Category Archives: Encouragement

Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 3: The Virtuous Woman

So . . . we started our study by looking at the last verses of the chapter, and we learned that the woman who fears the Lord will be praised. It is her works — the visible demonstrations of her fear of God — … Continue reading

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Little Weeds

I’ve been catching up on weeding in the garden the last couple evenings. The garden’s a nice place to be, even if I am bent over picking little weeds out from between even littler seedlings. The hum of the traffic … Continue reading

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Blessed in His Body

Today the June issue of Portland Bride and Groom came out. Right there in the middle of that slick, picture-laden magazine were photos of our daughter’s wedding! Peter and Susannah kissing in front of the taco booth, Susannah’s rainbow shoes, the donut … Continue reading

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A School for Training Parents

(Post by Daniel Forster) “Home life is a school as much for training parents as children” – Andrew Murray This is actually one of the top reasons my wife and I are committed to homeschooling our children. Both of us … Continue reading

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To a Thousand Generations

In the past seven days I have visited the grave sites of at least sixteen of my ancestors, in six different cemeteries, and spanning seven generations. After attending the Teach Them Diligently conference in Washington, D.C., my son and I … Continue reading

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Helping Our Children See God’s Love

“We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) If we want our children to love God, one of the most important things we can do is to help them understand how much He loves them. Try this little … Continue reading

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Leading Our Children to God

Part of my husband’s and my courtship consisted of sitting on tiny chairs in the children’s section of a bookstore, reading pictures books to each other. We were homeschool curriculum junkies before we even had children. We went to a … Continue reading

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How to Make Time for Your Bible Study

If you’re struggling to find time to spend in God’s Word, here are some quick ideas to try:  1. Take a serious look at how you’re using your time. Usually when we’re too busy to listen to what God has to … Continue reading

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The New Dean Returns

When I went to close the front door this evening, I was drawn outside by one of my favorite sounds — the evening song of a robin. It was a sweet, lulling tune, and the singer was stationed somewhere in … Continue reading

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When One Member Suffers . . .

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (1 Cor. 12:26). When one of our little ones stubs his toe, his whole body hurts along with that toe. If a child has a sliver in … Continue reading

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