Learning Chinese with Online Foreign Language Courses

learning chinese with online foreign language courses

Disclosure: I received free course enrollment for my son in exchange for my honest opinion. I was compensated for my time in writing this review. For more info, please see my Disclosure Policy. My family has always had a love for Asia. My husband has traveled extensively throughout the continent ministering in Bible schools, churches, and pastors’ conferences. [...]

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me: A Collection of Autumn Poetry

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me

In honor of the first day of Fall, I have compiled a small collection of autumn poetry for your literary pleasure! Please click on the title or picture of the poet to read each poem.   To Autumn by William Blake   Fall, Leaves, Fall by  Emily Brontë   The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [...]

What to Do When You’re Frustrated

what to do when you're frustrated

Are you feeling frustrated over a situation that you’ve prayed about, but haven’t yet received the answer to? If so, I want to encourage you to resist that frustration. You see, frustration is not faith. It is actually unbelief because deep down, a part of you is asking, “Why isn’t this working?” It allows doubt to begin to [...]

Fall Art Course for Kids

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It’s almost that time of year again… Pretty soon, the leaves will be turning beautiful shades of orange, yellow and burgundy, the wind will blow in with a crispness that will require hoodies or fluffy sweaters, and families will make expeditions to pumpkin patches or apple orchards to partake of the year’s bountiful harvest. Fall [...]

In Our Home This Week: Mountain Getaway & Exciting News

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This week actually began last Friday with a long weekend and a much-needed getaway up to my mom’s cabin in the North Georgia mountains. Her cabin is less than an hour away from our home and close to some of our favorite family traditions…like antiquing at one of the BEST mountain antique malls! (Yes, my boys actually [...]

Getting Back Into the Groove…Sort of

Liam taking Chinese test online

We’ve been trying to get back in the groove of homeschooling, but it’s been a bit difficult this week since I’m not ready. Where did my summer go? I feel like I’m being dragged back to school kicking and screaming — wait, I’m the teacher, so I’d better get my act together. My younger son, Liam, has [...]

Believe Anyway!

Believe Anyway

“When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said He would do.” - Romans 4:18 (MSG) Do you have a situation in your life right now that seems hopeless? Maybe you have more than one circumstance or situation that [...]

Garland of Grace

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“Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; if you embrace her, she will honor you. She will place a garland of grace on your head; she will give you a crown of beauty.” ~ Proverbs 4:7-9 (HCSB) There is absolutely nothing that can take [...]

Showers of Blessing

Showers of Blessing

Are you going through a “drought” in a certain area of you life right now? You may be experiencing a dry season spiritually in which you are desperately searching for a way to get back in right relationship with the Lord. Or perhaps you feel emotionally parched – someone close to you or a difficult [...]

New Jewelry Line at Alisha Gratehouse Designs

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Have you checked out my latest creations at Alisha Gratehouse Designs? If not, I invite you to do so! There you will find my mixed media art pieces — originals, as well as prints — and now, I have added a new jewelry line beginning with these one-of-a-kind leather cuffs. Some are new and some [...]