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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Groundhog Sightings

By Erin Davis

GroundhogI have a random theory.

I think that God chooses one thing from nature to remind each of us individually of His love for us. He uses that thing to woo us and to remind us that even though He is the Creator and we are the created, He’s totally smitten with us. I’m not sure if it’s a theory that works across the board, but I do know that God has always used one specific creature in nature to affirm His love and remind me of His sweetness.

What is it, you ask?

Groundhogs.

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Mother’s Day from the View of Adoption: An Opportunity to Celebrate the Gospel

By Amy Catalina

AdoptionOf all holidays, Mother’s Day is probably the one that evokes the widest spectrum of emotions.  Perhaps it’s warm thoughts of your own mother or joy that you ARE a mother.  Perhaps it’s pain and disappointment if you are enduring infertility.  Perhaps it’s heartache if your relationship with your mother is strained or she’s gone.  Perhaps it’s angst if your current season of motherhood involves more pain than joy.

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Mothering in hostile territory

By Erin Davis

From www.truewoman.com (09.20.11)

The story of Moses’ birth has been one of my favorites since childhood. I’ve always loved how Moses’ momma put him in a basket where he was rescued by a princess and got to live in a palace. But, it wasn’t until recently that I started to think about the complexity of Moses’ beginning from the perspective of one key player — Moses’ mom, Jochebed. I’ve come to see Jochebed as one of the best moms in the Bible, and one who has much to teach us about mothering in the twenty-first century. Continue reading