Happy Valentine’s Day

Today we think of love.  I love my boys. I gave gift certificates for Dairy Queen and the local yogurt shop to the boys in their cards.  I included a colorful plastic spoon to eat it with!!  I love my husband; I gave him a card with our special saying and signed with my private nickname that he gave me 27 years ago!  Love is giving.  How do I know?  “God so loved the world that He gave…”  What did He give?  He gave that which was most precious to Him – His Son.  Love is giving sacrificially and covenantly. Jesus’s death initiated... Read More

A new year. A chance to try again

A new year.  A chance to try again, start over, reevaluate, and reapply old strategies. One year as I began a new year, I went over some things that I had been learning and realized that I did not touch my children as often as I had when they were littler.  With a 12 year old, an 11 year old, an 8 year old, and two five year olds, I was busy!  I cooked for them, read to them, listened to them read, cleaned the kitchen, did laundry, etc., but I had forgotten to touch.  I had not grown up... Read More

Transitions are tough!!

October 18, 2011 06:50 We are going through the mid-life transition as we approach empty nest. With the twins dual enrolling at the local community college for two classes, my teaching load has been greatly reduced. I find myself struggling with wanting to just be a mom (laundry, meals, cleaning, etc.) and running a ministry that requires several hours a day. But, it beats not knowing what I am going to do when they leave! Most of all, I am having to trust God on another level for the day to day. The pain and tiredness of the fibromyalgia and... Read More

Old Schoolhouse Magazine Review

September 30, 2011 07:04 I was really excited to get the review for Practical Proverbs from The Old Schoolhouse magazine. They will post it permanantly on their site! I understood and agree with the comments made. I feel honored and humbled to have gotten such a good review. Check it out: http://thehomeschoolmagazine.com/Homeschool_Reviews/4959.php.

Answer Key

September 30, 2011 07:08   We are currently editting an answer key for Practical Proverbs. Not everyone will need this, but I can imagine how helpful it could be for a busy mom with several children!! The answer key will be available at our online store at: http://store.abidingtruthministry.com.

Tracy’s birthday

September 20, 2011 11:04 Today is my sweet husband’s birthday. He is such a joy in my life. We have been married 26 years – yes girls, that’s possible!! And each year gets sweeter and sweeter as we grow closer. We are at a strange phase of life. After raising 5 boys, we are in our last year of homeschooling. The boys are doing well and bless us daily and we have time to spend on other pursuits. (Thus, blogging!!) I was thinking about love earlier as I was writing a chapter for the Practical Proverbs for Younger Children workbook.... Read More

Intro to our family

September 15, 2011 09:45 I live in San angelo, TX. Sometimes it seems like the end of the world, but really it is a great town in the middle of nowhere!! It is central to all the wonderful places that we got to travel to this past summer for homeschool conventions, but most of all it contains some of the most loved people in my life. My husband, Tracy, is of course my first love (Other than Jesus!). Tracy works at home for an engineering firm out of Houston. Together we love to garage sale, travel, watch old tv series,... Read More

Getting started

September 13, 2011 10:02   I am finding myself very frustrated with trying to understand and get started blogging. I know that I have been pulled kicking and screaming into the technology of the 21st century. But, I am a fairly intelligent person, at least average, and it seems to be beyond me!! I was so relieved to finally get to this page and figure out how to post!! Now that that is done, we can get going. At least until I sleep tonight. In the morning I may have to start all over again! I think that comes with... Read More