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AN INTROVERT’S STRUGGLE WITH CHURCH

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There are many definitions floating around for the word “introvert.”  Personally, I think of an introvert simply a person who struggles with social interaction. As an introvert myself, I  would rather have a root canal than face a new social situation. But for Christian introverts, the struggle is even more intense because of one key aspect of our lives.

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WHY DISGRUNTLED HOMESCHOOLERS SHOULD HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS

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More and more we are hearing stories about disgruntled homeschooled young adults bashing the homeschool movement. Because their own homeschooling experiences were less than ideal, these unhappy homeschoolers post articles in opposition to homeschooling, criticizing its leaders and methods, and declaring that they will never homeschool their own children.

And yet, they should. Continue reading “WHY DISGRUNTLED HOMESCHOOLERS SHOULD HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS”

“THE LORD TOLD ME…” OH, REALLY?

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It was a familiar scene: an overwrought woman sitting on my sofa crying.

Between sobs the story came out. She had been at church one evening when a young man that she had never seen before entered the sanctuary. Instantly, she believed that God was telling her that he was going to be her husband. She had prayed for a long time that God would bring her a husband, and now, because she was convinced God had spoken to her, she knew this was the man.

Then came the blow. Continue reading ““THE LORD TOLD ME…” OH, REALLY?”

SENSIBLE GIRLS DON’T FALL IN LOVE

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Every girl should strive to be a sensible girl. Being sensible means being clear thinking. Being sensible demonstrates maturity and wisdom. And when it comes to love and marriage, being sensible is probably the most valuable asset a girl can possess. Continue reading “SENSIBLE GIRLS DON’T FALL IN LOVE”

25 LESSONS FROM 25 YEARS OF HOMESCHOOLING

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Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone has regrets. All people, when looking back over their life choices, wish that they could go back and make changes that would alter the outcome of those choices.

As a homeschool mom who recently finished educating her last child, I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on my homeschool experience. I’ve thought somewhat about the good things I’ve done, but mostly I’ve thought about my mistakes, the things I wish I could go back and improve in my children’s educational experience. Continue reading “25 LESSONS FROM 25 YEARS OF HOMESCHOOLING”

MY WILD AND DANGEROUS LIFE

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It is my birthday today. I am 59.  It is hard to believe that I have managed to stay alive for almost 60 years, because even though you may not think it to look at me, I have lived a wild and dangerous life. Continue reading “MY WILD AND DANGEROUS LIFE”

HOLY MOLY! JINGER VUOLO IS WEARING SHORTS!

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Will wonders never cease? A recent photo has revealed that Jinger Duggar Vuolo is wearing shorts! Yes, shorts!  Continue reading “HOLY MOLY! JINGER VUOLO IS WEARING SHORTS!”

SINGING FOR THE SICK AND DYING

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During my husband’s ministry as a pastor to the Hispanic community, we became friends with an elderly woman named Magda. Magda was an outwardly tough, no nonsense lady who had a tender heart and an inspiring faithfulness to her Lord. So when we learned that Magda was in the hospital dying, we immediately went to see her. Recognizing the need to comfort Magda in her final hours, my husband asked our daughter Sarah to sing to Magda. Continue reading “SINGING FOR THE SICK AND DYING”

ARE MILLENNIALS DESTROYING THE WORLD?

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It seems like there are a lot of articles floating about the internet these days about that horrid group of young folk labeled “millennials.” One article in particular summed up the atrocities of this odious group of upstarts, saying millennials have killed 29 things in the year 2016 alone. Among the 29 items listed were handshakes, bars of soap, the wine, hotel,and napkin industries, the Olympics, McDonald’s Mcwrap and Big Mac, Canadian tourism, the Mexican internet, democracy, the EU, and all of America! Continue reading “ARE MILLENNIALS DESTROYING THE WORLD?”

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