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Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31

The Proverbs 31 woman. We have all read about her. Somehow she can make us feel so guilty! How could we ever live up to her example! Let’s take a look at a few of her attributes… She is described as virtuous. The term “virtuous” is from a noun meaning strength, efficiency, ability.  Here it refers to strength of character.  She is like a rare gem. Precious stones are precious and costly because they are so rare. She is trustworthy….

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True Treasure

True Treasure

We have accumulated a lot of “stuff” during our 32 year marriage. In fact we have a garage full of “stuff”. We are currently in the process of converting some of the garage space into office space and during the process we have had to clean out a lot of our “stuff”. We had to make decisions as to what to keep, give away or throw away. Some of those items were old and worn out. Some things my children…

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Developing a Philosophy of Education

Developing a Philosophy of Education

  Several years ago, when my children were young, I completed a CEU course on “Developing a Philosophy of Education”. This was primarily for a classroom situation, but it really made me stop and think about my goals of homeschooling my children. There are often many roads that will take us to the same destination, but without a road map, we might just drive around looking for where we want to go and never actually get there! Actually writing down…

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Are You Captivated?

Are You Captivated?

  Our  family recently watched the documentary Captivated again. Wow! I was convicted. Even though we aren’t big TV or movie watchers, I do have a iPhone and check my email, Facebook and text when I am on the go. I have gotten used to looking up addresses and phone numbers. I keep my calendar on my phone. It can be a big time saver. Sending out mass emails  takes less time then making individual phone calls. We use the…

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True Beauty

True Beauty

As women, so much of our time can be spent trying to conform to the beauty standards of the culture. We often spends lots of money and time trying to make ourselves live up to unrealistic standards. The truth is, that the culture’s standards are constantly changing and if you are caught up in trying to keep up with the latest “trend”, you are not seeking true beauty. Now I get that you do not want to look unattractive, old…

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Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 22:36-40 I am so grateful for the Savior who has died for me! And you…

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Standing Alone

Standing Alone

As a believer, it is likely that you have been challenged to stand alone. You have probably been in a situation that forces you to decide if you will obey God or “follow the crowd.” It is not always easy. It requires courage. Standing alone means you have confidence in the Lord and His Word. When I became a Christian at the age of 18, I soon found out that not everyone was happy about my new faith in God. …

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Are You Drifting?

Are You Drifting?

I have a family full of sailors. My father, father in law, husband and both of my sons love to sail. It takes a lot of skill to “stay on course”. You must constantly watch the water, the wind and look out for hazards as you sail to your destination. You can not let go of the rudder or you may suddenly realize you have “drifted” off course. I think that the Christian walk can be a lot like sailing….

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Instagram and #hashtags

Instagram and #hashtags

  I have had an Instagram account for a couple of years. I really like Instagram and find it can be very encouraging and a great way to keep connected. However, I have a few “younger” friends that I follow and to be perfectly honest, I am worried. Many of these young ladies are posting pictures that often surprise me. I am not sure if they are really doing what they are posting or if they are just trying to…

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Keeper of the Home

Keeper of the Home

I was a young girl during the 1970’s a time when “enlightened” woman were fighting so I could have “equal rights”. During this time, many girls like me were being taught that we could have it all. A career, a family and all of the material trappings that would make us all so happy. Much happier than our poor mothers whom we were convinced were chained to a life of housework. As I made my way through public school, I…

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