Christian Living

Home Schooling Crack Down in California

March 10, 2008
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We have written in the past about home schooling persecution here in the U.S. as well as abroad.  You may check out the homeschooling section for more articles on the subject but the recent news coming out of California is chilling.  Much has already been said about the recent California fiasco where homeschooling was deemed illegal by…

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Proverbs 22:3 – Cultural Secession

February 28, 2008
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(Pro 22:3) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. I ended the last post with this verse and I thought it would be worth a little commentary.  The concept here is not about hiding in the hills because there is trouble.  The idea is to be…

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Social-Gobbly-Guck

February 12, 2008
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There are several questions every homeschooling family is asked at one time or another?  A common one is, “But what about socialization?”  Several weeks ago,  we visited a local restaurant and received the stares and looks we always get when we walk into a public place.  However, seated not to far from us, was another family that…

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Tornado Updates

February 9, 2008
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We have received  emails asking if we were ok from the recent storms.  We are.  Our property is still put together except for loosing one large tree in the front part of our property.  One my husband was wanting to cut down anyway!    However, at the top of the hill just about a mile away, our neighbor’s properties look…

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Childhood Reflections on 2007

December 28, 2007
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On the last day of the year, we set aside time to reflect on the year and give thanks to God for His Sovereign hand upon our lives.   We remember the joys and trials of the year. We talk about the Providential hand of God moving in our life and marvel at His mercy and grace even amidst trials. …

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The Monstrous Regiment of Hillary

October 8, 2007
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I was wondering “out-loud” in the post on The Monstrous Regiment of Women what John Knox would think about Hillary and the political women of today.  Little did I know that the Gunn’s had already asked this question in their interviews for the film.  I was thrilled when Emily posted this link in a comment to…

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Inherit The Land

October 3, 2007
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Inherit The Land

Our friends over at Franklin Springs have been busy this summer and we have had a hard time keeping up with their pace!  We finally shared our review of the great new movie on Stonewall Jackson – Still Standing.  What we did not do is share with you about their other project that recently wrapped…

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Speak Like A Man

September 10, 2007
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Our friend Mark has a great post on his site that was a breath of fresh air today.  My wife likes to write about women being women and embracing their roles as wives and mothers.  That is a great topic and it is a blessing to any man who has ever had a wife whose…

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Persevero – Our week in a nutshell

August 22, 2007
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Persevero  – Our week in a nutshell

110 1/2 or 111 degrees — which ever you choose, either way it’s hot! In addition to the rare extreme heat, an odd sight here in the hills — it’s brown! A dry pond. An almost dry spring. This is what a severe drought and extreme heat does to a normally abundant flowing spring. Several…

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Organizing the Week Series

July 23, 2007
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We have had a wonderful stream of visitors here at Vaughnshire (check out the Front Porch), however, I am gearing up to post a series about organizing the week.  Hopefully, some helpful insight into weekly home management organization along with the reality of how things are really run.  I don’t know about you, but my ideals and…

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Boyhood Work

May 30, 2007
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Boyhood Work

At the end of a long day, my 11 year old announced, “I just had the best Monday of my life…” What, you may ask, was so great about Monday? He, his brothers and dad worked out in the hot sun all day and plowed a 60X20 garden plot. In addition they also laid some…

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Where Is Vaughnshire?

May 30, 2007
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Vaughnshire is our family website located at www.vaughnshire.com We are working on posting articles specifically related to the farm, agrarian living, escaping from the corporate american rat race, reviving local community, and raising a large family in an anti-Biblical culture.  We are just getting this site started and for now I am posting my articles about…

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Ramblings out from under the cardboard boxes…

May 7, 2007
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To sum up my life lately….  I am not completely unpacked although I am functioning and I found my computer.   I have been consumed with our new endeavors of farm life and am loving every minute…almost…of it.    Soon, I will post some pictures and maybe give a virtual tour on life around here.  For now, I have…

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Review on the Christian Homemakers Conference

March 19, 2007
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We thoroughly enjoyed the Christian Homemaker’s Conference last Saturday even amidst the technical difficulties and the fact that we heard and saw very little of it!  A group of ladies gathered in my area at a friend’s home and spent the day fellowshipping with other likeminded women.  Though we were unable to see and hear the…

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Moving on; after our house remodel

March 12, 2007
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Moving on; after our house remodel

Spring cleaning and gardening are two items on my “want to do” list. However, we are in the process of buying a farm a bit farther out in the country and so many of my “want to do’s” have been put on the back burner. More on this later. Many know that we remodeled a…

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