Not By My Strength

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no-one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. - Isaiah 40:28‭-‬29 I have witnessed His [...]

Finding Great Books for My Children

I love to see my younger children playing out stories from the books we have read together . . .   The other day the adventures of the book, Roxaboxen, came alive in our backyard as paper flags were constructed and tied to long bamboo poles. Old buckets and various rocks were then used to build forts around each flag. [...]

Books to Encourage, Inspire and Equip

Looking for books to encourage, inspire, and equip along the homeschool journey? Here are some of my favorites!   Called Home by Karen Debeus   Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie    A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola   For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay   The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra [...]

Dollhouses and Devotions

"Only God can create—we make out of what He has created." These often repeated words of my Grandma are clearly etched into my memory. A woman of high intellect and special artisan skill, my Grandma loved to make out of what the Creator has created. I remember stepping into her workshop and taking in the wonder [...]

Phonics for Spelling, Writing, & Reading

Spell to Write and Read and Logic of English are two excellent curriculums which use logical and systematic phonics to give students a solid foundation in spelling, writing, and reading.   Spell to Write and Read We have used Spell to Write and Read in our home for five years and I am so pleased with the [...]