Vows…

We just returned from a wonderful weekend in Alabama to attend a wedding.  It was a beautiful time rejoicing with our friends.  I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed at the awesomeness, depth and enormity of covenant marriage and what it means not only to the body of Christ, but what it means to bringing about cultural…

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