Getting Back Into the Groove…Sort of

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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 [...]

Give Your Teen a Reality Check

Give Your Teen a Reality Check

A couple of years ago, I wrote a bite-sized daily devotional for kids (ages 5 to 12) called God Said So! I had received numerous emails and comments from parents who wanted to teach their children God’s Word or to pray for them, but didn’t have any idea where to start. I believe the Lord placed in [...]

A Life That Flourishes

A Life That Flourishes Post

Several years ago, I was withering on the inside. It wasn’t my spirit that was withering because I had a beautiful, thriving relationship with my heavenly Father. It wasn’t my home life that was withering because I had a vibrant and fulfilling marriage to the man of my dreams and three beautiful children that are [...]

College Credit with Online Courses

College Credit with Online Courses

Disclosure: I received free course enrollment for my daughter in exchange for my honest opinion. I was compensated for my time in writing this review. For more info, please see my Disclosure Policy. Today it is getting easier and easier to earn a college degree from the comfort of one’s own home and now, JumpCourse.com has [...]

Earn Dual Credit for Home School and College

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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. Let me tell you a bit about my son, Alec. First of all, he is my middle child, sandwiched between two over-achievers. Now, [...]

Overcoming Fear

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All throughout the Bible, we are told to “Fear not” or “Be not afraid.” But it is very obvious that there will be plenty of times when we will feel afraid. The problem comes when we allow those feelings to dominate and paralyze us – when we bow our knee to the spirit of fear. Are you allowing fears [...]