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Look Around....

Loved this post about homeschooling, here are some quotes: So I’ll send my child to public school during her formative years, watch as her attention starved peers attempt to tear her to emotional shreds for the next decade, and then, at the end of it all, she’ll be “socialized”? Really? What’s next? Should I soak in a tub full of sewage and hepatitis for the sake of “health and hygiene”? Thanks, but I’ll pass, on both counts. “Oh, but you don’t want to be too protective of your kids,” I’m told. “You don’t want to shield them.” Yes. Yes I do. That’s my job. I will shield them and I will protect them, because they are my children and that’s why I’m here. Again, I understand that not everyone can home school, but it’s truly insane, and dangerous, and appalling to pretend that a child benefits from the sort of bullying and social torment that is rampant in modern public schools. Good Lord, look around you. Are you surrounded by well adjusted, mature, “sociable” individuals?

To My Lovely Daughter......

Dearest Katie,      As you complete a decade of your life on this earth, I'm reminded of your wonderful, loving and generous spirit that has been evident in everything about you.  You were first a miracle to our lives and now you are an example of a loving, obedient daughter and a caring, compassionate soul to many.  My greatest joy comes in knowing that you accepted Christ as your eternal Lord and Savior and that you want all that He has for you and your life and to do His will only.      You are about to embark on a new decade in your life and by the end of this one, you may very well have a family of your own.  That saddens my heart, yes, but it also brings peace knowing that you are going to become a virtuous girl, and then a woman, and I trust that you will always seek to choose God's way and that comforts my soul.    To celebrate your life thus far, I just want to say that I love you with an enduring, unconditional love that comes from being a parent that God cho

External Obsession

Years ago, I lost weight and became extremely fit and even started doing personal training.  I lived it, breathed it and my life was so focused on fitness that it became a god in my life.  I had my body fat down to 18%, went from a 20 to a 4/6 and could eat so much because of all my muscle - I was a machine!  Then, liver issues started up and I ended up in the hospital and that was my wake-up call.  I had got so focused on the external that the internal became second place.  I constantly talked about exercise, what to eat, etc. because it is what I THOUGHT about most of the time.  It consumed me and my exterior body was so important to me that I did whatever I needed to take make sure it was looking good - while my interior; my spirit went on the back-burner. 1 Timothy 4:6-11 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse p

When God Provides

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Since having my son and him having his severe milk allergy, our budget said we could NOT afford the $400-a-month formula.  It didn't work on paper but God provided.  My husband's employer's business started booming and then came the overtime.  Without that overtime, we wouldn't have had the money to buy my son's sole source of food!  That scared me but God never failed . Not only did God provide the money for the formula, he also provided some astounding blessings, one being my couch.  I didn't think I would ever get this "dream" couch but God opened a door for us and it was just standing wide open and we were blessed.  Sometimes God makes the impossible - possible, just to sh