Paper Stones

By: Miriam Walsh

Baby (12-18 Months)“Hey, mom, I’m going to need one of my baby pictures for my high school yearbook.” Why does that statement send waves of panic rushing over me? Every few years I tell myself this will be the year that I take all of our photographs and file them chronologically and also get them converted to a digital format to join the computer images. But I always seem to forget about that soon after the sought after picture has been found. It’s so easy to immerse myself into other facets of motherhood.

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Helping Your Kids Deal with Doubts About Their Salvation

By: Nancy Leigh DeMoss

dealwithdoubtsSome time ago, I received the following appeal from a friend:

Would you have time to talk with my daughter? I stayed up till 3:00 this morning with her discussing whether she is saved or not. This has been a recurring talk for years, and I have nothing left to tell her. I thought you might have some counsel for her. Thank you!

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Summertime and the Living is Easy (or Not): Our Summertime “Policies”

By: Amy Cantilina

ID-10035693As my kids’ school year comes hurtling to a close in about a week, I am looking ahead at summer vacation with my usual sense of excitement and eagerness to do fun things together, let go of routines, and savor down time.  The end-of-school-year frenzy of field trips, class parties, authors’ teas, concerts, banquets, sports day, and awards ceremonies has my head spinning and longing for a blank calendar.

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It’s Summer, Now What?

By Dougetta Nuneviller   

black-young-woman-and-toddler-playing-wiht-dandelion-300x200As a homeschooling family, summers in our home,are a time of great anticipation.  We take this season to explore the  great outdoors. Charlotte Mason, a great school teacher in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, believed in taking her class outside for nature walks. She gave her students, pads of paper and pencils  to  journal about  and draw pictures of their observations and created a “nature notebook”.  I’ve followed Ms. Mason’s example and did this with my own children. After  learning:  John 1:3 “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

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Summertime Activities!

By: Heidi Jo Falk

ID-10081702A summertime day can be filled up just running around the backyard, splashing in the pool, or laying in the grass gazing at some fluffy clouds.  But even on sunny, summer days, we need a few good ideas for fun stuff to do.  Here are a few to keep in your back pocket!

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You Are A Delight

By Laura Booz

From www.10millionmiles.com (08.17.2011)

On the days when the little ones sleep, smell sweet, and smile, it’s easy to say.

On the days when they wail, sweat, smell like sour milk, loose their hair, have a break-out of baby acne, and ruin two new outfits with blow-out diapers, it’s not as easy.

But, it’s always true. And can always be said … Those precious words, “You are a delight.” Continue reading